Transcribed by Gary Carroll, firstname.lastname@example.org
From George Wood, Dover, NB to his sister Bethia Wood, later Mrs. George Tweedy. Bethia was living with her sister Elizabeth at her uncle Paul Mabey's house, Sydney Street, Charlottetown; Uncle Neal refers to Paul Mabey's brother Cornelius Mabey.
Oct 7th 55
I have yours of the 16th Sept. I am happy to learn that you & Elizabeth and unkle are well & all our relations in general I am sorry for Mrs. Terlizick loosing her child but her loss is the childs Eternall gain you in form me that old Jane is bureyed on the 16th you ned not say when she died for for to mi mind hur contiance was deed years ago but let hur faults di with hur God is Judge mi famley is all in pretey good health & join me in love to you & all in Quiring friends I have sold the vessel to C D Archabold soon of Judg Archabold that once was Chief Justice on the Island he has opened an Extensive Stone Quarey near me I have mad a contract with him to build one or two vessels a year for five years I have purchased a property on Dover at five hundred pounds Sebastapol is taken I suppose that you have heard the glad tidings Ere this
We had a grand Alumination at the Bend on the Arival of the knews & through the Province generally I will send you the Westmoreland Times The weather has been verey cold for some time past but it is milder at present I have got a verey Bad Cold Andrew is well by his letter of the 3d instant his daughter Margaret sends hur love to you all no doubt she will cum over an se you next summer give my love to Unkle Neal & family tell them that Robert will or talks of cuming over in a fortnight No more at Present but Remain your ever afectionate
Brother George Wood