than thirty years an unmarried lady of a great many good qualities. Sixth Harriet Trout a very happy & sportive fish who employs herself in giggling & making giggle for hours at a time is about twenty years of age, 5 1/2 feet long & will perhaps some- time join affinity to the Jay who whistles and coos and gesticulates so funnily to her We all live happily to- gether. Occasionally an extra Trout comes up- stream or a brother jay slights at our door but they are not of our familyI must now bid goodbye. Write soon Yours, John  Meaford Oct 23Dear Sis MaryI am well & hope that this er letter will find you ditto as much as possible Dany & I have a pleasant home and do not work hard or long hours so of course we are growing fatter and fatter and perhaps we will soon be as big as Gog & Magog.
 Oct 23
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