[Page 6] and other departments but Machinery Hall was my home. We did it pretty thoroughly aisle after aisle. I spent more than half the time there and I was in 12 days altogether. It is no use for me to try to describe it. Our Canadian Exhibit in Machinery Hall was decidedly poor & main building it was reckoned good & in Agricultural hall it was excellent and in the stock and horses particularly the latter we nearly swept the stakes. Canada surprised herself and her neighbors as well.Our people were visitors to a large extent. I went on a Masonic Excursion which numbered about 1200. The Oddfellows had one the same day which numbered [Page 7] about 1000 and there has been many others since besides. Those who travel at the ordinary reduced fare which is now only $10.00 the round trip. I spent two day specially to Phildelphia, one day in N. York, 1 ½ days in Buffalo two days in Toronto then to Hamilton where our Provintial fair was held where also I was a judge of Engines Water wheels Machinists tools. We remained there three days to Toronto again and up to Meaford for about 10 days. Mrs T being ahead of me. She had been visiting her people while I was at the Centennial. Coming back to Toronto we found brother John considerably worse he had been ill for two years or more and was then we considered past recovery. I remained four days with him and went home expecting to return before
1876 Oct 29
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1876 Oct 29 To Friend John
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