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Ke Kahn [Joseph Napolean Bourassa] to Ne Kahn [Thomas Nesbit Stinson]

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Sept. 6. 1856.
Ne Kahn.
I am still hauling my hay I have a hard work to get hands and when I can find some, they are not of the first cut, so I get along very slowly.
Charles View has quit cutting for me and had left my house a day before I received yours – I still have his rake. I will ride and see if he will cut, what you want I will have Ten or Fifteen Tuns over and above what I shall need, so if I can get him to cut me fifteen Tuns it will do us.
But I would rather have more hay than I need – so I could sell some may be, bear expenses. But I will do all in my power to get you the quantity of hay you wish.
Ne Kahn, your wife and children have come safe and they are as usual welcome I think they feel so. We will also keep Mrs. Murphy – she appears a very fine woman, affable and kind.
We will do our best to board them, tho. provisions are very hard to procure

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procure [sic], at this time.
I am your humble servant for the, bottle you sent of l’eau de vie, a present of that nature would not hurt your friend, if even took place every week –
All well here and I hope you will be in the same condition – I cannot leave home till hay is all made
in haste yours – Ke Kahn.

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