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NOTE: OLD LETTER DATED MARCH 5, 1869, (BARBARA SMITH, PEPPEREL, MASS):

"WE CAME DOWN THE 2ND OF MARCH AND WENT TO UNCLE DAVID'S THAT NIGHT. POOR

DEAR AUNT CHRISTY WAS VERY SICK FOUR WEEKS BEFORE BUT WAS GETTING BETTER AND

WAS ABLE TO SIT UP NEARLY ALL DAY. SHE APPEARED NICELY THAT NIGHT WHEN WE CAM

THERE ABOUT 8. WE WENT TO BED ABOUT 10. YOUR UNCLE SAYS SHE COMPLAINED OF

NOT FEELING WELL BUT RESTED THE FIRST PART OF THE NIGHT... UNCLE GEORGE WAS

SENT FOR THE EVENING OF THE 2ND DAY BUT SHE ONLY LIVED 2 HRS. AFTER HE CAME.

 

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This is a letter written by Sara Murray w/o Howard Murray and sent to Bessie Murray sister to Ethel (Murray) Langley. Re: Ethel and Wilbur's wedding...............

Charlottetown

Aug.30, 1940

Dear Bessie;

I am writing to let you know that Ethel was married last night at 8:00 o'clock daylight savings time. That would be 7:00 o'clock standard time.

The first thing I must tell you about Ethel. She looked lovely, perfectly when she was getting married. I wish you had only been here to see her and Wilbur. They both looked beautiful. Her wedding dress fitted so well and the wedding vail added was just a perfect dream. I had it made by a lady that does that kind of work and she sure made a good job of it.

The guests had all arrived. Gault and wife, Mrs Sanders and Gladys, Harold Saunders and wife, Rev. Cameron (looks like Cameron), Mrs. Malone, The Rev. Dr. LeGate and Mrs. LeGate, Honourable Mr. Sharpe and Mrs. Sharpe, Mr. and Mrs. Grant McCharles, Mrs. Howard MacDonald, Miss Mona Wilson, Mr.and Mrs Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Williams and Gladys who so beuatifully played Lohengreu(?looks like?) wedding march, while the bride was upstairs and the wedding started down stairs. Howard and the bride started from the upstairs down with Howard by the arm and walking slowly keeping time with the piano until they walked across the livingroom over to where Wilbur and the minister was standing placing her beside the groom. The minister started the ceremony by saying to Howard "Who givest this bride." and Howard answered "I do." Then Howard stepped away to one side.

And the rest of the ceremony was beautiful where Ethel and Wilbur repeated the marriage vows, turn about, Wilbur first, then Ethel. Everything just went fine without a hitch. Then Dr. LeGate made a beautiful prayer and again the minister that married them, the Rev. Bothroid made another prayer and it was all over. The minister then congradulated them and the other two ministers and then we all congradulated them. Next we passed wine around on a tray to everybody and after that Carmon (?looks like?) Malone said grace and we served a buffet lunch. Mrs. Sharpe pouring tea from the beautiful set table with a low bowl full of sweetpeas for a center piece and two candles lighted . One at each end of the table with the bride's cake at the side end of the table with wonderful carved icing with two little doves on wires which seemed to move everytime you walked across the table. And the groom's cake was just as pretty only there were no doves on it. Also scotch cake, walnut slice, cream filled puffs, macarons, chocolate cake, cocoanut macarons, maple cream cake, stuffed dates and several others. I do not know what the name of them all. My sister, Mrs. Saunders sent two kings (?looks like?) and four bunches sweetpeas. Her bouquet was of pink snapdragons and maiden's hair fern with a big bow of silk net and Wilbur had a flower in his button hole white a tiny carnation. It was so nice of Grant McCharles and the wife they drove us everywhere in their car and Ethel and Wilbur drove out to a hotel in country in Grant's car with showers of rice, lots of tin cans tied on the car making a great noise. Then Grant and the wife came back again and we finished the evening. Gault's wife playing the piano and we sang to our hearts content with a little more wedding wine and some more lunch. Grant drove Gault and the wife down to Vernon (?looks like?). Mr. and Mrs. Hartlin went home, Miss Wilson went to bed . This was the end of a perfect day. We like Wilbur very much and know they will be happy. Love to all. Hope to hear from you soon.

From Sara and Howard

P.S. I hope you make this out. (several words then says ..(probally says 'what you can't".) make out (guess)

We were proud of Ethel and Wilbur. They got some nice presents. Howard and I gave them a set of spod(?looks like?) chins dishes. They are beautiful

 

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The PASSENGER LIST of the HECTOR 1773

 

Full Passengers Above Eight Years

 

James MurrayMargaret MurrayAdam MurrayAbigail MarrayChristopher MurrayWalter Murray

 

Children Under Two Years of AgeWalter Murray --- child of Elizabeth

James Murray --- child of Elizabeth

Passengers From Two to Eight Years of Age

Christopher Murray

George Murray