Burtonsville Historical Society
June 30, 1913
Mr. W.H. Walker
East End Brick Yard
Dear Bill, the little brown mare got hurt some way yesterday eve, has an ugly gash on lower part of shoulder about six inches long and was about two inches wide I reckon. She came up just before sundown, I didn't know what to do but I knew that she ought to be sewed up. I sent for Mr. Combs, he came and sewed it up and I guess it is doing as well as it can. Mr. Combs said tell you the place he sewed was about six inches long and a gash about that long under the hide and the place was about six inches wide under the hide. We are keeping turpentine on the cut place and I fixed some turpentine, coal oil and camphor that I bathe the shoulder with. I expect you had better send some turpentine and Crasny liniment to put on it. Wish it was here now. Send it as quick as possible, don't know whether we have enough to last till Friday or not but if we don't will try to get some somewhere. I put it on about every two or three hours so you can see it takes a good deal. Mr. Combs said to keep it on so as to keep the flies off. Mr. Combs said tell you to send out about two ounces of chloroform, he said if the flies did get in up under the hide that chloroform was about the only thing that would get them out. I hope they won't get in, it is sure a bad place but we will do the best we know how. Hope she will get along all right. I don't know how she snagged herself so, but she hates for a horse fly to look at her I think, and I guess that one came near her and I have an idea that she lay down on a snag to get a fly off and hit the snag. Well, I'm sure bothered. I never heard from you all Friday. Am afraid you are sick, one of you but hope not. All well here, Emma and Myrtle complain a little but not much. I'm bothered about brownie don't know just what to do and afraid the medicine will not last till you can get it. Guess we might get the turpentine but don't know about the other stuff. But trust all will be well. Well, Gene had another one of them itching spells yesterday but not so bad as the other one. Don't know what it can be. Could find nothing on him. Well, Billy boy, Mr. Oliver Combs has got the house we lived in at the old camp and Mr. Delbert said that he was to get the blacksmith house too. I think that Mr. Lesley gave them to him. I told them that I thought that the blacksmith shop was yours. Mr. Delbert said that Mr. Lesley said he never gave you that. Mr. Oliver said the he would wait till we heard from you. He said it didn't amount to much anyway. I think he wants part of it and what he don't want I think Delbert gets. He said he guessed he would use it for wood. I told Mr. Oliver I would write today. I believe if I was you I would just let them have it. Mr. C came and sewed up the cut on the mare and said if it broke loose he would sew it again if he could. If Mr. Lesley gave it to him we can do without it. I would rather let them have it than have hard feelings from anyone towards us. Well, no late news from the mumps. The little girl's jaws were still swollen last Monday but she was getting along all right so Mr. Combs told me Saturday. There is to be a settlement picnic at Mr. Combs' Friday. Wants me to come, I don't want to go but would like the children to go. If they do I will have to go too. Well, have no teacher yet. Got a letter Friday. Sent the children to see Mr. McDougall. He was not at home so I can do nothing. Mrs. McDougall said she guessed that it would be alright for me to write but I know better than to write and employ a teacher without orders to do so from the board so will have to wait till I get orders what to do. So will close. Please write soon and send the stuff the first chance you get for I don't want to get out. Well, old Billy boy, wish you was here. Come when you can. Love to all. May the Lord bless and keep you all is the prayer of your loving Nannie. Bye, Bye, Be a good boy.
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