1869 letter from Samuel Bullen to John Bullen


Above:  The greeting of Samuel's letter to his father.
Below:  The closing of the letter.

Date:  The letter was written on November 3, 1869

From: To:

At the time of the letter, Samuel was about 36 years old and living in Mount Gambier, Australia.  The letter was written to his father, John Bullen, who was about 75 years old and living in Needinworth, Huntingdonshire, England.
  Mount Gambier
November 3rd, 1869

Dear Father,

I was happy to receive your kind and welcome letter on the 30th of October and I were glad to hear that you were well, as it leaves us all at present, except Mary,1 and she is been in the hospital the second time and is at home and is a little better now, and I hope she will continue so.  And I think I will write to my Brother2 and see whither the letter will reach them or no.

And the crops are looking pretty well considern how the ground is been work.

And Butter, D9 to D10 per lbs.  Eggs, D7 to D8 per dozen.

Dear Father, if you please to send me my age, for I would like to know it very much and I have no more to say at present, so I must conclude with all our kindness.  Love to you.

So I remain your affectionate Son
Samuel Bullen




It is not known who Mary is.  


It is not known which brother Samuel intends to write to.  


The letter was eventually forwarded by John Bullen to Samuel's brother, John Burling.  

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