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Letter to Corporal Donald Mackay from Duncan Ross Mackay (brother-in-law) 1840
Letter to Corporal Donald Mackay from Duncan Ross Mackay (brother-in-law) 1840

Copy of typed transcription of letter to Corporal Donald Mackay from Duncan Ross Mackay (brother-in-law) in 1840, with personal and family details, written from Old Birichen; Donald Mackay was serving with the 93rd regiment in Toronto.
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Picture added on 24 April 2008
I only seem to be able to see the first page of this letter. Is it possible that the writer of the letter, Donald Mackay's brother-in-law, was actually Duncan Ross rather than Duncan Ross Mackay ?

[Administrator: A pdf document has now been added permitting viewing of both pages of this typed transcription of the original letter. From this you will see that the transcript does show the signatory as Duncan Ross Mackay. ]
Added by Duncan Leslie on 06 March 2011
My reason for querying the sender's name was that I can't see any Duncan Mackay on 1841 Census for Birichen but I am aware that Duncan Ross, then living in Birichen, was married to a Margt Mackay and they had a son called Donald in Apr 1839 and could have been the child referred to in the letter. The transcription seems clear enough - perhaps the original was smudged !
Added by Duncan Leslie on 08 March 2011
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