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Oakleigh
Jan 23rd 1877

Dear Uncle,

Mother get me to write to you being the first time of having the pleasure to do so; which mother hopes you are all quite well, and we have to thank you very much for the pictures you sent to us, mother hopes you will excuse yer for being so long in writing to you, as every time the mail goes out there is something comes across to prevent yer from doing so. But she was detirmened to send our likenesses which you have not had yet, my eldest brother Frank has had his taken lately and he sent you one also, please excuse this short letter as time is drawing near for the mail to go out.

I remain with kind love to all four
Affect Nephew
George Scammell

PS
Mother says if you please will you tell my Aunts and Uncle that she will endeavour to write to them and enclose them our likenesses and at the same time I hope you are all better when you write. Mother sends her kind love to all, please give my kindest love to my cousins.


Notes :- Letter to David Galbreath of London (born 1833 in Whitechapel), from his nephew George Scamell, son of Davidís sister Ann Galbreath, who migrated to Australia (1852?) and married Francis Scammell in Victoria in 1856.

My thanks to Kay Clarke for this letter.

 



 

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