Posted by Seamus on March 14, 2000 at 20:54:00:
In Reply to: Seamus....The tradesman posted by Sgt. Toot on March 14, 2000 at 13:57:56:
: I felt compelled to write you to thank you for your repair to my powder horn and to tell you the suggestion to further help it also worked. Also I am effecting repair on my provincial musket as you had suggested. You seem to have a great deal of talent for one person. Praise be!
: It was good to see you at our meeting at Col. Weiser's home. I'm sorry that the Col. didn't feel well but Major Ritchie did a good job with the meeting.Your lass, Nancy is a very charming lady. You would be smart to latch on to her. I can see she has a sparkle in her eye for you.
: I will take your kind invitation to heart and will see if the Battalion will be in the area to take your hospitable offer up.
: We have been told that a detachment of our troops will be sent from time to time to Ft. Augusta, I will try to accompany them when I can.
: I trust you had a safe trip home and that your traveling partners had the same safe trip.
: I have heard from Malcolm that your father may have been sighted in Carlisle! Praise be! I trust that it is your father and a grand reunion can be had by all.
: I must go now as my services are needed on an overnight patrol to Fort Sweetara. I will report to Lt. Marsloff there and stay the night before we venture home.
: Macht Gut!
: From Ft. Henry
: Sgt. Toot
T'was nothing, my friend, to help you with your damaged goods. One quickly learns to be self-dependent when on the trail and alone as much as I am when on a scout or an expedition. The ability to make repairs is a valuable thing; your very life or those of your comrades might very well depend on it. The Good Lord knows I have had ample opportunity to save my skin! I am what is called...experienced! Keep in mind, dear friend, what I have taught you. It may well save your miserable carcass one day!!
I have just received a dispatch from Cousin Malcolm that he and Cousin Davey Gunn have seen what may be my long lost father, Quasi. I am in a whirl of emotion at this moment. I have not seen him nor heard from him since I came to the colonies as a wee lad. I am not sure I would recognize him. I do remember, though, he had a nasty scar on his left arm from an accidental spilling of molten lead. If they can find this creature they saw, and check his left arm, and there is a scar from wrist to elbow...
and another thing...this person had 2 lovely lasses with him...that certainly sounds like it could be him. I am in a state of great anticipation, and yet, one of great dread. I must hurry to finish my business here, and prepare for a journey to Carlisle as soon as possible. How can I explain all this... and Quasi...to Nancy?
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