Series 1 Oliver McNaughton

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Many stayed up all night to meet all the trains of troops, as we travelled at about 3/4 hour intervals. Many an address was taken + given and many good wishes exchanged.

Quebec is certainly beautiful as regards scenery. Its rivers are wonderful in their beauty, with their waterfalls, rapids and wooded banks. The country we travelled though between Montreal + Quebec is as level as Manitoba and I saw some fine farms + crops. They have certainly had more rain than you people. The potato crops all through Quebec are fine. But as we drew away from Montreal we entered the "Behind the times" region with fields about ten rods wide. White washed barns, no foundations, and little white washed houses and all rail fences, and on the average scrubby crops. Many of their crops

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are green yet, and one horse waggons, loaded with hay, oxen occasionally, and crops being cradled, etc, give you an idea. But churches, it sure is a province of churches; every church with its cross, and built in Roman style and all on the same place. Immense wealth is represented in the churches and the people live like pigs. This is a typical example of a country ruled by the Roman church. I wish I were an Orange man now. From Chaudière on, the scenery was beautiful, with the wooded mountains and beautiful lakes and summer resorts. We received a warmer welcome in this part of Quebec, and finally where I saw a church that was not Catholic I knew we would soon be out of Quebec, and sure enough we were soon in Campbellton N. B.

New Brunswick is certainly a great lumber country. Many a river drive did I see in both Quebec + N. B.

Well Sis, I must quit. The boys want to know if I am writing a book. But I have told nearly everything. You won't get many letters as long as this. I am well and hope you are all the same. Send the Journal. Love to all.

Lovingly yours, Oliver.

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September 29 [1916]
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September 29 [1916]

Miss Netta McNaughton, R. R. No. 1, Granton, Ontario, Canada

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[image, top middle of page - printed green maple leaf with "Canada" written in white, uppercase letters across it]

[top, right margin of page] Witley Camp, Surrey, Co. Eng. Sept. 29, 1910

Dear Sis: -

Yours and Allan's letter came to hand yesterday, and I expect by this time you will know my address. I wrote father a letter a few days ago, and before that I sent a card and a parcel to mother.

Jack Baynes got a letter a couple of days ago from home and got the news of [Ivan?] Wood's and his guests' adventures. I guess tomatoes and toast are mild enough, but, undoubtedly, "White Horse" makes a man travel. But, then, what would a bunch of girls, collected together for good or evil, do for sensationalism, if boys did not go on an escapade sometimes.

I was glad the crops in the German Place turned out fair, and Allan describes the home crop as a "Hum Dinger". Of course, I know what he means. I told Percy F. that Allan wanted him to write him, and that he would send him some tobacco if he wanted it. Percy wrote last night.

Received a letter from Bessie yesterday and was surprised to learn that she was home. She (OVER)

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mentioned about you being over there and how you people rubbed it into poor Tookey. I hear the Lt. Col. of the 201st has resigned. I know that battalion's doctor well, Capt. Barnett. But they sure seem to have had a time getting that temperance battalion going. They sent me a letter of introduction to Ms. Cunningham. She very kindly offered to send anything I want provided I would let them know now. I am not in any want.

Well, Nettie, it is some hours since I wrote the last. It is raining pell mell, and in fact has rained all day. We are duty battalion this week.

I hope you people have got over your illness, and have learned to keep away from the plum trees. I see Uncle Will Watson is not improving any. He was a pretty mean old cuss not to give Sadie a decent show, - peacefully may his bones rest.

I wrote a letter to Will Baker last night. While writing it Ivan Crosley (His folks used to live at Prospect Hill) came in and we got talking about Old Doc. and Rob't Smith. They used to go to Crosley's when they went out West shooting. He was talking about Smith rubbing it into doc about one morning he went out early, to a

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