Acadia 1755

By: Jeremy Dillon

August 17, 1755

Dear Cousin Frank,

I do hope you and your family are keeping well in Isle St. Jean. We think of you often here in Fort Beauséjour. Things have become quite tense lately and there’s a nervous feeling everywhere. Since you left, there has been more and more talk of the British military preparing to remove us from our homes, but I continue to pray that is simply a nasty rumour. In the meantime, we are all working as hard as ever on the farm and fishing has never been better. You know how much pride we take in our land and how thankful we are for it and all that it produces for us. Of course, we have the Mi’kmaq to thank for teaching us this and we continue to work with them. Thank goodness we have our tight community and our faith. Church really is important to us, and brings us all together to pray, worship and socialize. We have developed a good trading relationship with the 13 Colonies and expect this to continue. Until we speak again,

Yours Truly,

Cousin Jean

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