LETTER from Agnes Bickerstaff to Miss Rye:
1889 [Miss Rye] Annual Report - Letters
New York, U.S., Sept. 1889
Dear Miss Rye,
Have you another lot of girls over yet? If so, will you please write and tell Mrs. G.; she wants one about fifteen or seventeen years old, a good healthy honest girl. I know she will have a good home, and the best of care if she is sick, and she will never want for anything if she behaves herself. Now my business is done, I will tell you a little about myself. I am well and have plenty of work. You do not know how much good your last letter done me, it is so nice to feel you have someone who has confidence in you.
[Notes added to report by Miss Rye:] This girl came from Thame Workhouse in 1873*-- also *E.B.
*date is wrong---not 1873, should be 1872 [when Agnes went to Canada]