17 Jan 1901
American Fork Jany 17/01 (1901)
Your letter duly arrived this morning. we were very Glad to hear from you as we are quite anxious about your health Since you had to be vaxinated. I hope that you will not expose your Self unnecescarey & be sure to Keep yourself well wraped up. we are pleased to hear that you are having some pleasure out your way, but try not to expose yourself to the cold night air.
We are having an awfull time in our city. doc Noyes as ordered all children & teachers turned out of our Schools unless they submits to be baxcinated by him. So Forbes, Galbraith, Mrs. Wooton, Bill Robinson & Miss Neff complied. The rest kept our untill this week & they were notified to comply with the orders or else resine. So the others submited with the exception of Miss Sumption who has Heart complaint & Cora Bromley would not allow herself to be impared upon by a cursed docter that is swindling the people against their will.
Bishop Bromley is looking after the interests of his daughter & there is talk that they will sue the trustees for her wages on the plea that she is perfectly competent to fill her part of the contract & that she is turned out of her employment without cause. we had a rousing meeting in the Opera house last Monday night. we had the law books there & everything red that had any bearing on the power of the health board & there is nothing to sustain them in closeing the Schools where there is no epedemic & we have not a case of Small Pox in our town. we have got up a pertition to the Legislature asking them not to pass a compulsery vaxination law & nearly all of our people are signing it. there are some few exceptions the poor Sneaks of dunkleys refused to sign the pertition.
we got a letter from Walter yesterday & he sent Mother a five dollar piece for her birthday present. he is a good fellow to think of his Mother. Charlie is not so generous
Write again Soon & let us know how your are geting along Mother thinks She ought to hear from you by next Sunday.
I don't know of any thing else.
Galbraith is sitll lamenting over the demise of her pussey She says it makes her inside paign her & now this vaxination trouble is on She is pretty nervous. the people are talking on the Street corners like they do on election times. if there is an account of our meeting or anything about our doings in our paper we will send it to your.
I will close for this time hoping this will find you quite well. I am please to say we are well at home.
Anie & Perry were down today they report all O.K. up their way.
I will now say adieu for this time & remain your affect old Father.
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