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Albert "Russell" McKay Diary, 1909-1916


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john marks

written by Russel albert mekay april 7th wed 1909. (first) i come all young people far and mean a dolful story you shall hear i was of a young man just twenty three was landed into eternity. (second) in eighteen hundred and fifty four this young man stood on scugoy shore this young man stood on scugoy shore his gum was resting on a tree and he was waiting game to see. (third) but fhi alas how sad to tell the gun did ship and down it fell the charge went through his hand and head and wow he;s mumfered with the dead, (fourth) and when he saw what he had done he thought hed try and reach his home but grwoing faint from loss of blood he had to set down on a log (fifth) and fearing that alone should die he for some help did loudly cry a young man to the place did come and quickly saw what he had done (sixth) Then he assisted and conveyed he in a neighfurs house was laid them for his parents he did run to tell what happenend there dear son. (seventh) The parents then in greif and woe did quickly fly to his relief with many a ground they then died cry for

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