Tecumsah – 1st Letter Home
To my family home in Britain:
First, I would like to say that I miss all three of you very much. Being without my family is a hard and unfamiliar task. As I boarded the ship to Newland, I wasn’t sure of the difficulties I would be facing. Fortunately, there haven’t been many yet. Yesterday on the ship we were given the names of our fellow lot settlers. In my lot, there is two females with great skill in cooking, sewing, and farming. Our lot has also been blessed with the knowledge of a fisherman. The past view days have been filled with excitement as the four of us were finally able to step foot on our new land. I am expecting great things from our lot, as it has many great resources. We have two separate rivers flowing through, which creates fish for food and clean, plentiful water. We’ve also been blessed with fruit trees, healthy soil, and a space to create a homely cave already in our lot. Many other lots have already discussed making trades with us. Currently, the fisherman and I have been working with a Western lot to trade fruits, vegetables, and knowledge of fishing for a few healthy farm animals. I am quite satisfied with the work that his been done with this land and am filled with joy to see what the future will bring. During the long sail here, there were thankfully no questions about my identity in particular or my criminal record.
I am hoping that all is going well in Britain without me there to cater some of your needs. I hope you, my son Joshua, have been responsible at school and at home as your sister and mother rely on your physical strength. I am hoping in the near future, you will all be here to travel this journey with me.
Hope to hear from you soon,