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Box 12-081 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from W.A. James
Jan 1 1915
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten Presbyterian Church Buckingham, Quebec
From: 15 Woodlawn Ave. W. Toronto, Ontario

My dear Calvin:

We were all so pleased to hear of your call to Buckingham. A "Very Happy New Year to you" is our sincere wish, and this comes to welcome you to your new home. I shall be interested to know the location of the church, and of your temporary quarters for I have been in B'm several times.

I can see that 3 mile trail up from the station and know how you will feel a bit. You may possibly see the gentleman--he is a gentleman--who was one of my customers (La Pierre) and if you ever speak to him give him my kindest regards. I am very glad you are so near to Ottawa, and not so very far from Montreal. You will enjoy being able to run in and look up old acquaintances. And you know, Cal, the time you spent among the French will all help to make you at home, in a town where there are so many of them as in B'm. I'll not forget your Habitant recitations--they are fine. We had some interesting letters from Whitehern--it was nice you were able to spend 'Xmas' at home. Thank you old boy for the card and all the kind wishes. Our two families feel more like relations I think; and the older one grows the more the true old friends are appreciated. When you get time drop us a line to say what kind of a time you had.

With all the Compliments of the Season, & kind wishes.

Yours sincerely

W.[Willy] A. James

P.S. Enclose a specially good new tract1 Janie just got from Eng'd highly recommended by a worker among the soldiers.

1 The Tract was not found with the letter.

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