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Box 12-707 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Aug 1 1913
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Bracebridge, Ontario
From: 'Whitehern'

My dear Calvin,

Just a few lines to let you hear from us before the end of the week. I was very glad indeed to know that things improved at Cap a l'Aigle so that you liked it better. We have been having some very warm weather, but it is more comfortable to-day.

I feel sorry to think my coming to Bracebridge is to be somewhat delayed, but when I returned I was not very well pleased with various things, and when I ventured to suggest that something required to be done, Marnie gave me notice. I think she has regretted it since, but I immediately wrote Alice, who was quite ready to come back. In the meantime I cannot leave until Marnie is gone and Alice installed which will be Friday next. Until Mary returns, do not know if she will go up or if she wishes to see the Centennial, which begins the week after.

We are getting fine letters from Hilda, the last from Berlin. I am just waiting for M. to read them this evening when I expect her, and then I'll send them on to you. Tom has not got off tho' he said something of going to-morrow. Mr. Chisholm left this morning.

It will be hard work buckling down to sermon-making again and all alone too. I hope it will not be so warm on Sabbath. Last week it was so intensely warm I could not go out in the evening at all. McBeth preached and his voice is such, that you are quite worn out by the end of the service. With much love.

Your mother

M. B. McQuesten




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