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[Note on top]: P.S. Im enclosing a few verses by Miss Wethereld which I thought very beautiful. You might let me have them again, unless you wish to keep them.

W-MCP1-3b.028 TO MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from her son [Rev.] Calvin McQuesten
Mar 28 1904
To: Mrs. Mary Baker McQuesten Whitehern, Hamilton, Ontario
From: Stand-Off

My dear Mother

As big storms were prophesied for the Territories during last week & I was afraid you might have heard of it, I am dropping you a line to reach you before Sunday to let you know that we only got the tail of the storm if there was any. It snowed the greater part of last week, more than at any time during the winter, but not more then a foot in all.

Yesterday (Sunday) however, it turned warm, and I had good meetings, though not quite as good as two weeks ago, for the snow made it heavy for wheels to get thro'. everything is very quiet here. That is to say there is really no news to tell, not that it is dull at all. There is always some little fun going on. On Saturday Mr. Webb had a wild broncho race with an Indian named One-Eyed-Jack. The "Nitchi" had been blowing a good deal about what he could do over at Mr. McNeil's & wanted to race anybody in sight to Pearson's (the Post Office) and back, a distance of about 1.5 miles each way. Mr. Webb took him up and they had a most exciting contest, Mr. Webb winning in the end.

Have been reading more of Carlyle's "Heros and Hero Worship" & find it most stimulating. His sketches of Luther & Knox in "The Hero as Priest" are very fine.

Am looking forward to getting your letter tomorrow. This weekly mail is the only thing that makes the weeks seem long. Love to you all.

Your affectionate son,


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