W-MCP2-4.078 TO MISS HILDA MCQUESTEN from her mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
c/o Miss F. Withrow
c/o Sebasti and Kealli, Barr.
Jul 12 1913
To: Hilda McQuesten Piaza Ipagna Rome, Italy
From: Chippawa, Ontario
My dearest Hilda,
We were so glad to hear that you & Steamer reached Liverpool on the third, it seemed wonderfully quick time, we could scarcely believe it and had not thought to look in the paper so soon. At last Tom went into Hennings and wrote me, but I had not been worrying for if there had been a disaster we would soon have heard. Edna heard from Cal.; he had preached in St. Andrews, Quebec on Sunday morning. Saturday he had gone out to Ste. Anne de Beaupre, and reached Cap a l'Aigle on Monday, but had only time to write that they had a magnificent view from their house, the Mount Murray Hotel.
This is Saturday and Mary went down to Niagara Falls to get Edna's Vim and went to the market and brought home a nice roast and vegetables. We are trying to keep up the "grub." She got back in time to escape a storm of rain, we have had so much wind and weather pretty cool. Warmer to-day. Suppose Mrs. Bell and Florrie must be nearly home, as they were to sail on the third. We are expecting to hear from you, next week, and are looking forward with much eagerness to hear your report. Edna says she is most thankful for those buttons you made for the blue cotton dress; as those on rusted through.
This is 12th July and Circus down across the River, but the pouring rain is very [?] miserable for all the excursionists. This is just a line to let you know we are all well and hoping you are getting along nicely . Must hurry to post. With fondest love.
Your affectionate mother