W-MCP3-5.052 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN, ESQ., B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Oct 30 1904
In care of (c/o)
To: Thomas McQuesten Messrs. Ritchie, Ludwig & Ballantyne, York Chambers, 9 Toronto St. Toronto, Ontario
My dear boy,
Although it is Sabbath evening, I must write you a few lines, just to say that I do not feel comfortable about your failing to vote here; Mr. Chisholm has always been so thoughtful for you that it seems somewhat ungracious not to do as he wishes. If you have lectures that day, of course it is all right not to lose them as you have missed so many; you could in that case come through the day train & miss none, but if you are going to Durham merely as a matter of pleasure I do not know what to say. If you do, I think you ought just to write Mr. C. honestly and ask him to excuse you, that would be all right for one vote will certainly not save the day. So just write him a nice letter plainly that will make it all right and I quite sympathize with you in wanting to have some fun with the other chaps. Just do this now like a good boy. Always be honest and above board, slyness is such a miserable trick and I do not think Mr. C. will mind at all. I should feel so perfectly ashamed to have to say you were not here, if you do not write him. I can excuse almost anything if a person is honest with me & I am sure Mr. C. would feel the same, so if you love me, write him & explain. With much love, dearie.