W-MCP3-5.082 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN, ESQ., L.L.B. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Dec 14 1908
To: 22 Grosvenor St., Toronto, Ontario
My dearest Tom,
It was so good and kind of you to write such an encouraging letter, and it cheered me greatly just to think of having such sympathetic children and so appreciative; although I am quite sure I have very little to boast of in my conduct, when I consider the very many special mercies and blessings which have been bestowed upon me and us all as a family. Wonderful cures have been wrought in our family which we will never forget.
What troubles me just now is simply the uncertainty as to deciding what best to do, with this wretched tooth. Dr. C. [Capon] said to put on iodine and give it one more trial and I feel this is just a waste of time for the tooth will never be right, it was because the gum was sore that I went down, it had been alright and then it began to get sore. After the tooth had ached a little. Now the tooth does not ache, but feels uncomfortable and gum above sore, more and less. But I'll just wait and see how it gets on, though I would have liked to have had it all over before Xmas. I do not mind losing the tooth, but seem to have no courage to stand anything more, otherwise I would have told Dr. C. to go right on and finish it, but like a simpleton put it off.
I knew quite well you were not in the least unwilling to send R. [Ruby] the money but simply wished you not to send it if inconvenient. Dr. C. himself hates to pull the crown off the tooth & I do too. That's how it is.
Sydney S. [Stevenson] went home this morning. With fondest love.