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W-MCP6-1.420 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN from his mother Mary Baker McQuesten.
Sep 21 1910 Wednesday, [date estimated]
To: Thomas B. McQuesten [Whitehern] Hamilton, Ontario.
From: Gravenhurst, Ontario

My dearest Tom,

We were so glad to get your letter yesterday telling us the tenant was going out this week, that is fine. 1 I will not bring Edna with me she will think she ought to get meals for me, and every thing bothers her.

But, I think I'd better come down on Tuesday, it would then be Wednesday before I could reach the cottage and see what was required. In order to get air we may have to alter the windows.

Then I might do some peaches, the season is getting on; and I fancy we will not get them much later. I fancy they are dear and one basket would do us. You can get them where you think best, at the market, Redings or Thomsons, if you have time to price them. Tell Rachel to come Tuesday any way, then it will be alright.

With much love, dearie.

Your loving Mother

M. B. McQuesten

P.S. You can keep rent money till I come.


1 Mary is referring to the cottage that will be Ruby's home on the Hamilton Mountain while she is being treated for tuberculosis.
For more information on Ruby's illness, Consumption (tuberculosis), see W6135, and for Ruby's biographical sketch, click on "Family" on the Home Page, and then on her picture.




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