W3023B REV. THOMAS BAKER: DRAFT OF A LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN RECIPIENT.
Jul 19 1870
From: 22 Gloucester Street Toronto Ontario
22 Gloucester Street,
Toronto, Ont., Canada
July 19, 1870
I respectfully acknowledge the receipt of yours of 1 Jul containing [?] and forms to make me to draw my retired pay monthly.
Permit me to inform you that this would be very difficult if not improper for me to do in Canada as small bills are not in favour and in consequence the full cost of draft discharge is seldom if ever given me for my Quarterly Bill. I have sometimes reminded Dr. Barker of the rate of exchange and was answered "yes, that is for large bills; yours is the little bill."
Even in Toronto so far as I have been able to ascertain there is but one Bank, the Montreal Branch, that will cash my Quarterly Bill.
If perforce you would [?] the kindness to forward me authority to draw at the expiration of each Quarter, with proper forms of declaration, you would confer on me a great favour, for which I should be very grateful.
I saw the [??] your most [?] and your humble servant, Thomas Baker [???].