W3121 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from James R. Dickson
Dec 1 1877
To: Rev. Thomas Baker, Hamilton, Ontario
From: Paris, Ontario
The Rev Thomas Baker
I received a letter from John1 a few days ago which, after describing the country in his neighbourhood, which seems to be very beautiful, he expresses his regret that he did not settle in Canada. The feeling is very natural, as in Canada he received his Education and, as he says, spent some of the most pleasant years in his life. I should have much liked that he had settled in Paris, where a man of his abilities would have been certain of success.
Your Grandson John and his infant are living with Mrs. Alfred Baker.2 I do not see how Mrs. Baker manages, with such disease of the heart as she has; and she will very soon have to undergo an operation similar to the one which John and I performed on her about three years ago. It is to be hoped that John may soon get some employment for Mrs. Baker has plenty on her hands at present.
I trust that Mrs. Baker is in the enjoyment of good health and remain, my Dear Sir,
James R. Dickson
1 Dr. Dickson is probably referring to Dr. John Orange Baker.
2 Mrs. James Alfred Baker is the widowed Maria (Mudge) Baker. See W3155, W3156, W3013, W3161 and others.