W3194 DRAFT OF LETTER TO MRS. HART from Rev. Thomas Baker
May 20 1878
To: Mrs. Hart, Paris, Ontario
From: 3 Bold St., Hamilton, Ontario
I hope you consider with patience an epistle from one personally to you unknown. You have very kindly received a granddaughter of mine, Harriett Baker, and as she is one of an orphan family for whom I am daily and hourly anxious, I earnestly request the favour to you to furnish her with board and lodging so long as she may remain connected with your establishment. Your compliance may be of everlasting honour to her as you by kind Christian instruction and example will do much to repair the loss she sustained by the death of a loving mother and insure to yourself the enjoyment of an approving conscience.
I am dear Madam,
P.S. Graciously entertain the foregoing and at your earliest convenience let me know the remuneration you will require, and the amount shall be sent to you in advance. For clothing, I will arrange with Harriett.
1 The original document is a draft with words crossed out and overwritten, and is therefore difficult to read.