W3275 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from his associate John Puckridge.
Mar 7 1879
To: Rev. Thomas Baker
From: John Puckridge
Brantford Township. Ont.
March 7th 1879
Rev. Tho. Baker
I beg to acknowledge your kind letters, containing each a Post Office Order for which please accept our sincere thanks. I had been very busy in the woods (a swamps providing for our seasons wood which I find in deep snows very arduous so I trust you will excuse my seeming negligence in writing, am earlier acknowledgement of your kind provision for our wants.
We are getting on quietly and am happy to say very comfortably together.
The address that Maud has given you I believe to be the correct one. I very lately received a short letter from Mr. Fussell stating that my Mother was somewhat better in general health though still unable to use her injured leg. Maud also enclosed a few lines saying she was quite comfortable & as the distance is not great to visit her aged relative I have no doubt but my Mother will substitute another nurse for a short time to give her the desired & necessary recreation. When I next write I will just mention to my Parents that I hope they will give her a change of air sometimes. We are all I am thankful to say tolerably well, though this epidemic cold has been very general about here and we understood there were many cases of that terrible disease small pox’s in Brantford. But here I trust we shall remain free from such illness. I thank you again for your kind advice, and admonitions, though I fear that I am far from being a Christian yet I know that a kind Father rules all in this world, and we often receive, very much more good than we deserve so that we try to bear us mid we are responsible for those committed to our care, as far as our example and influence can guide them. I am not quite satisfied with Willies progress, he does not seem to care to apply himself to learning though he may grow more thoughtful as he gains in years, or it may be owing to some constitution defect, for he is not quite as hearty as he looks to be thanking you for the kind wishes for that greatest of all blessings good health and trusting both yourself & Mrs. B. will yet for sometimes enjoy it.
I remain Respectfully yours.
Lottie joins in kindest regards, she must defer for a short time to write.