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W3500 TO REV THOMAS BAKER from Louisa Pike
Jan 6 1881
To: Rev Thomas Baker 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario
From: 7 King Street, Covent Garden, London

Rev. Th Baker

I write [by?] request of my Aunt, her sight and health being so weak as to prevent her answering your much kind and interesting letter. A few days after her last letter she was hard up with a severe attack of faintnefs [sic], and great general weaknefs [sic], but is now a little better. Her mind is quite alive and she is very patient. Mrs. [Wilson??] has been with her for about 8 weeks, days and nights and she has every attention. The Dr. thinks there is no immediate danger, but seeing change tries her. Should anything accure I will write again, but she is in the Hands of her Heavenly Father, and at seeing time it shall be light. My Aunt was truly grieved to hear such sad acct. of Mrs. Baker but fears it is general decay. Was pleased to hear her niece Mary had an increase and was doing well. We hear dear Maud has married or ment to to her industrious man and no doubt they will do well. Aunt brought Maud to see us and we were much pleased with her, she is a dear nice girl. We had a letter from her the 1st of Jan, having written to her about dear Aunt, who had sent her the new adrefs [sic], but which had not reached her.

Myselft and family have showed dear Aunt every respect and tender care [desired??] since her arrival in London, as we must have her, and see her, as often as pofsible [sic] but the distance prevents us doing so as much as we wish.

My Aunt has everything pofsible[sic] for her comfort and her new room is very comfortable and the parties very kind and great and most respectable here. Mrs.

Groham came to see Aunt [yesterday??] and was much grieved to see her so ill. I had written to her stating she was very ill, but the letter never reached her. My Aunt decries her dearest love to yourself, Mrs. B. and dear family praying that every blefsing [sic] may reach on you and should we never meet on earth, may it be where all sorrow and tears shall be reaped away and where there is no earth. My dear widowed sister and family join me in kindest regards and thanks for all the kindnefs [sent over??] to dear Aunt.

Yours Truly

Louisa Pike

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