W3521 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from his grandson John Puckridge Baker
Mar 7 1881
To: Rev. Thomas Baker, 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario
From: 312 Thames Street, London, Ontario
Rev. Thomas Baker,
My Dear Grandpa,
Yours of the 1st inst. containing post office order for thirty dollars was duly received. I am sorry to say that Minnie & James Alfred are far from well. Lottie in general health has not been quite as well as usual, Willie had a day or two of indisposition about a week ago but seems better now. My own health is very indifferent.
With regard to Lottie's throat, I am sorry to say that only one of the three stitches have succeeded in uniting the part they drew together, we had for some time reason to hope for a better success than this but a fit of coughing, which the irritation of the parts make it very difficult to suppress must have torn out the two upper stitches, the bottom one appears to have united thoroughly and I believe the Doctors still have faith that they will complete the operation if Lottie can bear it. They are coming to perform another portion of it tomorrow or next day, the result of which we will communicate to you as soon as it is known.
Hoping that grandma is no worse and with kindest love to her and yourself.
Your Affec' G'dson
John P. Baker