W3531 TO JANE VALLENCE COTTON from Rev. Thomas Baker (draft)
Apr 22 1881
From: 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario
The following are Extracts from a letter of the 22 Apr/81 sent by me
If a comfortable home can be obtained for my loved sister for seventy or eighty pounds per annum and not lefs [sic] for her sake I am prepared to furnish either sum, and to pay three or six months in advance if so required in consequence of my being in Canada. I would not be willing to either sum for her keep in a private family, the advantages would be very inferior to those of a home.
I enclose you two post office orders cash for ten pounds sterling which you will please to apply for the use and benefit of my loved sister, and if she has her reason, in accordance with her wishes.
Then an Extract from Mifs Cottons contained with brackets
Also the following from my letter 22 Apr/81
I think the home must be an excellent Institution and thankful should I be to have my sister in it, and if [₤ 100.00??] per annum would cover all expense I would gladly furnish it, and pay three or six months in advance. That sum, though large and be a great saving on 60/per week, it is more than my [Pastor??] pay as a Commander in the Royal Navy. Retrenchment must be made without detriment to the patient. Thomas Baker.
April 25th 1881
Mailed a letter to my sister in [??] to Mrs. S. Pike stating my approval of St. Jude's Home and of [??] it any other I would furnish ₤100.00 sterling per annum if [?] would cover the expense of a patient and that I would pay six months in advance.
April 27th 1881
Mailed a letter to Mifs. [sic] Cotton requesting her to endeavour with Mrs. L. Pike, Mifs Pike & Mr. Blackburn to obtain for my sister admittance to St. Jude's if ₤100.00 sterling would cover the expense of a patient [??] six months of expenses. Thomas Baker