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Apr 19 1881
To: Rev. Thomas Baker 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario.
From: London, England.

Dear Mr. Baker

I have succeeded at last in getting a home for dear Aunt, after being almost worn out with fatigue. The charges at other places were out of all reason. I sincerely hope she will be comfortable. It is for invalid ladies and the lady herself seems a very kind suitable person for such cases. One lady sleeps in the same room it is on the first floor and the drawing room adjoins it. The minister whom I saw seemed most cheerful and the situation most pleasant.

It is at Old Ford opposite Victoria Park and should dear Aunt gain strength she might be able to get out a little.

Terms 45 pounds a year, Medical [Admin??] as wine or spirits extra. One month to be paid in advance. I do earnestly hope Aunt will make herself as well as she came for there has been great difficulty in getting anyone to take her, she being so helplefs [sic]. We take her next Monday, I much dread it but trust the lord into be with us and help us in our much anxious and painful tasks. My dear Aunt decries her best love to you, Mrs B and family. Also kind regards from Mrs Blackburm my widowed sister and self.

Mrs Gorham wrote to me ten days or so ago, she was not able to get out which much grieved her to see Aunt. I have sent her all particulars. Pray remembering our sister and The Throne of God that she may have patience to the end. My sister is gone to her today and we are as much as pofsible [sic] with her but have home duties that required our attention. I have advanced a little money as there are none to meet expenses untill the 10.0 pounds comes which will not go far. Please write as soon as pofsible [sic] as I can't but feel anxious and my income is very small having had long lofses, but there is no one else to help in this in this but my self.

Yours truly
Louisa Pike
of King street, Canach Garden
April 19th

Mrs. Hedges
Home for Invalid Ladies,

Victoria Park, E.

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