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W3596 TO REV THOMAS BAKER from Louisa Pike
Nov 8 1881
To: Rev Thomas Baker 3 Bold Street Hamilton, Ontario
From: London, Ontario

Dear Mr Baker

I was not able to read your letter to Aunt till last Wednesday, having been very ill. Its contents delighted and comforted her, particularly the reference to your dear Mother and also as regards yourself and family. Was much grieved to hear so sad account of Mrs B. We can only commend her to the great Physician to heal her. I do not think it will be profsible [sic] for Aunt to write to you, thought it is her earnest desire to do so she has tried repeatedly but failed can neither call at her thoughts to write or can indite a letter. Still I endeavour to communicate what I think she wishes to say. Mr Fledger and [N??] do not hold out any hope in that respect and they have had great experience in such cares. The Home is all that can be desired, I can't speak too much of the cares and tenderness to our dear Aunt for at times she is very trying and it is not to be wandered at. Her health has greatly improved and she is also a little [stantee??] is grateful for the great kindnefs [sic] shown to her but her memory is very faulty and her intellect fails, though she is generally sensible and very happy and satisfied that all is as done to make her comfortable. She decries her love to you Mrs. B. and family, also grateful thanks for your making it so plain about her future, as long as she hand thinks it fit to keep her here, and looks to the time when you shall meet to be parted no more. I am expecting the photo it would be such a pleasure to have one it not being likely we shall see each other till we meet at The [Throne??] above. Mr Fledgers and the nurse have been so kind to Aunt that I should like to make them a present in your name at Christmas as no one is allowed to take anything of the ladies. Pay 20/- to Mrs H. and 10/- to [N??] who is quite a lady. Please let me know when writing also as if it came from you there is still many in hand for a little time also will you enquire where Jacobs aid is to be had in England as a friend wishes to get some. My sister joins me in kind regards as also Mr Blackham, and thanks

I am

Yours truly

Louisa Pike
[note:] Tuesday Nov 8th of King Street
Cannal Garden London, W.L.
P.S. I excuse writing as it is a dark day, and I am not at all stong, feel so tiered, which is not usual to me.

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