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W3650 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from Louisa Pike
Feb 14 1882 Tuesday
To: Rev. Thomas Baker 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario
From: 7 King Street, W. London, England

Dear Mr. Baker

We have not had a paper for three weeks till today which made us uneasy. Hope you had the birthday card [?].Had to tea with dear Aunt last Wednesday week and she was quite nicely though her cough was at times very troublesome. She parted from me more affectionately than usual, calling me back to kifs [sic] me, and again gratefully to thank me for all I had been able to do for her also saying she was always better and comforted after she had seen me. I did not say the papers has not arrived as usual.

Since then a great change has taken place. I had a letter last Thursday afternoon saying she was very poorly and the Doctor sent for, who came and said it was bronchitis, but fully hoped she would have pulled through it. Such was not the will of her heavenly Father as early Friday a telegram came stating a change for the worse had taken place I took a cab, and arrive as fast as pofsible [sic] but ere I reached there she had entered into rest, as peacefully as if going to rest on her Father's breast.

She was very happy in her mind repeating texts of scripture and much grateful and to patient to those around her, those many that everything pofsible [sic] was being done to comfort and relieve her pains. It has been a great shock to us being so sudden but we know all is well with her. The funeral takes place Friday next, and the Blackburn's and myself will pay the last respects to her after the funeral. I hope to send you particulars as also her last wishes. We will mourn for her as she was so entirely dependent on others, which must have been very [??]. My sister and also myself and the Blackburn's and more write with warm and kind respects and sympathy.

Yours truly,

Louisa Pike

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