W3663 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER FROM LOUISA PIKE.
Mar 9 1882
To: Rev. Thomas Baker 3 Bold Street Hamilton Ontario
From: Louisa Pike London England
Dear Mr. Baker,
Yours of the 24th Jan did not reach us till the 21st of Feb. when dear Aunt had enterred [sic] into [?]. The Ship had lost her rudder &c and had to be tamed into Post, hence the delay. Mr. Blackburn and self find the last respects to dear Aunt, my widowed sister entered to do so but [?] hence could not be left and the [?] in it had to be looked after, it being a large house, we let part of it. The day was lovely, sun shining, and mild as if it smiled on the dear remains Funeral meal and any thing as respectful as [?]. [?] the bill for you to clear charges, which I think reasonable. If you wish a photo of the prank there can be had for it 21/-. Please let us know when writing [?] and also enable bill. There was 80 left by dear Aunt, for which she rec'd. interest, the annuity ended at her death. It was her desire that 20 should be left to you and Mrs. B. to each 50 with her [?] love and gratitude friend to be final and if anything left it was to be divided among us as a small token of gratitude for what was done for her. The furniture [?] fetched a small sum, but of which I will find and when all is settled up. We have had enough to attend to Aunt.
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[Address on Envelope]
Mr. Thomas Baker
3 Bold Street