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W3680 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from Louisa Pike
Aug 27 1882 Tuesday
To: Rev. Thomas Baker 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario.
From: 7 Thing Street, Covent Garden, London

Dear Mr. Baker

I have waited hoping to hear again from you. The funeral, Home, Doctors bill and 20/ to Mrs. Hedges, also all other expenses have been paid out of Dear Aunt's money as so kindly directed by you and the residue given to us. I am not satisfied with Mrs. Hedges conduct as money has been kept back by her and not accounted for. She also wanted to keep all dear Aunt's things at the home, clothes &c, but I told her the clothes were left to a relative, and all else you wished us to have. I think it right to state this, as Mrs. H. is a very plausible and deep woman and the nurse is quite under her influence. There is no doubt everything for dear Aunt's comfot was done, of that we may be satisfied, the rest must be left.

Dear Aunt had a good deal of money but I did not like her to be without, as I knew it was your wish that she be indulged as much as pofsible [sic]. We hope to see Mrs. Gorham ere the summer papers, but my sister and self have been very sickly with the diarrhea but are now getting better.

I enclose a book much prized by dear [Andrea??] and Aunt, the marks &c. were put in by herself. I thought you would like to have it as a memento of the dear departed. We much mifs [sic] her, though she has been a great anxiety for some years, but now she is resting with her saviour and it may not be long ere we meet her again. The money so kindly given by you may some day be very useful to us, as our income is very limited. Please do not forget the photo, it will be a great pleasure to receive one, as it is not likely we shall meet on earth till we see our Father in heaven. Would God the distance were lefs [sic] or that we had such a brother as you have been to dear Aunt. We shall be glad of a few lines or a paper at any time, for we shall never cease to think and pray for you and your dear afflicted wife and pray that every blefsing [sic] may rest on you and yours. My sister joins me in kindest Christian regards and best thanks for all your kindnefs [sic].

Yours truly,

Louisa Pike

Tuesday June 27
7 [Thing??] Street,
Covent Garden, W.C.

P.S.- Would have written more but am very tired today having been into the City. Did not like to delay any longer. Adieu.

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