W3822 TO REV THOMAS BAKER from Sarah E. Janes
Jul 12 1884
To: Rev. Thomas Baker 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario
From: 65 Glendale Road[??], Toronto, Canada
To the Rev. Thomas Baker
My dear Sir
[First paragraph illegible]Although [mother??] had written that my dear Father [unfortunatley??] [deceased/decayed??] to [??] for the [???] and yet that the [?? distance from earth to heaven was so near] Only the [Wednesday??][?] to his death he had [been??] to [church??] and officiated at the naming of my cousin [Louie Hamilton??] made father [christen/Dickinson??] youngest son. I met him at [Passer Passing??] some up by earlier [?] from [Islands/Hilmans?]. He returned to Toronto that same evening and my Aunt & I came down the next monrning, so we were both here as my father was taken ill. All day Thursday & Friday he was in usual health, but Saturday morning early he was taken with some some unusual [condition??] which seemed to be paralyses of the [brain??]. Although conscious most of the time, until Sabbath afternoon, and able to answer [without?] yet he never [ceased??] at all during his illness.
After Sabbath afternoon he wearied to go into a deep sleep, in which he continued until twenty minutes past twelve Monday night June [?] when without one struggle he quietly passed away from the realm of earth. The Sabbath [prior?] to his illness, he preached on the Central Prison from the [??world] unto me all ye that labor to the truth of last [night??] into completed his [sooty/sordy flight???].
Mother wishes me to express to you her great appreciation of your kind letter, & all [?] sympathy and with kind regards from both mother and myself.
Believe me dear Sir
Yours very truly,
Mrs. Sarah E. Janes.