W3829 REV. THOMAS BAKER: DRAFT OF A LETTER TO GEORGE CORNISH.
Dec 1 1884
To: Rev. Professor G. Cornish Montreal, Quebec
From: 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario
My dear Sir,
I am greatly obliged to you for your kind remembrance of me and return you many thanks for the four Book of Emmanuel
Kant- the year Book of the Denomization and last but not least for sending Bro. Hale to make personal inquiry concerning my welfare: with him I had a very pleasant and truly refreshing hour's conversation and hope it may be repeated to greater length. I congratulate you Mr. Hague and all those who aided in erecting and furnishing the College. The prospect before us is greatly cheery and I turn the air turns to favour our [?] is now come. May the good Lord command his blefsing [sic] to rest upon the [?] or students and churches and make the Denomination a power in the Dominion.
I have inclosed [sic] a Post-Office Order for $80.00 which you will oblige me by appropriating as follows
To Congregational College $25.00
To Congregational Mifsion [sic] $25.00
To Widow's & Orphan's fund $30.00 [which will consititute me a life member]
With very kind regards to you and Mrs. Cornish.
I am, my dear sir, yours truly, Thomas Baker.
P.S. As you have opportunity please present my kind regards to Mr. & Mrs. Hague and tell them that for my age, which will be 89 in Jany [sic] 85, my health is remarkably good, my hearing only is defective.
[Reverse Side: A program of the Y.M.C.A.'s 17th Anniversary in 1884]
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.
Seventeenth Anniversay of the Association
Central Presbyterian Church,
Thursday, November Thirteenth, 1884
THE CHOIR OF THE [??]WILL REHEARSE AN EXCELLENT PROGRAMME OF MUSIC.
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