W4341 TO MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from her daughter Ruby
Apr 5 1889
To: Mary Baker McQuesten c/o Mrs. MacKay, Toronto, Ontario
From: Whitehern, Hamilton, Ontario
I hope you are all quite well we are getting along very nicely I got my 10 honor marks at school last week. Mrs. Mewburn came home last Thursday and she brought Mary two pairs of drawers and some nice stuff to make Mary a dress and she brought Tom a sailor suit with a whistle in it and she brought Herman a necktie and a book, the chickens are doing splendidly they give us 7 or 8 eggs a day.
Mrs. Grant2 is very kind and we get along very nicely with her but we are rather lonely without you and Hope you and Tom are quite well and all at Mrs. MacKay's so good bye,
your loving daughter.
1 This letter was written approximately one year after Isaac McQuesten's sudden death and the family's bankruptcy (W2511, W2520), and it is possible that Mary was away at her friend's home for a rest.
2 Mrs. Grant is likely a servant.