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W4973 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister Ruby
Jun 10 1903 Friday evening
To: [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN Montreal, Quebec,
From: Ottawa Ladies' College

My dear old Cal,

Your last letter was very comical and cheering. It was easy to see you were off for your holiday. It was a shame that you were deprived of your 25th when you were expecting it. But you needn't mind my not reaching Montreal. Of course you couldn't tell the ways of 'strikers' :

If you really think you can get up over some Sunday this month, it would certainly be fine--almost too good to be true. The young Tim [Thomas McQuesten] was here on Monday night & went away on Tuesday afternoon. We had a good time--showed him the [Govt.] Buildings on Monday night & took him around the Hill on Tuesday morning & for a car ride to Rockcliffe. I knew his ideas on the subject of sight seeing, that it was a mistaken idea on the part of the people that visitors wanted to see the sights, so as it was warm & the poor fellow was really looking tired he was let off in a shamefully easy way, though don't you tell him so, he is under the impression he did a lot.

I wonder if your flat is in order yet. Send me a pass and I'll be down to straighten up.

We're kept in a state of excitement on account of fires lately. Several fires every day. A larger planing mill, Thackerays, early yesterday morning, the firemen just back from a large fire in Hull where thirty houses were destroyed. Really it is dreadful this drought.

Well, I'm wanted downstairs, so must run. Take care of yourself and present yourself in Ottawa as soon as possible.

With much love,


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