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W5422 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Oct 6 1905
To: Calvin McQuesten Knox College, Toronto
From: 'Whitehern'

My dear Calvin,

Mr. Murray brought me "Globe" with Dr. Kilpatrick's speech, but have not had time to look at it. Isn't it a blessing to think the young men at Knox have got the Right Sort of Principal. Old Dr. Arnott came to see E. yesterday and again it was a mercy he did, for we were about to despair, after the dentist's on Wednesday, she never slept all night, and not until two this morning! But the old doctor seemed to know just what was the matter and has cheered her up greatly. It is to be a case of feeding quarts of milk and raw eggs galore. If we were only away from the railways and the street! But at this time of year we know not where we can be comfortable. It was very sad about Charlie Gartshore. Sydney S. wrote us his throat was paralysed could neither speak nor swallow for four days. Such a trial for his parents, H. says he was the only one of the boys, who could learn. God's ways are very mysterious sometimes. We have been busy these days, and the girls have accomplished a great many things. Charlie Lucas has been picking the pears and we can get 25cts a basket for the sickles, but have only seven baskets; there were so few on the trees this years. Dame Scott is giving an "At Home" this evening so Mary has gone to it. We had Mrs. Ross for our Thanksgiving meeting on Tuesday evening. She does not give as good an address as one would expect, that is to say, there is not as much in it as one would expect from some of her writings. She is such a good woman, that doubtless her words reach the heart, if it were not for that, her speaking would be of no account at all, between ourselves. Well, I must close, I do hope you will get some decent food. With much love,

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

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