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W5816 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Apr 15 1907 [approximate date]
To: Calvin McQuesten [Toronto]
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

My dearest Cal

As I wrote Tom last will enclose a few lines to you with his papers. Be very careful to give them to him. Will send him a cheque later and I fancy, you will be needing some too. We are getting on famously, stowing things away in a marvellous manner. Had five men here this morning, three got out the piano and carried the Etagere up to my closet, it just took it in, the other will take the carved desk, folding table and the foot of my bed. Then I had two other men all morning conveying mirrors, marble slabs, crocks etc. to the attic, they also re-stowed in the back part of cellar, so that we got a glass book-case, wire-safe, carpet box, glass cupboard and that clothes press of your father's all inside of that enclosure. I was so pleased with the men's achievements, for I never dreamed of getting these things in their [sic]. Mainwaring and Rachul are relieving us of all sorts of rubbish. H. thinks Tom put the candle moulds some place himself for she saw him with them and we have not seen them since. Would not think of giving them away. We are in an awful muddle now, the carpets are up except those we are leaving, the old ones. O, I have got Tom's precious cherry logs raised on logs and beautifully covered over with some large board partitions left out of the stable, till I can make further inquiry. If any thing is lost or destroyed it is certainly not our fault. I presented a lot of old graphics to Mrs. Stuart for the boys to [sic] and every thing worth keeping going to the attic has been wrapped in paper.

I am very glad to hear you are feeling so well, this cool weather will suit you, though most people are very tired of it. Had a letter from Maggie from Mrs. Mackay's. They are all wild with Dr. Griswold and his wife. Will enclose her letter, as I have no further time to write. Edna and I go to Mrs. Thomson's on Friday H. to Mrs. Mullin Mary to May Stevens. Will have to store our furniture for Oakville at Myles for two weeks. With much love.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten




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