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W6849 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
May 13 1915
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Buckingham Quebec
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

My dearest Calvin,

I was glad to hear from Hilda's card, she had reached you safely. I have studied the time-table you sent me by card and I do not think, I can attempt coming to Buckingham. You see I have to go to M. by G.T.R., that is the easiest road for me, I understand then I would have to take a trip by C.P.R. to Buckingham for which the hours are most convenient and back to M. My trip ticket is up to the 25th. I might leave Montreal by C.P.R. on the 5:45 train on Thursday and return by the 6:36 p.m. Monday from B. and then take my 9 o'clock a.m. G.T.R. home on the 25th, but it seems to me it is rather doubtful, if it would be wise, for me to come to you when I was tired to meet the people for the first time. This letter must do for Hilda too. Carrie Barclay came on Monday afternoon for tea and E. was very glad to see her. To-day our day had a call from Mrs. Jackson and Mrs. Wilson, but we were prepared as we knew they were coming. The ladies are to have a car from Toronto for themselves. I am beginning now to feel rested. I wish you could both see the tulips but they will last a good while for the weather keeps dull and cool. They had a delightful time at the Wentworth Historical Exec. this morning when Mrs. Gov. Hendrie appeared with a letter, which suggested that she should give up presidentship to someone in the city. Mrs. Gates confessed to the letter and there was a great uproar. I am wearing my blue silk and like it extremely. Think this is all at present. Will give you my address at Montreal. With much love to you both.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

[P.S.] The meeting is at Crescent St church
Mrs. Leo Phelps, 102 Crescent St.




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