W6895 TO MRS. MCQUESTEN from William Murray
Aug 10 1915
To: Mrs. Mary Baker McQuesten Buckingham Quebec
From: William Murray of Athol Bank Hamilton Ontario
Athol Bank, Hamilton
10th Aug 1915
My Dear Mrs. McQuesten,
Many thanks for your most kind & lengthy letter received this morning! Apart from your mother, you will permit me to say that no one I know writes such a fine English hand as does the daughter of your famous father. Sister Phyllis, who writes fairly well herself, holds the same opinion.
I am glad to know you have no fault to find with Buckingham, its Marse1 or its surroundings, tho: [sic] of course you cant [sic] admire the French method of observing Sunday.
Every twenty five men. Can do a good deal to encourage a pastor, and considering all things. Calvin, considering his strength, must be in a much less suitable place. If he does secure a wife in the States, I hope she will be on the side of the Allies.
Tell Miss Edna that I would feel pretty well now if I knew that the war would end before winter. It is all a terrible strain on ones nerves.
Of course we ne'er [sic] can have a doubt
That all the rascals we will tout;
But we would all be felling better
If we at once the rogues could fetter
I have made your towering Thomas promise not to kill himself with hard work, with his Seniors. So much engaged in war and politics. He looks all well so far.
We have had French preaching from Dr. Clark of Montreal in St. Pauls. The Church was almost full on Sunday evening hearing him. Lovely the prayers now being offerred [sic] up by the best Christian men and members -and women- in the world will be heard and answered as we all wish.
Phyllis returned with Mrs. Walker from Muskoka on Thursday evening and goes off again tomorrow lasting a couple of weeks with Mrs. Colin Fletcher & Mrs. [Hugh?].
I haven't heard from Mr. Fletcher since he left: but hope he and his are enjoying themselves.
Love and luck to each and all
Within your Calvinistic hall