W6955 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Feb 18 1916
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Buckingham Quebec
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton
My dearest Calvin,
You have been very kind in writing me so often lately and informing me as to Miss Smith. It is such a comfort that she suits you so well, and I cannot forget how remarkable it was that I was led to hear of her. If Maggie White had not been so anxious to have me taste her sister's chicken I would not have stayed over after the Board Meeting (where we always have lunch) and so had a spare morning and took advantage of it to call on Mrs. Henderson. Mary tells me I had not the correct words of Mr. McPhail (I was not at meeting on account of girls) what he did say was, "The day might come when all the money might have to be withdrawn from missions and used for our country." Your remarks were very much to the point and good arguments. Mary Taylor is still with us, but to going next Wednesday; in the meantime have written Ethel Maclaren, asking if she can pay us a little visit; had hoped to hear form her this morning, but reply has not come, for I would like to invite Mrs. McBain. It is unfortunate, they are both up here at same time. Particularly want Ethel and must not offend Mrs. McB.
On Wednesday we had a small tea, amongst others Mrs. Wheedon and Mrs. Dean were here. Poor little Agnes is in bed, has had her tonsils removed, doctors said they were much diseased, has fever and heart affected, still they are hopeful that with care she will recover. H. says that Valentine was not supposed to be from her. We had some cold weather too 12 below zero, early morning, but it did not last fortunately. It is a great mercy you stuck out for that furnace. Am just enclosing a note to Miss Smith. We are all very well glad you have escaped grip. All join in much love.
Your affectionate mother