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[Written at top] Mr. C.[Chisholm] doing well, voted1.

W7111 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jul 30 1930
To: Calvin McQuesten Muskoka Ontario
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

Dearest Calvin

Only a few lines, we are so thankful for a cool morning. Yesterday a terrible day 100 in the shade and then the great disappointment of the Election. It is really maddening, how could men vote against King and Dunning2. I think the C.[Conservatives] were very anxious and got out every voter they possibly could. H.[Hilda] was scrutineering up at Dominion St., now Chilton Place, beside Mewburn's34. So weak she could hardly stand. We heard the reports on Radio till midnight. A great shock5. Well, we will see what they will do with the unemployed next winter. Our butter-man and people in the market saying "We must have a change ignoring the fact that it was the drought last summer, they deserve another. It made no difference what the Gov. had done for them, they must have a change. To serve the public is a thankless job. Take as long a holiday as you can. I have been sleeping well in spite of heat. With much love.

Your mother

M.B. McQuesten

1 James Chisholm was recovering from appendectomy, see W7085. For James Chisholm, see W2520.

2 For Prime Minister Mackenzie King and Hon. Charles Dunning, see W7085.

3 The Mewburns lived at 65 Markland St. Nearby Chilton Place may have been named after Sydney Chilton Mewburn's son, John Chilton Mewburn who died in WWI (1916). For Mewburn family, see W4521.

4 For Watson family, see W4588.

5 Mackenzie King and Dunning were defeated by the Conservatives under R.B. Bennett, in 1930 (CE 1136).

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