W8722 TO MRS. MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from her son, Thomas Baker McQuesten
P.O BOX 63
Chisholm Logie & McQuesten
James Chisholm W.A. Logie
Office Victoria Chamber
69 James St. South
Sep 16 1910
To: [Gravenhurst, Ontario]
My dear Mother,
I have your letter today. As regards to house, Chisholm took the bit in his teeth and yesterday served the tenants with notice to quit.1 His lease expires on the 15th Oct. This is rather late but I have hopes that I can arrange to pay him $5.00 or so and get him to leave earlier, perhaps by the end of this month. Is there any use in your coming down before the tenant has vacated? Of course no work could be done until that time. We could doubtless arrange for you to see the place before that time if you thought it advisable. Am glad to hear that Ruby continues better. I have no doubt we can make her very comfortable in the cottage.
I have just finished a long taxation before Mr. Begue. He is without doubt the slowest man I have come across.
I met Wm. Murray in the street the other day and he invited me to come to his house tonight for tea which I shall do.
I have been scanning the market closely and think that last Thursday was about the best day for peaches, but they are extremely poor, so small. No large ones at all. There are numbers of melons but they have no flavour. Not enough sun. On the whole it is not a good fruit year.
There is really no news. Am just dropping you this line to reach you on Saturday.
With love to all.
Your affectionate son,
1 This is likely the cottage on the Hamilton Mountain brow near Chisholm's house that was being prepared for Ruby's move to Hamilton.