W8746a TO THOMAS BAKER MCQUESTEN from his friend, Chester S. Walters
Aug 5 1943
To: Honourable T. B. McQuesten, K.C., 41 Jackson St. West., Hamilton, Ontario
From: MARYTAVY, MISSISSAUGA ROAD, PORT CREDIT, ONTARIOMARYTAVY
PORT CREDIT, ONTARIO
My dear Tom,
It is written: "A friend may not be known in prosperity and an enemy cannot be hidden in adversity." Best of friends read Psalm 84, Verse 10.1
My dearest wish is that as long as I live I shall be deemed worthy to subscribe myself, Your friend,
C. S. Walters 2
1 Psalm 84: 10 reads: "For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness." (Authorized (King James) Version).
2 Chester S. Walters was mayor of Hamilton in 1916, and was Deputy Minister of Highways when Tom was minister in 1934. In 1948, in Tom's obituary, Walters wrote: "Thomas Baker McQuesten was one of Canada's great men. He was the soul of honour. As was said of Christopher Wren, 'if you would seek his monument, look about you' . . . He was my dearest friend" (Best 189). Rev. Ketchen had made a similar statement to Tom in a letter of July 12, 1947 (Box 08-202). (See also W6975n).