W9076 TO REV CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his Mother, Mary Baker Mcquesten
Jan 1 1913 date estimated by context
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten Huntingdon, Quebec
From: Whitehern Hamilton, Ontario
I'm lending Mr. Ketchen some of our books to get up his German, he thinks he will also take [French?]. Edna heard from Nellie James, Winnie Gartshore is being sent out again to learn nursery [sic]. Why I do not know. My news seems to be exhausted.
I wish you were here near enough to come in for a meal sometime. Glad the church finances are in good shape, the budget is quite a load and in a great many cases it is really the poor minister who will always suffer.
[Here] It is not intended to continue Mrs. F's [Fletcher]1 allowance after this year but thought it would be kind to continue for this year, till she got her affairs in shape.
With much love Cal dear,
Your affectionate Mother,
1 Rev. Dr. Fletcher died December 25, 1912. Mrs. Fletcher lived into her hundredth year. The letter is undated but has been dated from this event.