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Box 12-017 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Apr 29 1913 [approximate date]
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Bracebridge, Ontario
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

[Dear Calvin]

Many, many happy returns of the day, my dear dear Son! May you be spared for many many years in health and strength! We are thankful to hear that you are feeling well after the winter's work. You will receive a picture of your Aldermanic brother and his mother from myself, the frame is from Hilda.

I thought you would find the moth-bags a very useful tho' not an ornamental gift. You will have received my card telling of William MacKay's invitation to you, myself and one of the girls for time of assembly, so Maggie words it, but I fancy it means for the conference too. You may have received an invitation from some of your cronies. The Synod is meeting here and I am going over this evening. We have a new maid who is quite promising, she is a young married woman, whose husband is in ill-health and works and lives at the hospital, so she gave up house and advertised for a position, as she asked for a Christian home, I answered the advertisement, she is very agreeable and we think will do very well. It seemed a special Providence, for no one else could we hear of, who would do at all. Tom proposes that we celebrate your birth-day here. I hope you are asking for good dinner. I send you my fondest love, Cal. dear and pray that you may long be spared to me, to be the comfort and satisfaction you have always been.

Your loving mother

M.B. McQuesten

[Note on back of envelope, listed] photo frame bags, maid, bon fire. We don't have Mary's cushion.




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