Box 12-042 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Dec 7 1915 [Postmark, January 7, 1916 [sic]]
To: Calvin McQuesten Buckingham, Quebec
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton
My dearest Calvin,
It was really very disappointing not to find Miss Robinson at the Manse. I do trust you will escape the grip. Hamilton has it too, and when I went to our meeting in Toronto on Tuesday our President was laid up. I staid [sic] at Willie MacKay's till Wednesday afternoon and called in the morning at Mrs. Jos. Henderson's for I was anxious to hear how he was. Had a nice chat with Mrs. H; he is improving but can only go to the bank for two hours a day. As a consequence they now sport a car. Janie James came on Wednesday, she was speaking at Mr. Howitt's and to-day she speaks for the Baptists, going home in the morning. Yesterday I was at the W.C.T U.[Woman's Christian Temperance Union] Annual prayer meeting being specially invited; to-day we have our Annual W.M.S. prayer meeting.
It really seemed too bad you should have had to drive out to Lochaber on Saturday, when I am sure you would be tired and needed all your time. I hope you made the bus wait till you left your valises and took you to Miss McNaughton's for your supper. It is really dreadful how these epidemics run through places; if you take it, get Dr. Cumming at once, so as to have it checked. Perhaps you had better go to the hospital, if Miss R. could not attend to you. It seemed too bad, she had to go right where it was. You would see Gen. Logie goes to the front, and Mr. Chisholm is pay-master, but does not go till September, and hope war will be over by then. Well, Cal. dear, hope Miss R. is back and all going well. All join in much love.
Your affectionate mother
[Written on back of envelope] Need from curing. Dr. Gordon 172 Fourth Ave