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Box 12-639 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jun 4 1913
To: Calvin McQuesten Cap a l'Aigle, Quebec Province
From: Chippawa

My dearest Calvin,

Edna and I are enjoying this quiet retreat as much as ever. It was a special Providence that made known this place to us, it suits us so exactly.

The weather had kept extremely warm, but we got a breeze during the day and at night it cools off after a little so that we have to pull up our blankets. It is a mercy you are having your holiday now, as the extreme warm weather does not generally continue. Mary, we expect on Saturday. We can always refresh ourselves by trolley rides along the river. It was fearfully warm Wednesday the day we left Hamilton and we were thankful to get packed up and be off. E. treated me to ice-cream immediately on my arrival at N. Falls. Nellie James had arrived just before dinner and of course assisted to the best of her ability.

We shall be looking out now for the arrival of the Empress of Ireland at Liverpool, should think it would be by to-morrow. Must close, only one mail a day. Hope you are enjoying yourself thoroughly and finding every thing satisfactory. Was so [?] that I failed to follow my usual custom of looking round the room, so your toothbrush and razor were left. We posted them to you next morning, would have done so same day but it was the holiday. Wishing you a pleasant time, with much love.

Your affectionate mother

M. B. McQuesten

[P.S.] E. is reading out in the hammock, but I had to take refuge in the cool parlour, where I have been scribbling on my knee.

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