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[Written on Envelope:]
After 10 days, return to
Mrs. C. P Grady,
3122 Quest St.
Washington, D.C.
United States

Box 12-664 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Mrs C. P. Grady
Jan 2 1915
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten Buckingham, Quebec, Canada

Dear Mr. McQuesten,

We were all very glad to hear from you some days ago, it is so pleasant to have a friend with such kindly remembrances. We thought of you on Christmas too, & wondered if you all kept the day in the old English manner that Washington Irving writes about. We had a very thankful, happy affectionate day, as all the absent children & grand children too, sent love, gifts & greetings, & friends were also most kind. We all send you Congratulations on your new Call, it seems most attractive. I hope you will have many most congenial associates in your Congregation, & a plenty of young people for you to interest, to be interested in, & to keep things going. For myself I like young people more than old. It seems to me every young person is a field for joy & hope. Jennie is over in Baltimore for a little visit with my family, there are many young cousins there, & they are a gay light hearted set. We are looking forward to 22 of February--not for Gen. Washington sake at all!--but my youngest son is coming on from Duluth Minnesota, to see us, & will stay till his own birthday March 8. I have counted the days, but the hours are too strenuous for me! Mr. Grady is very well "in the even tenor of his quiet, peaceful way, but gets much stirred at about the war. Of course we are all for old England & her allies, & if the news does not suit us, we say "not a word of truth in it." We are knitting scarfs etc. as hard as we can go. I used to knit socks for our dear Confederate Soldiers long ago, so I am skillful in that way--& at the end of the war, married one of them--& am glad I did! You see I know all about the horror of war, & I often feel in misery when I think of all Europe. We all send our kindest remembrances to you, & rejoice that your prospect is so fair & happy, & we hope we may all meet again.

Very cordially yours

Susan Armistead Grady

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