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[Note at top]: Thanks for the programme, wish I could have seen it. E. said it was gorgeous.

Box 12-746 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Nov 3 1913 [approximate date]
To: Calvin McQuesten Bracebridge, Ontario
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

Dearest Calvin,

We were so extremely busy on Saturday that I failed to write you. You cannot feel lonely now from want of a family inside and out judging from your letter I cannot write much of a letter for my brain seems all confusion between every thing. As I was not here beginning of Sept., there was a mistake in sending Indian clothing and missionary has complained first time in history of our Pres. It seems so strange that those here had no sense. Then I did not tell the girls as I thought I would have a surprise, but my room has been all done over and they took two weeks to it and we have been in such confusion. Then Miss Honeycomb came Friday and Sat. I understand you are just as busy and really, I do wish laymen could do missionary work without being fed. Mary has been racing about for several days, the Presbyterians are to be lunched at S. Paul's today & it was decreed to give them meat pies, potatoes, &c. so we are making two meat pies.

But I want you to find out if Dr. McImoyle ever got my $5.00. Edna just heard that a dollar she enclosed to Miss McTeggan the first week of Sept. never reached her, and another letter to a Miss Alice Barnard Montreal, enclosing some lace never reached her, it was sent the first day of the Fair. You took my letter to the Dr. to post the day we left. Now be sure & take things easy, and do not race your head off. I go to Simcoe, Port Dover and Clareholme this week. With much love from all.

Your mother

M. B. McQuesten

[Written on envelope]: 2 letters never reached destination.

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