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Feb 19 1945
To: Rev. B. Ketchen MacNab Street Presbyterian Church Hamilton, Ontario
From: Minister of Highways Toronto. Ontario


Toronto, February 19, 1943

The Reverend Beverley Ketchen, D.D.
MacNab Street Presbyterian Church,
Corner MacNab Street and Hunter Place,
Hamilton, Ontario

Dear Dr. Ketchen:

I have your lketter of recent date passing on to me Alex. Gow's request for a letter of recommendation. Probably this letter will do, as I have not his address, and you are at liberty to send this on to him if it suits its purpose.

I have known three generations of the Gows. His grandfather was a Minister in this Government, his father was a very intimate friend of mine and I have known many of his family. Young Gow is a fine lad and, in my judgment, will make a useful officer in the Navy. He has always shown diligence and good judgment in matters in which I have had to do with him and I believe his business record is good. He has also been well brought up. His moral character is of the best and I think he will show, if he is given a chance, the qualities of leadership and strength and courage which I am sure will be most called for in this position.

With kind personal regards,

Believe me

Faithfully yours

T.B.McQuesten [signature]

Minister of Highways, Municipal Affairs and Public Works 1

1 There are three letters here about Gow and dealing with this matter: Box 15-019, Box 15-020, Box 15-021. Box 15-021 contains a footnote with the biography of Peter Gow.

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