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W2889 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from his son-in-law Frederick F. Wilkes
Oct 23 1848
To: Rev. Thomas Baker, Brantford, Canada West
From: Eagle's Nest, Canada West

Rev. Thomas Baker


Mr. John C. Schultz the bearer of this has been instructed by me to regain from you the articles mentioned in the list accompanying this note, a list of which the contents have been already for some weeks communicated to you. In the event of your refusing to deliver any or all of the articles specified in the list, Mr. Schultz is instructed to learn from you the reason or reasons you may have to give for such refusal.1

I am, Sir,

Your [?] servant

F.F. Wilkes2

23rd Oct. 1848

1 See W2883 for the list and some details of the estrangement in the footnote. It is not known if Rev. Baker ever returned the articles to Wilkes.

2 Frederick F. Wilkes was the widower of Rev. Baker's eldest daughter Harriett Hampson (Baker) Wilkes and was, at this time, engaged (and possibly married) to Harriett's younger sister Mary Anne. Outraged by this state of affairs, the Reverend refused to see his daughter again. See W2855 for details.

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