[The letter is edged in black.] W3085 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from J.J. Woodhouse
Mar 24 1877
To: Rev. Thomas Baker, Hamilton, Ontario
From: [Bosc?] 63 [?] Post Office, Toronto, Ontario
Dear Mr. Baker,
Will you accept my sincere thanks for the very kind letter which you sent me in January last.
It was very comforting for my sisters and myself to receive as we did from friends so many assurances of their consideration and sympathy, more especially as they all hearted expressions of esteem for him who has been taken from us & to convey with conviction that he had only been called away from this world of trial & pain to be at home with his Saviour.
The loss is great indeed to us, although as great (yes greater than we can conceive) gain to him. I was glad to hear that your circle were all in the enjoyment of good health--a very great blessing indeed, and one which I hope is still vouchsafed to you.
Will you kindly remember me to Mrs. Baker and Mrs. and Mr. McQuesten and of course kisses for the little ones. Mr. McQuesten, I met while hurriedly walking on Adelaide St. some time ago--we were both, I suspect, too busy to do more than say "good day" in passing.
Your invitation to pay a visit to Hamilton shall not be forgotten, and shall be accepted with great pleasure when it is possible for us to do so.
With Christian regards, believe me
Dear Mr. Baker
[Religious Tract Enclosed: "Saying YES to what God says."]
Holiness and Happiness are both wrapped up in this, the heart's assent and consent to what God asserts; the compliance of the will with His will: all of which is conveyed in the sincere utterance of ONE WORD:-- "YES."
[balance of tract consists of thirty-four brief excerpts from scripture texts and the corresponding Bible source, with each one followed by the word "YES."]
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