W3201 TO JOHN PUCKRIDGE from Rev. Thomas Baker
May 15 1878
To: John Puckridge, [Brantford Township], [Ontario]
From: 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario
Mr. John Puckridge1
I am greatly obliged by yours of the 13th Inst. and
having duly considered it have arrived at the conclusion
that it would be wrong for me to impose on your kindness
and disturb the arrangements of your numerous family by
sending the children to you. I will apply to Alfred's
brother,2 who without family at present, and as he was much
attached to him will probably be happy to take charge of
I am sorry your applications to Mr. [Fussell?] met with no kind response, his relationship and wealth, much greater
than that professed by any other related to the poor orphans should have induced him to have acted with more affectionate beneficence.
With very kind regards to you Mrs. Puckridge and family, not forgetting Minnie and little Alfred.
I am, dear Sir,
1 This document is the draft of a letter that he wrote to to John Puckridge. Rev. Baker often wrote drafts before writing and mailing the actual letter, and he may have changed the actual letter slightly or somewhat.
2 He is likely referring to Thomas Hampson Baker.