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W3269 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from his associate John Puckridge.
Feb 9 1879
To: Rev.Thomas Baker.
From: John Puckridge.

Brantford Township, Ont.
Feb 9th 1879

Rev'd. T. Baker
My dear Sir,

Your kind letter of 21st alt was duly received and I thank you most heartily for the advice & hopes therein expressed. We were sorry to find you were so poorly and at the same time troubled about the wants & necessities of others, but trust yr exertions & kind offices will not have been altogether in vain I am gratified to find Lottie is apparently comfortable with us, and reconciled to give up those opportunities (if I may so express it) she enjoyed while at Mrs. Harts. I allude to her educational advantages, but as far as I can understand the change was unavoidable she is endeavoring in assist her Aunt to make herself both agreeable & useful, but expresses a wish, which I feel bound to inform you of that she shall not go to the school adjacent here, as the teacher is but little older than herself and no doubt without experience as this is her first undertaking in teaching. IN compliance with your desire Mrs. P. has obtained for Willie some necessary articles which I will enumerate on next leaf not having the afc to present to you. As Lottie was only in want of a strong pr. of Boots these she was measured for & obtained, we can but, express, our sincere thanks to you for the theory thoughtfulness & kindness respecting these matters, which certainly of later, have been of no small importance I have indeed reason to feel that a kind Providence, is still ordering our affairs, as I know has allways [sic] been the case for I can only at times but feel surprize [sic] I not unmized with thankfulness I trust, for the supply of all our wants. I do not think that either Lottie or Willie are at present in need of any clothing and perhaps it would be no detriment to allow them to think that even a good supply depended somewhat on their own desires for unity of purpose, a desire to be useful.

I return Maude's letter, was much gratified to read, she reached her destination safely. I am sure my aged Mother will be both pleased & comforted by her presence there. My Brother wrote me he missed the steamer through their irregular way of disembarking passengers, cattle & he was in some suspense respect her but all was well in the end. With our united wishes for the renewed health of yourself and Mrs. B. and kind regards.

I remain Respectfully yours.
J. Puckridge

Willies Coat--------------$2.50
Lotties Boots--------------2.50

1 Also see W3273.

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