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W3282 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from his granddaughter Alice E. Baker
Apr 12 1879
To: Rev. Thomas Baker, [Hamilton, Ontario]
From: Cherry Lodge, [Paris, Ontario]

My dear Grandpa--

You will be pleased to hear that we are all quite well--I walked over to Uncle ["s" crossed out] Puckridge's this morning, you may imagine I took them all by surprise, as I was there in time for Breakfast. On my return, I was delighted to find a letter from Sister Maude, which I will enclose to you--I received a letter from Minnie this week she & John1 are quite well, Alfred a slight cold--You will all be pleased to know that Mrs. Baker has at last taken her departure from Paris, I think poor Willie was the only one who grieved, Aunt and Uncle had great trouble in preventing him from packing up his things & starting off on the tramp to find her--I understand she has gone to her mother's [.] I can imagine you will all be very pleased when the warm weather comes again (we shall) the spring seems such a treat after our long winter's [sic]--I hope dear Grandpa, that Grandma & you are enjoying better health than when I last heard from you, With kind love to all I am dear Grandpa, your affec[tionate] Granddaughter,

Alice E. Baker

[Note on envelope in Rev. Baker's handwriting:] Willie [&?] Stepmother's departure from Paris Apr. 12--[?]

1 John here is John Puckridge Baker, Alice's brother, not to be confused with their uncle, John Puckridge, mentioned above. They and their siblings, Harriet, Maude, Minnie, Charlotte and Willie are the step-children of Maria (Mudge) Baker who is referred to as simply "Mrs. Baker" in this letter.

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