W3424 TO REV. THOMAS BAKER from John Puckridge
May 24 1880
To: Rev. Thomas Baker, [Hamilton, Ontario]
From: Brantford Township, Ontario
Your favour of the 19th was duly received with its contents [for the fares of?] my nephew & niece to London for which we express our united thanks.1 William hails with delight any change from the usual [routine?] and as it had been [previously?] arranged that Lottie was to leave us today so as to be at her sister's wedding, it will probably be as well to permit him [to go also?]. Mrs. P. has been an assistant in preparing [etc.?] for their wedding in London for a week past. [I trust?] that the change will be [some benefit to her health and that?] the consummation of the event will be very satisfactory to all concerned more especially the principals. [We sincerely?] hope that both yourself & Mrs. Baker are [?] [?] [?] [?] usual health [?] the warm weather. We had a splendid rain last week which I trust will be very beneficial to our spring crops just sown and our planting hardly yet completed. With our [united?] kindest wished and thanks both to Mr. McQuesten and yourself for past favours
I remain respectfully yours
1 This letter was in part very faded and almost illegible. We have transcribed it to the best of our ability.