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W3797 TO REV THOMAS BAKER from his granddaughter Mary M. Setterfield
Apr 5 1883
To: Rev. Thomas Baker 3 Bold Street, Hamilton, Ontario
From: Freehold Minster, England,

My dear Grandpa

I thought I would write a few lines to tell you we have a little son. He was born the 8th of December. I was very poorly for some time but am pleased to write am much better now. Baby is a good little fellow, we have had very cold rough weather last month but since April has set in quite sunny weather. We have wheat & barley up Potatoes they are busy puting [sic] in. We do not grow hops there are a great many grown about here it is quite a business hopping in the summer. Alfred & his brother work the ground togeather [sic] they have rented more at 5 pounds per acre. We have hardly had it long enough to see weather [sic] it pays. Maudie begins to talk quite nicly [sic] she is very fond of Jimmie she did not like her father to nurse him at first much. Mifs [sic] Pike called on us one day last summer she made me a present of a very nice broach, as what poor old Aunt wished me to have was stolen by the nurse. Grandma & Uncle are still in France Mrs. Puckridge is at home with her mother. I took baby to be vaccinated yesterday Aunt said she heard from Uncle a short time ago Grandma was better than she had been but still has a bad cough.

Alf [Alfred] unites with me in kind love hope you enjoy good health I remain

Dear Grandpa
Your affect' Granddaughter

Mary M. Setterfield

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