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W4393 TO MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from her daughter Hilda.
Sep 26 1892
To: Mary Baker McQuesten.
From: Hilda McQuesten, Hamilton, Ontario.

Sept. 26, 1892

Dear Mother

The two young chicks are trying to get through the awful task of writing a letter. Last night we had a Dr. Palind from Glascow Scotland and he preached the best sermon I heard for ever so long, he also preached in the morning. The moo cow came on Saturday and Mary went over to Miss Darby but Mrs. Mallock is at home now so Miss Darby has gone so Mrs. Hopes, Mrs. Graham's little baby is dead, it died two days after it was born. I am very glad to hear that you are having a nice time. For the last few days it has been dreadfully warm. On Saturday we walked to Bay View with a lot of picks, as we were going to B.V. I bought two nice bouquets of flowers for to put on Papa's grave. Ms Lister is dead and was buried Saturday. Mrs. Brown did Edna's sailor suit up beautifully as usual. Miss Ambrose gave me another nice last Friday Miss Henderson only likes one quart-a-day so she would not do. Lille James has gone off to Ottawa for to teach three little children, Mary J says that the people seem to be very kind so she went off this morning. Mary is going to do the [buckle??] [fairs??] this week. Dryden these last few days does not seem very well but I suppose it is just the hot sun for he has been out picking grains for about a week for there seem to be numberless grains the sickles I mean Peaches are not checked here at all they being at the lowest grove. $1.40 at [??] I asked and we don't see any at all being sold by the quart. The [??] is a splendid one for to-day & merely gave eleven quarts & it was driven very fast on Saturday. Nannie Gurrie has really improved very much in going to the centre she is not half so shy as she used to be and quite often she stops and speaks to me but she is getting a pretty bad reputation for cheating at the miles out on small pieces of paper. She ans to the questions, Miss White and her Supt, but I don't think she relishes living in the same class with Hilda Cook & Muriel Hills but I must now say goodbye with hugs & kisses, I remain,
Your loving daughter, Hilda McQ.

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