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W5976 TO MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from her friend Phyllis Fletcher
Sep 7 1907
To: Mary Baker McQuesten [Oakville, Ontario]
From: Hamilton, Ontario

My dear Mrs. McQuesten

We are all very sorry that you are not able to be with us at the wedding, as I was looking forward to your coming as a dear good stand- bye on the occasion. I would like you so much to meet all the relatives, so many are coming from far and near. Then dear Mary and Hilda are not to be either, and Calvin far away but there are good representatives, Ruby, Edna and Tom.1 Price [Montague] is greatly pleased that Tom is coming and I do hope everything will go off happily and that we shall have a bright sunny day, which will make of course the greatest difference.

I am enclosing four tickets, and if the girls wish more just let her know. I hope they will be able to come and see the presents. Some very beautiful ones have come already and your own most useful and handsome, they are very proud of.

Dr. Montague sent home a cheque for $1000, to furnish their home, and Mr. Montague, besides many other nice things, is giving her a beautiful fur coat which she was being fitted for in Toronto to-day. They are really exceedingly good to her, as everyone is.

Mrs. Irving and Kate are to stay with Mrs. David Walker over the wedding & will come to us afterwards and Colin & Anna are to stay at Arlo House & John's daughter Phyllis & the Gillespie's at the cottage, so you see we shall not have visitors with us till afterwards.

Dr. Fletcher is going out to morrow to christen Mr. Gray's second son. He is feeling very well and quite busy looking after things He has made a fine table the width of the library for the presents.

With much love to you all from us all; and thanking you for all your kindness and good wishes,

Believe Me

your sincere Friend

Phyllis E. Fletcher2

Kenmore, Sept. 7th 1907

[P.S.] Anne is fine, and looking quite strong & standing all the fatigue very well

1 See W5990 for a report on the wedding and Tom's rather spontaneous but major role in it.

2 Dr. Fletcher was the minister of the MacNab Street Presbyterian Church near Whitehern. For more on the Fletcher family, see W4479, W4635, W4713. For the announcement of the engagement, see W5990. For

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