W6291 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Sep 21 1908
To: Calvin McQuesten [?Glenhurst, Saskatchewan?]
My dearest Calvin
Your letter of the 18th only reached us to-day. Tom says the mail has to go by Chicago on account of a bridge that was burned. Before I forget I want to tell you that Mrs. Fletcher, who has just returned, said that a Miss Arnold of Montreal was with her brother in Winnipeg. It was Mary got the message and she is never very correct, but understood she was with her brother Wm. Arnold, McMillan Ave, she also mentioned that a married sister Mrs. Fraser had gone back to Montreal on account of her eyes. You might like to stay over. Then I want to tell you, that in case you get into Toronto late of an evening, there is a train on the C.P.R. leaving at 11:10 which gets in here a little after 12 but that does not matter when you are so near home. The train before leaves at 7:15.
Yes indeed, we were all very sorry to hear of Mrs. Dunton's death. I am waiting to see Mrs. Lyle, to hear what was the matter. We are having such close warm weather and everything so fearfully dusty, no rain for six weeks.
Laurier is writing great speeches these days. Think Mr. Chisholm is going to run in East Hamilton, but do not think he has a chance there. Barber will get the Catholics. Tom is somewhat disgusted with the government, so many Catholics in it there are now three High Court judges, Catholics, and this Chas. Murphy in Scott's place. Ross's name was never mentioned for Lieut. Governor, but I am sure he would not have money enough everyone cannot take it. And I know Ross is a poor man.
I thought you reached your homestead on the 4th. Had been reckoning on that.
Annie [Fletcher] Montague wants Ruby to stay over and see Winnipeg, think she had better. Have not got her letter this week yet, but will enclose last's. Hilda is going to Toronto to-morrow for a couple of days to stay with Mrs. Whittemore and [?] Florrie. Well, I must close. With much love from all.
Your loving Mother