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W6535 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his sister, Ruby.
Sep 21 1909
To: Rev. Calvin McQuesten Glenhurst, Saskatchewan

Dearest Cal,

Your nice old letter came some time ago and deserves a real answer but this is a business, I suppose you'd say "Oh, come off your perch!" But Mr. McKeracher was in to see me yesterday and I gave him your message about coming up to preach and he quite jumped at it. He began at once to think out the date of his holiday. But the last Sunday of his holidays is the 17th of Oct. and that was the Sunday you had planned for your first Sunday home. And I'm afraid you won't want to come here and put off going home. And you will be tired besides after the trip home & settling to work. It is unfortunate that that should be the only chance now but then you can risk getting a chance later and not come if you think best for I really hate to think of your not having a good day of rest at home after a strenuous week. But anyway let me know either way just as soon as you can and I'll send word to Hamilton to tell Mr. McKeracher for they'll be taking their holidays at the Blacks this summer. Mr. McKeracher said he'd provide some place for you to stay here as of course their house will be closed up.

Little Keith is teaching in Toronto now. Well the date is Oct. 17th and let me know as soon as possible.1

With ever so much love,

Your affec'ate sister,


1 Ruby is eager for Calvin to come to Gravenhurst to preach so that she can have a visit with him. She is there being treated for "The Con" consumption. For more information on Ruby and her treatment for Consumption (Tuberculosis), see W6135, and see her biographical sketch by clicking on "Family" on the Home Page and then clicking on her picture.

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