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W6879 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jun 18 1915
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Buckingham Quebec
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton

My dearest Calvin,

Do you know this is my wedding day? The Battle of Waterloo! Well, I have been quite busy getting things in order, for Edna is expecting Mrs. Coverhill for the afternoon. You have heard E. speak of her, she had come up from Montreal to visit her brother, who is married and lives in Brantford, so she wrote Edna and she invited her to spend the afternoon and had tea. Am glad she is coming when the peonies are out they are magnificent and some of the roses too.

Some day you will receive some furniture. I found some very cheap and we thought pretty verandah chairs and table, so we are looking forward to some verandah afternoon teas. Have to do something to keep up our spirits, in this neverending war. It is all just unspeakable. I hope you were not quite worn out after the laymen's banquet, am glad you were relieved of the preaching. Hope Mr. Russel said a word for the women of India, the male missionaries often say very little about it, which is a great mistake, their condition makes the strongest of all appeals. Isn't it too bad the garden has such poor soil. But do not trouble about it, it is scarcely ever worth the labour.

Noon. Have just received your letter, most interesting. Will go right out and get the seeds, so they will reach you to-morrow. So glad the Maclarens were interested.

This war has been a terrible thing for many industries. Must run. With fondest love.

Your Mother

M.B. McQuesten

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