W6916 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B.A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Oct 11 1915
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Buckingham Quebec
From: 'Whitehern' Hamilton
My dearest Calvin,
Many thanks for your kind letter and for your part in the handsome gift. It is a lovely muff, an exact match for my muff and will make me very comfortable. I was so pleased to hear about the gold price and shall always have a tender feeling towards Mr. N. after this.
Sorry I never even saw him, you do not know how you may influence him yet, but with men like that, do not think it is wise to nag them. The girls had never told me. The fine weather continues and I hope it is mild with you to-day. Yesterday (Sunday) we had Mr. Henderson for dinner and tea; he has just returned from England with his wife and little girl. The two latter had been there for two years, the little girl in a boarding school. They were all delighted with England and did not want to return. Had found a furnished cottage in Kent with lovely small garden and mahogany furniture $3.00 a week Mr. H. had been working in the Soldier's camps with the Y.M.C.A. and had much to tell. However he felt bound to stand by the Shantyman's mission and as they wrote him, it could not be kept going without him, he returned.
It is most encouraging to hear of the prayer-meeting, Mr. H has not started. I am sure any people who have any thought about them, would very much enjoy your Bible reading. A Mr. McColl or Listowel preached two excellent sermons for us yesterday. Thomas is enjoying himself with a bonfire to-day; we were obliged to have our trees gone over and doctored, so there is a lot of old wood.
When the McCallums are away, make good use of the house before the cold weather comes. It is very remarkable about those peaches, so far have not been able to get any reply from parties who were to send. Be careful and do not work too hard. With much love and good wishes.
Your loving mother
[P.S.] Letter rec'd Saturday.