W7349 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Alex Grant
Sep 29 1902
To: Calvin McQuesten
From: St. Marys, Ontario
Dear Mr. McQuesten,
It was very kind of you to send the papers, books, & [?] aid [?] [?] [?] for which accept my most sincere thanks. I am glad you are so pleased with Alex [Grant] both as to his running & as to his common sense. As to his running he took that from his mother you might know that as she caught me. [illegible sentence] I was not in it when she got on the back As to his [?] when he got that is the most difficult problem as he is not pessimistic in that line & you know I am a [?] and Presby'n minister and [illegible]. Brainy get up. He has lived among the Yanks tho' and we always know they have lots of that to spare. That they'd not possess all creation is simply they are not greedy on the one side and so meek on the other.
Alex enjoyed his stay with you very much. It was one of the pleasures of his visit to the City of Montreal. Victory has its greatest pleasures when you have friends to enjoy it with you. He wrote to us telling us how kind you were It was very good of you. Any time you ever are in the City of the Saints don't forget us, wife and son & I are here and will be so very glad to have a visit from you. I have been slow in answering your kind note. I had to leave for the country just after getting it. I left in the rain, so away in rain and came back in rain. Really we are not a dry town up here. I have not seen Mrs. Irving since I got your note but I'll not forget to give your kindest remembrances to her and Katie. They are both in good health & looking well. Our town is growing. Some 25 house have gone up or are going up this summer. Crops have been good so the farmers are not grumbling. Of course they had a word or two to say against the weather as if it might have been better but as long as that was all that was out of order it was not bad. Mrs. Grant and Julia join me in kindest regards to you.
Your sincere friend.
1 The Alex Grant in W7349 and W7352 are likely father and son.