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W7395 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from F. W. Anderson
Jul 7 1903
To: Calvin McQuesten Montreal, Quebec
From: 53 Tranby Ave., Toronto, Ontario

My dear Calvin,

Your good letter of Dec. 4th should have been answered long ago but there has been much pressure of various kinds on my time during the interval. Last night brought the culmination of three weeks of special work in preparation for a debate in the Intercollegiate series between Knox and McMaster, and I am sorry to say it resulted in defeat for Knox. R.S. Laidlaw and I were the losers.1 In the meantime my Knox work has been piling up, and from now till the end of March I will certainly have no time to waste. But I am glad to say I am feeling very much more like work than I did, and my doctor reports continued improvement from his standpoint. He still advises, however, that I should not think of going to a foreign country to find a field for my life service.

Mott was up here last week and proposed almost every land under the sun as a field which would likely prove a good place for an "invalid" to go, and even went as far as to say that he would be willing to try the "experiment" of sending me out and bringing me back if necessary. But, as I told him, there are two sides to that proposition. I am not so ready to experiment with my life as all that. He consulted Caven himself, and the Dr. told him that he hoped for improvement during the year such as might make it possible for me to consider his proposition a year hence, but I feel that the home land is likely to be my place after all -- I was glad to meet your friend Terry and show him a little attention. He was up here to tea with me last Sunday. I had the pleasure of meeting him while in Montreal last year, and easily remembered him again. Please excuse this hurried note. I will be in Hamilton on Sunday 15th and preaching for Dr. Fletcher.

Faithfully your friend

F. W. Anderson

1 The printed notice of this debate is W8010 in the Calendar, dated Feb. 6, 1903. It was likely in the same envelope with this letter and became separated later.

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