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Postmarked, Kincardine Railway, P.O.

W7692 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from R.W. Evans
Dec 9 1907
To: Calvin McQuesten Knox College, Toronto, Ontario
From: 'The Manse,' St. Helen's, Ontario

Dear McQuesten,

I am going to be away next Sabbath and need supply for the day. Are you open to come? You are the only student at Knox with whom I have any intimate acquaintance and I would very much prefer you to anyone else. I think you will probably remember Mrs. Evans as Miss E. D. Plewes of '98. She was on the freshman class executive. She says she cannot just place you but no doubt she would recall you if she saw you. We have three fine wee bairns.

Lucknow (G.T.R.) is our nearest station. There are two trains from Toronto 9A.M. and 4 P.M. It would be well to take the former as the evening is usually very late on Saturday. I would make the remuneration twelve dollars as the distance is considerable. That would leave you, I think, about five dollars clear. I wish I were in a position to make it even more.

The day's work would consist in preaching at St. Helen's, 11 A.M.-E. Ashfield, six miles distant at 2:30 P.M.- Then there is an evening Bible Class at which I would be glad if you would give an address on Western work-telling them something of your own Western experience. We have taken a sympathetic and active interest in the Knox College Students' Society for years, and your message I doubt not would be much appreciated.

If you can come I think you will enjoy the day -- and of course you will stay with us at the Manse. If you cannot come, will you be kind enough to get a senior man -- and a good man -- for we like the best that is going here I notice. I will leave my horse for you at the Manse in Lucknow, Rev. D.S. L. Mc[?]-(Varsity '99) is our minister there. As I leave home on Friday would you be kind enough to reply without delay.

Very sincerely,

R.W. Evans

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