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Chisholm Logie & McQuesten, Barristers &C.
James Chisholm, W.A Logie
T.B. McQuesten

Office, Victoria Chambers,
69 James St. South,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

W8709 TO MRS. MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from her son, Thomas Baker McQuesten
Sep 13 1910
To: Mary Baker McQuesten

My dear Mother,

Your letter came today. You do not need to worry about the cottage.1 Chisholm is to see his people this afternoon and probably before closing this letter will be able to tell you definitely. Of course if we put out the present tenant we will have to be prepared to indemnify the owners against loss for a reasonable time. There should not be any risk in this as the rental is very low and tenants should be easily obtainable at any time, particularly as the house is now in fairly good order.

We have been having it alternately muggy and quite raw and cold. Today it happens to be raw though it is warming up now.

Ketchen came home on Friday and preached on Sunday morning very well, I thought. It was communion Sunday. Had a desperate struggle to get there in time which I eventually did. My watch which has been playing tricks on me ever since I left Gravenhurst, lost 1 1/2 hours during the night and I was awakened by our bells ringing. Of course I had to be a little bit longer so as to get thoroughly wakened. However arrived in time.

On Saturday afternoon took a run down to Burlington for a few minutes, dropped in to see Willie Symington for a minute. I found him thoroughly enjoying himself working around his garden, surrounded by innumerable chickens full size and breeds.

Mrs. Mullin told me that Mrs. Gibson told her that Mrs. Thomson had sold her place which was to be cut up into building lots. Of course its nonsense. People I suppose have to make conversation.

Well I haven't anything more about the cottage but it will be all right. The taxes and payable to-morrow. I disgorged to the extent of [$]147.77 to make up the amount of the 2nd instalment which is [$]252.77. That is off our hands anyway. It's a good thing that we have a little extra income. Must close.

With love to all.

Your aff'te son

T.B. McQuesten

1 The cottage, on the Hamilton Mountain brow, was for Ruby who was suffering the final stages of tuberculosis and needed to be brought closer to home. She died at the cottage on April 9, 1911 (see W6135, W9058).

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