W8723 TO MRS. MARY BAKER MCQUESTEN from her son,Thomas Baker McQuesten
CABLE ADDRESS: CHOGIE
P.O BOX 63
Chisholm Logie & McQuesten
James Chisholm W.A. Logie
Office Victoria Chamber
69 James St.South
Sep 26 1910
To: Mrs. Mary Baker McQuesten [Gravenhurst, Ontario]
My dear Mother,
I've just received word from Courtney Hutchisom that he will supply with the butter so that matter is settled. He said he would ship it in about two weeks. I told him there was no hurry and if he shipped in three weeks it would be satisfactory. Is this too soon? I said nothing about the price but he is a fair minded man and won't charge more than the market rate.
Nothing new. I went out to Mrs. Begue's last night and called on Helen Locke. She looks very well and is most anxious to see Ruby when she gets down. She will be in Toronto for some weeks yet. I hope you are all keeping well. We have had a couple of sun days more rain than sun. I hope you have got over them because they are very depressing in Gravenhurst as I know.
Mrs. Mullin is much crippled up. One arm greatly to the bad owing to some inflammation of the nerves akin to neuralgia and sciatica. The Mullin baby was baptized on Sunday greatly to Willie's disgust he was quite funny about it. The whole Lazier connection was there. Willie pictured some of them, the Morton's I believe, as being lame and others blind. The child did not bawl, which fact, as Mrs. Mullin's maid who is of Irish extraction, explained was an evidence that Satan was still in her, and that she was not ripe for heaven, as she would have been, had she cried. On that score I should say that child of Tom Cook's was the angel Gabriel himself.
I doubt you will attempt to read what I have written and if you don't I'll have to stop writing.
Yours aff'te[sic] son