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W8731 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Dec 17 1912
To: Reverend Calvin McQuesten Bracebridge, Ontario
From: 'Whitehern'

My dearest Calvin,

Your letter did not come this morning, I fancy you were resting reading the Saturday Post yesterday. Edna had a lively letter from Miss Dickie to-day, she speaks of the Hughes' dog being a champion fighter, hope it will not scratch up the doors and other things. The deans have got into a house too large for them, cold and not in good shape. Edna is the only one who has managed to get up to see them.

Dr. Fletcher was taken to the hospital last night to be operated on to-day. Called up Mr. Murray at noon but they had heard nothing there so do not know what has been done.

Great activity about the elections. Everything being done to work up the churches and citizens generally to vote for the men who will oppose the R.R. Mr. Ketchen was preaching at Peterboro last Sabbath. So we had Dr. Seyce on Robertson Memorial. I asked him in for dinner, he is very interesting having travelled about a great deal. He told us the church at Edmonton has got into quite a box, they had assigned the money they got for the property to various purposes, $50,000 towards Principal Dyde's Support. But they have managed the building of the Church so badly that they have used up all the money and were having a meeting when Dr. B. was there to raise money to make up the $50,000. They paid a man $12.00 a day to superintend the building and the workmen were paid by the day.

Nellie Mullin has arrived, she is not going back for sometime I believe. Nellie Lazier's wedding comes off to-morrow. Edna & Tim go with Mrs. M. & Nellie. Tom is going to support Edna. She is wonderfully well, better than I ever knew her, but he can carry her clock for her.

The weather is keeping mild. Have just heard from Mr. Murray. Mr. F. had returned from hospital and doctor was doing nicely. Well, Cal dear hope you are keeping well and hope to see you in Monday. With much love.

Your affectionate mother

M. B. McQuesten

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