W8774 TO REV. CALVIN MCQUESTEN, B. A. from his mother, Mary Baker McQuesten
Jan 9 1914
To: Calvin McQuesten 'The Manse' Bracebridge Ontario
I suppose you will be back again at the Manse by to-morrow, but I hope you will be much rested. If you are not quite so, you know what I have advised. I am feeling very much better. Mary received card of house, which looks so well that M. is more than ever cross with herself, she did not have shutters opened. We had our Annual union prayer-meeting of W. F. & W.H.M.S. [Woman's Foreign Missionary Society and Women's Home Missionary Society] in St. Paul's School-room. It was not a large meeting, but it was a good meeting, many taking part.
We are having such dark days, that it is quite depressing. Yesterday Hilda and I went to a tea at Mrs. Gordon's. Sir Thos. Taylor has been quite ill with cold on the lungs and they have been very anxious; Charles Gordon is ill too at Winnipeg, so they are quite upset as Mrs.[Gil?] Gordon's wedding (Sir Thos.'s daughter) is to take place on Wednesday.
Well, you must have worked for that Local Option, but it certainly would be a terrible thing for Bracebridge, if it had been repeated, and I trust now you will feel rested, if not run down here. I must run out and post this, tho' it is after bed time. With much love from all.
Your affectionate mother