United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, France
April 13th, 1899
Rossin House, Toronto, Canada
My Beloved Angee,
Your first letter came to hand at 10.30 pm on the 11th – I was waiting for it in my bedroom and it was a real comfort to my heart I assure you and am very thankful your face is better again – was surprised and glad to find that dear Daisy had come down for a little change and availed herself of our dentist who I hope has made a good job for her. Thank them both for their kind letter which was an additional pleasure – also received a very kind letter from Mr Whybrow by same mail. We had a very happy prayer meeting last night at Montreal and many fervent petitions went up to the Throne of Grace for yourself and your husband – two of the leading brethren came down to the hotel with me after and remained a little while and two more were at the station this morning at 9 to see me off.
I sent P.F. & Co. a good order last night from Montreal where I booked for our agent 26 orders which all goes in one lump under his a/c. Have just received a very encouraging letter from Mr Sarl from Chicago who has opened 9 new accounts there – he seems all alone now.
Have had a pleasant ride here today from 9 to 5.30 pm nearly 400 miles – I might have come through the night but dislike the sleeping cars more and more – I can't work if I do not get good rest. Have not seen any friends here yet and do not intend going out tonight. I am glad this city is free from ice and snow slush – I never saw a city in such a plight as Montreal is in so far as the ways are concerned – the French rule the place pretty much and they are not like the English for keeping streets clean. The amount P.F. send you is liberal - was afraid our neighbours might give notice but he may alter his mind by September – am glad you are able to cast it upon the Lord who can send us another tenant when the house is empty.
Sorry to hear dear Martha has been poorly again – I can understand how she would feel for Nellie in her sorrow. What a mercy that God has raised His dear Son out of death where He went for us to bear the judgement due to us and to bring us life and peace and the prospect of the Glory of God. Much love to all your household treasures and helps and a full portion for yourself my dearest Angee and believe me ever.
Your very affectionate Husband