United States, Canada
October 20th, 1898
Rossin House, Toronto, Canada
My Beloved Angee,
I was not much surprised to find from your letter of the 7th inst. that you have gone to Ilfracombe and I do trust the change will be beneficial and that the troublesome cough will disappear – am glad too that Miss Brittan is with you as she will be a help to you by night. The newspaper cuttings were a sorrow to my heart as it revealed pretty plainly that his friend (the world) in life were his friends at the grave and God's word is plain enough about it that the friendship of the world is enmity with God – I trust however that in the rich mercy of God his immortal soul will be among the redeemed family, but it is humbling to be saved so as by fire and to lose the reward the righteous Lord delights to give to those who love His appearing. You will be surprised to see the enclosed note received this morning and to hear that I was at dear Mr Gausby's to tea last night a small humble little dwelling and Ada's is the next door but one in the same avenue – I have been too much engaged today to call but shall do so before leaving – my work has been very heavy here and now I have to sit down for 4 or 5 hours straight off to get all my letters written. Thro' mercy have had a good time here in every way – the love of all the dear saints abounding and God has graciously prospered the business. My very kind love to dear Eunice & Eliza and now with much to yourself and all our dear ones believe me dearest Angee ever.
Being very affectionate Husband
Kind love to Mr & Mrs Shapland and all the dear saints also to Miss Brittan.