United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, France

April 20th, 1899

New Royal Hotel, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

My Beloved Angee,

Arrived in this city yesterday from Toronto and am leaving again this afternoon for London (in Canada) the weather is like summer and makes me feel the need of a change of clothing but do not want to be too quick with this in case of a cold wave dropping in suddenly.

There is a large meeting here but no gathering last night so I called upon Captain Trigge the leading brother and spent a very happy evening with him and his family – my throat continues to give me some trouble and seems more difficult to get right than I have ever known it before – on awaking this morning I found one of my eyes seemed closed up with some kind of discharge around it through the night and I suspect this is all part of the same gouty condition of my blood the Doctor judged was behind the throat troubles – I expect the medicine he has given me is bringing it out a bit. Mr Hazel of whom you heard me speak lives in this place and is doing a fine business – he came on at 8 this morning and breakfasted with me and afterward gave me a nice little order in a very pleasant way. Dear Mr Gausby came down to the hotel yesterday to say good bye – Ada came down to the hotel in Monday evening and after sitting about half an hour with me said she thought her husband was outside the door – I declined however to see him after statements she had made of him the previous night. She has chosen her path and I fear the troublesome nature of it is already made manifest. Poor silly woman – she has only herself to blame – the business he has embarked in (packet tea) will soon exhaust all her money and their….

The Gausby's are very kind to her – she comes to the meetings but has not been received as the brethren felt she had little if any conscience as to the evil she had been connected with – when asked in case she should return to the nice meeting again at Stratford would she go to it again, she replied perhaps she should. Trust you are getting good weather at Ilfracombe and that it is doing you good – make yourself as comfortable as any means will allow you my dearest Angee – God Bless you once more and with much love and to all dear ones believe me ever your very affectionate Husband.

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