The vertical writing on this one was a bit more challenging.
Marie Brennar letter dated November 19
4 Mabeldon Place
My Dear Mrs Ward
You must think me careless not answering you letter sooner. But I have so mutch to think of that I don’t know what
I am about. My own dear Baby has had such a cold and it quite up set me but I am happy to say he is mutch better.
Inclose you a letter from baby’s nurse. She tells me they love him as if he was there own. I am sure you will
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be pleased with it Will you tell me Mr. Ward if in getting him adopted am I ever to see him and this is tearing my hart strings. Could I see him and be allowed to kiss him at times. Will you tell me what privileges you will allow me. I am not very well but think it is troubles of minde and it is wrong for me to trouble for God is good but I cannot help it.
Will you kindly forgive me asking you if baby’s adopted father is a Christian I am afraid you will think me inquisitive asking and but it is not
from the Spirits of inquisitiveness. Baby’s name in the registry is Alexander Ernest Hope - But you can perhaps have it changed would you enquire of some one. I forgot to say that baby must be vaccinated before the 29th fearing he would be late and that I should be punished so in that cace it would be 14 or 18 days before he could be removed. He will then be out of danger.
I am almost sure you can have his name changed when you adopt
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him. Will you pleas let me here soon I long for a letter from you and am sure I can trust my Dear Dear child with you Thanks to you and Mrs. Ward.