Letter from Jane Sutherland to Pauline Johnson, 27 December 1912, re arrival of books

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119 Hunter St W. Hamilton
Dec 27th
1912
Dear Miss Johnson,
The books arrived a week ago today, your letter came four or five days before the books. I have delivered most of them, & those I have been paid for I am sending you a draft for in this letter, the draft is for $40.00? I tried to collect the money before the books arrived so that I might send all the money at once, but was unable to do so, however it will be paid me very shortly now. Xmas time people generally ? themselves rather short of cash, there are so many both rich rich & poor that have to be remembered at this Happy time. What a lovely letter you sent me, this day ?, I shall read it to the municipal Chapter Hamilton, (they always meet on the first Friday in the month) I am sure they will be so interested & delighted to hear it. Tomorrow afternoon I shall read it to the members of my own Chapter. One & all we are delighted to be able to show our appreciation of our talented country women. May God in His mercy lighten your sufferings, & comfort you as he alone can do. Yours with much sympathy
(?) Jane Sutherland