2 to look round and consult with you. Just received telegram from him “Engaged attendant for your mother, leave Thursday.” He does not say anything about having your consent — so I have just telegraphed you not to let her come unless it meets fully with your approval. I don't know how in all the world we are going to accommodate everybody. Don't forget however that you have a house-boat to help you out. I will have a look at the attic of Beinn Bhreagh the moment I arrive and see whether it can be utilized.
I think you better arrange with Charlie to advance three thousand five hundred dollars till the fifteenth of July when Bell Telephone extra dividend comes in. We shall certainly have to pay about two thousand for the house-boat in a few days — and seven hundred to Mr. McInnis — and you will rent money for your furnishing. I don't like to sell anything to meet these expenses if we can possibly pay them out of income. I gave Daisy five dollars to spend for herself. She has bought a dear little nannie goat-about three months old — and various articles in the shape of towels — tableclothes and etc., She carried the nannie—goat home in her arms as happy and proud as she could be.
Supper bell rings and I must stop. Called at Mrs. McLeans today. Mrs. McLean and her two unmarried daughters are in the White Mountains — and Major and Mrs. Goldsmith are here.
I did not go in as Major Goldsmith has scarletina. I had a nice long talk this afternoon with Mrs. Goldsmith by telephone. She sends her love to you. Daisy and I called yesterday on Mr. Scott Hutton at the Institution for the deaf and dumb. The school has just been closed on account of an epidemic of whooping — cough. The