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265 Princeton St. E. Boston
Monday, Dec 28, 1902
My Dear Mrs. Smith:
Perhaps you know that the year 1903 marks the century since, our ancestors, the McLaren's (sic) and Gordons arrived in Prince Edward Island, and on July 16th there is to be a reunion of the family on the 'Little Island' Brudnell River; and a monument erected. This little place was where the first McLaren, who died after they landed was buried. She was Christie McLaren and was the wife of Donald Gordon. Here also was their place of worship, James McLaren conducting the services. Now this little island has been granted by the Government to the McLarens and Gordons and the committee in charge are going to fix it up. In order to do so, funds are being collected from all friends and relatives, any amount from twenty-five cents up being acceptable. The list, with money is to be sent to P.E.I. by the fifteenth of the month, so if you care to contribute, however little, would you kindly send it to us at once. My mother returned from the island a few weeks ago and wishes me to say she will write to you as soon as she gets settled. I trust you will pardon the liberty I take in writing t you, but I have heard her speak so much of you that I feel almost as if I knew you. Trusting to hear from you at once.
I remain Yours most sincerely
Jennie Mc Laren Foster.
Jennie McLaren Foster was the daughter of Alexander McLaren and his second wife Ellen McLaren. Both Alexander McLaren and Ellen McLaren were grandchildren of Donald McLaren and Elizabeth Stewart.