”To C. W. WARE
Peace Dale, August 18, 1917
Dear Mr. Ware: . . . The christening at Betty’s of the young Rowland Sturges yesterday was well attended, but we missed you and Mrs. Ware. It was quite an impressive ceremony, conducted in Betty’s living-room before an improvised altar with candles, and Dean Talbot, just returned from France (and just about to sail again for France), officiating as priest and one of the godfathers, acting in a dual capacity. The full church service was used, and the beauty of it impressed us all as administered by this devout and delightful man.
Young R. G. H. at Oakwoods continues to grow lustily and be the pride of the neighborhood, in which course I hope he will continue without let or hindrance.
All here in this family are about to have a clambake at Polodore, and send love to you and Mrs. Ware.”
Letters of Rowland Gibson Hazard, by Rowland Gibson Hazard and Caroline Hazard, 1922, page 325