W-MCP4-6.181 TO DR. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Ransom Tunnicliff
Nov 21 1836
To: Dr. Calvin McQuesten, Brockport, New York, [U.S.A.]
From: Albion, New York, [U.S.A.]
I have had a talk with Mr. Gardner & he sais [sic]2 he will give me $1.50 per day and Bord [sic] me & wash & mend also for a year and wants me to Bind my self for a year Becuse [sic] he appears to think as if I aught to work for him as long as he dos [sic] as well By me as any One dos he sais that he dos not mean to loose [sic] all of his money he means to make it out of the macheans [sic] that he sends to Canaday [sic] for he swears he will sell under your noses or in other-words he sais he will sell his macheans in Hamilton. Mr. McQuesten I donot no [sic] any other way for to settle the hash than to have you to come up hear [sic] and you and I will make a sort of an agreement so as to make them all think that you have sold me a part of you Furnace and that will keepe [sic] them from molesting you. I do not no any other way to work it and then I shall Be at Liberty to go as soon as our pretended Bargain is accomplished pleas [sic] come as soon as you get this Letter if you think Best I Remane [sic]
your Obedient servant
1 John Fisher mentions Tunnicliff in W-MCP4-6.189, W-MCP4-6.195, W-MCP4-6.203, W-MCP4-6.218, and W-MCP4-6.231. Letter W-MCP4-6.179 was written by Tunnicliff a few days after this one.
2 This letter has been transcribed true to the original with the many spelling errors intact.