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W-MCP4-6.200 TO MESSRS BACKUS SEYMOUR & CO. from Fairchild & Bacon
Aug 30 1837
To: Messrs Backus Seymour & Co., Brockport, New York, U.S.A.
From: Odgensburg, [New York, U.S.A.]


Your fav' of the 1st inst. came duly to hand but as Messrs Freeman & Sons had engaged all their Iron then on hand we delayed writing you untill [sic] we knew when it would be ready to ship--Messrs McQuesten wish it ship'd direct to Hamilton U. C. [Upper Canada] by a boat that does not touch at any other port--this cannot be done as the boats leaving here for the upper end of Lake Ont. touch at several intermediate ports. The Iron is now ready to ship but the instructions of McQuesten & Co. are such that we do not feel ourselves authorized to ship the Iron by the Boats that leave here for Hamilton as they all touch at most of the Canada ports. You will give us your instructions respecting it & it will be ship'd, also any further quantity should you require.

Yours Resp'

Fairchild & Bacon

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