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W-MCP4-6.203 TO DR. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his cousin John Fisher
Sep 20 1837
To: Dr. Calvin McQuesten, Brockport, Monroe County, New York, U.S.A.
From: Hamilton, Upper Canada

[Dear cousin]

I have rec'd your last--have a Furnace man not the best--do not want you to send one without you send [sic] Tunnicliff1--have rec'd 19 Tons Coal from C[Carrington] & Prall will try and pay for them soon--next Tuesday--nothing from the Iron--want it much--I have made an offer for 10 Tons of Scotch Pig $46. per Ton laid down on the wharf at 4 months 2240. [?] to the Ton--So you will not purchase any more till I hear whether the iron is delivered as above and write you--I do not want Tunnicliff unless he will come and stay--I do not think any price he may ask will be an objection. I probably have as good help just now as you would send me--If you send any other--I am much hurried with work at present shall write you soon.

John Fisher2

1 Fisher also mentions Tunnicliff in W-MCP4-6.189, W-MCP4-6.195., W-MCP4-6.218, and W-MCP4-6.231. Tunnicliff wrote W-MCP4-6.179 and W-MCP4-6.181.

2 John Knox Fisher was Dr. Calvin McQuesten's first cousin and business partner. He had some difficulty working with another of the foundry's co-founders, Mr. [Joseph] Janes, and was often concerned about the man's methods of conducting business. In 1838, Janes ran off, leaving behind his wife and thousands of dollars of debt. See W-MCP4-6.237. For more on Fisher, see W-MCP5-6.240.

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