W-MCP4-6.226 TO DR. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Joe Sutphin
Jun 1 1840
To: Dr. Calvin McQuesten, Hamilton, Upper Canada
From: Brockport, New York, [U.S.A.]
On Thursday last I rec'd a certificate of deposit on the Canal Bank Lockport by John Thom to your credit for $152.00 one hundred fifty two dollars, which I will endorse on your notes as soon as I can draw the cash.
I am much obliged to you for your promptness the remainder I think can remain in your hands until [Ansel?] shall want it; if I should need it sooner I will give you timely notice. I shall settle with [Mary?] soon [&] turn out Williams Mortgage for $1000.00 &c.
Matters remain among us much as usual as death among your acquaintances, a general time of health--Modern Perfectionism has made a lodgement in our Presbytery & some of our good folks have really got awake & freely acknowledge there are serious errors & disorders among us, what course will be pursued I am not able to say we have sent no communications to the assembly from our Priest although all the other Presbyterians in our Synod have voted to do so. Mr. Kay has left Holly & has accepted a call from a congregation in Warsaw that will unite with our Priest.
My dear Brother & Sister I would esteem it a great privilege to correspond with you more frequently if it is agreeable to you which I shall conclude is the fact if you will answer me a (little) sooner excuse this gentle hint, in the meantime I remain yours most affectionately in great haste.
[Bottom of page:] Calvin McQuesten
[Side of page:] love to your wife & we'ens.
[P.S.] Mr. Budlong has about sixty dollars for me and will try to get more.