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W-MCP4-6.234 TO DR. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his cousin John Fisher
Jan 16 1837
To: Dr. Calvin McQuesten, Brockport, New York, U.S.A
From: Hamilton, Upper Canada

Dear Cousin

In a former Letter I left a Blank for the amt. of Iron received [several lines are illegible] of the lot sent 22426* Mr. Janes wishes you to say to Mr. Backus that he will send him $100. [?] [?] 6 days. He intended to have paid it the first of the month but he had been disappointed in [regard?] to $225. which he [several lines illegible]. I went to Whitby last Tuesday to see the man who are owing [?] [?] the other [?] but I did not regain a farthing--shall probably [?]

I send a Draft of $290.00--$170. for you $120. for Mr. B. I can not tell how much money I can send on this month--I have not got any from Father Blanchard1--I shall probably be able to send you $200. now but I will let you know more by the first of next week--We are making a few sets of Scales for the spring I shall make 12 sets. I think we can do $5 or 6000 of business the coming year and if no misfortune attends us we ought to make a good years profit out of it.

I am yours truly,

J.[John] Fisher

[P.S.] Mr. Backus must want for his $180. till the 10th of next month--I will pay it then.
In my last I sent you a Draft of $200 for Mr. B. and one half of a $100 Bill I now send the other half. Castings are up to 7 cts per [D?].

1 Possibly Catherine (or Catharine) Blanchard Fisher's father. For more on the correct spelling of Mrs. Fisher's first name, see footnote 7 in W-MCP4-6.236.

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