W-MCP5-6.356 TO ESTIMATE RUTH ESTHER [BALDWIN] MCQUESTEN from her niece Mrs. Martha Davis
Jun 1 1846
To: Estimate Ruth Esther Baldwin McQuesten, Hamilton, Canada
From: Youngstown, [Ohio?, U.S.A.]
[LETTER IS NOTED AS MISSING ON THE MICROFILM.]
[MICROFILM INDEX STATES:]
"Mrs. Martha Davis of Youngstown, 18461 to Mrs. McQ. niece of Esty, telling of death of Father and Mother in the West. Esty had visited them a few weeks previously--didn't like West, left Scaffold Prairie." 2
1 The date has been estimated by comparison with W-MCP5-6.357, dated May 1846, in which Dr. Calvin McQuesten states that he misses his wife visiting in the West, at Lawrenceville, Illinois.
2 Scaffold Prairie is in Greene County, in South Western Indiana, which is not too far from Lawrenceville, Illinois, where Estimate was visiting in May of 1846, see W-MCP5-6.357.