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W0284 TO DR. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Fairchild & Bacon
Sep 23 1837
To: Dr. Calvin McQuesten Brockport, New York
From: Ogdensburgh

Messrs. McQuesten & Co.

Your fav' of 16th inst. is rec'd. Messrs. A. Freeman & Son have left with us your note for $200--to liquidate our shipment to your order of 5 tons Iron sent 12th inst. to Hamilton---

In reply to your enquiries respecting the terms for 10 or 15 ton more--we must refer you to our letter of 12th inst. We should be pleased to give the time you ask for but, we are unable to do so. 3 mo. is as long a credit as can now be given consistently as the Banks in this quarter are doing nothing & we shall be obliged to hold the paper to near maturity before we can realize the proceeds--We shall by first conveyance ship you 5 ton to Hamilton upon your cash order, we will advise you when ship'd. I we should change our views in regard to giving longer cr. we will then advise you--.

We remain

Truly yours

Fairchild & Bacon

[P.S.] Mr. Bush says there is a small quantity of Iron stored with him, he thinks it might be obtained on the time you proposed @ $40 but we think the quality of it inferior.

Yrs. F. & B.

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