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Oct 28 1854
To: Elizabeth Fuller McQuesten, Hamilton, Ontario, [Canada]
From: Boston, [Massachusetts, U.S.A.]

Dear Lissa [Elizabeth Fuller McQuesten],

We spent the day after you left us, in lamentation and regret to think you should have started for home, on a day that proved so very unpleasant. What a dismal time you must have had. Car doors opening and shutting, people coming in with wet and damp clothes and worse than all you had a heavy cold. I hope you are not sick although I greatly fear that you are.

Husband said if he had thought for a moment we were to have had so severe a storm, you should not have gone one step out of the house. Don't forget your promise to write for I shall feel very anxious until I hear from you, and Ike too,1 was not he glad enough to get home, and the Doctor was not he glad to welcome his darling Boy and precious Wife once more to their quiet and beautiful home.

Tell the good doctor McQ. that I am very sorry he was not here on Thursday, it was a great day for Boston. I know he would have enjoyed it. Aphia to the other members of household are all well [sic]. Mrs. How is improving, is not well enough as yet to come to Boston.

Love to [Lissa C.?] & Calvin

P. Fuller

1 "Ike" is Isaac Baldwin McQuesten (age 7), son of Dr. Calvin McQuesten and his second wife Estimate Ruth Esther (Baldwin) McQuesten who died in 1851.

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