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W1213 TO DR. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his wife Elizabeth Fuller McQuesten
Oct 17 1855
To: Dr. Calvin McQuesten, Hamilton, [Ontario, Canada]
From: Boston, Massachsetts, [U.S.A.]

My dear, very dear Husband,

I returned here yesterday and was gratified to find two letters from you, and one from Lizzie awaiting me. I did not get your telegraph and was a little at a loss how to proceed. I had a very pleasant visit with your friends and Isaac's, everything has been as pleasant as possible since I left home and I did hope to see you at home the last of this week, but it would be a pity not to spend a little more money, since I came so rich; so I must spend a few days here in order to lighten my purse.

I intend to start for home next Monday, but you had better not expect me till I come and then you will not be disappointed if anything should induce me to stay a day longer, I sure expect Isaac Baldwin Jun. to return with me. The screen is to be packed and sent as freight today. I hope it will arrive before I do as I should fear that no glance of admiration would fall on me till that was out of sight. I do hope it will go safe. I have seen a picture that I think would answer to go with it, Price $350.00! Tell Lizzie I guess she has been a very good girl, she shall have a new dress when I get home. Give a great deal of love to all the McNabs, especially John.

I have bought a present for Libbie which I think you and she will like. I must write three other notes before I go out this morning; so please excuse my saying more till I come, and then how fast I will talk. Aphia says "it is too bad that the Doctor does not come. I do feel disappointed." Fanny says "tell him I would like to have him come here. I want to see him." All send love. Much love to all at home, and to Mr. Irvine especially.

Good morning My dear.

Peace be with you.


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