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Apr 16 1888
To: Dr. C.B. McQuesten MacNab & Jackson Streets

In January an egg of the great Auk brought 160 guineas at auction
Ball pointed pens 521-526

[Address written on cover]
Dr. McQuesten
McNab & Jackson Sts City
Hamilton Ont Canada AP 16 88

[Poem on envelope]
Though far in scenes of distant joy
You sore1 with footsteps free
Soft to your heart this simple shair2 [sic]
Shall say remember me.

May sweet contentments gentle power descend
And oer [sic] thy heart its peaceful reign extend
May ally [sic]your days most happy be
And when far distant sometimes think of me.

Accept this as a token of love from [??].

1 Could be attempting "soar."

2 Refers to a lock of hair included in the envelope.
For more information on Dr. Calvin Brooks McQuesten go to the Home Page and click on Family and then click on his photo.

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