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Sep 26 1909
To: Thomas Baker McQuesten
From: John Knox McQuesten Manchester New Hampshire

Manchester N.H.
Sept 26, 1909

My dear cousin Tom,

I was glad to receive your letter of the 11th, and glad to learn that you have located in Hamilton. Your mother and the girls must like the arrangement we think. A new country is all right in its way, but there many things to be found in a civilized town that are wanting in a wilderness. As you suggest, loose professional habits might be easily taken on, and "such like" are not of advantage to lawyers or any other vessels of wrath.

We think you and the whole family must be a good deal hornswoggled by being obliged to quit your home on account of that railway. It is not reasonable to suppose there is anything about it exactly agreeable, but such things occur.

The United States is looking for a better fish hatchery than the one at Nashua, and I have had Mr. Hubbard the superintendent up to see our springs and brook, but he said he could not recommend the place. Mr. Hubbard is a grandson of the late Henry Hubbard of Charlestown N.H. who was a U.S. Senator at one time, and since my day was Governor of the State. We found the Supt.[sic] an agreeable gentleman. Have you heard of the death of our cousin Mrs Hobson? We concluded from your letter that you may not know of the event. She had been failing rather rapidly all summer, and during, or immediately after a very hot spell the end came.

As for my visiting you this fall: there is very little prospect of it. There is too much to do and plans I had for selling land in Bedford do not come about as yet. I want to go to Hamilton again and hope to do so, but cannot tell what is in the future. That mild, gentle, considerate old doctor ought to do one good to look at, and I want to be encouraged by another sight of him. Remember me to him and caution him not to take too much exercise!

Both of us wish to be most kindly remembered to all the family- and we hope it will not be so long before you write again,

Very truly yours
J.K. McQuesten

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