Box 14-106 TO ISAAC BALDWIN MCQUESTEN from law firm Bruce, Walker & Burton
Nov 29 1877
From: Hamilton, Ont.
Bruce, Walker & Burton
Alexander Bruce, M.A. . W.F. Walker M.A. L.L.B.
Warren F. Burton
We have instructions from your Father to revoke the trusts declared in his Deed of 13 Oct. 18731 & to declare all his estate held in trust for yourself & Calvin Brooks McQuesten provided that you & your brother Calvin enter into certain Bonds. We beg to hand you herewith proposed Deeds & Bonds for perusal on behalf of yourself & your Brother. We understand that you brother is now in Hamilton as the Deed must be executed in his presence we shall be glad to have you fix some day early next week when he can be present with yourself to witness the execution of the Deed. In the meantime kindly peruse the Deed & Bonds as drafted [?] to us that the same may be put in shape for execution.
Bruce Walker & Burton
1 On this date, Dr. McQuesten, Calvin Brooks, Isaac and Isaac's law partner signed a deed of trust in order to make it more difficult for Dr. McQuesten's demanding third wife, Elizabeth Fuller McQuesten, to inherit from her husband. A copy of this deed can be viewed online, see W0234; for related legal documents see Box 14-100, Box 14-102, Box 14-103. For details and links concerning Dr. McQuesten's marriage to Elizabeth, see W-MCP5-6.351.