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W-MCP3-5.083 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN from James Chisholm
Nov 23 1908
To: C/O Messrs. Masten Starr & Spence Barristers, Toronto, Ontario
From: Chisholm & Logie, Barristers 69 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario

CHISHOLM & LOGIE Barristers &c. James Chisholm, W. Logie
Office, Victoria Chambers
69 James St. South,

November 23, 1908
Dear Tom,

Biggar called the other day & I had a talk with him--told him I w'd speak to Logie & come to a decision at once. This I only found time to do on Friday [?] & have not had time to write you all now. We have decided to give you an opportunity to join us next spring if you can see your way to wait till then. I think you might go to Biggar temporarily as he wants you in any event. Your experience there will be of value to you & you will not be losing anything in leaving Toronto. I will not call up Biggar till I hear from you. If you are coming up this week drop in & we can talk over matters & make definite arrangements better than by correspondence.

Answer at once as Biggar is expecting to hear from me.

Yours &c.

James Chisholm

[TO] T.B. McQuesten


1 This is the official offer from James Chisholm to Tom of a job with Chisholm & Logie. Tom's father, Isaac Baldwin McQuesten, had been associated with this law firm, until his sudden death in 1888. This represents a watershed moment for the McQuesten family who had been living in a state of genteel poverty since Isaac's death in 1888.




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