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W-MCP5-6.249 TO ISAAC MCQUESTEN from William McBride
Sep 24 1869
To: Isaac Baldwin McQuesten Hamilton, Ontario
From: Toronto, Ontario

Dear Ike,

The undersigned and two other individuals well known to you and to fame, to wit--John King and John Stevenson purpose paying you a visit on Monday next and will enjoy your well known hospitality, for a week or ten days.

Yours in haste
Wm. McBride

Well Comet--have I given you a fright? I hope so-- I received yours on Saturday last, and must apologize for not having answered e'er this [sic]--I can assure you I sincerely sympathize with you--It is too bad that your numerous friends do not display more good sense than to impose upon you in the way they have been doing.

The day before I received your letter I met Gibson on his way to Hamilton to give additional agony--I wish I had received yours in time to stop him in course. I will be on the look out at all trains and boats leaving for Hamilton and will employ a detective to assist me in stopping the rush of visitors to Ike, the Hamiltonite,--So now you need not be alarmed for the future.

I don't know when I will leave Toronto as circumstances over which I have no control make the time of my departure uncertain.

When I do leave I will go by way of Hamilton, and I will advise you--

Write soon and believe me

Your sincere friend,

Wm. McBride

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I.B. McQuesten Esq.
[P.S] Have you heard from the old Pill1 recently?

1 This refers to a mutual friend, William (Bill) Bickford (W-MCP5-6.256 and footnotes). See W-MCP5-6.252, where Bickford signs himself "Old Pill."

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