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[This letter was sent c/o Dr. C. McQuesten.]

W-MCP5-6.273 TO ISAAC BALDWIN MCQUESTEN from his cousin Carrie L. McQuesten
Sep 4 1863 Friday
To: Isaac Baldwin McQuesten, Hamilton, Canada West
From: Plymouth, New Hampshire, [U.S.A.]

My dear Isaac,

Mary's letter will compensate for this short note--I have only time to write in return for you delightful missive. I have just got home from my visit which of course was all "couleur de rose." I did not forget you though and longed to get home to take a peep at a certain photograph which seems to regard very complacently, as great a "tease" as I am. I think it is a splendid picture as it recalls so perfectly your own peculiar look while being afflicted as you were so constantly here at our house. Thank you very much for it; you shall have mine very soon, when I have some new ones.

Sat'y morning

I trust the addition to your funds allow you a call here again before your final departure from the U.S. I would like to see you so much, when will you come again? It seems a long while to look forward to four years hence. Remember you are to make me an especial visit. I feel very sorry at not being able to deliver your message to Jimmie, as it is very important, but don't punish the poor fellow too badly.

September here has come in half frozen and only gets warm about noon, so there would be no chance for any door-step meditations. Esther is deep in the intricacies of composition this morning and I am very very busy, you will excuse this short note this time and I will make up for it next. Do please write me very soon a long letter with a minute account of your wonderful travels. Take a look at Washington for me, I may be out there myself before long. Isn't Calvin as pleasantly as usual, what has happened to make you lay aside all your fishing to arrange'ts. But good bye, I am in such a hurry, and believe me ever,

Most affect'ly your cousin


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