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W-MCP5-6.381 TO [DR.] CALVIN BROOKS from his friend Eugene Tappan
May 20 1860
To: [Dr.] Calvin Brooks McQuesten, Meriden, New Hampshire, [U.S.A]
From: East Marshfield, Massachusetts, [U.S.A]

My Dear Friend,

What a courtly gentleman you are. I hope you will never find the truth of thy saying. The course of [?]. But 'tis a good thing to cover light bruises with court plasters. I am sorry that you cannot come down here this vacation. What a trip we had one year ago! I remember it well the offer included.

Our good friends at the Charleston convention don't seem united at all, do they? I wish they had kept together, or would come together, on some accounts. I don't know your politics, (and try hard to find out anybody's).

Beautiful May, Lovely May, Charming May--soup, drizzly, dull May. A modest request for a picture! But I did think of sending one with this you rogue, but the "Artist" who had been here (another rogue) completed his "few days" sooner than I had an idea of. He went before your letter came. I will let it go as a running claim. I saw friend [Beo?] a fortnight ago at Cambridge, and friend Agnes at Lowell.

I thank you for your invitation to visit Meriden. I heartily think I shall go, however, you might smile at my reasons if I mentioned them, and so I will not.

Yours very truly,

Eugene Tappan

[Note on envelope:] E.T. Ans. 16/5/60

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