W1091 TO DR. CALVIN BROOKS MCQUESTEN from his aunt Lucy A. Lerned
Sep 28 1875
To: Dr. Calvin Brooks McQuesten, [New York]
From: Concord, [New Hampshire]
My dear Calvin
I have been passing a few days in Concord & find the Quit Claim Deed you sent has not been recorded on acct [sic] of there being only one witness to sign in presence of a Justice of Peace--As Judge Perkins is in Boston, I have had another deed filled out & sealed & will ask that you will please have it signed etc. as soon as possible--The original deed, or the one you signed will be returned to you the moment yours is rec'd here--I will send back the other one at once & w'd have sent that one or now only I feared it might be lost & also, Judge Perkins or whoever filled it out had omitted a word that made it imperfect in another respect also--1
Our sorrow & our trials are not ended--We miss our loved E. more & more and the fact that our brother has done what no true brother w'd do, & still continues to trouble us, is making me almost sick. The McAllisters [McAllasters] showed themselves Christian relatives & am only too thankful that they did their duty--Our administrator finally compelled the Flanders to quit claim by paying them $200.2 God forgive them such injustice & meanness! They never stood as low in the esteem of the good & true as when they claimed the sacred earnings of our loved & suffering sister who w'd & c'd have made 40 wills had she ever dreamed that half sisters had any claim on her little property--
I think of you very often & I wish I could see you at the old home of y'r Mother--If I visit New York I will come & see you--Why not send me y'r photograph that I may recognise [sic] you when I arrive.
Accept my love
Lucy A. Lerned
1 See W1089.
2 For more on the Flanders' claims to Elizabeth Lerned's estate, see W1058, W1064, W1067.