W2195 TO ISAAC BALDWIN MCQUESTEN From Josie Hobson.
Jun 18 1863
To: Isaac McQuesten
From: Fort Covington N.Y.
My Dear Cousin
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[??] some friends awaiting us on board [Priande?] in [???] for [???]Montreal [??] to give you many thanks for your liberality and tell you how much we enjoyed time sitting in our little state home. Had it not been for time I fear we had gone rather [??] fore such a poor fare as that [?] at furnished. I never met before. of course, many quarts more than we could se were sent [?] we carried to Mrs. Abbott [?] was very thankful for them. The basket I labeled and sent it directly back by return. [???] a detail of [?] time has been employed since date of last note. Last week therefore we said goodbye is a plenty of 12 pleasant acq's assembled at port Hope Wharf to see us off and started for Montreal. Found a [jolly?] board which together with came lovely weather made our trip [???] during which time every hour Ike day and Eve was devoted to sight-seeing visiting [?] (My last trip was to the top of Cathedral Tower which is a fearful height and if you've ever been up there you can imagine how much I with my lightheadedness enjoyed it. I just froze to a post and begged Mr. Bancroft to take me down again--yet tis a most-lovely view of the City and surroundings that can be had from that [far?]--we again started for another port arriving here next morn where much to our surprise [?] Ferry were waiting to receive us having come on before the [???]come down the shores around such riding. Pa & Harry leave here Monday morn next for Montreal--to remain one day then to Paradise Point where we meet and spend day or two and then home we go and fright glad am I for I am nearly worn out with travelling nearly from [???] from place to place. I was sorry not to meet your Ma in M-- but was oblidged to leave ere her arrival. I am feeling quite tired now and [???] Went to get return fare for visit us and to have four [??] pass as pleasantly as possible.
About [Rhod Hall?] (as you call him) I am not as particular as the letters from him tho wouldn't mind receiving one should he choose to send one by you--before would like his Tho will you ask him for one for me? And then incur my everlasting gratitude let confess I did fancy his looks [??] be you always so slick looking had quite an idea of getting [??] [should torne your arm not they to fault] if you don't gain part under his treatment about what time may we expect you in N--. Please let us hear from you soon direct to Nashua. Much love to all our Canada friends--Uncle and yourself especially.
Your aff [affectionate] Cousin