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May 15 1866
To: Isaac McQuesten Toronto
From: Washington

Mr. McQuesten

Would you be so kind as to inquire among the students for dear Andrew's College Cap, I cannot direct you where to look for it--I found this written in his dictation book when he left Toronto last June. "Get my college cap from Bruce" Now I am quite certain he did not get it, as it is not crossed out while the other seventeen items on the same page are all seared off.

We wrote to Bryce four weeks ago about it but have heard nothing from him. Bryce might possibly leave it about the College as dear Andrew aparted to make see of it this spring.

It would greatly oblige us if you would call on [Hays?] the artist and order half a dozen photographs and also the same of [?].

I am sorry to borrow upon your time so much, but [Hays?] is the only artist who has [???]. Please see that they are properly done. You can bring them home with you and we will call for them and pay the same. Had my dear brother lived he would now have been with you in Toronto. His death has left a blank in our family which can never ever be filled.

In Haste

Jeannette Shaw

1 For more information on Isaac McQuesten go to the Home Page, click on Family and then click on his photo.

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