W2249 TO ISAAC BALDWIN MCQUESTEN From W.A. Bickford, jr.
Jun 20 1869
To: Isaac McQuesten
My Dear Ike,
For the past day or two I have been wondering why under the sun you did not at least acknowledge the receipt of my brief epistle, as now I am almost beginning to fear that that you never received at all. With such doubt pressing upon me I have determined to drop you another line--not so much because of anxiety respecting the contents of the former note as because you may possibly place me among that many-numbered set of fellows which is ever ready to promise immediate payment but at no time ready to make good the money. At the time I sent my promise letter I had quite forgotten the little arrangements we made just before saying certain or I should have handed the sum to Dr. Patterson as you wished of it would in any way oblige you I will do so now, and at some future time we can easily settle accounts. The quiet along Dr. Patterson--in other and working alone in the city at present. One or two accounts at the Horticultural Gardens and an occasional lost by the Board in the park entrance about all we have in the shape of investments. It will seem giving me such strong bits as you can pick up and oblidge [sic].
1 See also W2248 for the letter (regarding the loan) that Bickford speculates was lost.
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