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Mary and Isaac on their wedding day, June 18, 1873.W2337 TO MARY J. BAKER [MCQUESTEN] from Isaac Baldwin McQuesten
Mar 6 1873
To: Mary J. Baker Toronto, Ontario
From: 11 Main St. E., Hamilton, Ontario

Barristers Attorneys-at-Law,
Solicitors in Chancery, &c.
11 Main St. East, Hamilton, Ontario
William Proudfoot, Q.C., John W. Jones
I. B. McQuesten
March 6, 1873

My own & only one,

It seemed very queer reading a letter from you not three hours after leaving your father's house; and after talking over the contents with you it was decidedly amusing. You deserve more thanks than I can express for writing such a dear long letter with all the things on your hands that you have had for the past few weeks. I love you better than I can tell, darling, but I could no more write a long letter to you today than I could fly. A mathematical calculation about that matter I was in Toronto on Yesterday has been puzzling my head most of today; but it is settled at last. There is so much work just now, my pet, that I cannot conscientiously return to Toronto on Friday; but I will be there Saturday--probably will get through with Osgoode hall about 3 o'clock, p.m., perhaps earlier--I hope not later--and will be with my best--beloved just as soon as I can.

Father was quite unwell yesterday, and was in bed all day. I hope it is only a temporary illness. I want to stay with you, jewel, till Monday morning, if your father and mother are not disgusted with my frequent appearances, & you can still tolerate me. Should father be no better, I ought to come home the same day; but we will trust he may be quite recovered. As ever my own love.

Yours alone & ever
I.B. McQuesten
[Isaac Baldwin McQuesten]

1 Other courtship letters on this site at present are: W2259, W2336, W2337, W2339, W2343, W2344, W2351, W2361, W2364, W2368, W2377, W2380, W2392.

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