W2503 TO DR. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from his half-brother, Isaac.
Nov 23 1886
To: Dr. Calvin Brooks McQuesten Dobbs Ferry, New York
From: McQuesten & Chisholm,
Barristers, Solicitors, etc.
Victoria Chambers, 31 James St. S.
P.O. Box 167
My dear brother,
I have rooted out yours of the 7th inst. and do not know when you propose to write me further. In the meantime, not knowing your address I send to Dobbs Ferry. Calvin, why don't you do something? I am lazy enough, but it seems to me if I had simply myself to look after nothing would give me more happiness than being my own provider. Get mad. Thence. Come over and smart all that you can and I will not be troubled. Thank God, Whiskey is a thing of the past. When you like to act as a man to me I will do the same to you.
Yours as ever
1 Isaac and his half-brother sometimes had a falling out, usually over money or over Isaac's handling of their father's estate. Isaac's comment about having given up alcohol is an indication that he had an alcohol problem, however, this resolve did not last. See W2511, W1380, W2408, W2520, W2554a. See W2652 for a large footnote on Isaac's bankruptcy and his business dealings with Dunn and Harvey.