W7707 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from W.A. Day
Jan 17 1908
To: Calvin McQuesten Toronto, Ontario
From: Macleod, Alberta
Mr. C. McQuesten,
Dear Mr. McQuesten,
Will you please let me know whether you were ever paid by the Home Mission Board the amount you allowed for as coming from Rathwell through Mr. Macdanian sp?].
If you were, should I turn the amount over to Mr. Tait?
I had a settlement with our friend D.L. yesterday re threshing bill and I had the nerve to mention the tener that I sent him. He explained that he had looked to Mr. Munro, his partner on that ditch contract, to forward you $15. and gave him the $10. which I had collected, and always thought that you had rec'd it OK. He even blamed me for not mentioning the matter at once. This I intended doing, but didn't get an opportunity for some time after I heard from you, and then I thought I might as well leave it until he threshed for me, which was a bout a month ago. He assured me that you are the last man he should want to allow anything like this to occur with, and I am not prepared to believe that he may not be sincere and that Munro may not have been the one to blame. I agreed with him to write you at once to see where the 10 belongs (he says he will make it 15) and to explain as he had explained.1
Things at Macleod are much the same as of old except that there has been a deal of building done since you were here. No one has died, I think and no one been married, among our mutual friends, and the things which have been are pretty much those which are.
Hoping this finds you, and with best wishes for 1908, I remain,
Yours very sincerely,
W. A. Day
[P.S.] Please reply as speedily as possible.
1 There had been a mix-up concerning a sum of money that Calvin was supposed to have received from the Home Mission Board. See W7652.