Tho[ma]s J[ackson] Oakley to MVB, [18 February 1828]
Several Gentlemen of our Delegation have proposed to hold a meeting, to morrow morning, in the Library, at 11 O’C’, to consider the propriety of some expressions of feelings in relation to the death of Governor Clinton. I have spoken to Mr Sandford, who will attend.
I suggest, whether, under existing circumstances, you ought not to take the lead in this business, with some appropriate resolutions and remarks. Such a step will be well received in our State.
Thos. J. Oakley