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I have spent some time in Nyork but on a closer view of the whole ground did not find our friends as fully sensible of their actual condition as I thought they were and as I am persuaded they will be in a short time. To have moved in the business now might have created a new schism in the party... Continue Reading
I wish you & your family not forgetting my <dearest> heart Miss Margaret a very merry Christmass. <illegible> the day is dark & raining & except the promise of some pleasure at dinner with Mr & Mrs. McLane <illegible> & every thing <else> appears to be... Continue Reading
I trust that I do not err in relying so far on your friendship & good opinion as to believe that no apology is necessary for calling upon you for an evidence of them under the present circumstances in which I find myself placed. I do this with the conviction which it would be painful to me in... Continue Reading
Yours of the 16th. instant has just reached me. I am still much afflicted with pain in my side shoulder & breast, which has removed higher in my breast. I have postponed answering the various committees of Newyork, Boston, Philadelphia &c. &c until I could form some positive idea as to... Continue Reading
It is I presume quite unnecessary that I should say that the insult offered to you by Randolph has excited the utmost abhorrence here. With but one infamous exception the press has as far as my observation extends, spoken upon the subject in terms of unqualified reprobation. In this, as in all... Continue Reading
I wish you and Ms Dudley a Merry Christmass. If there was any thing of interest here to communicate I would write it, but there is not. People as yet keep themselves, to themselves, and watch the movements of the water. The elements of a determined & ultimately furious opposition are on the... Continue Reading
I write principally for the purpose of wishing you & Mrs. D. a happy new year. News I cannot give you. The Presidential question is about as unsettled as it ever was. Mr Crawfords health is re-established & his prospects far from desperate. The only certain thing, is that neither can be... Continue Reading
I wrote you a long letter the other day but burnt it in consequence of its having been delayed but one day and that short period having worked an almost entire revolution in the State of things here. At present our affairs are situated thus. Clay & his friends have settled down for Adams. This... Continue Reading
Your letter of the 24th was handed me by Mr. Cambreleng at the moment of stepping into the carriage to visit the Town of Brooklyn upon the invitation of its trustees, and I embrace the first moment of my return to reply to it. You have done all that was required of you in regard to the suggestions... Continue Reading
The arrest of R.B. Randolph, and the proofs against J.H. Pleasants have thrown the Richmond Community into a state of the most violent commotion. I was there on yesterday, and had the mortification to find that my very worst opinion the aristocracy & violence of the place was more than verified... Continue Reading
I have had it in contemplation for some time past to have written you, on the subject of the unexampled pressure on the money market, but have been deterred from doing so from the fact that our limited acquaintance would hardly authorize me in so doing, But as the pressure continues not only... Continue Reading
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, transmitting the proceedings of a meeting, of a portion of the Citizens of Wilmington, and beg leave to return, through you, my sincere thanks for their kind congratulations, and for the honor conferred upon me, in the expression of their... Continue Reading
I have recd your letter of the 9th It is creditable to the nation the general disgust & excration that the dastardly & cowardly insult offered me by the late disgraced, & degraded Lt. Randolph, and it is equally creditable to the public presses, that so much unanimity on this event,... Continue Reading
The confidential letter which accompanied yours of the 22nd instant, and this moment received, I herewith return. With the lady who has written it, I am unacquainted, and I have not therefore the means of estimating the value of the honor she has done ^me^ by so unexpected a declaration of her... Continue Reading
I left Washington on the 7th instant intending to go directly to Lexington Kentucky, but the dreadful pestilence which has desolated that City, and which pervades many parts of the State, has caused me to remain a short time in this City which I leave in the morning for Lexington, the health of the... Continue Reading
I am going to write a very plain and a very bold letter. For so doing I can offer no apology—the case admits of none. I throw myself entirely upon your generosity and trust implicitly to your honor. I wish to be the wife of the president of the United States! A very modest wish. Let me give my... Continue Reading