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Our prospects on this question are better than they have been for many years. If you do your duty in the West there cannot be a doubt of our entire success. Have the goodness to write me all the news you have. Make my best respects to Mrs B.
I owe you a thousand thanks for your kind solicitude respecting myself & matters which concern me deeply & many apoligies for not having sooner acknowledged it. Hoping soon to see you & being at the moment very much pressed I shall defer until that time what I would otherwise say. I shall be obliged to make my visit to your part of the country during the month of August &... Continue Reading
I arrived here this evening from Oswego & will visit you on Saturday if you are at <illegible> & would prefer to at Rochester after remaining a short time with you, hoping to be favoured with your company there. If it so happens that you are not at Geneva I should make the last of my way back. Do me the favour therefore to write to me directed to this place under cover to <George... Continue Reading
I will be with you on Friday (god willing) at dinner & will be obliged to leave Geneva on Saturday in season to reach Rochester in the Evening. Will it be convenient for you to accompany me as far as there? As my tour is to be a pretty long one I must not loiter longer than is necessary to see my friends. We will go by Lyons or Canandaigua as you decide
I approve the mode of separate letters any way in which you can bring properly before the present incumbent the wishes & feelings of the West. I had a full conversation with <Bowman>. Perhaps it may be as well not to refer particularly to the fourth District but to speak of the subject more generally. The importance of <taking> out of the mouths of our enemies the argument founded... Continue Reading
The enclosed should have been sooner returned. I rcd. some days since a letter from Mr <Meigher> informing me that some of my friends wished for an opportunity to pay their respects to me on my way down. I have informed them him that should be at Geneva tomorrow & will stay over Sunday. I shall take lodgings at the Hotel, & will go to Ghent and take a family dinner with you on... Continue Reading
Circumstances have hitherto prevented me from answering your two last. Business first. I have confered with your brother and my friend Mr Bowne upon the subject of your building. We all think that your plan is a good one & that at a proper time you ought to carry it into effect. The present moment however seems to be very inauspicious. Twelve months ago money was dog-cheap & could be got... Continue Reading