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The enclosed letters from <your> <illegible> <illegible> of <State> will interest you if you have time to read them. They & Wright are three of the finest fellows in the world.
Recipient: Andrew Jackson
I should have written you before but that I knew you would be advised of the state of things here by your son John, and that Mr Wright would communicate to you scraps of intelligence contained in my occasional letters to him as were worth your notice. I do not write now for the purpose of giving you any information with regard to any particular matter, and to say generally that we are all in the... Continue Reading
The extreme pressure of my avocations has hitherto prevented me from saying what I ought long since to have done, that I appreciate aright your motives in the letters you have written me upon the subject of the profession & that although we may not agree upon all points I shall never think otherwise than well of your disposition & intentions. The President informed me some days since that... Continue Reading
I would have answered your first letter immediately but for a dasire to consult Mr. Croswell, who was expected here & has since arrived. The result has satisfied me that neither of the persons spoken of would answer the purpose. You must have a NewYork man well acquainted with Nyork politics. It would perhaps be preferable that the person should be designated by others than myself. There is... Continue Reading
When do you go to Washington. I have a letter from my friend Major Hamilton which I should like to send to you if there is time. Let me know by return of mail. Poor Butler lost his election through the abandonment of him by a large portion of your Delegation at the last moment. He expected to get them all but Mr <illegible> who openly & honestly went for Bronson from the beginning.
Enclosed you have a letter from Major Eaton to me & a copy of my reply. enclosed. You will judge by the condition of things when they arrive whether it will be best to deliver the letter or not. If the Cabinet arrangements are made when my letters is are received it will for many reasons be desirable that my inattention to the Majors letter should be attributed to the same cause with his... Continue Reading
I wish you would hand the enclosed to Major Eaton. It is quite confidential & I wish you to say to him that contrary to my nature I have sent it in the hand writing of my son, from a consciousness of his ^(Mr Es)^ habitual carelessness about his letters; and an apprehension that it might (as heretofore in other cases) find its way into one of the Committee rooms folded up in a petition for in... Continue Reading
The several letters which I have written to the President through you explain most things of which I would other ^wise^ speak in this. Any mode in which you may think the business of the Department can be best attended to, whether that which is stated in your letter of the 25th, or the one suggested to by me will be alike agreeable. I have recevd a letter from Mr Verplanck to day in which he... Continue Reading
Your questions are of great delicacy & I shall confidently expect that what I say in reply to them shall be known to but one person besides yourself. It is of vital importance to have a decided majority in the quarter to which you allude, but it is not under the circumstances many ^as^ material how large that majority is. It will be constantly gaining & with good treatment may be made... Continue Reading
Recipient: John Henry Eaton