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John Holmes to MVB, 11 November 1824

Dearsir

Adams it seems gets all N. England & consequently the republican party is down here, especially if he should be President. Jackson runs high & if your State as would run gives for Crawford, Clay can by no possibility go to the H R.

Now would it not be well to run him for V. P.? Should we do this & Calhoun should not be cheated (as I fear he will) the Senate I think could elect Clay V. P.

In this event we could secure his influence for Crawford.

I regret that Clinton is to be your Governor but trust your new Legislature will be democratic. In N. England some of our politicians have injured us by tampering with the federalists. They all went for Adams—Local feelings, the duel & the federalists & the western <illegible> & Dearborn influence have done this. If Adams is President the republican party is destroyed.

Yours affectionately

 

JHolmes

 

Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 4 (3 December 1821-31 December 1824)