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MVB to [Levi] Woodbury, 11 July 1826

My dear Sir,

I am rejoiced to see that the Republicans of N.H. have nominated Genl. Pierce. It is a strong indication of a return to better times & a most valuable commentary upon the text of old father Morrell. You cannot so far distrust public sentiment as to render it necessary to be informed that the message of that time serving old gentleman meets with universal contempt. It is understood by every one as an attempt to hang himself on the skirts of sectional prejudice to promote his personal views after he has justly forfeited the confidence of those who have <raised> from what he was to what he has <become>. What think you of the remarkable deaths of Jefferson & Adams. Well has it been said that miracles will never cease. Make my best respects to Mrs. W. & <illegible> Genl. Pierce (if you see him) that if I can be of any service to him in N.H. I will turn out & stump it for him. Remember me also to our good friend Bartlett. Why dont you & Mrs. W. make a visit to our watering place. You would find there delightful this season. I go there in about two weeks, before that let me hear from you.

Yours affectionately


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Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: Levi Woodbury Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 5 (1 January 1825-3 March 1829)