J[ames] Hamilton Jr. to MVB, 7 September 1828
Septr 7th 1828.
My Dear Sir.
By the ship Florian thats sailed five or six Days since for NewYork, I reach you directed to the care of Saul alley NewYork, a half bll. of hominy. If it is not forwarded to you by the time this reaches you you had better write him about it. I hope it may arrive in good order & prove acceptable.
I am just recovering from an attack of Dengue fever which confined me to my bed for three or four Days & has left me quite feeble & in great pain. Hence I am barely able to say that I hope our Tokens are still favorable in the "great State." Pray let me hear from you if you write me immediately direct to Pendleton to the care of Calhoun but if you delay it for a week then direct to Charleston.
I shall leave this for the interior this week to travel & see my friends in the upper District. I hope on my journey to succeed in making an arrangement by which all necessity of my being governor will be prevented. To avoid the office I ardently desire.
I have still maintained a sullen silence on the Tariff, the moment you are out of the wood there I mean to come out & we will then indicate the course our State will take under this system of iniquity & injustice.
I wrote you about a month since & directed to the care of of Genl Marcy I hope most sincerely my Letter did not miscarry.
God bless & prosper you &
believe me ever
most <illegible> your
J. Hamilton Jr