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A[zariah] C[utting] Flagg to MVB, 4 May 1844

My dear Sir,

The 5th and part of the 6th Chapters came to hand this morning, and I gave Smith one of the copies for you. The residue will be here by Pomeroy's Express this evening.

Mr. Bockee has got up an address which as far as I can learn is unexceptionable. The committee of the assembly have not been equally successful yet in regard to the resolutions: The opponents of the Gov. are not ready to endorse him, and his friends insist on an endorsement: on this point all appearances are adverse to harmonizing. A few men in each section are unreasonably pertinacious. The emissaries of discord outnumber the peace makers, two to one; the gov. would stand better if he would say to his friends that his name should not be used as an apple of discord in the caucus: This would leave his opponents no pretence for cavil; and some of them seem willing to have a pretence, and really deprecate harmony, except on their own terms. And on the other side there is a mischievous set who have said that the radicals should swallow a hard dose or both.

yours truly,

A.C. Flagg

Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 12 (5 March 1841-31 December 1844)