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MVB to James Campbell, 18 December 1823

(Strictly private) 

My dear Sir, 

Mr Tyson of Richmond stays in the [sa]me room with Martindale of Washington County who is very bitterly opposed to us. Tyson says he is adverse to a caucus & will not attend unless he is instructed from home. It is also surmised that his predecessor Pierson has made unfriendly impressions upon him. Cant you get letters to him from King Richmond or Rockland. Mr Lawrence from the west <also> (a brother of John L) has doubts as to attending a caucus. Cannot the same be done to advantage as it respects him. He is a very worthy man. I make this private because if it was known that the letters were written on my suggestion they would loose their effect & the matter might in other respects be injurious. I wish therefore you would be particular about it. Letter to Messs. Frost & Sho[rt] ^from such of their friends as are in favour of a cauc[us]^ would also be well. In a list which I [. . .] seen Mr Morgan is set down as opposed [to] a caucus but I am confident without authority. I have not seen him since to enqui[re] of him. Upon the whole our delegation do remarkably well & things in general wear a promising aspect. Strong Resolutions in favour of a caucus at Albany and Harrisburg & the matter would be settled. Write me often. 

Truly yours


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Source: ViFreJM James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
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Series: Series 4 (3 December 1821-31 December 1824)