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PURSUANT to an intimation in my last, I now solicit your attention to the act entitled "An act to authorize the raising of troops for the defence of this state," and your objections to the same. To the passage of this bill you have interposed five objections; several of which appear to me to contain very extraordinary principles. I will not say, sir, that your objections to this bill are... Continue Reading
Sender: Samuel Young
Recipient: James Kent
I am on my way to utica to try Wilkinson & embrace the time afforded me by the severity of a snow storm to drop you a line. You who know me well must know that I am not much inclined to despondency or much given to fault finding, but my dear sir the complaints of the country are of a nature not to pass unheeded. I have spent two hours with a respectable officer of the army. His conversation... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
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