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I thank you for your kind letter. The idea of <illegible>, at any time, towards Mr Cassidy is entirely <illegible>. No motive for such treatmt ever existed, & I am <illegible> the <illegible> to indulge any such feelings.
Allow me to express to you in the sincerity of grief my heartfelt regret at the disastrous state of affairs the recent elections have produced, and for the deep and lasting injury our beloved country and the cause of true principles have sustained in the overthrow of the noblest party that ever existed in the world.
I am told there is a rumour in Town that you were informed by the King when the Treaty was signed that it would not be carried into effect by the chamber. Although I am well satisfied that there is no truth in this story, I think you had better authorize me to contradict it, if that should become necessary, & if the truth will justify it.
I have not written to you, since the action of the National convention, for many reasons, which it may not be useful to communicate, and especially as the most important one is mere laziness, a perfect <illegible> of feelings, producing an <illegible> indisposition towards labour of any kind.
With a heavy & half broken heart, I make attempt to give you, in a few words, the key to our doings, and particularly to my share of them, on the last day of the Convention. As I write in a corner of the Court-room they must necessarily be exceedingly brief when compared with the importance & intense interest of the subject.
I write now to notice sundry things which I have overlooked and omitted to answer in your <illegible> letters, as well as to give the <present> reasons, and to say a few words upon another subject.
I seize a moment, this morning, to acknowledge your favor of the 5th <Int>, which came to me yesterday and to thank you for it.
Your package came to me night before last. I did not attempt to reply to it yesterday, because I found our friend Mr Butler was here yesterday, and I wished to see and converse fully with him, before I wrote to you. I have had a good deal of conversation with him and he has just left me.
I am not sure whether or not I requested you to send me a copy of your plan of Democratic Associations.
I returned from newyork Saturday evening, and was on the point of writing you the substance of the reports about the movements of the intriguers at washington which I learned there, when Davezac & subsequently Carr informed me of their communications with you upon the subject.
I take a moment in my seat to write a word to you, because I am requested to state a fact, and submit to you whether you should notice it. The fact is that Mr.
Your letter with its enclosure to major A.J. Donelson is received, and the enclosure handed to the major, who a few days past returned home from below.
Major Donelson has returned in good health, gives us the pleasing intelligence of your good health & spirits, as well as all the rest of our friends in Washington.
<illegible> Two of the associates of the Times are willing to retire The other assents to the appt by the Party of an Editor to manage the Political Department & a competent person to take the direction of the <illegible> Dept At a meeting last evening it was decided that the Committee (Mr. H. Mr <illegible> & Mr.
I recd your letter of the 18th inst, and also a few days since Mr Cambreleng’s speech, which you have been so good, as to enclose to me.