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The Physicians have pronounced Mr. Crawford to be out of danger & there is but little reason to doubt his speedy recovery. The Edwards committee are in session. Edwards has protested in writing agt.
Finding that it will not be in our power to return by monday if we go to Richmond, we have determined to go to Mr Jeffersons & return direct to Washington where we intend to be on Sunday next. Mention this to no one except Mr Crawford.
I have red your letter & read it with the satisfaction I always experience from reading your witty & intelligent remarks. Politically I am not the wiser for it as it is entirely out of the question to draw a reliable inference from your letters. Some time ago you wrote me distinctly that you intended to go for Crawford.
Virginia has with wonderful unanimity approved our proceedings. If Nyork keeps her electoral law as it is and does the same the election is settld. If she does not the question goes to the house and the party is forever ruined. Cant you get up letters to Mr Redfield which will influence him on these matters?
I am so pressed for time in consequence of being obliged to attend to the proceedings of the meeting that I can only write to you by this mail & you must shew my letter to Genl. Root & the rest of our friends. We met 68 present & nominated Crawford & Gallatin.
The Election is going on very warmly here & in the neighbourhood & I have no time to say much. Our accounts from Newyork last evening leave no doubt of our complete success. And such will I hope & believe be the case throughout the State.
I have reason to believe that the information you have received respecting the object & result of Genl. Browns visit to this place is correct. The Clintonian interest is divided betwen Calhoun Clay & Adams. You may be able to appreciate the good it can do either when I assure you that there is not a single county in the State that they can carry.
It is difficult if not impossible for one who is not acquainted with the views & combinations of the executive power to form a correct opinion, or to give unreserved advice respecting any particular appointment which in itself may not only be expedient, but excellent, yet when viewed in connexion with other appointments, with which it may be combined, and of which...
It was my sincere wish before I left Washington to be perfectly understood by you on the question of President & untill I reced. your letters on my arrival here & was firmly persuaded that such was the case.
WeI shall now wait the result of the matter respecting which I have last written you & will then communicate with you most explicitly.
I shall ^say^ nothing on the subject of the severe calamity which has befallen you & your friends by the loss of poor Allen farther than to state that I have it in contemplation to bring his case before congress & will be obliged by any information you may possess & which will be usefull.
I have been several times with the committee of the house on the subject of the Bill relative to the lamented Allen. Their report has been delayed in [co]nsequence of some difference among the committee & the Chairman though an honest is not a very energetic man. In view of what is going on at Newyork &c.
I will send you the census as soon as they are distributed which will be in a few days. The Bankrupt bill will I think certainly pass. I shall be glad to hear from you at all times. I think you speak rather haltingly about the new constitution how is that?
I have given the subject of our accounts as much examination as the State of my health would allow & have left
wthem with Mr Butler who will Rate them at large & attempt a settlement with you.
I have examined the question submitted by you with great care, & although I have not been able to find a single case, in which the immediate question has been decided: I think the better opinion is, that Mr Busti has not the power to revoke Mr Ellicotts appointment.
I take the liberty of sending you by Mr Tracy a copy of Kentilworth which though distressing in its conclusion, is I think one of the most successfull efforts of its author.
I have again postponed my visit to the west untill next season. By consequence I will be deprived of the pleasure of seeing you & my good friend Mrs. Evans.
Virginia has with unprecedented unanimity ratified our proceedings at the most numerous caucus of her State Legislature ever held. What will New York do? It has been under the special recommendation of those two states that our meeting was held. Shall it forever be said that the professions of New York are not to be depended upon? I hope not.
I thank you for your last. I read such parts of it as were proper to Mr. Crawford, who is fast improving in his health and prospects. Write me often, and let some of your letters be such as it may be proper to show to him.
I have last evening returned from a roving Jaunt every where & lastly from Newyork where your friends entertain the same affectionate regard for you and Mrs. Evans they were want to do. Mrs. Livingston & Mrs. Hunter will spend the Winter in Albany & insist on Mrs. Evans doing so also.
After mature examination & reflection I have engaged lodgings for you & Mrs. Evans at Mrs. Rockwells & I venture the regard of Mrs. E. upon the propriety of my choice. You have a large room very well furnished, a small bed room adjoining & Board for yourself Mrs Evans & servant girl for $20 a Week. I have boarded with Mrs.