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I have received your consignment and shall probably return it by tomorrow. I have strong suspicions as to the motives of these fellows, but think if they meant to place you in a Dilemma, you have dodged them handsomely. It seems a piece of hardening impudence to put such interrogatories to one standing in your peculiarity delicate position.
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 30th ult. I exceedingly regret that such complaints as you state, should exist. If any postmaster can be proven to have suppressed or delayed the due transmission and delivery of newspapers, pamphlets or letters, he shall be instantly dismissed.
As well those of you who are attached to the present administration of your general and state governments, as you who, though doubting the propriety of some of their measures, have still a sense of patriotism, a love of country that soars above the mean and selfish considerations of party—we invite your attention.
Enclosed you have the news in part, unless the other parts of the state turn out very differently our election is safe. The probability is that we succeed in all the branches of the govermnt.
The "unfavourable reports" which you say are pouring in upon you are devices of the enemy & nothing else. It was to prevent the desertions from their ranks which were apprehended that this expedient of lying without rhyme or reason was resorted to.
I am extremely happy to hear that you go with us. We propose to leave here on a week from Monday & to stay in N York but a single day. I shall accept no dinners & will make all your speeches for you that cant be avoided. So be ready.
Mr. <Steer> has arrived this moment (6 oclock P.M.) I had actually engaged & paid for my seat, but must now remain until I have finished my business with him. Need I say that it will give me great very great pain to disappoint you? I can not help it, dear Harriet, I assure you.
I have just received your communication of the 15th, in which my consent is requested to the publication of my correspondence, in 1814, with the Vice President of the U. States, then governor of New-York, on the subject of his proposed nomination for the department of state.
The friends of the Vice President deem the publication of the correspondence I have refered to important but feel a delicacy
about publishing it ^to permit its publication without yo^ without your consent.
The friends of the Vice President deem the publication of the correspondence I have referred to, important, but he feels a delicacy to permit its publication without your consent. To meet the circumstance of your not having the letters in your possession, I take the liberty of enclosing copies which have been taken from the Vice President's letter book.
Your obliging & highly gratifying letter was exilerating to our friends. The prospects in the West cannot be half as good as they are with us, the oldest members of the party do not remember to have witnessed so much enthusiasm as is every ^where^ seen. My report on the Vice Presidents affairs will reach you as soon as this.
Perhaps I was not as explicit on the subject of my last letter as I ought to have been. The Vice President has no doubt of the constitutionality of the restriction, attempted to be imposed on the admission of Missouri nor of the expediency of doing so.
The Republican Members of the Legislature, at the close of the last session, announced to you their conviction, that the prosperity of the republican party, and the welfare of the state, required a change of the chief magistrate. Subsequent events have proved the correctness of this opinion, and enforced the expediency of this measure.
The republican members of the legislature, at the close of the last session, announced to
their constituents their firm conviction that ^you their conviction that the prosperity of the republican pary and so^ the welfare of the state required a change of the Chief Magistrate.
I have only time to say to you that the V. President made a triumphant entry into this city & he Genl. Moores were last evening nominated as candidates for Gov & Lieut Gov by
one of the most respectable & numerous meetings ever held in this city. I must refer you to the next argus for particulars.
I am fear full that I will seem troublesome to you, the extent & warmth of our controversy ^however^ is such that it becomes indispensible that we should trespass on the indulgence of our friends to the utmost allowable limits.
You will doubtless remember that when at Louis's during the sitting of the Supreme court you mentioned to me that chief Justice Spencer had declared to Genl. Brown that the Republican party no longer existed as such & that henceforth our Citizens would be divided among the Supporters & opposers of the present administration.
I arrived in this place on Thursday from the North, where I have been for the last fortnight, Since my return, I have determined to comply with the request of your people to remain among them one year. It will be necessary for me to go to NYork to make some preparations.
I enclose you a report which I am told is highly satisfactory to our friends & annoying to our enemies. I have written rather a scolding or fretting letter to the Secy of the Navy to day in the hope of rousing the torpid & hair splitting men at W.
I enclose you an address & the Secty of N. will read you such parts of a letter I have written him to day as are political. I will keep the V.P. to the settlement of his accounts & their explanation to the people, which together with a public expression of your preference would render our success certain. I will write you again soon