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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
By the time this reaches you, Mr. C’s “short session” will probably have closed, and you be left in the quiet enjoyment of some repose, after the labor and exertion to which you have been subjected in exposing the base practices of a corrupt combination against the Republicanism of the State.
I have communicated the papers sent by you relative to several Post Offices, to the Post Master General, with my earnest solicitation for his immediate & effectual interference. He will do all that can be done.
An election of a chief magistrate for this state of more than ordinary interest is approaching. The Republican members of our Legislature have nominated Daniel D. Tompkins as their candidate for that station.
Your obliging letter of the 2d instant, came to hand on the 7th.: I read it with great satisfaction; truely, it is a time for the old Patriots, to come forward in defence of the good old cause of republicanism.
I am one more in Charge of the office. But how long I shall retain the station is very doubtful. My Reinstatement I am told was in opposition to the wishes of Mr. Cheves, who is now trying his strength with the new Board with the view of removing Mr Smith.
By the mail of today I received your letter of the 2d. instant. I wrote to you on the day of the V. P. departure. Since then I have seen and frankly told him what passed between the V. P. and myself; holding back nothing which occured in our conference, or the letter which I wrote to you respecting the same, or in the confidential & personal note in wh.
Your favour from Hudson reached me this morning. You confirm me in the belief that it would be inexpedient to get up meetings to nominate Tompkins & I shall represent it so to our friends I reced. a letter from Ontario informing me that on the 24th a Convention or meeting would be held in Canandaigua which would speak of Tompkins as the Candidate.
I have for some time been on the point of writing to you, on the subject of our State politicks. The time is approaching when concert, & a perfect understanding among those who intend to act against Mr. Clintons election should be established.