From John G. Jackson
Clarksburg April 8th 1809
My dear Sir.
Your favor with the accompanying papers by the last mail reached this place before my return on yesterday from the Ohio, whither I had gone to attend the Elections—those of Wood & Ohio Counties are over, & the result has been as favorable as was expected. Never were so many voters polled in W & O for never were the exertions of My friends & those of Mr. Lindsley my opponent half so great.
At the last Election I received 174 Lindsley 145
at this one —— do — 274 — L. — 241 gain 4.
I shall set off in the morning for Monongalia where as well as in the remaining three Counties it is believed I shall receive a majority—in my own (Harrison) it will be very great.
You see my dear Sir the Election engrosses my letter, it too engrosses all my time, I wish I could add my mind too but alas! my wishes are idle, my hopes illusory for the balm of time does very little to effect a cure. The silence, the melancholy gloom that surround me render it ineffectual. Adieu, & may Heaven bless you
J G Jackson
RC (DLC). Docketed by JM.