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Even if the sincerity and cordiality which dictate this note should fail of giving it any value in your estimation, yet the consciousness of having performed an impulse of duty will afford me some gratification. I cannot refrain from expressing to you, the heart felt satisfaction I have experienced in perusing your address of the 4th of the present month. The just manner in which you...
Among the most perplexing, and thankless acts of your high station will be that of appointments to offices. You will be assailed by all sorts of arguments by applicants to obtain their ends; and even with all possible caution and wisdom errors may be committed. I ask pardon for these observations which I am persuaded have already occurred in full force, and also for the trouble I am about...
My friend Winthrop Sargent Governor of the Missisippi Territory will have the honor to present this letter to you. This gentleman served under my command in the revolutionary Army, with the highest approbation of the Commander in cheif and every officer in the Army whose good opinion was of any value. It is more than one quarter of a century since I have been intimate with him, and I never...