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Farewell my dear Sister & say good bye for me to my beloved friend Madison. He carries with him into the Presidency the most affectionate good wishes of my heart: produced by an intimate acquaintance with his public & private virtues for nine years past; & I can say with great truth that not one single act of his life during the period I speak of has excited a momentary doubt as to its...
I reached this place last Week after a fatigueing journey through the Mud almost impassible. My return was very opportune for never were there such exertions by the Federalists to elect their candidates in all the districts round me, & particularly in my own. I believe however the majority will not be diminished in this district, but I am sure that if I had not opposed the unfortunate...
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 polls are just closed for Harrison, & the result is Jackson 409 Lindsley 219 — last monday Monongalia — Jackson 320 — do — 284 729 503 Wood & Ohio — 274 241 1003 744 Majority 259 the Counties of Brooke & Randolph have 450 votes & will give me 300 of them. The elections have been more warmly contested than ever heretofore & thus far my majority has encreased. In haste yours affectionately &...
The enclosed letters particularly the one for Mr. Dublois are upon business the most urgent please forward them as soon as convenient. I have recd. one short letter from you since we parted, not one from Lucy. Never was a poor sinner so much exhausted with an election campaign as I am; what with riding & talking I am quite sick; the second monday in March I was at M⟨or⟩gantown from thence to...
I have the pleasure to inform you that my calculations as to the vote of Brooke County have been more than realized the Vote in it was Jackson 206—Lindsley 37 making an aggregate majority of 454 votes which is 100 more than at any antecedent election. If the accommodation with England had preceded the election—an accommodation as honorable to the Executive as gratifying to the nation: the...
I shall set off this morning for Clarksburg, not however without the expectation that your proclamation will soon reach me for convening Congress. The british perfidy has kindled a flame throughout the Country, & if the Prest. assume the responsibility of doing, or forbearing any thing he may incur much censure. I write to you my dear Sir freely. You know me I trust perfectly, & will...
I hope you have returned safe back to Montpelier whither the last papers stated you had again set out. As I conjectured and as I wished, I perceive you have by your recent proclamation renewed the non-intercourse with G Britain. Some of the papers particularly the “Enquirer” with more promptitude than discretion, or judgment; pronounced it beyond your powers. It was hoped & expected that Mr....
Have the goodness to enclose the within Packet to Mrs. Washington. We hear very little now of the movements of the British Cabinet towards us, & still less of Jackson’s course—the public expectation has so long been abused that a state of Apathy and indifference has in some degree succeeded the excitement produced by British perfidy. They do not now contemplate the evils inflicted by G B with...
I have the honor to transmit to you the enclosed resolutions, in compliance with the wishes of the officers and privates of the 119th regiment of Virginia militia. I derive peculiar satisfaction from assuring you, that notwithstanding many of the persons who united in the resolutions have been inimical to the last and to the present administration, their hostility is particularly offered up...
I have never acquired the legal character of Guardian to my Child—Guardians ad litem can only be appointed by the Courts issuing process against infants; & as there has been no appointment there would be an impropriety in my acknowledging service of the Spa., which I should not hesitate to do if the act would be legal. Your Mo Obt Servt There can be no objection to acknowledging the service by...
I thank you with great sincerity for your congratulations on my union with Miss M. Nothing is now wanting to complete my wishes but her introduction to my best friends beyond the mountains, & my restoration to health. The first is dependant upon the last, which has received so severe a shock by my late unfortunate fall that I shall be unable to travel to W-City this year: & hence the necessity...
Some of the leading Republicans of Ohio have joined in recommending to you Samuel Herrick Esq of Zanesville to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Creighton District Attorney of Ohio. I am personally acquainted with that Gentleman and ask permission to join my opinion with theirs that he is a man of worth & talents & unquestionable political principles: And it will afford me...
We have just closed the warmest contested Election here I ever witnessed. McKinley whom you know was the Republican candidate Wilson who ran twice against me the federal one the votes were on the 4th. day at night in this County (Harrison) McKinley 404 } 155 majority. Wilson 249 The Polls were kept open in Monongalia where both Candidates attended four days also: & on the evening of the second...
I have for some weeks designed to write you that I may ascertain the practicability of procuring a pair of Merinos, or a Ram only, & the price; and as I know that you delight even in the midst of political engagements to turn your mind from their perplexities, to the more pleasant ones of domestic economy and have the information of all the Gentlemen now at W of that kind: I presume to make...
I often resist the desire to write you from a consciousness that the labors of your station make the task of reading letters irksome; & render any thing like a regular correspondence impossible. But as our meeting again is doubtful, or at best remote; I venture sometimes to obtrude myself upon you as the only mode in which I can have the pleasure of communing with you. A conjecture has reached...
Judge Nelson has resigned his judicial office & the Executive of Virginia will soon appoint a successor. The Law requires that he shall reside within the Circuit & the probability is that the preference will be given to a Candidate already here rather than incur the risque of offending by sending a stranger to us. My Friends have solicited my consent to be a Candidate & some of them have...
Judge Nelson who was assigned to this Circuit has resigned his Office, & my friends have procured my consent to become a Candidate for it. The Law requires that his successor shall reside within the Circuit & there is not any person here to dispute my pretentions. I presume the Executive will not deem it good policy to send strangers to us to fill our local offices, for the reason that it...
Your favor of the 12th. reached me on the 16th. The preceding day was that of our Election, on which the District turned & I am sorry to say the Federal Candidate obtained a majority of 102 votes—he is elected. Mr. McKinley never was here before & his coming ruined our hopes, as his manners &c are unpopular, & here the People vote for men more than principles. On the morning of the election I...
Having commenced my sheep Shearing I cannot resist the desire to send you a sample of a singular fleece produced by a species of sheep purchased in this Country by me. The Animal is entirely covered with similar wool & has a curious appearance tho it differs from the ordinary sheep only in its wool. I presume it would be valuable in the manufacture of shawls &c. If you obtain any information...
It was very gratifying to learn from your letter that Harrison had arrived at Vincennes without any other rencontre with the indians than the battle near the Prophets town. I greatly apprehended that encumbered by his wounded, & badly supplied with provisions they might follow on his heels & gall his army in the most distressing manner. Their forbearance augurs well of their conduct during the...
I have once more escaped from the Jaws of death last night for the first time I went to the Theatre. At ½ past eleven it caught on fire 800 persons present & in a few minutes the whole was in flames. I kept back to permit the crowd to precede me until the black warm smoke suffocated all around me, & falling also I made a mighty effort & sprung forward far enough to descend about 12 feet on the...
I have been intending for some time to write you but the alarming & fatal illness of my beloved Mother has suspended my correspondence entirely—she expired on the 22d. It excites the most gloomy reflections that nothing can conquer the inveterate hostility of the opposition: the damning proofs of british perfidy furnished by the documents you communicated to Congress have failed to unite them...
The last papers announce that Congress on your recommendation have laid an Embargo, & conjecture naturally points to war as the next step to be taken. I am rejoiced that the crisis has produced a corresponding attitude because I fully believe the national spirit & the national honor demand it; And if the Government were now to succumb—what with the pressure from abroad & at home—it would be...
I am highly gratified with the declaration of War by Congress, & the friends of the administration in this quarter unanimously approve of it. After so many outrages, & so long forbearance it was expected that greater uninanimity [ sic ] would have been witnessed in the decision: but knowing as I do the secret springs which move some of the Minority hitherto associated with the republicans I am...
I received by the last Mail a commission from the Executive of Virginia appointing me in conjunction with Genls. Porterfield & Trigg Commissioners on the part of the State of Virginia to superintend &c the line between the Virginia Military reservation, & the lands ceded to the U States by the State of Virginia. Altho’ I feel anxious to undertake the duty of that office, so important to a...
In addition to the information contained in the newspapers several travellers have passed thro’ this place confirming the intelligence that the army under Genl. Hull surrendered to the british forces without making any resistance. Those who view things superficially pronounce it to be the result of a perfidious & traiterous plan of the Genl. to sell the army & the distress & consternation that...
I am charged by a numerous meeting of the military & Citizens held at this place on yesterday to forward a copy of their proceedings to you. It is their anxious wish to be employed in repelling the invasion of our Country & chastising the enemy. If 5000 men be a sufficient number to effect this 10,000 will meet with a feeble resistance, & it will be an economy of blood & treasure to strike a...
I arrived at this place a few days since with a small party of my friends from Clarksburg to join the North Western army destined to Detroit; & cooperate with them as a corps of mounted Riflemen. On our Arrival we found Govr. Meigs here. Genl. Harrison returned from Chelicothe on Monday. I communicated to them our wishes & expectations; namely that we were anxious to be actively employed in...
I am again at Clarksburg after an absence of two months, worse than mispent in the western Country. I have not even the consolation to believe that any benefit has resulted to the community from my expedition, & therefore there is no offset for ⟨m⟩y in⟨di⟩vidual sacrifices of time & money. I left General Harrison at Franklinton about the 1st. instant & the Virginia troops at Delaware four or...