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The undersigned, a Committee appointed for the purpose by the democratic Citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia   in obedience to sentiment as well as duty, and with the frankness and dignity becoming members of a free Community, offer to you their earnest wishes and their warmest feelings— They have heard, and not without sensations of sincere regret, that it is your intention to...
Your letter of the 21st I have received and you may rely on it I shall comply with the contents— The Arraignment you have made is more agreeable to me than what I was soliciting for and had I known your intentions you should not been troubled with one Syllable from me on the subject— As matters and things now stand you cannot by any means refuse serving again as President and the sooner you...
I am given to understand that George Ingles the Military Storekeeper at this Arsenal is going to resign—I most acknowledge I am not sorry at it because it gives an oppertunity for a much better man being appointed in his place–Ingles’s unfeeling and I may add unjust treatment to Mr. Irvine I shall never forget for he a very few days after the Generals’ death sent a Common Carter with an order...
My friend Mr. Carswell informs he has delivered you Doctor Towers Illustration of Prophecy—When I sent you the Book I took it for granted you had never seen the Book and by reading it you would see in a Concise point of view what God in his Providence intends to do with the Ten Kings and the Ten Kingdoms of Europe— The Title page I suppose you have already read (altho‘ I am very sensible you...
I am very much at a loss to know where to begin and perhaps I shall be at a greater loss to know where to end as I am going to write about myself—some time ago Mr. Duane wrote his son from Washington which letter was showen to me mentioning that Mr. Dickerson and myself were appointed Commissioners of Bankruptcy—Had this thing stopt here there would not have been much matter in it but Captain...
I have been about writing you for some months back but I was of the opinion Tobacco would be lower in this I have been mistaken—I want to be informed if your last years Crop is on hand and what will be the price and day of payment— I have a letter from Richmond dated the 11th. that Quotes Prime Tobacco at 36/ to 37/6. inferior at 33/ V Currency—If your crop is unsold and at Richmond I will...
Inclosed you have an Address from the Delegates appointed from the Wards of this City and from the Townships of the county of Philadelphia and agreed to by them on the 12th instant—The reason the address was not forwarded sooner I did intend to have delivered it in person but my business at present will not admit of it which I am very sorry for— You will observe from the Address it was...
Their is a report here and from the quarter I received it I believe to be true that Major Jackson is to be removed & that you would put Doctr. Bache in his place if it would give general satisfaction to the Republicans—Before I heard your opinion I was asked for mine and whilst I was a think the Gentleman mentioned several names which I most confess I did not perfectly like—He then mentioned...
This year the republicans of this District have been very much divided on the question who shall be our next member of Congress— Last Election they did divide but it was against the Man Leib only for they did acknowledge that all his votes in Congress were correct—But this year we are divided on Principle against Joseph Clay & we do say that the speech he delivered in Congress on 5th of March...
I understand Governor Lewis is going to return early in the morning to Washington—The sample of Tobacco you sent me by him I have had manufactured into Segaars and have sent part of them by him in Two papers directed to you—You will please to let them remain in the papers ’till you hear from me which I expect will be in a few days—The reason I do not do it immediately I am obliged to attend an...