Boston Jany. 24. 1824.
A meeting of the Republican Members of our Legislature held at the District Court Room in this place on Wednesday evening last made choice of.
|William C Jarvis||of||Pittsfield|
|Honl.||Tho. L Winthrop||"||Boston.|
|John Merrills||"||Newbury port|
|Seth Knowles||"||Charles town|
|Justus Willard Esquire||"||Springfield|
For one I feel more than an ordinary anxiety as to the influence which these proceedings may have on the future happiness & welfare of this Country: and I regret that a longer time than a midnight hour or two was not allowed me for the performance of a duty, of an interesting character confided to me by the mistaken partialites of my fellow Citizens.
But sir, I cannot dissemble the happiness I experience, in being in any way instrumental in communicating to the Nation, the high respect & attachment cherished for you by your fellow Citizens of your native State.
I have the honour to be / with very high respect / Your Obt Sert
William C. Jarvis
MHi: Adams Papers.