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|[impressed seal in top
left corner of 1st page: states "Congress", beneath that a
picture of a building, & beneath that, small print that I can't
Washington July 25, 1850.
My Dear Sir:
I am your debtor for two letters, one received
a few weeks ago, and the other on the day before yesterday,
for which I make you my sincere acknowledgements.
The five dollar note sent in the first was duly received
and disposed of according to your wishes. I have taken a
receipt for your Subscription to the "Union" up to December
next with a memo on the receipt, that it is then to be
discontinued. This is what you desired.
You seem to be in the midst of an interesting canvafs
for the Convention, to be held in October to reform the
State Constitution. You seem too to have no dearth of
Candidates, from which to select the Representatives for your
District. But I believe that there is scarcely as great a variety
of opinions, as of persons, presented for consideration: From
the manifestations given through the newspapers, and from
what I hear, from citizens of the District, pafsing through
Washington, the Chief difference of opinion among your candidates
is, that some are in favour of remodeling every thing, while
the others are for sweeping away "every thing and a little over" forth
with if not sooner. Reform is necefsary and proper; but
it is very unfortunate, to mistake all change for reform
It is very important, I think for the people to select men of
Submitted and transcribed by: Susan Shields Sasek. I don't know who the letter was sent to, but my great aunt Virginia Butler Priddy gave it to my father many years ago (if I remember correctly, sometime in the 1970s).
[SSS Note -- characters or words in brackets [ ] are either my comments or items that I either could not read or wasn't sure about]
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