frowning brow and considerable body but not well pro portioned, as his arms and legs— and to use his own words is quite fat— On the whole we think his he is without boddy or parts, as no one part seems to be proportioned to another— therefore instead of saying boddy and parts we say boddy and part, or party ism if you please to call it, and in fine to come directly to the point, he so much a fop or a fool, (for he judged our cause before he knew it,) we could find no place to put truth into him— We do not <say> the Saints shall not vote for him, but we do say boldly, (though it need not be published in the streets of , neither among the daughters of the ,) That we do not intend he shall have our votes—
We have spent the remainder of our time in hunting up the Representatives, in order to get our case brought before the house; in giving them Letters of introductions &c, and in getting acquainted— Meeting, of the delegation of the State of , was appointed to day, to consult for bringing our case before Congress. The Gentlemen from , are worthy men, and have treated <us> and have with the greatest kindness, and are ready to do all that is in their power— but you are aware brethren that they with us have all the prejudices, superstition and bigotry of an ignorant generation to contend with, nevertheless we believe our case will be brought before the house, and we will leave the event with God— he is our Judge and the avenger of our wrongs— For a general thing there is but little solidity and honorable deportment among those who are sent here to represent the people; but a great deal of pomposity and show— We left <and others> on the road and recd. a Letter this day from them— They were, at the date of a Letter on the 29th. Nov., near Washington of Pa.— expecting to stop a day or two at his brothers, on account of his ill health— He has <occasionally> a chill yet but is not dangerous— We expect him here soon, and and stand in need of his talents here very much.
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