May 17th 1839.
To the Editors
Gentlemen— Some letters in your paper have appeared over the signature of in
relation to our affairs with .
We consider it
is ’s privilege to express his opinion in
relation to pol itical or religious matters, and we profess no authority in
the case whatever; but we have thought, and do still think, that it is not
doing our cause justice to make a political question of it in any manner
whatever. We have not at any time thought that there was any political
party as such chargeable with the