“please do write me at , immediately.”
“P.S. Will please to hand this letter to after reading?”
This is his letter verbatim et literatum
In the foregoing the designs of are very plainly manifest; and to see his rascality you have only to read some articles from his pen published in the “Times and Seasons” about 2 years ago; on the subject of the affair.
I shall be happy to hear from you on this subject as soon as convenient. Also if you have received any communication from . We are ready to execute the Mortgage at any time.
Yours very respectfully
P.S. I would just remark that I am not at all indebted to for this letter but to who after he had read it, immediately brought it to me.
JS to Richard M. Young • 9 February 1843
Copy of Letter to Hon: City of
City of Feby 9th 1843
I have this day received your favor of the 17th. Ult. covering one from John C. Walsh and barely state in this that I shall despatch a messenger immediately to to deposit the $500 in the hands of Genl. Leach [Samuel Leech] according to your instructions; but seeing that I had little time to lose I concluded to send this by the first mail to inform you of my intentions. My next in which I shall inclose Gen. Leach’s receipt together with my obligations will be mailed at and may be expected three days after you receive this.
I shall not be able to obtain ’s name as security, he being at this time, several hundred miles North of , and is not expected back untill spring. I can however obtain the signature of Mr. late from Chester Co. Penn. who owns about 20 thousand dollars worth of property in this vicinity and probably as much more in the East which I presume will be entirely satisfactory to Mr. Walsh instead of , ’s name will be on the obligations.
When you receive this you may expect the other three days later. All the difference will be the time required to go from here to & do the business.
Some time ago a Petition signed by the principal inhabitants of this praying the Post Master General to remove the present and appoint [p. 244]