Letter from William Wright, 24 July 1842

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July 24th 1842
Freind Smith
Hon sir although I am not capable of councelling you I wish to state that I have been in this place and have found by talking freely with inteligent men that it will be highly to the intrest of your Legion under present circumstances to cast your votes for W D Abernethy for sheriff he is up again. and sir as I feel <​for​> and will do all I can for your rights I would tell you as an honorable friend to vote for [Joseph] Duncan he is not against your Legion as stated any by your voteing in your Legion for him you will get the Blessings of the Whigh and they are the salvation of the good faith and order of the county he will get it no mistakes
Yours Truly
W. S. Wright
Write me at Ill [p. [1]]
July 24th 1842
Freind Smith
Hon sir although I am not capable of councelling you I wish to state that I have been in this place and have found by talking freely with inteligent men that it will be highly to the intrest of your Legion under present circumstances to cast your votes for W D Abernethy for sheriff he is up again. and sir as I feel for and will do all I can for your rights I would tell you as an honorable friend to vote for [Joseph] Duncan he is not against your Legion as stated by your voteing in your Legion for him you will get the Blessings of the Whigh and they are the salvation of the good faith and order of the county he will get it no mistakes
Yours Truly
W. S. Wright
Write me at Ill [p. [1]]
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