Letterbook 2

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letter from a few days ago, it was mailed in  , but was dated on the inside in .  His health is gradually but Slowly increasing and he  thinks he will set out for home sometime in May— He  wished a small sum of money ($40), deposited in one  of the Banks here, for a gentlemen in , New York;  which I have attended to according to his direction and  request— I also informed him, if he stood in need of more,  to call on me, and it would give me pleasure to accommo date him— So that you need not be oneasy on that score—  nothing new has transpired since you left us, with the ex ception of the death of one of the Senators, Mr.  Thaddeus Betts; who died on yesterday, his friends funeral  took place on to day, so that no other business was trans acted in the Senate— We have also lost the Cumberland  Road Bill by a final vote in the Senate, 20, voting for and  22 against it— one Single vote from the majority, would  have saved it, by making a tie— the Vice President was  exceedingly anxious for the opportunity to getting the casting  vote in its favor, , of Ky Kentuckey, made a speech  against and voted throughout against it, Grundy of  Tennessee, [Silas] Wright of Ny , and Buchanan of  ; three of the leading Democrats in the Senate  voted for it, These <were> but seven of the Whigs who voted  for it, and Thirteen Democrats.
I think we will adjourn about  the first or second Monday in June— I received, from  , the petition and papers, in relation to a change  of Postmaster at , with an affidavit from  , of all of which have been laid before  the proper department— as soon as I get an answer  it shall be communicated to you— Dont forget to  have the Times & Seasons sent to me, Give my respects to  Rev. Joseph Smith, and accept for yourself, my best wishes  for your happiness
Yours &c
Judge [p. 134]
letter from a few days ago, it was mailed in , but was dated on the inside in . His health is gradually but Slowly increasing and he thinks he will set out for home sometime in May— He wished a small sum of money ($40), deposited in one of the Banks here, for a gentlemen in , New York; which I have attended to according to his direction and request— I also informed him, if he stood in need of more, to call on me, and it would give me pleasure to accommodate him— So that you need not be oneasy on that score— nothing new has transpired since you left us, with the exception of the death of one of the Senators, Mr. Thaddeus Betts; who died on yesterday, his funeral took place on to day, so that no other business was transacted in the Senate— We have also lost the Cumberland Road Bill by a final vote in the Senate, 20, voting for and 22 against it— one Single vote from the majority, would have saved it, by making a tie— the Vice President was exceedingly anxious for the opportunity to getting the casting vote in its favor, , of Kentuckey, made a speech against and voted throughout against it, Grundy of Tennessee, Silas Wright of , and Buchanan of ; three of the leading Democrats in the Senate voted for it, These were but seven of the Whigs who voted for it, and Thirteen Democrats.
I think we will adjourn about the first or second Monday in June— I received, from , the petition and papers, in relation to a change of Postmaster at , with an affidavit from , all of which have been laid before the proper department— as soon as I get an answer it shall be communicated to you— Dont forget to have the Times & Seasons sent to me, Give my respects to Rev. Joseph Smith, and accept for yourself, my best wishes for your happiness
Yours &c
Judge [p. 134]
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