Letter from Aldrich & Chittenden, 28 July 1842

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from illegal force or assaults of Mobs, it only remains to say that the “Great Governor of the Universe” is so much before hand on the subject, as to leave nothing for the executive to do— You have the power and Authority, by an earlier delegation; you are the Administrators of a more powerful law, by the imposition of <​a​> mightier hands, than that of any executive conventional functionary—
The first law of nature is revealed for the benefit and protection of all subjects of illegal invasion & a unathorized aggression, and should and will find prompt & efficient administrators in yourself & people!
If danger should threaten your peace from abroad, quick messengers would bear the intelligence and point out the legal means of averting the blow.
As to the request <​that​> of our should call on you as early as practicable, we give you the assurance that if health permits, he shall visit you during the present or following week— on Tuesday week last, he was on his way to your place, when at , the resignation of Doctor [Samuel] Marshall as Commissioner in Bankruptcy, made it necessary to return as soon as possible to procure the appointment of a substitute, in order carry our cases successfully through on the 1st day of October—
In your case much talk and some threats have transpired in relation to a contest, but we thing [think] gubernatorial contest is all that is intended, and that words & threats will thereafter expire—
Please turn over—— [p. [2]]
from illegal force or assaults of Mobs, it only remains to say that the “Great Governor of the Universe” is so much before hand on the subject, as to leave nothing for the executive to do— You have the power and Authority, by an earlier delegation; you are the Administrators of a more powerful law, by the imposition of a mightier hand, than that of any executive conventional functionary—
The first law of nature is revealed for the benefit and protection of all subjects of illegal invasion & unathorized aggression, and should and will find prompt & efficient administrators in yourself & people!
If danger should threaten your peace from abroad, quick messengers would bear the intelligence and point out the legal means of averting the blow.
As to the request that our should call on you as early as practicable, we give you the assurance that if health permits, he shall visit you during the present or following week— on Tuesday week last, he was on his way to your place, when at , the resignation of Doctor Samuel Marshall as Commissioner in Bankruptcy, made it necessary to return as soon as possible to procure the appointment of a substitute, in order carry our cases successfully through on the 1st day of October—
In your case much talk and some threats have transpired in relation to a contest, but we thing [think] gubernatorial contest is all that is intended, and that words & threats will thereafter expire—
Please turn over—— [p. [2]]
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