, Letter, Baltimore, MD, to JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 9 May 1844; handwriting of ; dockets in handwriting of and unidentified scribe; three pages; JS Collection, CHL.
[Orson] Pratt & tho as yet I have not heard from them
There are some few matters relative to the Boat Maid of Iowa which I aught to have named to You there was two guns on board which took for passage money while on Red river which took from the Boat I know of no account being made of them I suppose he appropriated them to his own use there was also a feather Bed lost over board and from what I could learn of the circumstances by the passengers <and what was said to passify the owners & passengers> I consider the boat bound to make it good to the owner who is poor. I mention these things thinking they may be matters to be considered in a settlement with — I shall expect to r[ecei]ve from you the proceedings of the convention held at on Monday last together with such instru[c]tions as you may deem proper to give. I shall expect to remain here untill after the 27 and by that time be able to determin wheather to stay longer in the mean time I may go to but you will please direct to me here The present indications are that we have a very strong current to contend with here The whigs have their minds Settled on it is quite doubtful what the Democrats will do but if I judge correctly they will not nominate —
Please remember me to your family as also mine— and as often as I have any thing of interest to communicate you shall hear from me