Letter from David S. Hollister, 9 May 1844

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Pratt & tho as yet I have not heard from them <​X​>
There are some few matters relative to the Boat Maid of 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 instrutions as you may deem proper to give <​X​> 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
I am Dear Brother Yours in the Kingdom <​*​> of our God
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Pratt & tho as yet I have not heard from them X
— I shall expect to receive from you the proceedings of the convention held at on Monday last together with such instrutions as you may deem proper to give X
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