Letter from J. Brouder, 20 May 1844

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May 20 /44
Dear Sir
it has bean som time I have had it in minde to write you afue lines on the subject of the pollicy of of our of the hole state of afairs apears to me to be in a confution pretey much like men & things of this world are I am an hosnest democrat and want to see my prosperous I would requst the propriety of your offering your Self to the people for the high office of presedent of theas I am a ware thare is thosands that would vote for you even at this late hour if you could not git it this year it would prepar the way for 4 years to cum and I think it is high time to look a head I have had much conversation on this subject with others but having those things came in to my minde is not to be explaind at this time but I am one of those men that beleave the spirit of god impreses the mind of man both sleep and a wake if wee would pay more attention to it than wee do wee should know more of god but to the subject I want you to send me afue lines on the subject Direct your letter to baltimere 2 weaks from this time I [s]hall be in baltimore loos no time send it as quick as you can perhaps I may go on to the western cuntrey this spring when I reseve an ansor from you I will wright more fully on this bisness [p. [1]]
May 20 /44
Dear Sir
it has bean som time I have had it in minde to write you afue lines on the subject of the pollicy of of our the hole state of afairs apears to me to be in a confution pretey much like men & things of this world are I am an hosnest democrat and want to see my prosperous I would requst the propriety of your offering your Self to the people for the high office of presedent of theas I am a ware thare is thosands that would vote for you even at this late hour if you could not git it this year it would prepar the way for 4 years to cum and I think it is high time to look a head I have had much conversation on this subject with others but having those things came in to my minde is not to be explaind at this time but I am one of those men that beleave the spirit of god impreses the mind of man both sleep and a wake if wee would pay more attention to it than wee do wee should know more of god but to the subject I want you to send me afue lines on the subject Direct your letter to baltimere 2 weaks from this time I [s]hall be in baltimore loos no time send it as quick as you can perhaps I may go on to the western cuntrey this spring when I reseve an ansor from you I will wright more fully on this bisness [p. [1]]
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