Letter from John Cowan, 31 May 1844

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— May. 31st 1844—
Gen’l. J. Smith—
Sir— I returned this morning from and Baltimore
I wished I was with you for a few hours— to communicate all the sayings and doings— I called on — and stated to him your condition— he told me you should have justice done you— I intimated the propriety of giving you a commission in the United S— Army— with a proper influence— you could easily obtain it—— Bye the by— I find — has great weight with the — Gen’l the is a great friend of yours— he spoke of you in and Baltimore— very highly
I think it would— be good policy— to send him back— to Congress— as he can be of great service to you
Old fellew— take care of your local matters in politics— keep them light for the present— As there are many new things springing up— I have something to communicate to you— which is of great impirtence to your Local matters— in a political way [p. [1]]
— May. 31st 1844—
Gen’l. J. Smith—
Sir— I returned this morning from and Baltimore
I wish I was with you for a few hours— to communicate all the sayings and doings— I called on — and stated to him your condition— he told me you should have justice done you— I intimated the propriety of giving you a commission in the United S— Army— with a proper influence— you could easily obtain it—— Bye the by— I find — has great weight with the — Gen’l the is a great friend of yours— he spoke of you in and Baltimore— very highly
I think it would— be good policy— to send him back— to Congress— as he can be of great service to you
Old fellew— take care of your local matters in politics— keep them light for the present— As there are many new things springing up— I have something to communicate to you— which is of great impirtence to your Local matters— in a political way [p. [1]]
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