, Letter, , to JS, , Hancock Co., IL, 30 Apr. 1844; handwriting of; dockets in handwriting of , Jonathan Grimshaw, and unidentified scribes; seven pages; JS Collection, CHL.
previously, will undoubtedly cause an unfavourable report to be returned to the Senate; for he would consider the passage of this bill detrimental to his own scheme, and also to the interest of his friend, the great champion, , who is going to that country with a large number of emigrants this Spring. Our members seem to be very anxious for our welfare, and are quite in favour of your <our> scheme: but give it as their united opinion that the bill cannot pass.
, who is full of familiarity and good-will, proposes to visit Mr. Smith on his return to upon the subject of , and . thinks of doing the same also. is a good way off, and is not a very good country when you arrive there. I have read something of its history since I left, and have also conversed with gentlemen who have been there. The Tax upon Women and children in removing there, would be very severe indeed.
Now then for a proposition; as will not be admitted into our ; how would it do for you to write to and ask him what encouragement he could give us if we would commence an immediate emmigration there, and supply him with 1–2–3–4 or 5 thousand soldiers to help fight the battle? and then if would not acknowledge the independance of , but continue to harrass her by small parties, make one tremendous rush upon and capture and subdue the whole country. This would secure , , and . If should ack [p. ]