Letter, Stephen A. Douglas to William Smith, 27 August 1842
, Letter, , Sangamon Co., IL, to , , Hancock Co., IL, 27 Aug. 1842; handwriting of ; dockets in handwriting of and ; two pages; JS Office Papers, CHL. Includes address block, postal markings, and dockets.
Aug 27th 1842
My Dear Sir
Since my return here from & the Fulton Court within the last few days, I received a letter from your brother Joseph, dated the 30th of July, in which he recommends Esq of your as a suitable person for master in . If the letter had been written and received in time it would have received prompt attention; but it as happened, that prior to that date, I had appointed Esq of to that office and forwarded his commission to him about the middle of July. I trust that this appointment will prove accepted to all portions of the community of your county. Permit me to congratulate you upon the result if the elections not only in the State generally, but also in your own county. The Democratic Party have achieved a glorious victory which will be long remembered with joy by [p. ]