Letter, William Goforth to George Dykes, 17 February 1842
, Letter, Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL to George Dykes, , Hancock Co., IL, 17 Feb. 1842; handwriting presumably of ; dockets in handwriting of unidentified scribe and ; three pages; JS Office papers, CHL.
As it respects the slander of “Sangamon journal” all the remarks that I can make, knowing their politcal tenets and Work, is,
“Let them rail on, since they have got the knack,
And dress their notions, like themselves, in black.”
So far as I have had the honor of conferring with the circles of their County, All is well for .
I have the honor to be, with sentiments of a respect and esteem Your friend & humble servt.
P.S. My family are in health, father Nelsons family are as well as their age will admit, all friends in your circle that I have intimacy with, are in health.
I suppose you have recd the Advocate refered to in the commencement of this letter. My joins me, with sentiments of respect to you & yours, to Edward & family, and all enquiring friends.
Please to present my hearty sentiments o[f] respect to — & my wishes for his success to the senate of our Legislative body. I should be proud to hear from you— & if publicity should be given to my answer, let me be honored with a copy.