|Collection||NY Historical Society|
|Dates of Creation||1860/10/22|
|Scope & Content||
Patchogue Oct 22 1860
W.S. Mount Esq
Your favour has not been answered for the reason I did not get home until Saturday and get it.
You do not seem to understand the matter, it is not so much that I came [illegible] as that the Democrats cannot agree to support their own man.
There is really more opposition for Edward Smith to overcome those in our ranks.
I, like you [ ] that the district [ ]  [ ] Republican member but you democrats are to much [ ] [ ] yourselves, that the case looks hopeless - I am not in the way - my party will not be treacherous - In haste I have a dozen men notes to answer excuse brevity
Yours, R. Jennings