|Dates of Creation||1860/10/16|
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Stony Brook, Oct 16th 1860
Richard Jennings Esqr.
My dear Sir, I learn The Americans have nominated you for member of the Congress in this district. It is complimentary but look to the future consequences. If you ever desire to go to Congress & do not wish to see Mr. Carter elected, roll up your sleeves & come in & support Edward Henry Smith. It will immortalize your name among the Democracy. A hint to the wise is sufficient - The American party is almost fizzled out, and you are too smart a man to be humbugged by them let them follow you - Yours truly,
Wm. S. Mount
You know that Democratic party has beaten the opposition, two to one, ever since the formation of the Government. And in one instance I believe the Democrats had three Presidents in succession.