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Catalog Number KSc032565
Collection NY Historical Society
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1860/10/27
Scope & Content Stony Brook, Oct 27th, 1860
WSM to John R. Reid Esqr
Dear sir,
The N. Y. Times gives a hint that the South will secede if Lincon is elected, and make Breckenridge President.
Another idea presents it self. The Prince of Wales has made his first and perhaps last Visit to see his possessions in the Canadas, fully convinced that the North and South will separate. The North will swallow up Canada (British America) while the South will take in Mexico and Central America. Two great Republics side by side- perfectly happy-consequently Republicanism and Abolitionism used up.
The Democrats are waked up. reads to see the bullets fly on the sixth of November.
For Congress. we shall support Edward H. Smith and the Union ticket.
At a Republican meeting at the Methodist Church in this place, I heard that Rev. Daniel Jones as called upon to commence the meeting with prayer. but declined-exhibiting on the occasion good sense, as ht has been accused of preaching political sermons. I am please to hear you will address the people at the head of the harbor (Smithtown) next Thursday evening. The Hon Wm. H.
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Ludlow will address a Democratic Union meeting at the Stony Brook Hotel-Wednesday evening. While fighting the great battle I hope you will be able to speak at Setauket (Brookhaven).
Yours truly
Wm. S. Mount