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Catalog Number KSc032663
Collection NY Historical Society
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1848/09/27
Scope & Content Middle Island, 27 Sept 1848
Dear Sir,
I have the pleasure to inform you that the Democratic Party of this Assembly District is again organized and we hope to be able to show the Committee who call meetings to correspond with Abolitionist instead of Democratic Conventions, that the people are not their puppets but that they will have a chance to learn their own insignificance. We have waited for the spirit to move and it has moved, and now we wish to keep it rolling. A mass meeting was held at Huntington tuesday 19th inst a Mass Convention agreed on, which was held at Suffolk Station 25th, at which our old friend Joshua B. Smith was nominated for Assembly and the Towns organized by choosing Committees, and for this Town the following-Wm. S. Mount, Philip Hallock, B. T. Hutchinson, John Randall, Richard Robinson, E. T. Smith and Brewster Woodhull, and then those of the above who were present agreed to call a meeting at Patchogue on Saturday 30th inst. and hope it will meet your approbation and attendance.
I enclose a Notice which I hope you will approve, sign and put up at some good Democrat's say Genl Mount's, or where you think proper. Our prospects away from Suffolk and Queens was cheering, and Old Suffolk: is coming, for the Barnburners are crouching and fearing to take the responsibility. I trust from information that we agree in our decision of what is Democratic. and therefore trust you will receive this kindly for
yours respectfully,
B. T. Hutchinson