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Catalog Number KSc032364
Collection NY Historical Society
Object Name Letter
Dates of Creation 1848/10/02
Scope & Content Copy
Stony Brook L.I., Oct 2d., 1848
Dear Sir,
The Hon. Ely Moore, I am happy to say, is now with his family in this vicinity, on a visit. His object is to rusticate, and have a real deer hunt with some of our sharp shooters, but his repose was broken in upon last saturday by a call from the democrats (the Cass men) to address them in this village at the house of Egbert Smith, which he did (standing in the veranda), with such good effect and expression in his manner, that the Disorganizers -the Barnburners, present-many of them shook the dust from off their coats and acknowledged to me their errors, and that they should go home Cass men. Mr. Moore spoke highly of General Taylor as a warrior, but as no statesman (by Taylor's own acknowledgement)accordingly, any Aunt Peggy might make as good a President if she could only select a good Cabinet-if so, why not elect a cabinet without a President.
The Hon. speaker enlarged on the importance of having a Statesman as a President-the genius of Gen. Cass, and his knowledge of our political affairs both at home and abroad fitted him exactly for the Presidency.
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I have no time to say more. If the Hon. Ely Moore could spare the time to scour through old Suffolk, the Van Buren, Free Soil-kink-would be taken out. Every vote given to Van Buren is a Whig vote, which makes the Whigs chuckle prodigiously.
I do not know the terms of your paper, but should be happy to receive it till after the Election. 1 will be in the 'City in a few weeks, and will pay you. I regret to say, that a very few Cass papers are taken in Suffolk County.
Yours Respectfully
Wm. S. Mount