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Letter from CHARLES DANIEL DRAKE to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated September 15, 1848.

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Title: Letter from CHARLES DANIEL DRAKE to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated September 15, 1848.

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  • Drake, Charles Daniel

Recipient

  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882

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Extent: 1 letter

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Letter from CHARLES DANIEL DRAKE to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated September 15, 1848., Original located at the University of Vermont's Special Collections in the George Perkins Marsh Collection, filed by date., http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/gpmcdd480915 (accessed December 21, 2014)

Letter from CHARLES DANIEL DRAKE to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated September 15, 1848.

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Burlington Sept 15, 48



[Parts of the manuscript have been cut out]

[Dear S]ir

I received yours of Aug [in] the midst of our election & have but just had leisure to attend to your request. I have now written to the Secretary of the Governor and presume the commission will be sent.

My constituents have found the nomination of Gen Taylor too hard a pill to swallow, and though in 1844 I had a clear majority of 1500, which certainly had not diminished six months since, I am now defeated -------------------------------- Page -------------------------------- by probably not less than five hundred.

Still, as my plurality is large, I think it rather probable, that I shall be elected at a future trial, and I have little doubt that Taylor will receive the electoral vote of the state, unless some new 'letter' shall put him in a yet worse position, then he now occupies.

I am, sin[cerely yours]

Chas D. Drake Esq
Cincinnati

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