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Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection: 18th-20th Century Historical Letters

Letter to John Williamson from Sidney Griffon asking that he use his influence in favor of Capt. John Wells as a Presidential Elector during the 1832 Presidential Elections.


Suffolk C. H. N.Y. August 25th 1832

Dear Sir -

          At the solicitation of our Jackson and Van Buren Republican friends in this town I write to request you to use your influence in the Herkimer Convention in favor of Capt. John Wells of this town for a Presidential Elector. Capt. Wells has ever been a good and true democrat - has represented us once or twice in the assembly, and is one of our most wealthy and reputable inhabitants. He will stand faithful for the present Chief Magistrate and for Van Buren for Vice President.

          It is not deemed improper to make this request in favor of such a man -

With great respect to
Sidney S. Griffin

To John M. Williamson Esqr.


Transcribed by Amanda Cintron
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
July 11, 2012