Fort Hill 9th Nov'r 1847
DEAR SIR, I received by the last mail your note, with the
Message from Mr Cameron; and will thank you to say to him, that I am obliged to him for his proposed arrangement, but
that I had previously made another arrangement for the session.
I foresee a session of great distraction and confusion. The old party organization cannot much longer hold together.
The want of sincerity and honesty on the part of both parties has confounded the country and the Government, and caused
a state of things, from which it will be difficult to extricate ourselves. I confess, I do not see the end. My own course
is clear and easy; to do my duty, without regard to consequences personal to myself. If our institutions are destined
to be overthrown, I am resolved, that no share of the responsibility shall rest on me.
- Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1899, Calhoun Correspondence.