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MY DEAR JAMES, I expect to leave tomorrow morning to join your Sister and Cornelia at the White Sulphur Springs on my way home. I write in the midest of confusion and haste and you must excuse the brevity of my letter.
I am glad you so highly approve of my report. It has been well received almost without exception. It never could have been better timed. The veto of the Harbour bill L gives it new interest and importance. The President, in his unwillingness to take my ground, placed his veto on grounds wholly indefensible. Nothing now is left for all interested but to rally on mine. They may stand there, without the fear of a veto.
With the exception of the Mexican question, the ev r ents of the session are eminently favourable to us. Already have the administration, and the country become heartily tired of the war, and are as anxious now to get out of it, as they were to get into it. My course in reference to it standfs] vindicated in the opinion of all, without my uttering one word in my defense.
- Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1899, Calhoun Correspondence.