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MY DEAR SIR, . . . Congress will adjourn on the 14th Inst, and I shall leave immediately after for home.
Nothing very material has occurred since my last. The Oregon territorial bill from the House was passed last evening by the Senate with an amendment attaching the Missouri Compromise to it. It is doubtful whether the House will agree to it, or not. If it should not the bill will be lost.
The Buffalo Convention is in session, and has, it is said, nominated Van Buren. It is uncertain to what it will lead. If the movement should not run out with the election, it will lead to the formation of two great sectional parties, and that to results, which may lead to great changes.
The election thus far, judging from indications, is more favourable to Cass, than Taylor. I retain and intend to retain my independent position.
We shall anxiously wait to see you all. With love to Anna and the children,
- Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1899, Calhoun Correspondence.