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Dear Sir, I have received two letters from you, and several packets from the Department of State, concerning the contents of which I have thought it advisable to wait mitil I could have the pleasure of conferring personally with you. There is in my mind but one objection to the appointment which you suggest, and that is perhaps removed at least by the authority of respectable precedent. Although detained here longer than I had intended, I still purpose to be with you, at the latest, by the 25tli instant.
I inclose, addressed to you, thirty and ten blank patents signed by me, received yesterday from Dr. Thornton, for my signature.
- The Private Correspondence of Henry Clay, Edited by Calvin Colton, Ll.D. 1856