[Editorial Note: Letters from John McConihe to J. Sterling Morton copied with permission of the Nebraksa State Historical Association on 17 January 2008 from the MS7 J. Sterling Morton Papers, 1849—1862, Roll 2. Copy and reuse restrictions apply; see the Nebraska State Historical Society Use Policy (http://www.nebraskahistory.org/lib-arch/services/refrence/use_policy.pdf). ]

J. Sterling Morton Papers, 1849—1862
Roll:2 #8309
Nebraska State Historical Society


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Dear Sterling

I should have written you many times, since my return from my pleasant visit at Nebraska City, had I any news or information to impart. Everything has gone on here smoothly, and I only regret, that your agree—able face does not shine in my presence constantly.

I cannot, even now give you any special news and can only say that the

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p campaign is being vigorously prosecuted in Douglas County, and that the Democrats are combatting the opposition & "S—K—i—s—m—s," with great force.

No Territorial local—isms have as yet been brought into the canvas, and Daly's political friends, cannot support him in Nemaha, his home, more energetically then the Republicans of this County do. In fact they are enthusiastic and do not think Estabrook, as good a man as Daly. Should this continue, and Daly receive a sectional South Platte vote, Daly is the next Delegate. But I imagine

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you will keep own Section—alism, and that Estabrook will be elected as a Democrat. Thayer has gone up the Platte Valley, but will not accomplish much. Our speakers will all be out, and yours must do the same.

I will try and be at the fair, as I am anxious to hear your address.

The Governor is well and intends going down in the morning. He spoke at Florence this evening.

Mr Walker will hand you this, and as he is some—what interested in the Warrants you can inform him, how many are sold and whether

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you can or will try and sell more. He is a gentleman and I trust you will be please with him, though he is a Republican. Please don't read this to him.

Hearing your family continues in good health, and hoping they may each and every of them always enjoy that great blessing and wishing to be remembered to Mrs Morton

I am
Your ardent admirer
And Obedient Servant

John McConihe