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J. Sterling Morton Papers, 1849—1862
MS7
Roll:2 #8309
Nebraska State Historical Society

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Friend Sterling

Your note came to hand and I am glad to know you are fast recovering and will soon be in Omaha. The Democrats here are hard at work and so are the Republicans. Some think Estabrook will be elected, but the majority say no. I think the Demo—crats are gaining in this County and I believe the General will be elected, but it will be close work. You

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must give him every note you can in Otoe.

Mr Luce has given me your quarter salary draft and $100# in Gold. He says he will give one $100 more. When you come up, Dont Fail to Bring Up The Numbers of Warrants Sold By You— We had a Mas—qurade party on Friday night and it was a pleasant affair. There is to be a last grand Democratic Rally to morrow night. Come up soon and bring Mrs Morton Please remember me to her

Yours Respectfully

John McConihe

P.S. Capt Moore came in on Thurs—day— cooks well and hearty. His skirt don't trouble him.