Sunday, November 13, 2016

Senator Truman Smith to James S. Pike, August 22, 1850

Washington City, August 26, 1850.

Dear Sir: Pursuant to order, I this morning went at the Hon. Corwin, Pike in hand, and I have to say there will not, in my opinion, be the slightest difficulty in regard to the matter to which you refer. I will write you again in two or three days. Push ahead! Smite down the Philistines.

I am, Hon. Pike, ever yours,
Truman Smith.

P.S. — I will send you a few copies of my recent speech on that novel topic the negro question! Perhaps they may do good.

SOURCE: James Shepherd Pike, First Blows of the Civil War: The Ten Years of Preliminary Conflict in the United States from 1850 to 1860, p. 86

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