I have been absent from this my summer home, for the last twelve days, and returned last evening --- During this absence, your letter of the 4th inst, was received. I have now the pleasure to acknowledge its receipt, and to thank you for it.
The intelligence which you give me, quite realizes the expectations which I had formed of our strength in that position of the Union, from whence you write. Beyond the four Whig states of NE, I have never entertained a hope. New Hampshire has in my judgement, been long since delivered vow to her idols, and such a Hurricane, as swept over the Union in 1840, could alone rouse Maine from her lethargy -