I duly received yours of the 9th. I have been intending to write you, but waited to see a little the march of events. Everything seemed to be taking a pleasant train. Till the new demonstration in favor of Mr. Clay. This I cannot comprehend; for we had very satisfactory assurances. (by the way of Philadelphia), from Mr. Clay, that his views were such as we could wish.
However, his nomination must, like the Harrison movement, come to nothing. Indeed, I do not believe the recent call in Philad.? is sanctioned by him. Gov. Kent, (a highly confidential friend of Mr C.) writes me, that he does not believe Mr C. has any thought of being a candidate. The battle ground is in Pennsylvania; & it is impossible that Mr Clay any more than Harrison should get a strong support there. The Ritner party