Be careful I beg you not to bring any of us into a quarrel with Webb of a personal kind. It would do harm to our cause to have any sort of controversy with him in the public papers. We shall express our opinions on the whole subject at the proper time on the floor of the Senate.
Therefore decline any controversy with him if he is fool enough to invite one.
Rely on it that the party in power mean to barter away the tariff for a slip of Oregon. It will require the united efforts of every Whig to resist this [?]