I have your favor of the 5th. I congratulate you on the success which has attended your efforts to get up a course of scientific lectures. When a similar course was first proposed here, it met with the same doubts & misgivings; but we have now five or six regular courses throughout the winter; all well attended. Some by immense audiences. There is not the least doubt but that in the enlightened and liberal City of Philadelphia, this plan of popular instruction will be crowned with entire success. You will enjoy high satisfaction for your agency in introducing it.
I am glad to hear from you that your present Governor will be re-elected. His defeat would be highly inauspicious. I have never thought it very likely that Pennsylvania would give her powerful voice to any other Whig Candidate than Genl.