I have yours of the 19th, which I showed to Mr. Nelrites[?]
He says that he has not the least unkind feeling towards you, & that you need feel no uneasiness on that score.
There cannot fail to be removals. The very suppositions upon which rumor excludes them, in fact works the other way. Admit, that there be none except in cases where the present incumbent shall have been very actively engaged in politics. This very exception would cover three quarters of the men in office. It is notorious that tho persons holding lucrative office in the Custom House & elsewhere, at present, nearly have electioniered [electioneered] night & day. In addition to this, nearly the whole body of deputy portmasters have made themselves the tools of Mr. Kendall & his Extra Globe[?], in plain violation of law & of the instructions of the Department itself. NO. The Whigs have been proscribed men for twelve years. They have expected nothing better than their adversaries. But can they admit to be proscribed by an administration of their own creation? To do so, they must be either more or less than men.