I received yours of the 30th a few days ago and have waited only for a leisure moment to answer it. The American party certainly were brought to the best of their strength in Philadelphia; and the result was hardly unexpected which demonstrated that it could not be unanimous. The Northern men seem determined that we shall not have a peaceful and prosperous country if they can prevent it. But still I think that there is something more than a germ of a patriotic national party, north and west, which is even now strong, and which will grow rapidly in the future. I mention this only that we may infer that I do not give up the hope of finding the new organization.