I received your favor of the 2nd instant, but that to which you refer, addressed to me at Ashland, has not come to hand.
I am only thankful and greatly obliged for the trouble you have taken in procuring the letter from General Bradley, of which you have transmitted a Copy to me. Of course, I can be hardly supposed to retain a distinct recollection of all the circumstances which details; but I have a general recollection of them, and from the intimacy which existed between him and me, at the time of this occurrence I have no doubt of their substantial accuracy.
I should be glad that the letter should be published, but whether that be done or a month or two hence is of no consequence. When done, I could wish that it should appear, as the fact is, that is has been checked[?] and is brought out by a friend. The value of the letter exists mainly in its being from a political opponent, who acted the part which he relates at the Democratic National Convention in Balto.[?]
It is time, as has been suggested by Mr. Gales, that, by inference, it may be made to operate on the President elect; but then I so often [?] the sentiment, attributed to me by Gen. Bradley, that there would be nothing new or surprising in it being again published.
The Call Session of the Senate, I suppose, will be a mere matter of form, and will lead to no serious discussions or divisions. And as I have not entirely recovered from a [?] from a recent accident, as the journey at this season would be very disagreeable, I shall not attend it, unless I have after receive information that may [?] well be material.
I am eager to see the Counter address, which you mention as being likely to be spread by the Democrats who would not sign Mr. Calhoun.
I have been surprised at the general condemnation of the movement of the Southern delegates this quarter.