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Letter from James Arlington Bennet, 20 February 1843

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to get up a subscription his list for his paper at as well as the excitement they produced here. How does like such an Aid-de-Camp? In fact no commissin can make a man an Aid de Camp. It must be by the General’s own appointme[n]t under his own hand & seal otherwise you might transfer Offices or Aids de Camp as they do serfs in Russia. I want to see this man got rid of. He can do you no harm & I am sure he will do you no good as I know him to be a Catholic as bigoted as the Canon Calvo under the cloak of external liberality. You would add to your independence & respectability to cast him off along with your rather hypocritical
I am pleased to see your brother sustain your rights so nobly. He is an honor to your family & people.
You will be pleased my dear Sir to give our best respects to & , & all other friends at who take an interest in the inmates of and accept for yourself
My most profound consideration & friendly esteem
.
Confidential except to friends.
is so ignorant that he imagines that he is my Aid-de-Camp—! In fact if no comment would be made at Headquarters I should take the responsibility of dismissing myself— [p. [3]]
to get up a subscription list for his paper at as well as the excitement they produced here. How does like such an Aid-de-Camp? In fact no commissin can make a man an Aid de Camp. It must be by the General’s own appointment under his own hand & seal otherwise you might transfer Offices or Aids de Camp as they do serfs in Russia. I want to see this man got rid of. He can do you no harm & I am sure he will do you no good as I know him to be a Catholic as bigoted as the Canon Calvo under the cloak of external liberality. You would add to your independence & respectability to cast him off along with your rather hypocritical
I am pleased to see your brother sustain your rights so nobly. He is an honor to your family & people.
You will be pleased my dear Sir to give our best respects to & , & all other friends at who take an interest in the inmates of and accept for yourself
My most profound consideration & friendly esteem
.
Confidential except to friends.
is so ignorant that he imagines that he is my Aid-de-Camp—! In fact if no comment would be made at Headquarters I should take the responsibility of dismissing myself— [p. [3]]
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