Letter from Orson Hyde, 30 April 1844

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and understand perfectly our business, that is, so far as I am authorized to impart; and either of them will cheerfully attend to any business in Congress which you may think propper to commit to their charge. They have both said to me, that if you have any further instructions or business they would cheerfully and promptly attend to it by your writing to them. Congress will probably not adjourn till June sometime, if then.
I expect to leave here tomorrow. will stay and urge on all the business as fast as possible. I told him I would stay if he chose and let him go, but he said he would stay. Our business is in such a shape now, it is not necessary for both to stay.
I have instructed to suppress the report of the Committee on , if he found it was like to be unfavourable, and let it never be made to the Senate. If you wish it differently, you have only to write to him. I advised the course which I thought would be the most prudent. In case the committee are like to report adversely, is instructed to go immediately to the with the other memorial and get his signature to it.
I told our members that we could not ask them to hazard their own influence without any prospect of benefiting us: But said I, if you do see any [p. 5]
and understand perfectly our business, that is, so far as I am authorized to impart; and either of them will cheerfully attend to any business in Congress which you may think propper to commit to their charge. They have both said to me, that if you have any further instructions or business they would cheerfully and promptly attend to it by your writing to them. Congress will probably not adjourn till June sometime, if then.
I expect to leave here tomorrow. will stay and urge on all the business as fast as possible. I told him I would stay if he chose and let him go, but he said he would stay. Our business is in such a shape now, it is not necessary for both to stay.
I have instructed to suppress the report of the Committee on , if he found it was like to be unfavourable, and let it never be made to the Senate. If you wish it differently, you have only to write to him. I advised the course which I thought would be the most prudent. In case the committee are like to report adversely, is instructed to go immediately to the with the other memorial and get his signature to it.
I told our members that we could not ask them to hazard their own influence without any prospect of benefiting us: But said I, if you do see any [p. 5]
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