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TRANSCRIPTION OF 1836 LETTER FROM

SENATOR JOHN C. CALHOUN TO JOSIAH WARE

Transcribed by: Judy C. Ware
Judy C. Ware February 2009

Original letter on file in the RB Hayes Library in Ohio


** At the time of this letter, Senator Calhoun was 54 years old and Josiah Ware was 34.

                                                                         Washington
                                                                         30th June 1836

So incessantly has my time been employed that it has been utterly out of my power to avail myself of your kind and hospitable offer to spend some time with you on a visit.;font-weight:normal"> So incessantly has my time been employed that it has been utterly out of my power to avail myself of your kind and hospitable offer to spend some time with you on a visit.  Had circumstances permitted, I would have been much delighted to visit your section of the state, not only to extend my acquaintance in that quarter, but also to observe your mode of cultivation, which I think would suit well our mountainous regions in that I reside.

I hope that on some future occasion, I may have leisure to do what my engagements have prevented from doingI enclose copies of my several speeches during the session and efforts on the abolition and deposit questions.

                                                      With great respect,                                                       I am
                                                      J. C. Calhoun

J. W. Ware, Esquire

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