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TRANSCRIPTION OF 1839 LETTER FROM SENATOR WILLIAM C. PRESTON
TO JOSIAH WARE

Transcribed by Judy C. Ware
Judy C. Ware March 2009

Original copy held in Rutherford B. Hayes Library


                                                                                 Washington                                                                         27th September 1839

Dear Sir;

     I beg you to accept my best thanks for the very polite tender of your hospitality during the vacation.  I wish sincerely that I could as promptly accept them as they are generously offered, but my dear Sir, Mrs. Preston is in South Carolina and in this fact my answer is emphatic.  Indeed, I can scarcely restrain myself until the adjournment - certainly not an hour afterwards.

     It would become compensation for the loss of the pleasure of visiting you to see you here in the course of the winter.  I indulge myself in this hope and am                        

                                                                 Dear Sir                                                              Your obedient servant                                                                 William C. Preston

J W Ware

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