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Title:[Letter] 1842 Aug. 24 [to] Honorable Peter D. Vroom / Aaron Brown : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author: Brown, Aaron

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Date: August 24, 1842
Extent: 4p
Summary:This document is a letter from Aaron Brown to Peter D. Vroom dated August 24, 1842. Brown discusses his family, a new Tariff Bill, and other political topics.
Collection:Aaron Brown Letter
Box:New Accessions
Document: sc225

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H. Rep [House of Representatives]. Augst [August] 24th 1842Dear Sir

In a few more days more "the general jail delivery" will come off at this place_ but it will take some two weeks after to secure our release. Mrs B [Brown] . is yet in her convenient room having made the accession of another fine boy to our family circle_ doing reasonably well, both of them. Poor Waller seems sadly disappointed at times in the withdrawal of the accustomed attention paid to him & often enquires if "Tilly's boy is like his mama".

I have proposed to Mrs B. to remain on this side of the mountain until after the next session & to pay you & mrs V. a visit_ but she insist that she has too many children either to stay or to visit with_ We therefore expect to take up our travel to the West as soon as her strength will allow. "The Jersey boy" I hope will grow fenily [finely] & realize all the fond hopes of those who so well deserve to be made happy by him.

I am weary with the strife of party & look with anxiety to the close of

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"my present engagement"_ that I may devote myself to the care & education of my family & attention to my private affairs_ Every thing deepens my conviction of the soundness of the Democratic creed_ but it is more or less affected by the ambitious aspirating of individuals_ We shall have much trouble on this score_ The pending Tariff bill has created heart burnings amongst us_ The south complaining of the abandonment of us by the Democrats of Pennsylvania & a part of those of N [New]. York . The idea is that we had fought the battle_gained the victory & that in the very moment of triumph_we were delivered over into the hands of our enemies_ This is rather the sentiment of others than myself_ I have long known that our Northern friends in these states would hazard much to themselves to go with us fully on this subject_ They They long to soften the matter down by saying they will help to redirect the rates hereafter_ but it is

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a poor apology for inflicting a wound that they mean hereafter to help in healing it_ you will make the change in the Bill in the Senate, with regards to the admissibility of members to the 28th Congress. The change will save much trouble & violence & give time for the repeal of the law_ which will certainly be done_

The Breach between the Clay whigs & the manufacturers, was wide & deep_ but if the bill finally passes it will heal up but if it fail nothing can restore a good understanding between them.

I think it probable that in your state it will operate well for us that the question has been settled.

The [unclear: Dancery rabbit ] bill has passed Salaries reduced to $2.500_ The President has nominated Claiborne the old member of C. from Miss [Mississippi]. & Starke of Columbus & Graham a loafing Edelton at Cincinnati Ohio _ The two last poorly suited to the business & will be rejected I think. He declined recommending Barlor though strongly recommended by her Mississippi

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members_ Fisher was here when the bill passed_ Your humble servant had much to do in passing it but found that he had not much influence in making the appointments_

The election never is as you have seen very favorable & I doubt not Tennessee is now securely Democratic for the future

most sincerely yours
AV [Aaron Venable] Brown
[added: Honl. [Honorable] P [Peter]. D. Vroom ][added: A. V. Brown N. C. Aug. 24]

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