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Title:[Letter] 1834 Jun. 31 [to] Andrew J. Donelson, Washington City, D. C. / Geo. W. Martin : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Martin, Geo. W.

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Date: June 31, 1834
Extent: 4p
Summary:This is a letter from G. W. Martin to Andrew J. Donelson, dated June 31, 1834. Martin has been traveling around the south gaging people's opinions about the government. He writes that they are being misused by their politicians. Martin has many derogatory things to say about the prominent Mississippian politician George Poindexter. He also writes that the people are against the Bank of the U. S.
Collection:A. J. Donelson Papers

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[unclear: Sruchomer ] June 31st. [July 1st] 1834
Dr [Dear] Sir,

I am just returned from a journey of some four to six hundred miles, passing through many of the most interesting country in the state and have had every [unclear: facility ] of discovering the un biased if a liberal opinion of the people generally, and I am constrained here to aver there never has been a people more abused, more misrepresented both by their polititians [politicians] particularly at Washington City , as well by a hot headed set of self important would be great men whose views are supported by some half a dozen people [unclear: menings millers Bankers if of swelled head ]

But sir let me once and for all tell you these Mississippians with the above exceptions are [unclear: brave to the chosen ] they are opposed to Bank U. S. [United States] they are dis

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gusted with allarmests [alarmists] whom they set down clay calhoun the leading [unclear: maj ? ] they hesitate not in saying Jno. [John] Black `[unclear: has forfeted ] his most solemn pledge, and as for [unclear: Cage pose dever ] they almost would seem to pity him they say he has been over reached by the master spirits and seem to be desposed [disposed] to let pleasure carry or skorge [scourge] him with [unclear: mipos ] for the present, Knowing on what hobby he rode to Congress they have [unclear: a rod in ? ] should he ever [unclear: presume to so want ] himself again for their sufrage [suffrage] ; and last but not least that Fungus car bunkle [carbuncle] [unclear: Hungry ever ] and Incubus George Poindexter of [unclear: surstun nerur ] memory (on the 8th Jany [January] 1815) whose bowels yearned [unclear: hediously ] at the diabolical smell of sulfurous gunpowder, whos [whose] eyes blinked at the rockets glowe [glow] , while his [unclear: Kines ] smote other on hearing the mighty cannon roar

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and with the exeplory [exemplory] [unclear: above made ] the Mississippians one and all say away with this vile slanderer of both men and priciple [principle] , tar & feather is spanker of as suitable [unclear: appeal&c [and etcetera] ]

Again these people are true to [unclear: justise ] & principle tho [though] they are much abused not only on the mortification to have ther [their] state misrepresented & shown to the [unclear: D C ] Bank they are also [unclear: nselhel on their private ] feeling the best administration men in the state [unclear: nearly recur a preble dream ] or speak in its support, while every [added: Farm] town & vilage [village] teaming with speaches [speeches] on speaches & pamphlet on pamphlet talking of revolution, war pestilen [pestilence] & pain , Bank [unclear: Eulayes ] Jackson Tyrany &c &c

I think it high time they who are so zealous should hear something on ther own side of the question, and if I am not mistaken ther are many of the little post master in this [unclear: early ]

[unclear: your friend ]
Geo [George] W Martin

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[gap] July [gap]
Andrew J Donelson Esq [Esquire]WashingtonCity D. C. [District of Columbia]
[added: If you think any thing [unclear: herein worth ] publicly you are at liberty to use it as you think fit [unclear: leave the name blank ]]

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