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Letter to Ignatius Donnelly from Fred Driscoll regarding Alfred B. Webber and the clerkship of the Minnesota Legislature and a letter from J. S. Sawyer of Chatfield, Minnesota regarding a judicial appointment – November 27, 1862

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“Strictly Private”
Office of the St. Paul Daily Union
F. Driscoll, editor and publisher
St. Paul, Nov 27th 1862
[…] In regard to Webber, my advice would be, not to commit yourself. It was determined at a meeting of select friends some 10 days since to hold all action in obeyance in regard to the clerkship of the Legislature until we came together and compared notes. Whether Webber’s influence could help us much, if any, is a question in my mind: what little he did here, I think he lost last summer by his ridiculously foolish course on the Congressional question. You make a positive statement that, “the delegation from Dailey’s district is anti-Aldrich” It may be so, but I am inclined to think they are not opposed to the Col. Still, Dailey will have to be manipulated, and he will be shrewd enough to be able to carry his two representatives with him. He regards politics as a trade, has no particular affection for Webber, and I have no doubt matters can be so arranged, that when the time comes he will work with us. I think you had better write him a “diplomatic” letter.
[…] Ever yours
F. Driscoll

Citation:  November 27, 1862 Letters from Fred Driscoll and J. S. Sawyer to Lieutenant Governor Ignatius Donnelly, Correspondence November 1862. Ignatius Donnelly and family papers, 1812-1973. Minnesota Historical Society. [146.C.19.5B]

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