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Chambersburg May 29 1852
I cannot now say just when I will visit you; but it is one of the things to be done, and I mean to steal the first favorable opportunity for it. I will be busy for a few weeks now; but will see you either Monday or Tuesday on my way to Phila. I have been brain-[wasting?] and in order to cure it, have just bought out the old Repository & will amuse myself conducting it. I have a good business partner, and will have only the Editing & a general supervision of the business. It will involve no more labor than is necessary to a health existence; and I will try & make it a paper to which our friends can look with some assurance and satisfaction. It looks very much as if Curtin would run He sent me some confidential messages by Gen Crawford a few days ago which looked very much that way. Indeed. I am satisfied that he at least does not discourage it positively. Well, if so I will follow his fortunes as of old; but the act of nomination must not be mine. Truly thine A K McClure
Hon Eli Slifer