Alexander Kelly McClure, Harrisburg, to Eli Slifer, Carlisle, PA, 21 August 1851, MC 2003.4, Eli Slifer Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
Mifflintown, Aug 21, 1850
Dear Col -
I wrote you a few days ago reminding you of your promise to visit us this campaign, and in reply to yours I would advise that you do so. I do not entertain any idea of your defeat, but our folks would like to see who they are to vote for. Bring Snyder along if possible - he can do some good here, as the Locofoco paper in this place has been assailing him most villianously for some time. I regret the state of affairs in your ranks, and feel surprised that Mr [Bogar?], who once made such a [narrow?] escape, should throw himself into the hands of the [disorganizers?]. I will confidently expect you at our meeting and will say so in the Sentinel. Yours truly A K McClure