Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, May 29, 1852

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    Alexander Kelly McClure to Eli Slifer, May 29, 1851, MC 2003.4, Eli Slifer Papers, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
    Author (from)
    McClure, Alexander Kelly
    Recipient (to)
    Slifer, Eli
    Date Certainty
    Zak Rosenberg
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    Chambersburg May 29 1852

    Dear Col-

    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

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