John McClintock to Jane McClintock, June 10, 1847

Source citation
George R. Crooks, The Life and Letters of the Rev. John M'Clintock, D.D., LL.D., Late President of Drew Theological Seminary (New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1876), 174-175.
Recipient (to)
McClintock, Jane
Type
Letter
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
LeAnn Fawver, Dickinson College
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Life and Letters of the Rev. John M'Clintock, D.D., LL.D., Late President of Drew Theological Seminary (1876).

CARLISLE, June 10, I847.

Your letter was duly received, and thank you for it, too. There is no ground for uneasiness at all on my account, as you will see from the papers in which the students' statement is given. All is quiet here. I have done nothing, you may be assured, in the slightest degree wrong, and even Dr. Emory says that I was not imprudent; so you may rest assured that all will go well. I simply obeyed the dictates of justice and humanity-that's all.

We are all very well; all this disturbance has not lost us a night's rest or the enjoyment of a meal's victuals. To be persecuted by the vile and wicked is surely no ground for unhappiness, and I do not intend to be unhappy or even uneasy. The judge is doubtless mortified because it has leaked out all over the country that he did not know the law, but I have no doubt he will do me justice when the case comes up for decision in court. As for my leaving the college I have been ready to do it at any time for years past, and am even anxious to do it now, so nobody need be troubled on that score.

The southern students are unanimous in declaring that I shall not leave the institution. The children are fat and hearty. Caroline has not given way in the least amid all this tumult. She has too much pluck for that. I have written so much to-day that really I can write no more.

Miss JANE M'CLINTOCK.

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