in great numbers, was of much importance, and would, perhaps, decide the contest.
They were all devoted to General McClellan
; but an impression was spread among them that he was in favor of Governor Curtin
A correspondent of “The press,” a leading political journal, had so stated.
Under these circumstances, it was deemed by the friends of Judge Woodward
highly important that this erroneous impression should be removed by a distinct contradiction under General McClellan
's own hand.
Accordingly, one of Judge Woodward
's friends left Philadelphia
on Sunday evening, October 11,--the day of the election being Tuesday, October 13,--and went to Orange, New Jersey
, and laid the whole matter before General McClellan
The result was the following letter:--