I am anxious that you should read me carefully throughout.
You will see that I have presented the subject in some new lights.
All my friends here except Lieber agree with me.
And again, Sept. 30, 1845:—
I am sorry that I have not yet sent you copies of my oration.
I presume you received a newspaper, which contained an abstract of it. The edition of the City Printer was the largest ever made of a Fourth of July oration.
This has been exhausted; and another of three thousand copies is, I believe, nearly gone.
It is vehemently praised and vehemently condemned.
I receive newspapers which express these extremes.
After you have read it carefully, I shall like to know your judgment.
I hardly venture to count upon your assent.
And again, Nov. 1, 1845:—
My oration still provokes censure and praise,—strong censure and strong praise.
I see, by the papers this morning, there is a pamphlet against it, and newspapers arrive with articles.
I hardly hope for your concurrence, though I think you will agree in much that I have said.