old letter dated January 7, 1841 by Samuel Bayard in Seneca, New York to Thomas LeMoss in New York City.
Addressed to Thomas L. Lemoss, Esq., Broom Street, New York
January 7, 1841
My dear sir,
My name will be presented to the next administration for the appointment of U. S. Marshal of this, the Northern District of this state. I shall have a pretty strong support among the prominent men of this part of the state and with reasonable aid from elsewhere shall have a fair chance of success.
Will you do me the favor of interesting for me any of your friends among the ?. I learn of only two or three rival candidates yet tho' none formidable
there will be many, no doubt, as the office is lucrative.
I hear that James Lorimer Graham will push for this office Mordecai Ogden of Elmira. Pray enquire cautiously if this is so. And if not, endeavor to secure him for me. Mr. Silas M. Stillwell's aid I deem important and should feel happy to obtain it. If I succeed, I shall override all my difficulties. Otherwise, I presume there is no hope for us.
Yours truly, Sam'l J. Bayard