Railroad, Commercial and General Printing Office
Tri-Weekly, 5.00 Chicago, Dec. 26th 1864
My Dear Sir
You will probably think that a cer [torn out] article in this morn Trib [torn out] is hardly consistent with "armed neutrality" in regard to the Senatorial Question. Well, you know, "the Majority must rule", and if I should say, that a Majority are against me you would be satisfied that the paper is kept as near the line of neutrality as it is. My effort has been and shall be to keep it as near to that mark as possible.
Your Obt Servt Wm Bross
Chicago Dec 26th 1864
"Will try and keep the Tribune neutral" like [illegible]