Mt Morris Ill Dec 28th 1864
I have just received notice to proceed to Louisville without delay. I very much regret it as I intended to Spend a few days in Springfield next week.
I Sincerely hope the Legislature will carry out the will of the people in electing a Senator. I certainly think the outrageous and unprecedented cource of the conspirators will react on them. They have been making a most desperate effort to prejudice Pinckney by appealing among other things to his former religious teachings (He is a preacher) but he holds out firm. The only consolation he has given them is that of what they Say is true he would be compelled to vote for Palmer. Cullom is an old Student
of his and he will rely on what Cullom Says to Some extent concerning their Slanderous Stories.
I presume of Cource Cullom is all right.
All the Federal Appointments made in this County with perhaps two or three exceptions were made at Washburns Solicitation and he has not been Sparing with his favours the past two years. in this county, the recipients of his favours have been quite Active, but have not Succeeded in accomplishing anything up to date, I Shall anxiously await the result,
Newcomer Chas. Maj-
Mt. Morris Dec. 28/64.
Regrets that he is ordered to Louisville and cannot be here to Legislature.
Pinkney is besieged very extensively by the opposition who appeal to his religious feelings (he is a preacher) He still holds out firm and his vote depends on Cullum's influence, who was once a student of his.