LOWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
ALFRED GILMAN COLLECTION
WRITTEN BY PAUL MORRILL
TO ALFRED GILMAN
Nashua March 3, 1833
When I wrote to you a few days since in
compliance with your request that I would make some inquiries
of Beard for your friend Blanchard, you will recollect that
I added by way of a P.S. that I should answer your last letter
the first convenient opportunity. When I wrote that I expected
the “convenient opportunity” would have arrived before now, but
business is business, you know, and I must give that as the
excuse for not writing before. There has nothing occurred in this
place of any consequence since my last. In your last you gave
me a bit of a touch about my political notions and said some
Thing about the object of Nullification and Jacksonism being the same,
the reduction of the Tariff, but look ye, friend Alfred, if you can
reconcile Clays’ course in regard to the Tariff thus will I say Nashua
Nashua yet, dispite of “Nullification and Jacksonism”. But you know
old saying “the less said soonest mended’, which I believe will apply
in this case, but still I should like to convert you to the true faith.
The “Uncle John” affair is I believe, pretty much cooled
down, as I have
heard nothing said about it of late. I believe on the whole you’re
swer to the article in the Gazette had a very good effect, although
I thought differently in the time of it.
I have not heard whether Blanchard has got employment or
not but suspect he has as he has not been up here. I wish you
to write me whether he has or not.
You ask me how I and the softer sex agree now-a-days?
I believe you had better have said harder sex! Why, we get along
about so-so. “No sign of repentance, ha?” No not a whit. “Don’t
be bashful etc. Egad, I am afraid of showing them too”bold a front,”
the young men of this vuillsge are about to establish a Lyceum
for the purpose of mutual improvement: I think, if they get
a good one it will be an excellent thing, I shall do what
I can to make it go while I am in this place, we shall
have a meeting soon for the purpose of organization, and the
choice of officers to.
I want to know if the Observer office is moved
into the building
that you occupied, and if so, if they hurt your business
any-you must write short of a fortnight so as to make
up lost time.
P. Morrill, not Esquire exactly