67. George R. Minot to Thomas Dwight
Boston, 30 November 17871

After presenting to you & your good family our best regards, I must engage you a little in the business of electioneering which I fear however, your other business will oblige you to attend to with reluctance: but you know, our friends must sometimes be a tax upon us.

I have a very strong suspicion that you will be chosen a member of the ensuing convention; but whether you should be or not, it will be much in your power to assist me in a plan I have thought of, to act as their Secretary. As I have been in this line of business and am very generally known to the members, I think I must stand a good chance of effecting it, if they should chuse a person not belonging to their own body. I wish you to mention in such manner, as your prudence will dictate, to such members as you may see of your acquaintance, previous to their coming down. There are many reasons for my attempting to procure this appointment which are improper to commit to paper, but which you will judge of much importance when you hear them.

I am Dr Sir Your sincere Friend

1. RC, Dreer Collection, American Lawyers, PHi.