880. Samuel A. Otis to Benjamin Lincoln
New York, 6 June 17881

The elections of the year betoken unanimity & decision in the Councils of old Massachusetts, and I am the more rejoiced as they will contradict opinions industriously circulated which hold up an Idea of our being torn with party, & divided in sentiments

The accession of S Carolina is an event which strengthens our expectations that a reform will take place in federal measures, and these are [– – –], from the impression that it [– – –] [– – –] upon Virginia & No Carolina.

Enclosed are the papers containing all the News in this quarter, And with my kind regards to my niece & connexions remain

1. RC, Lincoln Papers, MHi.