975. James Sullivan to John Langdon
Boston, 22 March 17891

We were very glad to hear of your safe arrival at New York. Your Lady and Family and all friends were well on friday last. Mrs Sullivan received your obliging Letter by the last post. She desires me to assure you of her Love an[d] attachment to you Miss Sullivan wishes her compliments may be quite agreeable to you.

We have no News. our Spirit of Electioneering is dirty like the weather of the Season. I believe their will be no decision as to Governor the votes for L G will be divided between Lincoln and Adams but the affairs of the Seperate States are now of but little Consequence. when the General Government is brought into exercise the States will have but Little business. Should the Judicial department be well and properly arranged meeting the approbation of the people it will Soon Swallow up all the business. The reason I support this observation upon is this, that our Legislatures are so ready to set aside Judgments and by particular acts to interfere with the Judicial business that the people will try to get Justice where the Laws are more uniform and permanent—

I hope Congress will So Limit appeals to the Supreme federal Court as to prevent oppression—

1. RC, Langdon Papers, Portsmouth Athenaeum, Portsmouth, N.H.