Tuesday New York 19 Aug
W F M Arny
I succeeded yesterday
in getting our Tabernacle Committee to pass Resolution paying over the Funds to the Chicago Com. I have sent Winchell to Hartford for 50 Sharpe’s Rifles & are negotiating here for 2 or $3,000 worth of side arms. Col Topliff is here in consultation with me & I think he must be with us at Saratoga on the 27th. The moment you rec this please call your com: together & have them authorize me to receive the Tabernacle Fund. I shall be drawn on for the Sharps Rifles probably at 10 days light.
I am arranging to have an earnest call made for Funds for the Chicago Committee. I am writing to Gov Reeder in reference to a public meeting here for 1st week in September.
Let Mr. Dole telegraph as follows:
“To Thaddeus Hyatt.
120 West Broadway N. Y.
Thaddeus Hyatt is authorized by the Chicago Committee to receive the Tabernacle Funds”
As I shall leave for Saratoga on
the 25th probably, unless I am telegraphed & shall not receive Mr Doles authority for the N. Y. funds in time to meet my obligations.
The arms will be all forwarded to Chicago & be under the Supervision of the Committee.
I hope to secure the Tribune Fund likewise but this most likely will not be until after our Saratoga meeting. We must then adopt such an appeal as cannot fail to arouse the North. I am anxious for our meeting then.
New York 22. Aug 1856.
G. W. Dole Esqr.
The bearer Mr. J. M. Winchell is authorized to draw on me for Seven Hundred and fifty- dollars on a/c of the New York Kansas Fund.
Not used. J. M. Winchell