March 8th 1859
Your letter of March 3rd is received -
I am sorry I cannot go at once to Manhattan. But I have a Lawsuit at Independence Mo. next week—about some goods that were thrown into the River at Kansas City during Border Ruffian Times. And must go!
Nothing will detain me there unless it is some Rail Road Business—
We are about connecting our Road with the Hannibal & St. Jos. Rail Road—and being the President I must attend to the marrying of the Two Roads.
I will not let any private business—detain me and will notify a week before hand when I can come -
I am gratified to learn of your prospects—in getting a Paper at Manhattan
Please enter my name upon the List of Subscribers -
I learnd of the affliction of Br. Dennison with deep sorrow. I well remember his Estimable Lady, and well behaved children. God, I hope will provide for the dear little ones. And enable the father to feel “He doeth all things well”—I believe that all such “plants of righteousness,” whether transferred sooner, or later, will ultimately flourish together, upon the banks of the “River of Life” being nourished by the waters of immortality.
I shall depend upon being present and mingling heart and voice with you, in laying the corner Stone of your Edifice. When you get ready to build, I want to see it tower up amidst your beautiful vallies in commanding magnificence as if underneath it were the hands of Omnipotence!!
Let me hear from you often.
I do not intend to be confined to business this summer - And hope to see you all at Manhattan often -
I intend to speak to your people – and at all the Towns in the Kaw Valley before the June Election—
That next Convention Must be a Success.
We have our failures Enough—
S. C. Pomeroy
I T Goodnow