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Mr. Robert Campbell
Saint Louis Missouri
attention Mr. Wm. Glasgow
Philada 16th Oct 1834
My friend Mr. Glasgow will hand you copies of two acts of congress respecting the Indian affairs. I believe both were passed at a late period of last session without any material amendment.
I also send you report of Lieut. Allen (with map on rollers) of his expedition to the sources of the Mississippi.
As a companion to the latter I also forward Schoolcraft's expedition in a neat octavo volume. The two latter works I have not read. Indeed I am so poor a judge of the merits of such works that I will take your opinion of both - unless you deem them of sufficient interest to advise me to read them. I hope all will afford you & Mr. Sublette some food for amusement & reflection. [End page 1]
I have designedly taken paper of note size to write you this evening, because I expect to receive from New York tomorrow a catalogue of fur sales & will write by mail to either you or my friend Sublette.
It is my intention to visit Richmd next month. I will be only a few days absent & in the event of the arrival of Mr. S or you while we are gone I will leave directions to hand you the keys. Both of you can live like fighting cocks until we return.
Mary directs me to present her respects & to say that we look forward to your expected visit with no ordinary satisfaction. If I could select the time of your arrival, I would name the middle of Dec. or at farthest Christmas.
May you be well & happy is the wish of
Hugh Campbell [End page 2]