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George W. Deitzler to Samuel N. Wood

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Lawrence, August 18th, 1860
Friend Wood, Yours of August 7th, inst. is received. The enclosed letter which I clip from the Times of this co was written by Delahay, who went on to Springfield at the request of Lane for the purpose of creating the impression that “our General J. H. Lane” is wanted in the Canvass. Lane has been making his arrangements to go East for some time & sent Delahay ahead to prepare the way. He is going soon & expects to howl frightfully against Democracy & in favor of “Old Abe” & so secure, if possible, the confidence of that good man. Well, I have only to say that if such fellows as Lane & Delahay are to control matters in any degree, with the new administration, I shall feell but little hope for any good results

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from the change. The “Times” makes an ass of itself by publishing such nonsense.
When does your Judge Elmores’ Court sit in your county? A friend of mine wants to get a divorce in a quiet way. He has the clearest kind of proof that his wife-from he has been separated for several years-has married again & has a child by her second husband. The laws are not yet out & few know what kind of a divorce laws we have now. I believe you introduced the bill which passed last winter & you ought to know what it is. Does require notice-the wife is a nonresident-through the newspaper? If so, is there time for the fall term in your county? Another question on the square-Suppose he gives you the job of putting him through at a fair fee-could you put the notice, petition or whatever you lawyers call it, into but one copy of this Press for use of this court. You understand- he desires

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to avoid publicity-& noise as much as possible Let me hear from you soon & give your fee for such a case.
About that land-I will give you Morris & Chase Patent Law & 500$ in notes at 10 per cent interest payable, ½ in one year & balance in two years. Please give me the no of the quarter section, the township & Range. Nothing new here worth communicating. Has Robt Parham got his span of match horses yet? I saw them at Emporia & he offered to trade for town lots. If he is still so inclined, let him make me an offer. When the pigs come to town let me know.
Remember me to Mrs Wood.
Very Respectfully Geo W. Deitzler

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