I enclose you a carbon copy
of the letter I am sending to Governor Hadly today for you. I hope you
will get this place. I know that if you get it you will hold it as long
as you live if you want to.
I want you to move every thing you can to get the place. See all the men I suggested, and see every other man of influence that you can. I believe you can get the place.
If there is anything else I can do please let me know and I will do it at once and do it gladly.
If it is not too awfully hot I will go to Higginsville to meet the veterans of the Mexican War, and will do what I can there, if I find anything I can do.
Your friend truly,
William E. Connelley