March 22, 1844
John Larne Robinson was 29 years old when this was written.
The recipient, John Milton Johnson, was 45 when it was received.
John Larne Robinson died 15 years, 11 months, 28 days after writing this.
It was written 179 years, 9 days ago.
It was a Friday.
March 22, 1844
Our Democracy hold a county convention at this place, Saturday the 24th of April next, to appoint delegates to the Young men’s convention at Indianapolis. We have given notice that you would be with us on that occasion and hope you will not fail to attend. It is the Saturday of the first week of our Circuit Court. Mr. Perkins of Richmond being prosecutor will likely be on the ground also. Our prospects look better at this time in [?] they have made my acquaintance in the county. There is more life, energy, and Zeal in our ranks than I have been accustomed to see. Our opposition has kept up with unabated vigor. The Whigs with the exception of a fur interested charlatan, manifest no spirit or zeal. There leaders can’t rouse them . Every day affords to me additional evidence that coonery has had its day.
J. L. Robinson
J. M. Johnson, Esq
I have understood (but have not seen it) that the “Brookville American” some weeks back contained an anecdote at the expense of a son of Jesse Morgan of the county. The son being green enough to brag about his daddy’s big white house, and his being in the legislature, etc. The conversation I believe took place in going or returning from the Whig convention at Ind. last winter. We would like to have the number containing it as the old cock is a candidate again. Please send it. Write me whether you can come.
J. L. R.