John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 103

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Library at Windsor but he wishes to dispose of it & commence about 50 other schemes which he has in his head - [ words crossed out]
What a  [?] fellow Adams has proved himself.  I should have liked to have been confronted with him at a  [?].  I reckon there would have been very little flattery on my part, it is a source of the greatest annoyance to me to think we ever allowed ourselves to be so humbugged by such a selfish, quarrelsome, knowing, conceited Ass  -   Never no more [?]  I could tell you little tales of that man that would truly disgust you altogether  - "He [?] ruffled my dander" considerable[y] almost the first day we formed [indecipherable] could not have thought him so mean and despicable a character  - Robt. [Robert] & myself had determined trifles should be passed over unnoticed  =  but he became almost unbearable.  All save Rob Sam Sexton [?] & myself were quite led by him.  You undoubtedly [indecipherable] the [?] cause for his leaving  - because we would not vote out Knights, to gratify his
[?]  - as we would do nothing of the sort he demanded previous to leaving us that we should give him a document bearing our signatures certify & that Knights was the cause of his going, & gave him to understand were [we] were not childred [children] [?] would we have our course dictated to us  - flatly refusing to sign anything  - informing him he could please himself as to his going  -  [?] to frighten us into it


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