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Letter from John Connolly to the Congress requesting permission to reside in the country for the benefit of his health


March 9th. — I visited Major Connolly yesterday, and found him still so much disordered that I fear nothing will effectually cure him but such exercise as cannot easily be had within the enclosure of the Jail. Riding on horseback, I believe, is the only remedy that will remove the cause of his disorder, which is occasioned entirely by a relaxation of his nerves.