Letter from Zachary Taylor to Wm. Dock, Esq., Aug. 2, 1847.
HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF OCCUPATION,
Camp near Montery, Mexico, Aug. 2d, 1847.
DEAR SIR: — Your letter enclosing to me a copy of the proceedings of the Democratic Meeting held at Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania, in which I find myself nominated with so much honor for the Presidency, has been received. This evidence of the high and flattering regard of so many of my friends of the Keystone State is I assure you most feelingly appreciated. I beg you as President of the meeting, to convey so the people of Harrisburgh as opportunity may offer, my sense of their kindness and the assurance that, though sincerely distrustful of my ability to fill with efficiency so exalted and important an office, it will be my strong and zealous endeavor, should the people decide to bestow it upon me, to serve them for the good of the country, and as shall be required by a strict respect for the Constitution and the manifest wishes of the whole nation.
I return you my thanks for the handsome and acceptable manner in which, as President of the meeting you have made known their proceedings to me.
With many wishes for your prosperity in life, I remain, with high respect,
Your obedient servant,
Z. TAYLOR, Maj. Gen. U. S. A.
Wm. Dock, Esq. President of a late Meeting at Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania.