Letter from Zachary Taylor to Messrs. Wm. M. Murphy, N. Harris, A. P. Hopkins and Others, Jan. 23, 1848.
BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 23, 1848.
GENTLEMEN — Your complimentary communication of the 10th instant, enclosing to me a copy of the preamble and resolutions adopted on the 8th instant, by a public meeting of my fellow citizens, without distinction of party, in Montgomery, Alabama, has been received.
For the high honor which they have been pleased to confer upon me by thus nominating me for the Presidency of the United States, and for the very kind language in which they have seen fit to notice my past life and services, I beg you, as their representatives, to accept my profound acknowledgments, and to assure my fellow citizens who composed this meeting that I shall offer no active opposition to the use of my name in connection with this responsible office, as long as they continue to use it thus independent of party distinctions.
I am, gentlemen, with high respect
Your obedient servant,
Messrs. Wm. M. Murphy, N. Harris, A. P. Hopkins and others, Montgomery, Alabama.