Margaret Bayard Smith1803-05-17Samuel Harrison SmithNew Brunswick, NJ40.4862157-74.4518188. . . . I trust your interposition with Mr. Grainger will prove equally effectual, or rather I am in hopes that Col. Morgan's 1 assertion is not true. I have seldom known anything provoke such indignation as the threatened removal of the postmaster here. He is so good, orderly and respectable a citizen, has performed the duties of his office so punctually, is so obliging to the citizens and so exact in his accounts, at the same time he is so inoffensive in his manner and so moderate in his political opinions, that it is impossible to believe he is discharged for any fault of his, but only to provide for another man; that man is a stranger in Brunswick, is idle, contemptible and intemperate, he has been for a long time dependent on Col. Morgan, and has been a cause of much domestic disquiet to his wife and family. I have all the feelings of a republican about me and dread anything unjust and offensive being done by a party I feel so much attached to. The appointments already made in this place have been very unfortunate, and I am sure if Mr. J. had not been greatly deceived they never would have been made. It is supposed that Mr. Grainger is now putting in as many of his own party as he can, in order to influence the elections; if he makes many changes without sufficient reasons, will not he give too much ground for such a suspicion? I cannot help feeling a deep interest in a cause which you have embraced, and nothing but this attachment would have induced me to say a word about-- 38 --such matters in my letters to you. Tell me, I beg of you, in your next letter, how my amiable friend, Madm. Pichon is. . . .