The Writings of Carl Schurz/To C. D. Drake, January 28th, 1869

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St. Louis, Jan. 28, 1869.

I thank you for the congratulation you offer me on my election to the Senate and for the friendly feelings you express in your letter of the 21st inst. You know well that our antagonism with regard to that matter was not of my seeking, and I may assure you that my conduct as a Senator from Missouri will be governed entirely by considerations of public interest without any ingredient of personal resentment. I certainly do not desire “any other relations between us, as colleagues, than those of respect, good-will and cordial coöperation.” I thank you sincerely for your kindness in selecting a good seat for me.