Student or Learner
2nd March 1841
To the President of the United States
The undersigned a committee of the Senate to make the necessary arrangements for the reception and inauguration of the President elect on the 4th inst, and to apprize him of the same - have the honor to enclose to you, a programme of the ceremonies on that occasion. No position it will be perceived has been assigned to you; the undersigned beleiving [sic] it more respectful (and therefore
more in accordance with their dispositions) to submit to you to take such a position in the proceedings as may be agreeable and convenient to you: - any suggestion from you will be promptly and with pleasure conformed to.
We have the honor to be,
With great respect and consideration
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