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A Letter From Mr. Krapf

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Editor Courier,- Plca&e insert the following in your paper. I see in a city paper of April Oth that the editor (orsome one else) says that the majority of the republican party were opposed to my renoniination, which is not true. The saine was said since my first nomination in 1859 (which was unexpected to me) ; but the same iing has always opposed me. Have you forgotten when they made a so-called citizens' ticket, in Lutz' saloon, and nominated the late Hon. Wm. Cheever for supervisor, but which resulted io my eleclion over both tickets ? Have you forgotten when they made a citizens' ticket in Hangsterfer's hall, and nominated Mr. Wm. A. Hatch for supervisor? Have you forgotten the result? So the opposition is not of late. They are composed of know-nothings in the republican party (and to the honor of the party be it said there are only a few of them) and my personal enemies. But they make a great noise, as though they were many. As for some of the charges against me, any unprejudiced person will know that my vote was always against the increase of my roll. But so it is. The country supervisors believe that Ann Arbor is very rich, especially the lst, 2d and 6th wards. It ia true that those wards increase f'aster in wealth than the other wards, but I contend, and hare so shown, that we were raised out of all proportion to the otber towns and village. It requircs but thirteen votes to carry any question of that nature ; but it seems to me that it is not always just or right. The know-nothing8, and my personal enemies, have always opposcd me ; henee the support of my many friends. They have always made it up to me, and more. For Miteen years I have been elected by the votes of my friend.s, for which I feel very grateful. 1 shall expresa my feelings in another portion of your paper, for 1 am no devoid of gratitude ; and with the knowl edge that I have not wronged any person willfully, I leave the office. Selfish men may complain of injustico done theui. Le them complain ; it will pass for all it i worth. Certain persons rejoioe over wha they cali my defeat, and they spent inoncy very liberally at the bars. Go on, L. J. and others ! My succestor is a good man and he will do you justicc also ; and tha was what the Irishman was so much afrai( of. My friends have battled with and fo me in many battles, and the last against a strong combination of democrats and the $o-called temperance nien. We were beaten fifteen votes. That is no disgrace, but a noble fight. Hoping that I can live with out the office as well as with it (minu curses), I would say in conclusiĆ³n that remain a friend and well-wisher to all mj fellow-eitizens- eren to my enemies. Ma you all prosper, is the wish your fellow citizen (minus supervisor and new curses) Ass Abboh, April 13th, 1W1.