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Rebuttal letter to to Mr. Brackenridge in the Gazette
On February 10, 1787, the following letter appeared, written by one who signed himself "A Friend of Westmoreland":
"We find by Mr. Brackenridge's late publication that the seat of justice in this county yet remains an object of envy in our Legislature. as 'a bill is published superceding the powers of the Trustees for building a Court House and jail in Greensburg: I wonder, when we shall see an end of the cavilings on this subject and the succession of ridiculous laws occasioned thereby. By the first law we find a number of Trustees appointed for erecting a Court House and prison. etc. By the second law we find their proceedings rejected, though perfectly legal, and the former repealed, and another set of Trustees appointed, with more extensive and conclusive power. A third law approves and confirms their proceedings, and a fourth law supercedes their powers in the midst of the duty assigned them: and to carry the farce a little farther. I think the fifth law ought to amount to the total annihilation of the county."