MVB to G[orham] A[kin] Worth, 1 January 1825
Jany 1 1825
My dear Sir,
Now, as heretofore, I will not suffer the warm current of my friendship for you to be checked by the character & kind of your associate#. If I can be of any service in the affair you allude to It will give me pleasure to be so; though I thereby necessarily serve the bitterest enemy I, probably, have in the world. The course is a petition to congress, setting forth the case with documents. That should be committed to ^the attention of^ some active member in the house & it would be of great service to have some one here to attend to it. Make my best respects to Mrs W.
M. Van Buren
1 Jany 1825
At the top of the page, Worth wrote the following:
My Associate! A man disliked by me above all others & the only association was that his, name happened to be affixed to a bond, to which mine was also unfortunately attached. As for my “associations” they have been almost exclusively confined to the vain, the consequential, & the politically great! Senat[o]rs, Conscript Fathers, Governors & the pious heads of the church! Bad Company I confess, but the charge comes from the wrong quarter GAW