MVB to Perley Keyes, 16 November 1826
Nov 16th 1826
My dear friend,
According to promise I now enclose you a copy of Mr Jeffersons letter to me. I do this in the most positive confidence that you suffer no person to take a copy of it or to take extracts from it or to take it out of your presence so that it may find its way into the papers. I have no objection to its being read by your friend.
I congratulate you most sincerely on the general result of the election & regret that the question of Gov. has alone been made an exception. Our friends at the South have behaved extremely bad. Our majorities in Senate House & congress will be very large. Make my best respect to friend Fairbanks, read Mr. Jeffersons letter to him & thank him for his to me. I Came here on Monday & shall be very happy to hear from you at Washington.