R[ic]h[ard] M[entor] Johnson to MVB, 22 September 1827
22d Sep 1827
My dear Friend.
This will be handed to you by my friend Amos Kendall Esq Editor of the Argus, and our great champion, in this state as to the Presidential question I need not consume time in giving you my opinion of Mr Kendall as I have often done it in conversation. I will only say, that in point of honor integrity, & capacity he has few equals & no superior in the U. States of his age. As a man & a gentlemen you may place the most implicit confidence in his prudences; and his word will never vary from the standard of truth. His situation requires pecuniary aid; this I have explained to you & your efforts to serve him will never be forgotten by him or his numerous friends. One object of his call upon you will be to see if any arrangement can be consummated to obtain a loan for him from 2000 to 3000$ If there should be difficulty about the Security I pledge my self upon the meeting of Congress to Secure it amply by personal responsibilities. The fact is that we owe our triumph to his labours & these labours have mainly involved him, & his situation makes it indispensible that he be disembarrassed.
He will explain his situation & you may rely upon every word he may say & put confidence, in every assurance he may give. My heart is much upon his relief & you alone have looked to for help without wishing you to risque any think. All I ask from you is the arrangement for him to get the loan.