MVB to Ab[raham] Van Dyck, 10 November 1827
Nov 10th 1827
My dear Sir
Judge Duer has sent me word by my son that he has or will decide our cause in our favour. I wish you would inform Mr H[a]llenbeck of it & advise his son to come to Albany a week from to day when I will be home & when he can pay me the balance of my fee. My hand is yet lame from the bruise I received in pounding the truth into his honour & I know of nothing so likely to cure it as a fee.
In haste your friend
& hble. Servt.