MVB to Thomas Worth Olcott, 8 January 1828

MVB to T[homas] W[orth] Olcott, 8 January 1828

Washington

My dear Sir

I send you my note <pble> to Mr <Butler> which from the best opinion I can form will be the most agreeable to you in consequence of my habitual absence.

You will not I know suppose for a moment that this course is adopted from the least repugnance to endorse your paper for $15000. On the contrary it would give me pleasure to ^do^ so & if upon reflection you should prefer that course send me your note & I will return it immediately.

Will you do me the favor to send me the items which constitute the amount of my debt. I have spoken to Mr <Bunner> who has promised to write Mr <Benson> on the subject of the Bank. Dont let it sleep. We have a very strong day here for our celebration but you know the Jackson men in the Federalists <may> prefer strong <illegible>. It appears by the news of to day that both houses of the Legislature of Maine have chosen Jackson speakers by large majorities. The present prospects are that Mr Adams will not get the entire vote of a single state out of New England & that there he will have to fight hard for what he gets. Of his success I believe there is no man out of the mad house that entertains any serious expectations. Make my best respects to Mrs. O & your <President> & believe me to be

very sincerely your friend

M.V.Buren

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