MVB to C[harles] E[dward] Dudley, 12 January 1828
Jany 13th 1828
My dear Sir,
I have rcd yours & would answer <it> <at> <length> but must plead the pressure [o]f my engagements as an apology [f]or referring you to a letter [t]his day written to Mr Knower in answer to one from him on the same subject with yours.
Accept my thanks for your friendly feelings & rest assured they are fully reciprocated