L[ouis] McLane to MVB, [c1834]
My dear Sir
I do not doubt that you will properly appreciate my motives,— which have reference solely to your feelings,— in apprizing you that Mr. Archer was invited, at the same time with you, to the dinner to-day and accepted. Things are so much exaggerated that I cannot pretend to know accurately the extent of the occurrence yesterday, with which no doubt you are better acquainted, and it is but one therefore <to> <yourselves> how far it would be agreeable to meet at dinner.
I will be most happy to see you both, and will take care to let Mr. A. know that you have been invited.
I am mo truly