MVB to John W. Taylor, 22 January 1815

MVB to [John W. Taylor], 22 January [1815]


I have read your letter over & over again, it is plain, sen sensible & interesting. That you have not been to blame I knew & have I hope always admitted. Its effect on my opinion of others I will write more fully hereafter.

I enclose you a Letter which I wish you to read & ^seal^ deliver it, & if it is not improper say a few words to the Secty on the subject. The thing has been extremely troublesome & damnably mortifying to me. You know how ready the feds are to lay hold of any thing by which they think they can plague me. This since the Chancellors affair is worse than ever. They tryed to make something out of this by misrepresentation one saying one thing & an other an other thing. I might have added that on the day the court met at Troy I had a very important cause in Chancery to argue which my Client paid Henry $200, but I feared it would look too much like begging, & you know I am not avaricious. Genl. Parker will have something to say in the Business. Speak to him & ask Genl. Wilkinson stated to us in court that he (Genl. Parker) had stated in the War office as a reason for my appointment that Mr Banker was a fool. Bankers feelings were excessively hurt by the abrupt dis[clos]ure. If it is not true which I presum[e] must is not write me so that I can explain it. Banker is a very respectable yong gentleman & a near connection of Col. Willet excuse me for taxing your politeness & friendship to this extent. In return I will pay all your taxes, conscription & all without a murmur. Ay & bless your memory for laying them, but this is returning to the old sore.

In haste god bless you


Write me to Albany.


M. V. Buren

Jany. 22. 1815

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