John Van Alen to MVB, 26 May 1803
May 26th. 1803
Dear [. . .]
I have received yours the 23d. Istant of the date of 18th. Instant, ^you^ request me to inform you whether it would be convenient for me to advance you Some money, in an[sw]er I must inform you that money is very Scarse in the Country, it is impossible for me to get any from those against I have demands till after harvest, besides I am at present—building a Barn, which renders it more inconvient at this time, If however you are much necessitated for
mo money I must let you have to the Amount of thirty or forty Dollars out of the proceeds of my wheat, which money I will Send by Capt. A. Vosburgh. Let me Know immediately your situation, and if that Sum will not answer your purpose I will endeavour to get more for you. We are all well
In haste I remain your brother
and Humbl. Sert.
John I. Van Alen