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John Van Alen to MVB, 26 May 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

Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 1 (5 December 1782-31 December 1811)