R[ichard] Riker to MVB, 21 July 1812
21 July 1812
My dear Friend
I approve of your determination to be a Candidate for the office of Atty Genl although we shall all be removed. Your appointment will be another proof of the force of our party
;. & It will shew that we remain unbroken notwithstanding the hints of the Albany Republican & it will have a good effect even at Washington. Depend upon it we must not give up an inch of ground.
I need only add that I have spoken to our mutual Friend the Mayor. He will take pleasure to promote your wishes. I took the liberty to express our
wishes ^inclinations^ in relation to you to F. A. Bloodgood who happened to be here. I have seen Mr. Gilbert. You will find him your Friend.
Most truly yours
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