A[braham] A. V[an] Buren to MVB, 17 August 1812
Augt. 17th. 1812
I inclose you the Subpoena agt. Judge Wood as you will perceive not served, when at Aurora left the subpoena with Mr. <illegible> who at that time thot: it might be altered, altho I expressed to him my
thoughts ^doubts^ as it was issued by the Clerk himself; I regret the circumstance but hope you will acquit me of any negligence, as the letter covering it did not come to hand until Saturday proceeding the day of its return and on Monday and Tuesday tried to get a horse &c. to go to aurora but was disappointed, & on Wednesday the 5th. went to Aurora but the judge was absent from Town. It is about 18 miles to the Judges & my expenses of carriage &c. about <20p.>
On Saturday recd. notice of Saml Formun of Onandaga in the cause agt McNairs, & also <illegible> & pltfs, he has joined Nicholas Fish as Landlord in the pleadings, to which I shall consent. I have not yet heard from the other <illegible>.
I have the consolation to inform you that my health is nearly restored and [. . .] pleased with (i e as well as the nature of the case will admit) my situation. Business dull & market low, but when Embargo of ignorance & diffidence is removed, the markets may flourish. Mr. VanNess was here last week & Mr. Hageman is now here with whom I send this letter. Write me soon your letters will prevent my spirits from drooping, love to family &c.
With respect & esteem