Jo[h]n Swartwout to MVB, 17 March 1817
17 March 1817.
Genl P. B. Porter arrived here last evening—will be with you on thursday or friday at farthest
He is as firm as the Hills and openly says he will serve if nominated & elected, he scouts the Idea of withdrawing his name, you may quote me for the truth of this. We are uncommonly united in this quarter.