George Tibbits to MVB, 9 January 1819
Reflecting upon the occurrance of last evening, Mr. Mc. In[t]yres case ought to have been brought up by me in a very diferent manner from what it was, assurances ought then to have been required that he should not be amoved from his office, by the Council about to be made, I feel a strong conviction that he is an honest and upright man, ^&^ a great proportion of this Community are of the Same opinion. Policy and duty and every possible consideration requires that he should not be amoved, and I feel it to be my duty not to vote for a full council unless I am assured he shall remain, this may be done by a letter from the Gentlemen in nomination.
I am DrSir your friend
I shall be here again late this evening, or early in the morning & shall see Mr <Beuren> before I go home