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MVB to G[orham] A[kin] Worth, 27 August 1820

My dear Worth,

I have waited a few days to answer your letter in the hope that I might be able to say something more than general declarations of friendship and a strong desire to serve you amount to but I have waited in vain, I do not know at this moment of any precise manner in which I we could serve you if you were on the spot. I should however be disappointed if in the course of a short time it is not in the power of your numerous friends to point some situation in which you could make a new Start as that is all that is necessary to ensure your ultimate success, in the mean time you must hold on where you are. It would be ruinous voluntarily to quit when you are without the certainty of getting into business here immediately. You may rely on my not suffering the matter to pass out of my mind for a moment & when I can write you to any purpose I will do so. I passed through Hudson two days since & called on Mrs Worth she is in excellent health & so are the children. She proposes a visit to the place where I shall do all I can to make it agreeable to her. She was distressed at not hearing from you. I have talked confidentially with Mr Olcott & Mr Dudley about your views & must from time to time do so. I am in the midst of a court of Chancery & have therefore no time to say more than that I am as heretofore

Very sincerely your



Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)