MVB to [Jacob Sutherland], 24 December 1822
Decr 24th. 1822
From your letter this moment red. I apprehend that mine enclosing one to Judge Yates & directed to you at N Blenheim has miscarried. Let me know by return mail how that is. I did
say ^repeat^ to Mr John Duer the suggestion you informed me you had made to Wm., that the agency I had had in your nomination imposed it upon me as a duty to write to Mr Yates on the subject & told him that I should do so. But to have said that your election created insurmountable objections to your appointment or that I should not farther interfere than to explain the circumstance of your election would have been a ^in^consistent with my declarations & professions to you, it is therefore quite unnecessary the for me to say that I did not do so either in terms or by implication.
In haste yours