MVB to Benjamin Franklin Butler, 22 April 1824
MVB to B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Butler, 22 April 1824
April 22d 1824
I am so much pleased with your Legislative address that I send you the enclosed that you may see how it took in a foreign print. The Intelligencer is so crowded that it is not [pos]sible to get any thing in it but Speeches. You will see that Edwds has again attacked Mr Crawford. Our friends need not fear that he will suffer by any thing that his enemies can do agt. him. If ever there was a perfectly honest man I firmly believe him to be one. Of the committee there are but two who are his friends, but his conduct has been so scrupulously correct that there is nothing at which his bitterest enemies could cavil. I have just left him & am more & more pleased with the man. Edwards will probably be retained in the country & those who expect better things from Mr Monroe than I do believe that he will forthwith remove the man Edwards. You have doubtls seen Mr Lowries last letter If so you will see the excitement which prevails here. One thing follow[s] an other with a rapidity which in some measure neutralizes all things.