MVB to Stephen Pleasonton, 1 January 1826
Jany 1, 1826
Will Mr. Pleasonton have the goodness to inform M[r.] V Buren whether the proceedings spoken of in the within can be stayed or denied. Mr Gates is a very worthy man.
[In Stephen Pleasonton's hand] Honble M. Van Buren encloses a letter from Gerrit Gates, one of the Sureties of John Gates, yr late Paymaster, relating to his petition before Congress &c. Ansd Jany 4, 1826