MVB to W[illia]m L[earned] Marcy, 30 November 1826
On board the Wilmington Steam Boat
Nov 30th 1826
My dear Sir,
I talked with Rochester yesterday. Before I saw him he had authorized Mr Bowne (who is at Philadelphia) to make for him any publication upon the subject of the Senator election that he might at any time he think necessary. He told me that he would instantly have authorized a publication upon the subject had he not supposed that to ^do^ so would <occasion> too great a degree of presumption by supposing that he would be <supported> for that place. He has labored extremely well in all things.
In haste yours