S[tephen] Pleasonton to MVB, 4 February 1827
Treasury Department, Fifth Auditors office
February 4, 182
I have had the honor to receive your note of the 30th instant enclosing a letter from Gerret Gates, requesting a further continuance of the case of the United States vs the said Gales. I cannot answer this application better than by enclosing to you a copy of the letter I had the occasion lately to address to General Van Rensselaer on the same subject. In this will be found the reasons which have constrained me to decline all further interference in the case. It is with regret however, I have this day learnt from Mr Beardsley the Attorney, that the trial has again been postponed to the May session on the affidavit of Gates, and that the witness sent from this place to Albany will have to make a second journey thither. The letter of Mr. Gates is herewith returned.
I am &c,
signed S. Pleasonton
Agent of the Treasury