Sam[uel] L[ewis] Southard to MVB, 21 February 1827
21. Feb. 1827
I have received your letter of the 19th instant, and have placed the same on file.
I should be gratified at an opportunity to comply with your request in behalf of young [. . .]es, but there is now no vacancy do which he [. . .] be appointed, nor is there a prospect [. . .] at an early day.
I am respectfully, Yrs
Sam. L. Southard
M Van Buren