W[illiam] L[earned] Marcy to MVB, 25 June 1827
25th June 1827
My dear Sir,
On my arrival from Detroit at Buffalo I observed by the public papers that a meeting of Farmers & wool growers is notified for the 10th proxo. Let me take the liberty of suggesting to you the policy of attending that meeting and delivering your sentiments on the subject ^to be brought before it^. Your political enemies have been insiduously industrious in this part of the state in circulating the report that you defeated the law for the protection & encouragement of domestic industry. If you ask what were the features of that law they cannot tell you but they answer generally it was highly beneficial for the farmers and manufacturers.
It does appear to me that the proposed meeting ^will^ afford an opportunity that you ought not to let pass <unimproved>. The great topic used at Rochester and as I believe throughout all the western part of this state, and I think successfully used in favour of the Administration, is that they are in favour of protecting & encouraging domestic manufacturers &c and that this interest is to be jeopardised if Genl. Jackson succeeds.
I sincerely hope you will give this subject your best consideration.
I shall be home in about ten days