MVB to Levi Woodbury, 5 July 1827
July 5th 1827
My dear Sir
I thank you cordially for your last & was delighted with its contents. The good work goes bravely on & I hope we shall soon have a purer & healthier atmosphere at "four corners" as Randolph calls Washington.
Pennsylvania is safe—depend upon it. Lowrie who is cool <wrote> me that the attempt upon it is ridiculous.
This state will after all be the great Theatre of action. Every Federal press in the state with the exception of the Evening Post is out agt. us. Jacksons letter to Monroe & Mr Clintons supposed partiality for Jackson have produced a degree of hesitation on the part of the Democracy of the state which ^has^ raised high the hopes of the Adams men. Our contest will be an arduous one but we shall succeed. The importance of the approaching fall election makes great caution necessary but the good work is progressing as fast as is necessary & cannot fail of its completion.
Make my best respects to my friend <Mrs. W> & believe me to be very cordially