MVB to Philip Phelps, 16 December 18
Decr 16th 18[. . .]
My dear Sir
After the very liberal manner in which you spoke to me on the subject of the Clerkship before I left Albany, I have reason to hope that you will be satisfied with the enclosed.
I have been much indispose[ed] since I have been here but am now better & intend to go to the Senate tomorrow. Remember me to my friends & believe me to be
very sincerely yours