[Nicholas Fish] to MVB, 18 February 1828
Your very able & eloquent address to the Senate of the United States ^powerfully^ advocating the just claims of the surviving Officers of the Revolutionary Army (of which you did me the honor to favor me with a Copy) demands their most grateful
& sincere acknowledgments. Of the few who remain all will I am persuaded Sir ever consider you as their friendly benefactor and no one can be more sensible of the obligation we are under while I thus adopt for them a sentiment which warms my own bosom I beg you in their behalf and from me to accept the assurance of our profound respect.
Dr. letter to Martin Van Buren on the subject of his Speech in favor of the surviving Officers.