MVB to T[homas] P[atrick] Moore, 8 July 1828
July 8, 1828.
Our friends abroad may calculate with absolute certainty on at least three-fourths of the votes of this state. There is no doubt of it. Nothing short of the death of our candidate can, I think, prevent it. If Barry [W.T.] succeeds in your state, the administration will find it extremely difficult to keep their troops in the field in this.
M. Van Buren