MVB to P[eter] I. Hoes, 15 July 1828
July 15 1828
I have indorsed your note & left it with Mr Olcott who will have it discounted if you write to him before the first of August but if it is done you must see to the repayment of it yourself or in other words consider it your own note. To enable you to do so I will (although contrary to my expectation & convenience) take up the draft I gave you by <paying> what has not been collected upon it. The affair is out of my <mind> & my folks have so <deranged> my papers by cleaning house that I have not time to look for this before I go as my house is literally run down with people. I have therefore decided upon this course as the least complicated & one equally satisfactory. If it was to save my life I cannot recal to memory the cock & a bull story you told me about the Luddington note. I am on the <way> for Oswego.
Docket: Tell Catherine (<AWs> wife) <illegible> is left at my house waiting an opportunity