MVB to Benjamin Franklin Butler, 19 September 1828

MVB to B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Butler, 19 September 1828

Private

My dear Sir,

As it is very doubtful whether I <illegible> get to the end of my message in season to look at the beginning I send you that most difficult of all its parts the Commencement; begging the favor of you to run it over according to your ideas & send <it> me as soon as you can. Dont let your politeness induce you to make a few immaterial alterations & then say it is so good that you cant make it better. I know better <than> <that>. You need have no delicacy <upon the subject for you know I am and I thank God for it free from all> and all manner of ^that^ predilection for my own offspring of this character which makes fools of so many people. Write it off <illegible> anew and I will adopt it in whole or in part as I please

Yours truly

MVBuren

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Editorial Note:

Editorial Note: Text in <brackets> from a typed transcript supplied to NjP by Harriet A. Butler.