MVB to [Benjamin H.] Norton, [cOctober 1828]
It gives me great pleasure to be able to answer your enquiry by an assurance that you may count with perfect safety upon Nyork giving Genl. Jackson the chief part of her vote & enough
at all events to place his election beyond the shadow of a doubt. All attempts to silence the pretensions of the partisans of the administration upon the point would be unavailing but let them say what they please you may rest assured that Mr Adams can in no event get a < dozzen> ^dozen^ votes in Nyork.
I am glad to see the old Republicans of N. England in mo. Although much cannot be expected from them will is under the circumstance as good as the deed. If it be true that Mr Adams joined the Republican Party to break it down it is
<fortunate> gratifying to know that he has not been able to carry his scheme farther than to federalize New England & that only for a season.