Rob[ert] Troup to MVB, 3 November 1828
3 Novr 1828
My dear sir,
I am favored with your letter of the 30th inst.
I am happy to learn that you confirm my impression of your interests respecting the removal of Mr Clinton from the Board of Canal Commissioners. I think with you, after reflecting on what you say, that your most prudent course is not to permit Dr. Hosack to make use of what I told him; and I shall accordingly lose no time in making the needful communication to Dr. Hosack on the subject.
I have just returned from the poll of the ward where I have been to deposit my ballot for you & your friend Mr Throop. If you & he do not succeed, by a triumphant majority, I shall be so much disappointed in my calculations, and wishes, that I doubt whether I shall ever vote for Governor & Lt Governor, if Providence should be pleased to spare my life (now drawn out almost to extreme old age) till the next election, or afterwards.
With the most perfect regard
I remain, my dear sir,