MVB to C[hurchill] C[aldom] Cambreleng, 9 January 1829
Jany 9th 1829.
My dear Cam.
I intended to have written you this morning but have only time to scratch a line to Mrs Rives.
If you had the slightest conception of the pressure upon me for favors & commissions you would certainly bear with me. I have not a moments leisure. I search over my letters for yours every days mail & I hope you will not fail to drop me a line as often as you can. Give me your honest opinion of the message. I shall write Mr Lane tomorrow. Remember me affectionately to Col Drayton
Mr Wright would beat any man 10 to 1 for Senate but our best friends say they must have him here for Comptroller & their reasons are so strong that I have agreed to be silent & let things take their course.