MVB to [Andrew Jackson], 21 April 1833
April 21st 33
The enclosed letter is from one of our ^state^ Bank Commissioners whose business it is to examine the Banks subject to the Safety fund law. He is a man of great intelligence though perhaps somewhat prejudiced agt. the Manhattan Bank as that is one of the few institutions which has not yet come under the <several> <laws>. I send it to you principally on account of the suggestion it contains in relation to the propriety of Associating the Banks together which you will recollect was a suggestion I made to you in one of our conversations upon the subject & which strikes me more & more favourably. One of our friends at Baltimore suggested a wish to be invited to accompany him you on your tour. I told him frankly that I could not advise it as I thought you would be under the necessity of laying down a general rule not to give any such invitation to avoid giving offence. The idea is worth bearing in mind. I send you also a letter from our old & honest friend Elmendorf who was in Congress with you which is worth a perusal. Please destroy it & at your leisure enclose Col. Stebbins letter to me at Nyork. I intended to have shown you Forsyths letter but forgot to do so. As you will find it next to impossible to read it I do not trouble you with it. After complaining in his genteel way about the <past>—objecting to sending out the minister in the recess and <urging> the impropriety of leaving the entire South without a member of the Cabinet—he says in substance that he will consider the Russian mission offered to him in good faith & that <illegible> ^you^ will so regulate the period of Mr B’s return & his going out is to be at his ^(Forsyths)^ convenience &c &. I find that the opposition are making a great deal of talk about the <appointment> of the relation of the members of the Cabinet. This is a delicate matter & should be dealt with cautiously. I shall write you again soon. Remember me most kindly to Mr & Mrs. Donelson & Mr Earle. We have carried Rhode Island—What next! Kentucky if I mistake not. The mMajor desires to be remembd to you
Very truly yours
P.S. I propose to remain here until Saturday.
Enclosures: Lucas Elmendorf to MVB, 8 April 1833, and Charles Stebbins to MVB, 17 April 1833.