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MVB to [Andrew Jackson], 2 May 1833

My dear Sir

I saw the Carriage makers yesterday and learn from them that they are repairing your old carriage & will have it done by about the time you come up. Upon a more thorough examination of mine that I had been able to give it before I regret that I had not advised you more strongly to take it, than I did. I was deterred from doing so by an apprehension that it might prove too heavy for the Country, and as you have reason to hope that a new carriage will last you many years, I though that ought to be looked to. I am more satisfied that there was no ground for such an apprehension, & as it is undoubtedly the best carriage that was ever made in the City, I am almost sorry that you did not take it. I shall have no occasion to use it ^soon^, & if when you come up & see both you should prefer to dispose of yours, & take mine the makers say they can have an other made for me by the 1st of September. If Mr McLane does not take Mr Livingstons he might do well to take yours.

What has become of the review. I have looked in the Globe for it with much anxiety. Remember me kindly to Mrs. D. the Major & Mr Earle & believe me to be

Very truly yours


P.S. My visit at Philadelphia was very <illegible> agreeable & I trust not without its use.

Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 7 (4 March 1833-3 March 1837)