MVB to Andrew Jackson, 2 October 1834

MVB to [Andrew] Jackson, 2 October 1834

Utica

My dear Sir

Your very acceptable letter of the 14th Septr. reached me at this place on my return from a four weeks visit to the Western part of our State. The young men of the State hold their convention to day & to morrow at Herkimer, (15 miles from here,) & they have prevailed upon me to wait until tomorrow and look in upon them. I shall then make the last of my way home. I have carried my Internal Improvements ^papers^ about with me but have in my <truth> not had one moment of leisure to look into <illegible> them, Having been constantly in a crowd. You must however dismiss all apprehension from your mind upon the point, & be assured that you shall hear from me in good <honor>. I shall leave home for Washington as soon as the election is over, but will communicate with you upon that <illegible> subject before I start. There is not the slightest doubt of our success in this State. The opposition will make a desperate effort, and may possibly give a very ferocious aspect to the contest in our Cities, but beat us they cannot. I am rejoiced to hear of the improvement in your health, which is very obvious to me by your hand writing. Remember me very kindly to Major Donelson and your Household & believe me to be

Very truly yours

M.VanBuren

P.S. John is at the <Convention> but he charged me to remember him to you very kindly     

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