MVB to John Van Buren, 25 November 1836

MVB to Jo[h]n Van Buren, 25 November 1836


My dear Son

I have delayed writing till the mail is about closing in the hope of getting definitive accounts by the express mail but none have arrived. The only state of those which are yet to come in, in respect to which we have the highest apprehension is Mississippi. I notice what appeared in the argus, & do not doubt that it will be useful. Dont fail to Keep your eye upon the matter and see that I am not committed by Mr. C. to a libel suit, which is, I trust, the only way in which my enemies can get the advantage of me. In such a case no innocence would be proof agst. their corruption & desperation. I rejoice to hear from Abrm. that he has given up his trip to Europe. I assure you with great sincerity that I feel most sensibly being deprived of your society, & frequently say so to the Doctor. More steady affection prudence & good sense I do not expect to find in any one. The President has not left his room but is getting on remarkably well & will in a few days be better than he ever was has been for some time past. Remember me kindly to the Vanderpoels Marcys, <Flags> & Croswells & believe me to be

Very affectionately


M.Van Buren

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