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MVB to David Wilmot, 22 October 1847

my dear Sir

I should have thanked you several days since, as I now do very sincerely for the copy of your admirable speech. It is ^a^ simple, ^eloquent^ argumentative & patriotic throughout ^production^ & does you much credit. You do me but justice in believing that of the proper ^ of the a proper^ time & ^under proper^ circumstances should come in which it would ^there would be no or hesitation^ be my duty to my views ^on my part in stating my fee giving to the^ upon ^ public my feelings & opinions one^ of the subjects to which you refer ^have discussed^ it shall be done without or hesitation. lately unlikely the occurrence of such  ^In^ a letter which I have yesterday ^a day or two since addressed^ written you the Editor of the Republican Farmer of your State & which will I presume be published you will find my disposition in regard to any further participation in political matters f very fully & very sincerely stated. But whatever may be my course you may be assured that I shall in future as I have in the past yours with much intent; & that among your numerous & well deserved friends there is not one, who more sincerely wishes you that success in public life which the honest & straight forward course that you have marked out for yourself so eminently deserves & ^ ^ will I do not in the least doubt fully realize

Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 13 (1 January 1845-31 December 1848)