MVB to James A[lexander] Hamilton, 21 May 1834
May 21st. 34
My dear Sir
I would have answered your first letter immediately but for a dasire to consult Mr. Croswell, who was expected here & has since arrived. The result has satisfied me that neither of the persons spoken of would answer the purpose. You must have a NewYork man well acquainted with Nyork politics. It would perhaps be preferable that the person should be designated by others than myself. There is no one who from his situation is more capable to decide than Mr. Croswell. He has consulted with our friends here and will give you the best information upon the subject. He leaves here to day & will be with you as soon as possible, & I have only to add, that if the suggestion he will make to you should find favor in the eyes of our friends, it will be in
my ^our^ power to furnish him with aid, that though not publicly Known will be most effective in giving the new paper a prominence & usefulness that cannot fail to make it entirely successful.
The solicitude & zeal of our friends in Nyork upon this subject, and at this particular moment does them the highest credit. Depend upon it my dear Sir that the course of public men will be long remembered, & that however unpromising the good cause may appear to be in some of the principal cities, the country is generally safe, and that a signal triumph awaits our venerable President in his efforts to rid the country of one of the most corrupt & dangerous institutions that ever any country was cursed with.
Remember me kindly to your family & believe me to be
very truly yours