MVB to J[ames] A[lexander] Hamilton, 15 February 1829
Feby 15th 1829
My dear Sir
Enclosed you have a letter from Major Eaton to me & a copy of my reply.
enclosed. You will judge by the condition of things when they arrive whether it will be best to deliver the letter or not. If the Cabinet arrangements are made when my letters is are received it will for many reasons be desirable that my inattention to the Majors letter should be attributed to the same cause with his negligence in not sending it to me before. His query in relation to myself was not but much better considered than the letter of Major L on the subject to which you replied for me. You will of course not let the Major know that you are advised of any thing except what you are requested to say in the note that covers his. Write me.
Very truly yours
Enclosures: MVB to James Alexander Hamilton, 15 February 1829; MVB to John Henry Eaton, c15 February 1829; and John Henry Eaton to MVB, n.d. (not found).
Editorial Note: Printed in Hamilton, Reminiscences, 92-93.