MVB to J[ames] A[lexander] Hamilton, 15 February 1829
Feby 15th 1829
My dear Sir
I wish you would hand the enclosed to Major Eaton. It is quite confidential & I wish you to say to him that contrary to my nature I have sent it in the hand writing of my son, from a consciousness of his ^(Mr Es)^ habitual carelessness about his letters; and an apprehension that it might (as heretofore in other cases) find its way into one of the Committee rooms folded up in a petition
for in behalf of some good fellow who has no friend except the Major; who to his credit be it said is a friend to the friendless.
In haste very
Printed in Hamilton, Reminiscences, 93.