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MVB to [DeWitt] Clinton, 22 November 1808

D Sir,

I a few days since by accident saw a “public Advertiser” containing a piece addressed to you & alledging some Base & unworthy conduct on the part of the supposed author of Aristides.” You may rest assured that the assertion contained in it is false, feeling disagreeable on the subject I handed the paper to him and have received full assurances that you should be perfectly satisfyed respecting it. Had he acted in the manner stated by P. Cato I could not but consider myself in a great measure responsible for it.

Yours affSincerely

MVBuren

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Source: NNC Columbia University
Collection: DeWitt Clinton Papers (NNC)
Series: Series 1 (5 December 1782-31 December 1811)