Francis Stebbins to MVB, 20 April 1809
Thursday Morning, Apl. 20. 1809
The handbill of yesterday impeaching the official conduct of John C. Hogeboom, esqr. Sheriff of this county, I consider myself the author of, and as, if I cannot substantiate the facts, I must retract them. I now call upon you to exhibit the bills of the said Sheriff, and as his friend, I have no doubt you will readily comply, if his bills in your office do not criminate him. I will thank you for an answer by the bearer.
With respect, &c.