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MVB to J[oel] R[oberts] Poinsett, 6 February 1842

My dear Sir

We propose to leave here on the 14th. & to go directly to Charleston expecting to arrive there about the 22d. Mr Paulding of the party. In reference to the suggestion in your letter I say sincerely that my desire is to pass among as quietly as any other private gentleman would do—willing to see any body that wants to see me, but without parade or ostentation. It will be agreeable to me to remain two or three days in Charleston, & after that as we shall there decide.

Remember me kindly to all your Household & believe me to be

Very truly your friend

M.VanBuren

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Source: PHi Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection: Joel R. Poinsett Papers (PHi)
Series: Series 12 (5 March 1841-31 December 1844)