James Kirke Paulding to MVB, 24 January 1842

James Kirke Paulding to MVB, 24 January 1842

New York

My dear Sir, 

I have received your consignment and shall probably return it by tomorrow. I have strong suspicions as to the motives of these fellows, but think if they meant to place you in a Dilemma, you have dodged them handsomely. It seems a piece of hardening impudence to put such interrogatories to one standing in your peculiarity delicate position. The whole thing originates either in ignorance or duplicity I think; but you are right in my opinion in answering.

As soon as I can determine finally on the Journey, I will write you. I hope the delay will not in the least interfere with your own arrangements.

Very truly yours

J K Paulding

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