MVB to L[ucas Conrad] Elmendorf, 18 March 1815
Mrs. VB. continues distressingly sick the physicians on consultation this morning report her simptoms favourable & I feel a lively hope that by Wednesday she will be in a situation that I can leave her. I have written to Mr Sanford on the subject of your business. It must remain untill I come up. I understand it perfectly & must & will carry it through at all events. The appointmts. of our county delay if you cannot ascertain that they can satisfactorily be made. The fatigue & anguish I have undergone has been most distressing. Mrs. VB. has for the most part been very delirious, during which she would for long periods hang round my neck & bemoan the fate of her children in the most heart rending strains. My love to Hubbard.
Sincerly & ever yours