MVB to [William Peter] Van Ness, 10 January 1815
Jany 10th 1815
I hope you will excuse my remissness in not writing you before. The circuit, the common pleas & my Jaunt to Utica, have kept me in hot water. I returned to this place <
illegible> kept < illegible> illegible> & adjourned our court to Troy. My principal residence after this will be here where I shall at all times be happy to hear from you & to communicate such information as may be agreeable to you.
I gave Holdridge a check on the Bank of Hudson in your name for $200 & took up the note. The cause was on the callender & no defence, Hoffman has done nothing except talk, he has agreed to confess Judgment. I got Van DerPool to drop the <dower> business untill I can see you. Where will you be after this?
if in NYork Will you make my respects to <Duatin>. I love that man much.
Yours with much esteem