MVB to Abr[aham] Van Dyck, 28 November 1814
Nov 28d 1814
It seems to me you are very much dispond to be captious & short with me & I really do not know why or wherefore. As I sure have felt always very friendly to you I am sure you can never have had any reasons for it. Now as I am
always averse to sparring or & quarrelling about nothing It this tartness had better be laid aside.
The plain State of the case is you ^have^ had sundry bills of <Corts> taxed, at nearly half more than
I what I am satisfyed they ought to be & that taxation it is ^in^ my ^ no^ power to correct. Now can I consistent with my duty let these people pay it, ought you to wish to keep it. Certainly neither you say I taxed my <Stansbury> <Costs> in yo without notice, was there a single disputed charge & did I ever hesitate to have a retaxation in any case? No never. In those cases the Costs are oppressive the Supreme Court at their very last term they repbrobated the principle they decided upon in these cases. Write me therefore when you will consent to give me a retaxation or that we shall attend to it at <Soon> & let all be right & save me the trouble & your clients the expence of my applying for it