George Tibbits to MVB, 9 January 1820
George Tibbits to MVB, 9 January 
Sunday morning Jany 9th 1819
Reflecting upon the occurance of last evening, Mr. Mc. In[t]yres case ought to have been brought up by me in a very different manner from what it was, assurances ought then to have been required that he should not be removed from his office, by the council about to be made, I feel a strong conviction that he is an honest and upright man, ^&^ a great proportion of this community are of the same opinion. Policy and duty and every possible consideration requires that he should not be removed, and I feel it to be my duty not to vote for a full council unless I am assured he shall remain, this may be done by a letter from the gentlemen in nomination.
I am DrSir your friend
I shall be here again late this evening or early in the monring & shall see Mr. Dewer before I go home