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MVB to [William Jenkins] Worth, 3 March 1822

My dear Sir,

I have omitted to this time to write you under an expectation that something definitive would be done on the subject of your letter. As that is ^not^ now probable I will say to you, that nothing would give me more pleasure than to be of service to you now or hereafter so far as I can be so consistent with my public duty. On the subject of Adjutant Genl. you know the stand which the Senate has taken & I am not advised that there is the least probability that the ground which has been taken will be abandoned, When it is I will require no other evidence of your capacity and merits than that which I already possess to induce me to avail myself of every proper opportunity to advance you. Make my best respects to Mrs. Worth & believe me to be

Very sincerely your



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Source: MH-H Houghton Library, Harvard University
Collection: Elihu Benjamin Washburne Autograph Collection, 1766-1888 (MH-H)
Series: Series 4 (3 December 1821-31 December 1824)