MVB to C[harles] J[ared] Ingersoll, 11 August 1838
W. S. Springs
August 11th. 1838
My dear Sir
I return you my thanks for the sensible suggestions contained in your last. The Inaugural address shews you how fully I concur with you in the importance of holding that great point constantly before the Country & the world. The subject again presented itself to my mind on my journey here, producing regret that it could not be properly noticed in an annual Message without giving to that document too much the character of an essay. Any suggestions you may at any time think proper to make on that, & similar subjects will be kindly recd, & respectfully considered.
your friend &