MVB to William R. Hallett, 24 July 1843
July 24, 1843.
My Dear Sir:
Dr. G.W. Westcott, a brother-in-law of our lieutenant governor, and as I am informed, an accomplished Dentist, proposes to spend a short time in Alabama. I have not the pleasure of Dr. Westcott's personal acquaintance: I can only speak upon the information of those who know him, and from whose representations I am well satisfied that he is fully entitled to your respect and confidence.
Very truly, your friend,
M. VAN BUREN.