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MVB to James [Nelson] Welles, 10 September 1800

Dear Friend,

A few minutes are offered to me [by] a Kind Stranger to write to you. This oppertunity I embrace Sir with the most heart felt pleasure in order that I might shew you that absence has not as yet worn out of my mind that Regard which I hope I shall always entertain for you, The Time allowd being so Short it is impossible that I should particlarize but can only inform you that I am yet Blessessed with my ordinary State of health & assure you of my Sincrest Wishes for your prosperity & that of the familiy to which belong. I yet pursue that Study in which I was engaged when you left [. . .] I have [. . .] this moment at your Uncle Welles they are all well & Requested me to write their compliments to you & Family. I Expect you this Winter. Write whenever oppertunity offers & your letters will be Received with Pleasure. Give my Compliments to all the Family. When you write fill a Sheet.

With Sentiments of Respect

& Esteem I am your

Sincere Friend


Martin Van Buren Junr

Letter from Mr.

Martin Vn. Beuren Junr.

Received at Welles's point

in September or October of

the year 1800.

MVB to James Nelson Welles, 10 September 1800MVB to James Nelson Welles, 10 September 1800MVB to James Nelson Welles, 10 September 1800
Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 1 (5 December 1782-31 December 1811)