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MVB to G[orham] A[kin] Worth, 7 May 1824

My dear Sir,

I have red your letter & read it with the satisfaction I always experience from reading your witty & intelligent remarks. Politically I am not the wiser for it as it is entirely out of the question to draw a reliable inference from your letters. Some time ago you wrote me distinctly that you intended to go for Crawford. A few days afterwards in Speaking of Leake you say that you could not blame him for not supporting Crawford as you could not see how any honest man could do so & now again your language is that of the first letter I have alluded to. What is meant? Do you really wish for once in your life to be on the right side or do you write for your & my amusement? If the former I would be very glad of it, if the latter as I suspect I return thanks for myself & my friends who have partaken of the pleasure of reading it. I send you the whole correspondence. The committee will I am persuaded report soon & favourably. None of Mr Crawfo[rds] friends doubt that this attack will benefit him. I of course am not in the secret[s] of the committee & speak only from the opinion of others & the nature of the subject. Gen Jackson is out this morning & admits substantially what Mr Lowrie has stated. The difference is one of words only. Write me what is thought of this matter. It excites great interest here. I hope you will not complain that this letter is not well written I mean intelligibly.

In haste yours



Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 4 (3 December 1821-31 December 1824)