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MVB to Stephen Van Rensselaer III, 14 April 1823 

My dear Sir, 

When I had the pleasure of seeing you last I hinted that there was a subject on which I contemplated speaking to you. The enclosed papers explain it. The disinterested solicitude you have evinced for my welfare, & the high respect in which I hold your good opinion, have induced me to communicate to you, what is yet & will continue to be a profound secret to all my most confidential friends with the sole exceptions of Mr John A King & my young friend Mr Butler. It will give me pleasure to learn that you approve the course I have taken. You may send or give me the papers again tomorrow.

Yours truly 


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Source: TxDaHCL Harlan Crow Library
Collection: N/A
Series: Series 4 (3 December 1821-31 December 1824)