The arrest of R.B. Randolph, and the proofs against J.H. Pleasants have thrown the Richmond Community into a state of the most violent commotion. I was there on yesterday, and had the mortification to find that my very worst opinion the aristocracy & violence of the place was more than verified... Continue Reading
Genl Washington Jany 1790
"The advancement of agriculture commerce & manufactures by all proper means will not I trust need recommendation" first
"Congress has repeatedly & ^not^ without success directed their attention to the encouragement of manufactures.”
"The object is of too... Continue Reading
Your letter has been sent out to me, just as I am looking over the returns of our yesterday’s contest. We have had a glorious victory. Ash turns out Watmough by a majority of nearly 1200; Sutherland is rebuted by a majority of 1400, and in short at the north and south ends of the city, and... Continue Reading
For very obvious reasons I desire not to be quoted upon the subject of your letter. I see no objection certainly to patronizing the North American as it takes a correct course in politics generally & may be useful. But that support ought not to be placed on the ground of a want of confidence in... Continue Reading
I Instructed—will discharge that duty in good faith—the obligation it imposes—viz to strive forth possed of a will which over looking local & personal consideration shall secure fair <politics> to the great interests of the country viz. The <manufacturing> & the <illegible... Continue Reading
The several letters which I have written to the President through you explain most things of which I would other ^wise^ speak in this. Any mode in which you may think the business of the Department can be best attended to, whether that which is stated in your letter of the 25th, or the one... Continue Reading
MR. VAN BUREN’S OBSERVATIONS
THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,
On Mr. FOOT’S amendment to the Rules of the Senate, by which it was proposed to give the Vice President the right to call to order for words spoken in debate.
Mr. VAN BUREN said, he had not been disposed to partake... Continue Reading
The B. System has existed 500 years in England & was last year revised under the supervision of the Lord Chancellor Elder. In France a Bankrupt System has existed since the time of Louis the 14th. In Spain since 1787, in Italy Holland Ireland Scotland in short in every commercial... Continue Reading
I am so far behind with my correspondence & a recent event requires that I should bring it up without delay. I must therefore ask you to delay the Revolutionaries until tomorrow. McLane is anxious to bring up this Break Water Bill & I wish you would assist him
As late as 1820 the defeat of the Bankrupt System in England were admitted & that the public opinion was that the system as it then existed was not a public benefit.
Authority to examine the Wife struck out. agt principle. What would be criminal in others justified when done by the Wife has... Continue Reading
I send you a sketch of my views as to what ought to be said upon the subject of Internal Improvements. Mr. Taney thought extremely well of that which I shewed him. I have reconstructed it, & if the other had merit I am sure this has more. My object is to place before the nation, &... Continue Reading
A man may be a Bankrupt without being insolvent.
The first ^regular^ insolvent law was proposed in the reign of Charles the 2nd from which has been made the model for all that pertained and was adopted in the States. The Judges Courts at Guild Hall divide cases of insolvency in one room whilst... Continue Reading
3 Every farmers family manufactures woolens, but I have no means of knowing the number of factories of woolen goods. I suppose there may be some 30 or 40 with a Capital averaging 30, or 40,000. Dolls Each.
2 The No. of sheep in our state cannot vary far from 5,500,000. and the flocks will not... Continue Reading
I have been informed since my arrival in this part of the Country that you have become a zealous advocate for the Clintonian party, those ene[mie]s to the Republican interest & the general welfare. In addressing you it is unnecessary to enter into a discussion of this subject. You know that Mr... Continue Reading