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The Papers of Martin Van Buren
Organization of Documents
Definition of an MVB Document
Series 5 (1 Jan. 1825-3 March 1829)
Series 7 (4 March 1833-3 March 1837)
Calendar of Documents
Preferred Citation Guide
Van Buren Biography
Van Buren Timeline
Van Buren Quotes
Sponsors & Contributors
Edward Livingston to MVB, 30 November 1825
Enclosed you will find a letter addressed to yourself about my brother William, for whom I am anxious to obtain orders for Entering into the service. It is such a letter as I supposed you might with propriety transmit (as you suggested) to the Secretary of the Navy. I regret that I was out of town when you called at my house, but was pleased to learn that there would be no difficulty about my...
Edward Livingston to MVB, 22 October 1828
As I shall not be here to witness your approaching triumph, permit me to congratulate you in advance. I rejoice in it sincerely, personally, politically and (knowing how much it will vex those who ought to be vexed) I must confess somewhat maliciously. There is however one drawback upon my satisfaction we shall not see you at Washington for as I go out you will come in & we may not meet...
MVB to Edward Livingston, 7 December 1825
I shall attend to your brothers concern. Mr. J. forgets what is due to the subject, to his friends & to myself. I can conscientiously say that I never have, and I <illegible> I never shall subject my course on a public question to the controul of my personal interests. I shall always listen with respect and <candor> to Any suggestion which may be made <to me> on the subject...
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1836 May 23
U.S. Secretary of State