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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
Gideon Lee to MVB, 5 February 1825
I beg leave to introduce to you <illegible> my Son who is greatly bound to your kindness.
Gideon Lee to MVB, 6 January 1834
I thank you sir for the public Documents you were pleased to send me. May I claim such measure of your thoughts as you can bestow on the following great <interest> of your own state. I will be brief. I have always had full faith [i]n the safety fund Bank System and have publicly and privately given it my full support. I think now it wants a simple amendment to be complete, viz. One Bank of...
Gideon Lee to MVB, 31 March 1834
I beg leave to introduce to your notice my young Friend, George A. Richmond, who visits W M Washington, with a view to <obtain> ^solicit^ a midshipmans Warrant. Mr. R. is of <illegible> of the best Families in Providence R.I. and is <moreover> a fine young man. Any <favor> you may find it in ^the <illegible> of^ your <illegible> to <show> him will be duly...
Gideon Lee to MVB, 26 November 1834
I am exceedingly desirous of procuring a pla Midshipmans place in the Navy for my Son. The lad now eighteen years ^is^ most firmly bent on being so placed, if the thing be possible. Alderman <Furniss> has kindly taken charge of the application. He is acquainted with the Boy. May I solicit your good offices in this matter which in which I feel unusual solicitude?
Gideon Lee to MVB, 10 December 1834
I t Permit me to introduce to your favorable nature, James Coppinger <Jnr>—recently from France whose communication any courtesies which you may by pleased to extend to <Jnr>—will be deemed by me as granted to myself
1778 April 27
1841 August 21