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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)
Calendar of Documents
Preferred Citation Guide
Van Buren Biography
Van Buren Timeline
Van Buren Quotes
Sponsors & Contributors
John Forsyth to MVB, 25 February 1828
I do not know why I should not (following the example of one of our Ga newspapers in which it is always done) derange the letters of your name & make you neighbor to the great Bean, since you, (misled by such examples) take the liberty to stick an e to the end of my name. I have no e, to my name as I beg ^you^ to understand & remember, if you do not wish me to mangle your patronymic most...
John Forsyth to MVB, 25 July 1833
I do not know who Mr Hatfield <is> & of course I know nothing about the office he vacated. If it is a good thing I seriously rejoice that you are <moving> <illegible> <illegible>hing behalf <illegible> but hope you will succeed. I found him as I came to the <illegible> in good spirits but rather <illegible> with <illegible> of your <City>...
John Forsyth to MVB, 4 August 1833
I spoke to you in New York your desire to change the footing upon which I stood with the President relative to the Russian Mission. Further reflection has confirmed this desire & <illegible> to ask the favor of you to say to the General in your first letter, than I wish him to consider that matter in the same light as if it never had been <stirred>. When a vacancy opens at St....
John Forsyth to MVB, 29 November 1833
Altho the Boat rocks dreadfully I have determined to write you half a dozen times that I may dismiss a disagreeable subject from my mind. I was not surprised by the disclosure you made to me at McLanes. It is totally <incompatible> with the letter received from the Genl. at the breaking up of his first Cabinet & what I always supposed was suggested by you & intended to prevent me...
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1841 October 21
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