John W. Taylor Papers (NHi)

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The bill authorizing the raising of twelve thousand men in this State has become a law. It now becomes necessary for congress to act upon it and until they do so the Governor will not commence the organization of the corps I cannot conceive on what grounds the U. S. can for a moment hesitate to accept of the troops on the terms we offer them. This State will expend using of two millions out of... Continue Reading
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I feel in a very bad humour or I would give you the reasons at lenght why the application I now make to you is unpleasant, but will in one Word say that the middle district has never been ^truly^ represented at Washington & untill I am satisfyed that the Secretaries & President have changed their disposition on the point of listening exclusively to the recommendations of John P. Van Ness... Continue Reading
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I am Judge advocate in the tedious trial of Genl. Hull, a member of the Court of Errors, bound to prepare opinions, a Legislator obliged to Step into the Senate Chamber every two or three hours to stop the passage of some wicked law, an attorney of Counsel in the Supreme Cout & Common pleas & Mayors Court, with many other great & important callings and avocations & moreover... Continue Reading
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I am on my way to utica to try Wilkinson & embrace the time afforded me by the severity of a snow storm to drop you a line. You who know me well must know that I am not much inclined to despondency or much given to fault finding, but my dear sir the complaints of the country are of a nature not to pass unheeded. I have spent two hours with a respectable officer of the army. His conversation... Continue Reading
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I have read your letter over & over again, it is plain, sen sensible & interesting. That you have not been to blame I knew & have I hope always admitted. Its effect on my opinion of others I will write more fully hereafter. I enclose you a Letter which I wish you to read & ^seal^ deliver it, & if it is not improper say a few words to the Secty on the subject. The thing has... Continue Reading
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Jacob Van Ness Esqr. of Redhook has applyed for the office of Collector for Dutchess county, he has been well recommended & in my Judgment ought to have the office, there being no republican member from that district it is necessary for his friends to apply abroad. Mr Van Ness is in every respect qualifyed to discharge the duties of it well & on the score of services richly entitled to it... Continue Reading
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Your very kind & flattering Letter was duly received, & its requests shall be punctually complied with. At present my close application to the business of the approaching term together with the business of interesting events in this quarter prevents my writing to you at lenght, but when I am once seated at Albany this will not be the case. I regret that you was not down in season to exert... Continue Reading
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This will be handed to you by my brother who carries down the proceedings in the case of Genl. Hull. Any civilities you may shew him will be gratefully remembered. We have nothing new of consequence. Our political prospects are the brightest possible. The eastern district presents a singular spectable. Four men of different principles if they have any principles at all are candidates. By this... Continue Reading
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Mr Brooks has made his survey under your Instruction with which our clients are much dissatisfied. We regret that we are under the necessity of troubling you again on a Subject which probably has become as tedious to you as its consideration so unpleasant to us, but untill its completion our professional relation to the Parties preclude the propriety of our loosing sight of it. We deem it... Continue Reading
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I enclose you a Bill which has yesterday passed the Senate after d nine days discussion. It was opposed by Root in all its Stages. It finally passed 21 to 6 Root being the only republican who voted against it. The assembly are now acting upon it. Clark, from Delaware the Companion of Root moved to strike out the first section if he was voted down by an overwhelming no Mr Sill then stated that he... Continue Reading
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Having a collection of our democrats scolding at Congress reminds me of my remissness in not writing you. The appointment of our circuit in this month deprives me of the pleasure of visiting you. I regret this very much but it cannot be helped & therefore must be submitted to. I hope you will write me often & not regard my habitual negligence. We are engaged with the Chancellor in a paper... Continue Reading
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I have this moment sen the vote on the previous question in relation to the Bank, by which I perceive that you are precisely as far was you were before you began. What in Gods name is the matter? Does congress mean to exhaust the cup of public forbearance If so, but little more is necessary. The dregs are all that remain. Do explain this thing to me. I do not complain of this or that particular... Continue Reading
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I am sick of the Circuit which has been a very busy one & cannot write you much. I fear too that I scold too much. This I cannot help. I think congress is in a state of convalescence, but question whether its recovery is a great disideration it (which you know is of the <neuter>) can never be otherwise than a cripple. The next I hope will be full grown & strong. I never felt so much... Continue Reading
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For the last month I have ben excessively engaged in the Trial of Genl. Hull & when I shall get through the Lord knows. Its result will be creditable to the Govermnt & deplorable to the accused. This ^it^ may not be proper to mention as coming from me. This eng^a^gement has so harassed me that it has not been in my power to excute my one wishes by writing you frequently. When the cause... Continue Reading
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