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I am about to ask a Favor of you in behalf of an unfortunate Son of mine-he is confined as a Prisoner at Pernambuco in South America, and I fear for his Life as well as personal Liberty. The circumstances of his case are as follows-he sailed as Second mate in a merchant vessel from this point in January 1823, and arrived at Pernambuco some time in February of that year. Soon after his arrival... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Mr Rodgers is a man of worth & respectability. Can any thing be done for his son.
Sender: MVB
Recipient: John Quincy Adams
You have been one of the commissionners appointed by the State to report the most efficient plan to improve the navigation of the Hudson river; you have, with the other members of that commission, recommended my plan of a lateral ship canal, along the obstructions as the best; you have done more, you have introduced into the Senate of the united states, the Joint resolutions of the two branches... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I take the liberty of troubling you with the perusal of the enclosed letter as the best mode of executing Mr Genets wishes.
Sender: MVB
Recipient: John Quincy Adams
Mr Van Buren accepts with pleasure Mr and Mrs Adams’s polite invitation for Thursday the 5th Inst.
Sender: MVB
Recipient: John Quincy Adams
The writer of the enclosed is a young gentleman of strict integrity. Will you have the goodness to enable me to answer his letter?
Sender: MVB
Recipient: John Quincy Adams