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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
MVB to Nathaniel Pitcher, 31 March 1828
If the name of James A Hamilton Esq should be presented to you for the office of Judge in N York I wish to say in his behalf that I believe him fully competent to the discharge of the duties of the place with credit to himself and usefulness to the public. That he is a Gentleman of good standing in the profession in politics sound & devoted to the cause. It will be a source of great...
MVB to Nathaniel Pitcher, 13 February 1827
I have received the resolution of the senate, appointing me a senator to represent the state in the senate of the congress of the United States, after the third of March next, and have to ask permission to communicate to the senate, through you, my acceptance of the office. Relying on the indulgence of the senate, and in justice to my own feelings, I avail myself of the opportunity thus presented...