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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
Thomas Cooper to MVB, 15 July 1825
My friend Judge W. Smith to whom Col. Hayne succeeded in the Senate at Washington from South Carolina, & Dr. Brown of Kentucky, left New York yesterday, and promised to wait for me at Albany. I have sent to every house but Crittenden’s, without learning of them. As I know Judge Smith meant to call on you, I beg you wd. have the kindness to inform my Son the bearer of this, whether you know of...
Thomas Cooper to MVB, c19 July 1825?
I enclose you two papers, one respecting the interference of the Clergy with the duties of the legislature, which I mentd. to you, & the other, to paralyse the report of Mr Jefferson being a Tariff-politician & in favour of protecting duties. In theory, and in justice, all duties for protection, are in my mind utterly indefensible: for they are taxes on the consumers without any <...
Thomas Cooper to MVB , 5 July 1827
Clay will succeed in making a great diversion in Penna. You shall have half a dozen or more memorials to Congress from this State against the Tariff. Charleston, Columbia, Colleton, Edgefield have already met. Meetings are going on; and feelings are becoming hourly more exasperated. Now for prediction & <illegible> prophecy. By the time the Legislature meets, the members will be ripe...
Thomas Cooper to MVB, 31 July 1827
From what I can gather on perusing the imperfect reports of the meeting at Albany, you incline to support the principle of a Tariff of protection. I regret it: for it is unworthy your good sense, & political firmness. If I had not the motive of personal regard to incite me, I should not take the Liberty of saying this: but you are treading on the crust of a Lava not yet solid. I am not about...
Thomas Cooper to MVB, 11 April 1828
I have read with full conviction the substance of your observation on the power about claimed for the President of the Senate to decide on questions of order, ex officio. I was at first of opinion that our constitution appointed a known officer, with known and acknowledged duties, long exercised in the Country whose legislative assembly are imitated, and therefore <implicitly> by known...
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1839 May 11