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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 Ritchie to MVB, 11 March 1828
I recd. the <Chautaghe> paper last Evening and had determined to exchange with it. I like the spirit of its 1st <illegible> very much. I observe the Anti-Masonic fever begins to rage with more violence in the Western part of N.Y. For signs I should suppose, that the Administration intends to exasperate it in order to avail itself of the fanaticism which may be excited. To what...
Thomas Ritchie to MVB, 31 January 1829
I am somewhat puzzled in addressing you; and, if we did not live in a free Country, my modesty perhaps would keep me from approaching you. Circumstances indeed seem to be daily making a political distinction of rank between us (if in such a country as ours rank follows office.) I am in status quo; you have attained the <situation> of governor of the most distinguished state in the Union;...
MVB to Thomas Ritchie, 13 January 1827
You will have observed an article in the Argus upon the subject of a national convention. The matter will soon be brought under discussion here & I sincerely wish you would bestow upon it, some portion of your attention. It was first suggested to me by the Vice President; he & Mr. Ingham of Penn. are the only persons, with whom I have as yet consulted. They think it essential. It will be...
1778 November 5
1854 July 3