An unsigned manuscript letter in the author's handwriting.
I recd. a letter from you a few days since enquiring for the executions issued by the People. vs. David Lawrance—& Abm Marsh. I have to state that these executions came to hand as stated in your letter—the first I understand is collected it being in the hands of one of My Depys—the other I can return Nulla Bona, if you direct, Mr. Marsh says he will pay the amt. by the first Jany Next. I... Continue Reading
I cheerfully fulfil the promise I made to you in our last conversation to to state frankly and unreservedly what I beleive to be the state of public opinion in regard to the administration of Mr Van Buren among the Democracy of Pennsylvania. I have recently as you are aware visited various quarters of the State and seen and conversed with leading democrats from at least two thirds of the counties... Continue Reading
I stopped on my way up & spent part of ^the next^ Sunday & Monday after I left you, with the Surrogate. He promised to send you the money of which you spoke to me & which I never have had. He has probably attended to the matter before this. If you head up in this month, I shall hardly be able to come down to Washn. so soon as the 30th. My arm still continues very sore, but I trust,... Continue Reading
Sender: John Van Buren
I recd. your letter last Eveng whilst on the wing for this place. In that spirit of entire candour which has hitherto ^& ever shall^ distinguished, ^& ever shall^ our intercourse I must say to you that it has caused me not a considerable embarrassment, and not a little pain. If any honest and unbiased Democrat in the U. States was ^had been^ asked in view of the ^circumstances^ of the... Continue Reading
Mr. Fisk having urged me to write something for the antient Dominion the enclosed was hastily composed from ^after^ my last communication with you—I hope it is not too personal either in applause or disparagement of the respective persons named. This <illegible> as I said to you affords canvass enough for a large and striking picture if it were not <erring> to indulge in that sort of... Continue Reading
Your letter of the 8th covering one from, Mr Forsythe to you, has been recd. I can have no objections to <recind> all promises made or conversations held with Mr Forsyth on the subject of the mission to Rusia. Mr Buchannan intends to return this fall, and on his return ^arrival^, it will be time enough to select his successor, when he will think of Mr Forsyth. I have just recd. a letter... Continue Reading
Sender: Andrew Jackson
I would have enclosed Lewis' letter to you in my last but as I intended to have sent it by a private conveyance on Board the Steam Boat to Hudson I feared it might be lost I now send it to you. Be so good as to return it to me when you have done with it and instruct me as to what I am to write to Lewis. I consider the application to you highly undesirous and I am <free> to th say that altho... Continue Reading
Yesterday I dined with the Genl. in company with Calhoun Baldwin Stevenson The Tennessee Delegation & Cambreleng. The General after computing with me the time within which he could receive your answer to his letter <illegible> inquired whether it was not possible for you to be here for two days before the 4th. I said it was not & that you could not probably be here before the 10 or... Continue Reading
May you live a thousand years and always have a thousand sheep, a thousand acres of Oswego land, a thousand sweethearts, and not a solitary applicant for office. Here c[om]es another and yet another. I'll never vote to put a friend of mine in that office again. Do[c]tr Townsend's letter explains it’self. I gave him a letter of introduction, but I wrote him I had previously applied to you in... Continue Reading
Sender: Churchill Caldom Cambreleng
J. Madison has received the copy of the "Observations on the proposed amendment of Mr. Foot", with which Mr. Van Buren has favored him. Tho’ not according with some of the views applied to the occasion, he is fully sensible of the ability and advantage with which all of them are presented. J. M begs Mr. Van Buren to be assured of his great esteem, and to accept a return of his best wishes, in... Continue Reading
The Editor of the Albany Gazette of _____ _____ after noticing that several amendments to the constitution are now before Congress respecting the Electoral law without telling us what they are but seems to suppose that the present federal Constitution, may possibly be considered, like the Jewish Ark of the Covenant, too sacred to be touched by profane hands. I fear we shall have deep reason to... Continue Reading
Sender: Thomas Tredwell
Recipient: Edwin Croswell
Mr Van Buren has been confined for several days by sickness but hopes to be able to partake of the Presidents hospitality on Friday.
Mr Van Buren regrets that the delicate state of his health puts it out of his power to comply with his engagement with the President for tomorrow.
The present duties upon woolens are 25 percent ad-valorem and 33 1/3 per cent ad-valorem. By this bill now before the senate the duties are now all put at 40 per cent ad-valorem, and to be 40 per cent ad-valorem next year. The increase therefore is 15 per cent and the goods paying 25 per cent. and 6 2/3 per cent upon those paying 33 1/3 per cent. And next year the increase upon the latter will... Continue Reading
Sender: Silas Wright Jr.
J. Madison has duly recd. the Copy of the Executive proceedings of the Senate & other documents relating to the Mission to the Congress at Panama, forwarded under a cover of Mr. Van Buren; to whom he offers returns <offering> ^his^ thanks for the valuable communication with assurances of his high respect & best wishes.