ALS - Autograph Letter Signed

A signed manuscript letter in the author's handwriting.

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Absence from home has prevented an earlier compliance with your request. I regret that it is not in my power to <refer> you to any <illegible> containing the information you desire, although I do not doubt that such an <illegible> may be found. The Chief <illegible> offices may be <easily> ascertained but the inferior offices will be more difficult
Sender: MVB
I have had the honor to receive your letter inviting me to preside at the Democratic Mass meeting to be held at Albany on the second day of October.  For this mark of respect on the part of the Committee of arrangements, and for the very obliging terms in which you have been pleased to communicate it, I return my respectful & very grateful acknowledgements. Having felt myself constrained by... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I have last evening returned from a roving Jaunt every where & lastly from Newyork where your friends entertain the same affectionate regard for you ^and Mrs. Evans^ they were want to do. Mrs. Livingston & Mrs. Hunter will spend the Winter in Albany & insist on Mrs. Evans doing so also. I mention my peregrination as an apology for not writing to you often[er]. Have you seen Willson... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
After mature examination & reflection I have engaged lodgings for you & Mrs. Evans at Mrs. Rockwells & I venture the regard of Mrs. E. upon the propriety of my choice. You have a large room very well furnished, a small bed room adjoining & Board for yourself & Mrs Evans & servant girl &c for $20 a Week. I have boarded with Mrs. Rockwell myself & know her to be an... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I now enclose you the circular, it will not be circulated untill about the first of December. I am persuaded it will draw off a few. I belive we shall get the council & am desirous that you shall not so far commit yourself that it would not be in the power of the members to take you, there are many pressing & cogent reasons why they ought to do so. Cant you do any thing with Mc Kay. We... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I have not written you as often as I ought but I know you will excuse me. I have been much from home & for the last month confidently expected to see you at Court in which I was greatly disappointed. There is a radical difference between us, while I on the one hand am over-sanguine & consequently often err in my calculations, you on the other are of a different temparemt, more... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I am here a few days for health & pleasure & embrace the leisure produced by it to drop you a line. Some time since I rcd. a letter from you on the subject of the Collectorship at Buffalo. I did not write to Mr Crawford as you suggested & have been very remiss in not before explaining to you the cause of my inattention to your requests. The truth is I have had so little intercourse... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I received your several communications at Newyork & was highly gratifyed with their contents—for although they did not bring tidings of complete success they afforded the most satisfactory evidence that the desired result must take place at the great & interesting election which takes place next year. You have doubtless seen all our election accounts from this quarter long since in the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Mr. Stone of this city has applyed to me to assist him in my professional capacity to recover satisfaction for an Injury which he supposes his horse received while in your employ. He has submitted to my perusal a correspondence betwen yourself & him on the subject from which it appears that an amicable adjustment of the matter is no[t] to be expected. If in this impression I am correct I wish... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I have the Bonds with me but have it not in my power to ascertain the ballance due on them, when I spoke to you about a year ago on the subject you offered to give me a Judgment Bond for the amount due which I then from a conviction that it was unnecessary and not being compelled by absolute instructions avoided taking. I now propose to take a Judgment Bond for $2500 I giving you a writing that... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
A few minutes are offered to me [by] a Kind Stranger to write to you. This oppertunity I embrace Sir with the most heart felt pleasure in order that I might shew you that absence has not as yet worn outt of my mind that Regard which I hope I shall always entertain for you, The Time allowd being so Short it is impossible that I should particlarize but can only inform you that I am yet <... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Accompaning [wi]th this you will find a Letter which I Wrote Im[medi]ately on the Receipt of yours but failed [. . .]tting an oppertunty this is therefore to Inform you that my mind remains the same as it then was In that I Informed you that Josiah tended C. Silvesters Store I now Inform you that he has been turned out for some Misconduct. P. Silvester Junr. is ^to^ Deliver an Oration 22d Instant... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
How shall I express the extreme Pleasure I feel when I inform you that I received your kind epistle (Dated the 4th. November) on the 22d Instant In which you say that I would blame you If you did not Improve so favorable an Opportunity to write to an Old Companion an[d] Schoolmate, here you Speak as Sentiment which corroborates with mine, I certainly wou[ld] have thought hard of an Old Friend by... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
The Dr. & myself have been not a little embarrassed by not seeing or hearing from you. I had shewn him your letter in respect to the payment of $6000 in August & have for the second time made arrangements based upon assurances that I would receive a payment myself, in which I can not be disappointed without serious inconvenience. Let me my dear Sir beg your early & effectual attention... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I have refrained from writing you a single Letter, during the present campaign—and I deeply regret, that I should the first one, which I should have to write, would be one, which gives me as much pain to write, as any which ever came from my pen. I need not tell you, Mr. Van Buren, the feelings which I entertain towards you. Trusted at all times with a kindness, a liberality, a distinction far ... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB

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