Minutes of Tammany Hall meeting, 19 February 1834
Tammany Hall, New York.
February 19th. 1834.
At a meeting of Merchants, Mechanics, and others, Citizens of New York, held pursuant to public notice, the Honorable Stephen Allen, presiding, the following Resolution was unanimously adopted:
That the democratic republican Citizens of New York, have witnessed with feelings of pride and satisfaction, the dignified and manly course of the Honorable Martin Van Buren, Vice Presidt. of the United States; they have beheld him by his forbearance, courtesy, elevated deportment, and surpassing ability, silencing the tongue of slander, and turning aside the weapons of his assailants; they rejoice that the American people have intelligence to appreciate, candor to acknowledge, and power to reward his private virtues and public services.
Extract from the Minutes.
Prosper M. Wetmore
James I. Roosevelt Jr
Handwritten extract enclosed in Stephen Allen to MVB, 21 February 1834. Complete minutes printed in New York Evening Post, 20 February 1834, p.2.