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The writer of the enclosed is a young gentleman of strict integrity. Will you have the goodness to enable me to answer his letter?
Sender: MVB
Mr Van Buren accepts with pleasure Mr and Mrs Adams’s polite invitation for Thursday the 5th Inst.
Sender: MVB
I have received your letter of the 30th ult. enclosing an application for the discharge of Augustus V.K. Hubbard, and have directed an inquiry into the facts; and will decide the case as soon as they can be ascertained. In the meantime it is proper to state, that no order has ever been given to discharge a man while actually a deserter.
Recipient: MVB
Will Mr. Pleasonton have the goodness to inform M[r.] V Buren whether the proceedings spoken of in the within can be stayed or denied. Mr Gates is a very worthy man.
Sender: MVB
I am sorry for the omission but there was enough <unclear word> <unclear word> ^to^ move without it. I did not receive your note until it was too late or I should have been with you. I have two accusations to make agt. you the one for neglecting to send me the corrected copy of the Speech & the other for taking the shine off of mine yesterday by making one forty times better... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: John Randolph
I wish you and Ms Dudley a Merry Christmass. If there was any thing of interest here to communicate I would write it, but there is not. People as yet keep themselves, to themselves, and watch the movements of the water. The elements of a determined & ultimately furious opposition are on the spot & wait only for opportunity to be put in motion. If Mr Adams had been here enough to have... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I wish you & your family not forgetting my <dearest> heart Miss Margaret a very merry Christmass. <unclear word> the day is dark & raining & except the promise of some pleasure at dinner with Mr & Mrs. McLane <unclear word> & every thing <else> appears to be out of sorts. Nothing has transpired of much interest in the political world. The Jackson men... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I have just been informed by L. Beardsley Esqr. that a new Suit has been made by the U. States, against my father and myself as sureties of my Brother J. Gates Jr. late Paymaster of U. S. Army. You are no doubt well acquainted with the result of this same Case tried before your <drst.> friend the Honl. Judge Skinner in May last. After two or three days examination of the Accounts it... Continue Reading
Sender: Gerrit Gates
Recipient: MVB
Immediately on the receipt of yours I sent the enclosed to Mr Barbour. If it is of service I will be most gratified. Will not the fact that Col. Wool is from Nyork operate agt. you. Let me know what may be said on that subject. Tell <Abrm> to write me
Sender: MVB
I have heard with the most lively satisfaction the of the course taken by you in the Senate in relation to the nomination of my friend Conkling. It was <unclear word> it was kind & magnanimous. I have advised Conkling of it. Your generous conduct is entitled to the warmest gratification of him and his Friends. It will I trust be remembered and duly appreciated by them, but ^by them^ now... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
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