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I have concluded to make no arrangement on the Subject of Quarters until I arrive in Washington. I have had conversations with Forsyth & McLane on the Subject & must see them before I determine. Those two Gentlemen, (or the former only if the latter takes his wife down) VerPlank yourself... Continue Reading
Enclosed you will find a letter addressed to yourself about my brother William, for whom I am anxious to obtain orders for Entering into the service. It is such a letter as I supposed you might with propriety transmit (as you suggested) to the Secretary of the Navy. I regret that I was out of town... Continue Reading
Mr. VAN BUREN gave notice that he should, on Tuesday next, submit a resolution to amend the Constitution in relation to Roads and Canals;
I shall attend to your brothers concern. Mr. J. forgets what is due to the subject, to his friends & to myself. I can conscientiously say that I never have, and I <unclear word> I never shall subject my course on a public question to the controul of my personal interests. I shall always... Continue Reading
The following standing Committees were announced as having been appointed by the Chair, viz: . . . On the Judiciary.–Messrs. Van Buren, Holmes, Rowen, Berrien, Mills
Mr. VAN BUREN then said, that this was a subject on which great diversity of opinion had existed, as was manifested both at the last session, and at the present, by the number of propositions that had been offered. It was from this consideration that he thought a larger number should compose the... Continue Reading
I have to acknowledge the receipt of a letter from you. The period has not yet arrived here for interesting political events but is rapidly approaching. Genl Root has made <us> a visit to the <unclear word> and does not appear to have any <unclear word> to be <gratified>, I... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading
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
Mr. VAN BUREN submitted the following motion for consideration: “Resolved, That Congress does not possess the power to make Roads and Canals within the respective States. “Resolved, That a select committee be appointed, with instructions to prepare and report a Joint Resolution, for an amendment of... Continue Reading

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