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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 <illegible> and does not appear to have any <illegible> to be <gratified>, I mean... 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 earnest it was kind & magnanimous. I have advised Conkling of it. Your generous conduct is entitled to the warmest gratification of him and his... 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
Mr. VAN BUREN gave notice that he should, tomorrow, ask leave to introduce a bill to alter the time of holding the District Court in the Northern District of the State of New York.
Agreeably to notice, Mr. VAN BUREN asked, and having obtained leave, introduced a bill “to alter the time of holding the District Court, in the Northern District of the State of New York;” which was read, and passed to a second reading.
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... Continue Reading
I wish you & your family not forgetting my <dearest> heart Miss Margaret a very merry Christmass. <illegible> the day is dark & raining & except the promise of some pleasure at dinner with Mr & Mrs. McLane <illegible> & every thing <else> appears to be... Continue Reading
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... Continue Reading