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Before I proceed to further details on the subject of your supporting Mr. King as the acknowledged leader of the opposition on the Missouri question, it may not be improper to notice the miserable subterfuge to which some of your friends (through your advice) may attempt to resort. It has been... Continue Reading
Mrs V.S. is here & has had several interviews with Dickerson. I spoke to him to exert his official authority if practicable & prevent the intended duello. He has every desire to prevent mischief & will endeavour to do so. The meeting is fixed for Monday or Wendy next in this Dist.... Continue Reading
I have now briefly reviewed your political career, from 1812 to 1820 inclusive. During this period you was a member of the state Senate. It will be observed, that reference has only been made to the most prominent of your acts. Your petty and local intrigues have been passed by unheeded. They... Continue Reading
I wish you & your family not forgetting my frsweet heart Miss Margaret a very merry Christmass. Here the day is dark & raining & except the promise of some pleasure at dinner with Mr & Mrs. McLane nature & every thing else appears to be out of sorts. Nothing has transpired of... Continue Reading
Under the belief that it is the right of every free Citizen in a free government, to know the opinions of those who aspire to public Station, upon great public questions, as one of your warmest supporters in 1836 & in 1840, & as an unpledged Delegate to the Baltimore Convention, I desire... Continue Reading
I learn with the keenest regret from your letter, this moment received, that there is in your opinion good reason to apprehend that the feelings of portions of my friends have been so deeply wounded by some of the proceedings at Baltimore, as to induce them to withhold their support from the... Continue Reading
Major Donelson has returned in good health, gives us the pleasing intelligence of your good health & spirits, as well as all the rest of our friends in Washington. Altho on my late visit to the lower country parties were not introduced on public occasion, still I learned much from our... Continue Reading
It is I presume quite unnecessary that I should say that the insult offered to you by Randolph has excited the utmost abhorrence here. With but one infamous exception the press has as far as my observation extends, spoken upon the subject in terms of unqualified reprobation. In this, as in all... Continue Reading
I am much obliged by your letter and perhaps the more so because I do not feel that I entirely deserved it. For I ought to have written to you long ago—and have been constantly intending to do so. But in one way or another my time has been constantly filled up. Yet I wanted much to hear from you... Continue Reading
The approach of our regular election of a Governor and Lieutenant Governor and the established usages of the Republican Party, have again brought together the delegates of your choice, to discharge the important and responsible duty of selecting and presenting to the public suitable candidates for... Continue Reading
The confidential letter which accompanied yours of the 22nd instant, and this moment received, I herewith return. With the lady who has written it, I am unacquainted, and I have not therefore the means of estimating the value of the honor she has done ^me^ by so unexpected a declaration of her... Continue Reading
Having travelled this morning a Sabath day journey, I have halted here for the ballance of the day to rest myself and horses. Major Donelson & Mr Randolph, are my only companions. We are all in good health & improving and my horses in good condition having stood the journey thus far well... Continue Reading
I left Washington on the 7th instant intending to go directly to Lexington Kentucky, but the dreadful pestilence which has desolated that City, and which pervades many parts of the State, has caused me to remain a short time in this City which I leave in the morning for Lexington, the health of the... Continue Reading
I recd. your letter last Eveng whilst on the wing for this place. In that spirit of entire candour which has hitherto ^& ever shall^ distinguished, ^& ever shall^ our intercourse I must say to you that it has caused me not a considerable embarrassment, and not a little pain. If any honest... Continue Reading
I must beg Your excuse for so long delaying to acknowledge the receipt of your last Letter, and its accompanyment, which is owing to my having been absent for home since Friday afternoon, when not hearing from You, I paid a visit to a friend in the country, in hopes of recovering from an affection... Continue Reading
I wrote you a long letter the other day but burnt it in consequence of its having been delayed but one day and that short period having worked an almost entire revolution in the State of things here. At present our affairs are situated thus. Clay & his friends have settled down for Adams. This... Continue Reading
As you know I am a bad correspondent. Since I have been at home company & impaired health has prevented me from writing to any one unless on public business. I am just returned from Nashville where I was invited to meet my friends, by a committee of the citizens of Nashville & its vicinity... Continue Reading
Yesterday morning I finished the convention. In the evening I got your favor of the 23d. I think you will be pleased with the view I have taken of the convention, especially on the veto, the appointment, & above all the suffrage question. Today I usher you into the Senate. As to the convention... Continue Reading
Through the medium of your paper, I propose, with your permission, to address a series of letters, to the Hon. Martin Van Buren, Vice President of the U. States. It is my wish to bring before the American people, a true history of this gentleman’s career. I shall commence with his early days, and... Continue Reading
Your letter of the 23rd of March is just received, and I sincerely regret that any cause should have arisen to have posponed your visit, accompanied by your secretaries, to the Hermitage but I hope the clouds of war on the political Horison will soon blow over, and peace on our northeastern borders... Continue Reading

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