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For the last month I have ben excessively engaged in the Trial of Genl. Hull & when I shall get through the Lord knows. Its result will be creditable to the Govermnt & deplorable to the accused. This ^it^ may not be proper to mention as coming from me. This eng^a^gement has so harassed me... 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 write now to notice sundry things which I have overlooked and omitted to answer in your <illegible> letters, as well as to give the <present> reasons, and to say a few words upon another subject. The King to whom I refered as one my advisers here at present was Preston King and not... Continue Reading
At a meeting of the Democratic Party, held at the Court House, in this City, on Wednesday Evening last, The following resolution was suggested, and passed by an unanimous vote – viz- "Resolved, that a Committee of Three persons be appointed, to enquire of His Excellency Martin Van Buren, whether or... 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 have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your kind & much esteemd favour of the 11th ultimo. I assure my dr Sir, that I am well apprised of your situation, and never expect your reply to any letter I write you, until your leisure may permit, which I am aware that seldom occurs. I have... Continue Reading
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
Memorandum I recd. this letter on the evening of the 26th. Feby at Lindenwald. Deeming it indispensable to consult Mr Wright before I replied I sent my son Martin to Albany the same night to give Mr Wright time to <try> reflect & give me his opinion. The next day ^28th^ I wrote by mail to... Continue Reading
I have this moment rcd. & read with pleasure your letter. I wish you would write often as your letter give me much pleasure & relieve very much the regular & tedious routine of public duties. My situation is every day becoming more agreeable to me. The idea of making sly insinuations... Continue Reading
I congratulate you most cordially on the noble triumph which has just been achieved by the firm & incorruptible Democracy of your state. New-york must henceforth assume the title of the “unterrified commonwealth”, which Virginia once won from the enemies of our country, & which it was... Continue Reading
As the enclosed may possibly miss you on your travels I think it safest to <enclose> ^send^ it to you. I hope you will think well of the views which it takes of the subject. They have given great satisfaction in this quarter & cannot fail of effect. The ground that this is in truth a... Continue Reading
I have had it in contemplation for some time past to have written you, on the subject of the unexampled pressure on the money market, but have been deterred from doing so from the fact that our limited acquaintance would hardly authorize me in so doing, But as the pressure continues not only... Continue Reading
Accept my unfeigned congratulations upon the passage of Mr Ingersolls Bill by the House of Representatives, & the all but certainty that it will pass the Senate also. This measure of tardy justice would lose much of its gratification if stript of the circumstance, that in one branch, at least... Continue Reading
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, transmitting the proceedings of a meeting, of a portion of the Citizens of Wilmington, and beg leave to return, through you, my sincere thanks for their kind congratulations, and for the honor conferred upon me, in the expression of their... Continue Reading
In your letter dated in the autumn of 1819, you say-“The Missouri question conceals, so far as he (Mr. King) is concerned, no plot, and we shall give it a true direction.” This expression, until otherwise shown, must be construed to mean, that Mr King, if returned to the United States Senate, would... 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
You <stick> to me in the way of expense at least. The enclosed after travelling the rounds have hit me instead of you. I have spent a very pleasant time here & leave this morg for Geneva. We had a large & <monied> party at Mr <Greig's> yesterday & things passed off... 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
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