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Your letter with its enclosure to major A.J. Donelson is received, and the enclosure handed to the major, who a few days past returned home from below. When I wrote you on the subject of the vice presidency, I well knew you could not with propriety interfere, but as I well knew, that the battle... Continue Reading
I am charged with the presentation of the enclosed application. And altho' no expectation is entertained of any action in the matter, at the present session, yet may I hope Sir, that the practice of converting any part of this Capitol into a retail shop, of ardent spirits will be, hereafter,... 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
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
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
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 take this opportunity to write a few lines on the subject of the late election in this County & State of which you have heard the result some time since it went well for the Regency & huge <faws> the Wigs are scarce in this section of the Country since the ides of November last the... Continue Reading
I trust that I do not err in relying so far on your friendship & good opinion as to believe that no apology is necessary for calling upon you for an evidence of them under the present circumstances in which I find myself placed. I do this with the conviction which it would be painful to me in... Continue Reading
I have recd. your kind letter and return you many thanks for it. Have the goodness to deliver the enclosed to the Major when he returns. It gave me I assure you heartfelt satisfaction to learn by Major Donelsons letter red. yesterday that your health is so good. The affair of the Vice Presidency... 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
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

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