Defeat and 1844 Campaign (5 March 1841-31 December 1844): Return to Kinderhook, 1842 national tour, Texas annexation, 1844 Democratic convention, 1844 election.
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 William R. The latter has been behaving very well for him for the last year or two, but you Know was... Continue Reading
I seize a moment, this morning, to acknowledge your favor of the 5th <Int>, which came to me yesterday and to thank you for it. I was not aware that my hasty letter to you indicated the feeling you think you see in it, and yet I am not surprised that it has some evidence of disturbed feeling, for the two letters did, at the moment disturb me not a little. Yet I very soon came to look upon... Continue Reading
Your package came to me night before last. I did not attempt to reply to it yesterday, because I found our friend Mr Butler was here yesterday, and I wished to see and converse fully with him, before I wrote to you. I have had a good deal of conversation with him and he has just left me. He has heard more of the views in the court <quarter> than I could Know, and you will hear from him... Continue Reading
I returned from newyork Saturday evening, and was on the point of writing you the substance of the reports about the movements of the intriguers at washington which I learned there, when Davezac & subsequently Carr informed me of their communications with you upon the subject. So you know all that I could have told you, with ^except^ perhaps one additional fact, viz. The extraordinary talk of... Continue Reading
I take a moment in my seat to write a word to you, because I am requested to state a fact, and submit to you whether you should notice it. The fact is that Mr. Clay has stated, in Georgia, that you used efforts, in 1828, to <illegible> yourself to be instructed as to your vote upon the Tariff of that year, and that he refers to my veracious colleague, N.P. Tallmadge, for his authority. This... Continue Reading
Your letter of the 27th of March last was duly received. Acting as an unpledged delegate to the Baltimore convention, you ask my opinion in regard to the constitutionality and expediency of an immediate annexation of Texas to the United States, or as soon as the assent of Texas may be had to such annexation. Upon the receipt of your letter, I caused you to be forthwith informed that your request... 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 particularly to know your opinions as to the Constitutionality & expediency of immediately... Continue Reading