Kinderhook Years (Dec. 1782-Dec. 1812): Childhood and time as lawyer and local politician.
I Received a Letter from you some days sinc[e] upon the subject of the <ensuing> election, but have been pr[e]vented by absence from home from answering it soone[r]. The Sentiments of liberality and magnan[i]mity which it contains are such as from a knowledge of your Character and the quallities of your h[e]art I had a right ^to^ and did expect. Possessed of strong personal prejudices for... Continue Reading
Recipient: William Peter Van Ness