Your letter upon Texas has created great commotion. The Tylerites and a portion of the Calhoun men are using their utmost exertions to have you superseded. Every honest enemy now comes out and the utmost zeal is put in requisition. We are now realizing the points of the exasperation produced on... Continue Reading
Your communication of the twenty eighth I Received in Due Time but Refrained from answering it before on account of the then approaching Town meeting. The Event of which I was Desirous of Informing you of, your last I have this moment Received. The Reasons which you assign ^in the former^ for... Continue Reading
Genl Washington Jany 1790
"The advancement of agriculture commerce & manufactures by all proper means will not I trust need recommendation" first
"Congress has repeatedly & ^not^ without success directed their attention to the encouragement of manufactures.”
"The object is of too... Continue Reading
I thank you for the message communicated by our mutual friend Mr Targee. It is a source of high gratification to me to find one of the first and earliest ^strongest^ pillars of the Republican party still firm on its base & prepared to sustain that large portion of the political edifice which... Continue Reading
I found myself so fully occupied, while at the Hermitage, that I was obliged to defer writing you, until some opportunity should present itself on my return. My detention ^today^ at this place today ^(to which I came on Saturday from Louisville)^ enables me to do it; and I am the more ready to... Continue Reading
I am fully aware that your opponents are pushing the question respecting the annexation of Texas and questions in relation to the Tariff for the purpose—perhaps for the sole purpose of embarrassing your Northern Friends, but that our Southern Democratic Friends and your Friends in that quarter... Continue Reading
State of New York
County of Columbia
At a Court of Probates held in & for the County of Columbia at the City of Hudson the 13th day of September 1809.
Present Martin Van Buren Surrogate
Be it remembered that on the day and year first above written John Herman Administrator of all & ... Continue Reading
The arrest of R.B. Randolph, and the proofs against J.H. Pleasants have thrown the Richmond Community into a state of the most violent commotion. I was there on yesterday, and had the mortification to find that my very worst opinion the aristocracy & violence of the place was more than verified... Continue Reading
Return of Ordance Military Stores and Laboratory Tools &c. &c. Disposition at Fort Detroit Under the Command of Captain John Whistler from the 31st. of March 1812. to the 30th June 1812.
24 pounders Mounted
24 Do. Dismounted
12 Do. Mounted
12 Do.... Continue Reading
I have been somewhat fearful this evening, that the Wednesday Boat might speed her course to the South, without conveying you a letter. I did think that the indispensable employments of the office would compel me to forego the pleasure of fulfilling any engagements. And if had failed in writing you... Continue Reading
The great service and gratification afforded me by your letter demand[ed] my warmest thanks, and merited my acknowledgements before this. Accident has prevented my writing for two or three days past. You will have perceived that I made liberal use of it, but the writer is not known, and no... Continue Reading
Considering the importance of Elocution and Legal knowledge particularly among Gentlemen whose profession is the Law, we whose names are subscribed to these articles have entered into an Assocication for improvement in the foregoing branches of Science, to be called and known by the name of the... Continue Reading
Your letter by Mr. Stanton came in good time. It was received with the greatest pleasure. And I can assure you that I needed it. For the last two or three days I had been considerably disappointed in my expectations of hearing from you. I was vexed with Bingham & angry with myself for not... Continue Reading
Extracts from the Republican Watch Tower, printed in the City of New York.
June 14th. 1808.
"All persons having property which was intended for exportation to Canada, whether lumber in raft, or other merchandise, are informd that no such exportations can be permitted.
The laws and instructions... Continue Reading
I Instructed—will discharge that duty in good faith—the obligation it imposes—viz to strive forth possed of a will which over looking local & personal consideration shall secure fair <politics> to the great interests of the country viz. The <manufacturing> & the <illegible... Continue Reading
Your letter has been sent out to me, just as I am looking over the returns of our yesterday’s contest. We have had a glorious victory. Ash turns out Watmough by a majority of nearly 1200; Sutherland is rebuted by a majority of 1400, and in short at the north and south ends of the city, and... Continue Reading