MR. VAN BUREN’S OBSERVATIONS
THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,
On Mr. FOOT’S amendment to the Rules of the Senate, by which it was proposed to give the Vice President the right to call to order for words spoken in debate.
Mr. VAN BUREN said, he had not been disposed to partake... Continue Reading
The present duties upon woolens are 25 percent ad-valorem and 33 1/3 per cent ad-valorem.
By this bill now before the senate the duties are now all put at 40 per cent ad-valorem, and to be 40 per cent ad-valorem next year.
The increase therefore is 15 per cent and the goods paying 25 per cent. and... Continue Reading
3 Every farmers family manufactures woolens, but I have no means of knowing the number of factories of woolen goods. I suppose there may be some 30 or 40 with a Capital averaging 30, or 40,000. Dolls Each.
2 The No. of sheep in our state cannot vary far from 5,500,000. and the flocks will 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 <manufactures> & the produce of the... Continue Reading
Resolved, unanimously, (if the honorable the Senate concur herein) as the sense of this Legislature, that major-general Andrew Jackson, and the gallant officers and soldiers under his command, for their noble defence of New-Orleans, especially in the ever memorable conflict of the eighth of January... Continue Reading
Genl Washington Jany 1790
"The advancement of agriculture commerce & manufactures by all proper means will not I think need recommendation" first
"Congress has repeatedly & ^not^ without success directed their attention to the encouragement of manufactures.
"The object is of too... Continue Reading
For very obvious reasons I desire not to be quoted upon the subject of your letter. I see no objection certainly to patronizing the North American as it takes a correct course in politics generally & may be useful. But that support ought not to be placed on the ground of a want of confidence in... Continue Reading
I am so far behind with my correspondence & a recent event requires that I should bring it up without delay. I must therefore ask you to delay the Revolutionaries until tomorrow. McLane is anxious to bring up this Break Water Bill & I wish you would assist him
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
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
I beg you to be assured that my delay in complying with your request is in no degre[e] attributable to a wan[t] of respect for yourself o[r] indifference to the interests of the institution in behal[f] of which you have add[ed] me. Your letter was mislaid immediately aft[er] it was recd. & not... 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