As late as 1820 the defects of the Bankrupt System in England were admitted & that the public opinion was that the system as it then existed was not a public benefit.
Authority to examine the Wife struck out. agt principle. What would be criminal in others justified when done by the Wife has... Continue Reading
The Proprietors of the Great Possession
To MVBuren Dr.
To <trying> the cause agt. Berger
<Hauyet> at Hugh Bain ^William De <Kois>^—
To going to Hudson to consult Williams—
To attending to the Resum of cause... Continue Reading
A man may be a Bankrupt without being insolvent.
The first ^regular^ insolvent law was proposed in the reign of Charles the 2nd from which has been made the model for all that pertained and was adopted in the States. The Judges Courts at Guild Hall divide cases of insolvency in one room whilst... 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
How shall I express the extreme Pleasure I feel when I inform you that I received your kind epistle (Dated the 4th. November) on the 22d Instant In which you say that I would blame you If you did not Improve so favorable an Oppertunity to write to an Old Companion an[d] Schoolmate, here you Speak a... Continue Reading
Accompaning [wi]th this you will find a Letter which I Wrote Im[medi]ately on the Receipt of yours but failed [. . .]tting an oppertunty this is therefore to Inform you that my mind remains the same as it then was In that I Informed you that Josiah tended C. Silvesters Store I now Inform you that... Continue Reading
A few minutes are offered to me [by] a Kind Stranger to write to you. This oppertunity I embrace Sir with the most heart felt pleasure in order that I might shew you that absence has not as yet worn out of my mind that Regard which I hope I shall always entertain for you, The Time allowd being so... Continue Reading
Notice is hereby given that an Election in the Town of Kinderhook, for the purpose of Electing a Representative to Congress, (in consequence of a notice received from the Sheriff of the County of Columbia ordering an Election to be held by [no]tice of the Governors proclamation) to fill the... Continue Reading
Some time ago we had a meeting to nominate town officers at which John Van Alen Esquire was nominated as candidate for supervisor. The Federals immediately determined to defeat us. Their waggons were continually going, fetching the lame and the blind and the aged to the polls. We were not wanting... Continue Reading
Mr King having left the affairs of his mission in my charge during his absence, I take the liberty of answering your letter to him, under date the <8>th instant.
Suits for wages are not sustained in the Admiralty Court unless the minister of this country to which the ship belongs gives his... Continue Reading
I Received your welcome Letter this of Nov. 19th. this Evening in which you ask me “where I am & what I am about." To the first question from the Date of my Letter is a sufficient answer, to the seccond I answer by Informing you that I am engaged in studying the Law with your Brother Willm. You... Continue Reading
Agreeable to your request I called upon Osgood in order to obtain the amount of the Taxes upon the Different Tracts of Land mentioned in your Statement, found in the supervisors Books the following Taxes to wit.
against F. Silvester for land in onieda County–$1..28. no <Taxes> <illegible... Continue Reading
I wrote you some time ago in answer to a Letter which I received fr[o]m you, fearfull howev[er] that It may ^not^ have reached you, and wishing to relieve the solicitude you, express for my Welfare, I have thought proper to write you again to inform you that I am at present foll[owin]g [m]y... Continue Reading
I received yours of the 6th. Instant I <received> a few Days ago with $20–Dollars enclosed, to a mind like yours, thanks and protestations of gratitude are not necessary, no, the pleasing sensations resulting from a good act to such a mind are superior to volumes of thanks, I therefore... Continue Reading
Your's of the 3d & 27th. ult. have both been received by me and the contents have afforded me much gratification. Believe me it has not been either from an Indifference towards either yourself or those contents that they have remained so long unanswered. Among all the complicated private... Continue Reading