Albany (N.Y.) Argus

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In submitting for your approbation and support, the designation contained in the proceedings of a meeting of the Republican Delegation from the Middle District, herewith published, we take the liberty of addressing a word to you on the important subject to which it relates. In doing so, it can scarcely be necessary to state to you, that the right exercised by us on the present occasion, is... Continue Reading
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for the albany argus. TO AMICUS CURIÆ. Your defence of the chancellor furnishes better proof of your friendship than of your discretion. Before you undertook the Herculean task, of supporting the extravagant grounds which his honor has thought proper to assume, common sense should have dictated a more critical and extensive "view of the whole ground." The omission to do so, has involved your... Continue Reading
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Recipient: James Kent
for the argus. AMICUS-JURIS CONSULTUS—No. II. TO AMICUS CURIÆ. THE pledge with which I concluded my first number is before the public, and I proceed to its redemption. In the discharge of this duty I disclaim all personal feelings. The vindication of the constituted authorities of the state, being my only object, I can have no interests distinct from those of truth and justice.—Reposing myself on... Continue Reading
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Recipient: James Kent
A CARD. Amicus-Juris Consultus having observed, that he is charged by the chancellor, in the Gazette of Thursday last, with an attempt "to tear asunder the bands of friendship" which has so long subsisted between him and the chief justice, deems it proper briefly to notice the unfounded imputation. The facts alledged by him were directly connected with the subject of his animadversions, viz. the... Continue Reading
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Recipient: James Kent
Leonidas on the subject of the note from Chief Justice Spencer. It gives Leonidas no pleasure to connect the name of the chief justice, with the party politics of the day. Whatever may be thought by those who are incapable of separating political opposition from personal hostility, it would be more grateful to his feelings, to contribute his best efforts to snatch his honor from associations,... Continue Reading
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SPEECH OF MARTIN VAN BUREN, at the Albany county meeting, held at the capitol, of which gen. Stephen Van Rensselaer was chairman, and judge Buel secretary, for the appointment of delegates to the state convention. MR VAN BUREN said, that it had not been without difficulty that he had been able to satisfy himself of the propriety of his participating in the proceedings of the meeting. The object... Continue Reading
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The following resolutions were offered by Mr. Van Buren, and unanimously adopted by the meeting: Resolved, That the thanks of this meeting be presented to their worthy fellow-citizen, GEORGE MERCHANT, Esq. for his able, zealous, and independent dishcarge of the duties of chairman of the republican general committee, previous to and during the late election. Resolved, That Mr. Merchant, and those... Continue Reading
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Mr. Van Buren, from the select committee of the senate, to whom was referred the bill from the honorable the Assembly, to continue the state tax for one year, reported: That considering the importance of the bill, as well to the finances of the state as to the people thereof, the committee have felt it their duty to open a communication with the comptroller on the subject, and they communicate... Continue Reading
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I had not the honor of receiving your lett[e]r of yesterday, until last evening, so that I could not comply with your request, in answering it on that day. You desire to be informed, whether, in my opinion, "the funds of the state will not admit of the discontinuance of the state tax, without great embarrassment in the fiscal affairs of the state, or prejudice to the public faith." In answer I... Continue Reading
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The bill which was some days ago introduced into the Senate, by Mr. Van Buren, to exempt the Society of Friends, and the people called Shakers, from the performance of militia duty, and also from the payment of all commutation therefor, was on Wednesday taken up in the Senate, and passed, 18 to 10. The debate it produced was short but animated— Mr. Van Buren, in opening it, stated, that he had so... Continue Reading
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The committee appointed by one of the foregoing resolutions to prepare and present a memorial to congress, having withdrawn for the purpose of agreeing to the same, again appeared in the meeting—when the following was reported on their behalf by Mr. Duer, and unanimously adopted. To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress assembled. The memorial of the inhabitants of the... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB, Sender/Author: Charles Edward Dudley, Sender/Author: Ambrose Spencer, Sender/Author: Benjamin Knower, Sender/Author: Stephen Van Rensselaer III
By the President. The Elective franchise—Existing restrictions have proven to be as impolitic as they are unjust. It is the office of wisdom to correct what experience condemns.  
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I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, requesting information concerning the manner in which the right of suffrage is regulated in New-York, together with my opinion upon the utility and practical operation of the system now in force there. I can have no objection whatever to furnish the information you desire, but I feel some delicacy, under the circumstances of the case, in... Continue Reading
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The approach of our regular election of a Governor and Lieutenant Governor and the established usages of the Republican Party, have again brought together the delegates of your choice, to discharge the important and responsible duty of selecting and presenting to the public suitable candidates for those high offices. This duty upon ordinary occasions delicate and difficult, has been to the... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB, Sender/Author: John Sudam, Sender/Author: Alonzo G. Hammond, Sender/Author: James I. Roosevelt Jr.
I have received the resolution of the senate, appointing me a senator to represent the state in the senate of the congress of the United States, after the third of March next, and have to ask permission to communicate to the senate, through you, my acceptance of the office. Relying on the indulgence of the senate, and in justice to my own feelings, I avail myself of the opportunity thus presented... Continue Reading
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Recipient: Nathaniel Pitcher
I have been requested by a committee of the “New-York Law Institute” to lay the accompanying papers before the legislature. The Chancellor’s reply fully confirms the impression, which is, I believe, universal with the profession, that the relief prayed for is indispensable to the due administration of justice. Allow me, therefore, to recommend the subject to your early and favorable consideration...
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We beg leave to hand you the correspondence which has just passed between us, as a committee of the New-York Law Institute, and the Chancellor of the state, on a subject of great importance, especially to those who may be suitors in the court of chancery, residing in the city of New York. If your excellency should look upon it in that light, or deem it entitled to such consideration, we have to... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: George Washington Strong, Sender/Author: James I. Roosevelt Jr., Sender/Author: W.T. McCoun, Sender/Author: R. Sedgwick, Sender/Author: George F. Talman
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In my communication to the legislature at the opening of the session, I alluded briefly to the outlines of a plan suggested to me relative to the renewed bank charters. Understanding that it was the general expectation that a full development of its details would be laid before you by me, I have requested its author to furnish me with a more ample statement of his views: and have now the honor to... Continue Reading
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We have recently been appointed a committee of the New York law institute, which is composed of all the principal members of the bar of this city, to take such steps as may be thought necessary towards procuring the passage of a law for the appointment of a vice-chancellor to reside here. We have it in contemplation to present the subject to his excellency the governor, as we deem it a matter of... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: George Washington Strong, Sender/Author: James I. Roosevelt Jr., Sender/Author: W.T. McCoun, Sender/Author: R. Sedgwick, Sender/Author: George F. Talman
I have received yours of the 18th instant on the subject of a vice chancellor in the first circuit. Taking into consideration the present common law duties of the circuit judge, and the additional duty of hearing appeals from the surrogates in all cases of contested wills, both of real and personal estate, I am satisfied no individual can discharge those duties, and have any leisure to do the... Continue Reading
Recipient: George Washington Strong , Recipient: James I. Roosevelt Jr. , Recipient: W.T. McCoun , Recipient: R. Sedgwick , Recipient: George F. Talman
NOTICE ☞A meeting of the inhabitants of this city and county of Albany, is hereby requested at the capitol in the city of Albany, this evening, at six o'clock, for the purpose of expressing their opinions on the expediency of prohibiting the further extension of slavery in the United States.
Sender/Author: MVB, Sender/Author: Charles Edward Dudley, Sender/Author: John Townsend, Sender/Author: Ambrose Spencer, Sender/Author: Benjamin Knower, Sender/Author: Stephen Van Rensselaer III
At a meeting of the inhabitants of the city and county of Albany, held at the capitol, in the city of Albany, on Tuesday the 21st of December, 1819, in pursuance of public notice, to express their opinions upon the subject of extending slavery into the territories of the United States westward of the river Mississippi—the hon. John Taylor, was called to the chair, and Teunis Van Vechten, Esq.... Continue Reading
The Republican Members of the Legislature, at the close of the last session, announced to you their conviction, that the prosperity of the republican party, and the welfare of the state, required a change of the chief magistrate. Subsequent events have proved the correctness of this opinion, and enforced the expediency of this measure. While a doubt existed that Governor Clinton had abandoned the... Continue Reading
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I have just received your communication of the 15th, in which my consent is requested to the publication of my correspondence, in 1814, with the Vice President of the U. States, then governor of New-York, on the subject of his proposed nomination for the department of state. There being nothing in that correspondence which I could possibly wish to be regarded as under a seal of secrecy, I cannot... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: James Madison
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I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 30th ult. I exceedingly regret that such complaints as you state, should exist. If any postmaster can be proven to have suppressed or delayed the due transmission and delivery of newspapers, pamphlets or letters, he shall be instantly dismissed. And I shall be thankful to any gentleman who can detect such gross malfeazance of office. You... Continue Reading
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It is not to the arbitrary mandates of despotic power, that your submission is demanded; it is not to the seductive wiles and artful blandishments of the corrupt minions of aristocracy, that your attention is called—but to an expression and discussion of the wishes and feelings of your representatives. You are invited to listen with calmness and impartiality, to the sentiments and opinions of men... Continue Reading
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