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The enclosed letter from Mr Wright which was not red. until yesterday will furnish ^you^ with his views, & those of several of our most discreet friends here, upon the subject of the Deposits. The question is presented in three points of view, viz. 1st. an application to Congress to act in the matter, with a determination on the part of the Sectrs. of State & the Treasury, to fall into... Continue Reading
Your letter of the 8th Inst. was handed to me at the moment of starting from Albany this morng, and read here. From its contents, I infer, that in the hasty perusal which you had only had time to give Mr Wrights and my letters you have misapprehendd their import. We do not, as you seem to suppose, concur in the suggestion of Mr McLane, but directly the reverse. That suggestion, was, to refer the... Continue Reading
I take the liberty to inclose for your Consideration at a leisure moment, a rough outline of a plan touching the realization of the public Lands, Which seems a subject just now occuping the public mind. I am one of those who think that a parent Should do much for his Children, but not every thing. I dont think that a man should materially stint himself that his Children may wallow in idle... Continue Reading
I send you the “Expose”, with such modifications as have suggested themselves to my mind. It goes over in part the same objections which are contained in your letter to Mr Duane, and but this circumstance is of no importance, if explained as I have attempted to do. The correspondence with Mr Duane ought I think by all means to be made a part of the submission. Taken together, they will constitute... Continue Reading
I red. yours with its inclosure last evening & am happy to hear that your health is improving. I beg you to remain as long as you possibly can. The first weeks in September are you know the worst weeks in Washington. I shall give a seasonable & thorough attention to both the papers you have had the goo^d^ness to submit to my consideration. In reg The Land question is a matter of great... Continue Reading
Wishing to answer your last by return of mail, I gave it rather a hasty perusal, & did not notice so particularly, as I have since done, your suggestion in regard to my comeing to Washington. I shall be govered in that matter altogether by your wishes. You know that the game of the opposition, is, to relieve the <illegible> question, as far as they can, from your the influence of your... Continue Reading
After all that has passed I have determined to send the contradiction of the British officers to the President in a private letter. I send you the Letter under a flying seal and I request that you will peruse it carefully, & if you see the slightest objection of placing it in the hands of the President, tell me so & let us consult before we proceed further. If you think the Letter correct... Continue Reading
I went to Albany on the evening of wednesday after I saw you and remained there until the forenoon of the Saturday after. In the course of my stay I took especial pains to talk with the friends I had previously seen upon the subject of the deposits, and the following is the result of their opinions delivered to me by each individually and with as full a Knowledge as I possessed myself of the... Continue Reading
Sender: Silas Wright Jr.
I hope you wont forget to take the opinion of the Attorney General on the question as to the right of the Secty of the Treasury (of which there can be no doubt) to make the proposed arrangement with the State Banks after the Deposits have been ordered to be discontinued in the Bank of the U. States. It will be best to have such a document. I leave here tomorrow morng in company with Washington... Continue Reading
Upon examining a bundle of papers in my trunk this morning I was ashamed to find that I had neglected to return the enclosed to you, & now hasten to do so. Be assured that the people every where are with you in regard to the Bank, & that those who calculate on a different state of things will, in the end, be wofully received. Remember me affectionately to your Household.
You are informed by the publick journals the favourable result of our recent Elections which is extremely gratifying to the friends of the President and yourself here, may I ask [t]he favour of your Conveying to the President my sincere affection & respect, it will be very gratifying to Mrs Suffern & myself should it suit your Convenience to favour us with your Company agreeably to the... Continue Reading
A plan for reallizing the public Domain & which whilst it enables the present generation to enjoy its advantages will enable it to transmit almost an equal value to posterity. First. Let Congress grant an issue of scrips to the amount of One hundred millions of Dollars, having an interest of four per Cent. per annum, redeemable in fifty years, or sooner at the <word> of Government.... Continue Reading
I have received your letter. My purpose now is to inform you of a <first> <demand> <for> absolute authority that The Bankers in this City h are <illegible> lending <money> ^over^ 5 millions at this moment ^more^ than they did this day last year. Nothing can therefore be expected from the new movement proposed by the Union Committee It is also undoubtedly true that... Continue Reading
Sender: James Alexander Hamilton
The proceedings of the merchants meeting to hear the Report of their committee will reach you before this letter. It was a formidalbe matter, I understand, in appearance, as there was a very large collection of people, & an excited multitude. It seems to me, however, that matters look better today again. The merchants have had their blow out, they know, at least, that the administration is... Continue Reading
I have <discussed> with Mr Forsyth & find all right. I will see you on my return from the Capitol.
As the enclosed may possibly miss you on your travels I think it safest to <enclose> ^send^ it to you. I hope you will think well of the views which it takes of the subject. They have given great satisfaction in this quarter & cannot fail of effect. The ground that this is in truth a question between Aristocracy and Democracy, cannot be too often or too forcibly impressed upon the minds... Continue Reading
I take this opportunity to write a few lines on the subject of the late election in this County & State of which you have heard the result some time since it went well for the Regency & huge <faws> the Wigs are scarce in this section of the Country since the ides of November last the board was swept clean and the Rejected stands in the front rank but Sir my object in writing mostly... Continue Reading
This will be handed to you by Mr Townsend of the City of New York a gentleman of science & much private worth. I take the liberty of introducing him to your favourable consideration.
I have recd. your kind letter and return you many thanks for it. Have the goodness to deliver the enclosed to the Major when he returns. It gave me I assure you heartfelt satisfaction to learn by Major Donelsons letter red. yesterday that your health is so good. The affair of the Vice Presidency has given our friends a great deal of uneasiness but will be dealt with as well as the state of case... Continue Reading