Benjamin Franklin Butler Papers (N)

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Mr Coons conduct evinces the most total disregard of all good feelings or principles. If by the time you receive this you have not red. satisfactory accounts from him I wish you would send some capable person out to take possession of all the property there belonging to me & so to dispose of it as will be most to my advantage.
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I was happy to be remembered by you and can assure you I was not less pleased with your letter than I was amused with the lines enclosed. I shall take great pleasure in delivering your message to Mrs. Dunn & Mrs. Gardinier the latter has been spending some time in Kington and I believe is still there. The story goes that a certain Senator’s attention last summer to a certain lady in Market... Continue Reading
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I am a sorry fellow for not sooner acknowledging the obligations I really feel for your last letter. I assure you it gave me great pleasure. Nothing serves so well to season the perpetual gossip & perpetual dissipations of this Sodom as an occasional letter from a kind hearted & sensible female friend. Christina writes me occasionally & Mrs. Taylor commenced a correspondence with me... Continue Reading
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I am gratified to perceive that you take so considerable an interest in the case of young O <Sullivan>. He is one of the <illegible> & worthiest youths I ever knew. Gov Dickerson is a very kind hearted man & will be very ready to all he can possible <to> promote the wishes of your correspondent. It is <illegible> most proper from the <relationship> in which I... Continue Reading
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Enclosed is the bill of W. W. & T. L. Chester for floor covering. The money was to be sent on its arrival. As you have no funds in the Mechanick's & F. Bank, will you forward them a check on the Hudson Bank, payable to the order of W. W. & T. Chester, as they have requested? S. Allen yesterday shewed me a written Opinion of Mr. Emmett, agreeing with yours on the subject of the... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Both your letters have been received, and though each of them deserves an answer, yet I must make out to attend to them both in a single sheet. For this purpose I will desert the French for tonight, and begin with the determination of spending as much time with my dear girl, and saying as many things to her, as circumstances will permit. Before I received your last, I was half sick with the... Continue Reading
I am at length at this fam famed metropolis, where we arrived at 5 O'Clock this afternoon & having been more fatigued by the ride from Baltimore here, than by all the former part of the journey, I shall say but little to you to night. The road from Baltimore was uncommonly good, which was to me an agreeable disappointment, as the members of Congress who pass it in the wet seasons in the fall... Continue Reading
On Saturday morning I most certainly expected to receive a letter from you, but was disappointed. Last evening I was again disappointed, but to night when I heard of Mrs. Stanleys arrival I felt confident that a long letter from my dear wife was about to greet my eyes & warm my heart, and with that expectation I lost but little time before calling at her lodgings. From the size of the package... Continue Reading
I recd. last evening your letter of Wednesday & Thursday, & shall anxiously await the receipt of another communication, in the hope of hearing that your health is improved. This morning I supposed I should be able to leave here in time to reach home on Monday night, Mr. Foot having proposed to me to give up the idea of arguing our Factory cause this term, to which I joyfully agreed,... Continue Reading