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The proceeding are the answers of G. W. P. and Aug J. P to your questions, of which a copy is prepared.  The general rule as to <illegible> is undoubtedly as the atty genl. States. There can be no objection to the proposed amendment. Perhaps it may be deemed necessary. We can hereafter provide for the trial of issues of fact if any should be joined.  In the suit of Simons (in Chany) so many... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Aaron Burr
You will be a little surprised at receiving this letter from one who is hors de combat of the Politicks of this State Presuming however upon the portion of your confidence that I enjoy and the partial knowledge of your views whi[ch] I gathered from our recent conversation <illegible> I venture to inform you that my political friends and the Clintonians are out of humour with each other... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I am under particular obligations to you for your friendly letters. As my evil genius would have it, I was taken quite unwell when the bad news from the West came pouring in upon us, and, though very sick, was obliged to keep my head up although fit only for the bed. I am now, however, quite recovered, and our friends here have recovered from their first panic and begin to estimate as they ought... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
Mr. Catlin has resigned the Cashiership of the Branch Bank, and our friends the Duers are very anxious to have Mr. Robinson appointed. Mr. Gracie has left my room this moment and is very anxious that you should come down and go with them. I hope you will by no means fail to come down with the next boat. I shall be detained here until the latter end of the next week waiting for the Secretary of... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
I recd. yours of this morning & in reply have only to say, that if the Gentlemen who our friends support for the Council could be induced to ob make any stipulation either who they should would appoint or who they would or would not remove as an Inducement for their support, I would not only oppose them to the extend of my means but would publicly upraid them for their profligacy. I thought I... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
Reflecting upon the occurance of last evening, Mr. Mc. In[t]yres case ought to have been brought up by me in a very different manner from what it was, assurances ought then to have been required that he should not be removed from his office, by the council about to be made, I feel a strong conviction that he is an honest and upright man, ^&^ a great proportion of this community are of the... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
"Nor can I conceal on this occasion the deep anxiety which I feel in a subject now under the consideration of the General Government and which is unfortunately calculated to produce geographical distinctions. Highly important as it is to allay feelings so inauspicious & to cultivate the most friendly relations communion with every member of the confederacy, yet I consider the interdiction of... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: DeWitt Clinton
I am delighted with your <Phasion> but think the publication of them should be delayed for sometime and then be published in rapid succession I wish therefore you would prepare them all and send them down me
Sender/Author: MVB
It is due to Genl. Brown & also to the inoffensiveness of my own motives at least, that I should state, that I have no doubt the observations in relation to your conversation with Genl. Brown which have appeared in the public prints, originated from some familiar communications made by me, and I feel equally with you, hurt & surprised at the use which has been made of them. Although from... Continue Reading
Recipient: Ambrose Spencer
I have just recd. yours of the 12th. I must deal frankly and especially with all who may unjustly claim that I shd. discard Rumor in writing to him on a subject, personally as well as politically of great moment. You cannot be ignorant of the course that I have, even at first with some hesitation, believed it to be my Duty to pursue relative to the Missouri question. That discussion has revealed... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Rufus King
Recipient: MVB
Mr Cantine handed me two Bonds the one a blank one the other executed by you and <illegible> so as to be executed by me also, the one executed by you Cantine informs me is incorrect and if I <execute> any he wishes me to sign the Blank one or in other words the one that you have not yet signed. I have reflected much on the subject and have put the most favourable construction on that... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Peter I. Hoes
Recipient: MVB
Know all men by these presents that we Martin Van Buren and Peter I. Hoes are held and firmly bound to Jesse Buel in the sum of three thousand Dollars to be paid to the said Jesse Buel his executors administators or assigns, for which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs executors & administators firmly by these presents, seald with our seals Dated, 17th July 1820.... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB, Sender/Author: Peter I. Hoes
I rcd. your letter I confess with unfeigned mortification & I hope upon your reflection you will think that you have done very wrong in making the request of me contained in your letter. Can you tell give me any earthly reason why your becoming bail for Mr. Cantine is a favour to me or why I should give you counter security? Do you suppose that my credit is so doubtfull that if I would... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
Recipient: Peter I. Hoes
Second Statement In the Cause of the People against John W. Thorne Valentine N. Livingston & Henry D. Tracy, the undersigned were associated as Counsel for the prosecution with Martin Van Buren Esquire, (then Atty Genl). The accused were indicted for a conspiracy to defraud the Merchants Bank in the City of New York. The Cause was prepared for trial by Peter Jay Munro Esquire, but as he was a... Continue Reading
I left home on monday last, & shall return again tomorrow. I had hoped to have seen Evans, either on my way out, or at this place, & to have had some conversation with him on several of the subjects that are to occupy the Legislature next week, but I have not been so fortunate as to meet him. It is the intention, I presume, of our friends, & I heartily concur with them, to retaliate... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
There is a transient ship in sight, which is sending us a small boat & I avail myself of the chance, to say that we are now eight days out—had a delightful run to the Banks, but (as if all the Banks but 'Linn' were determined to obstruct all public and private business) we have been rotting about since Friday night in almost a dead calm on the Banks of Newfoundland. The wind is now ahead but... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: John Van Buren
Recipient: MVB
You will recollect the strong complaints I made to you against Judge Skinner. The caucus which produced them had made so deep an impression on my mind that I had determined at New York to cut all future interocurse with him. On my arrival there my conduct appeared to me to satisfy him that such was my desire. We were however placed in the same room which I endeavored to avoid but found that I... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
Permit me to introduce to your acquaintance my friend Col Lanman of this Territory. It has been supposed, that a land office would be established at the river raisin during this session of Congress. Should such an event take place, both Col. Lanman and myself are very desirous, that Charles Noble of the County of Monroe in this Territory should be appointed register or reciever. He is a young man... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
A dispute took place here a few days since between the French and British Ministers which produced considerable exictement ^and^ of which the most erroneous and extravagant accounts are in circulation. It took place at the President's dinner at which all the foreign ministers were guests. There are so many different accounts of the transaction given here that it is next to impossible to ascertain... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
The Federalists of this county are very much distracted on the subject of Sheriff, Clerk, Congressman &c. The new name they assumed at their District Convention has disgusted many of their strongest men. They held their town meeting yesterday at the house where I was; the notice was directed to the Federal Republicans and several spoke to me with severity of the proceeding of the District... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
I will say nothing of the severe loss we have all sustained in the death of poor Cantine, that we feel & words can do no good. To take care of the survivors is now the greatest concern & that devolves in a very great degree on us. My part shall be faithfully performed & yours I know will be also. I cannot at present see how any thing can be well saved out of the printing establishment... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
Recipient: Peter I. Hoes
I have not yet red. an answer to the letter you speak of. In the proper time I will communicate with you on that subject. I am much relieved by Mr Ver Planks letter ^has relieved me greatly.^ If the extract had appeared in almost any other ^a^ paper the ^of doubtful^ friendship of the editor of which was in any degree doubtfull I should without hesitation ^could not but^ have regarded it as a... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
I duly received your letter concerning the article in the American, and the Course which you would advise a young politician to pursue in reference to the Presidential Controversy. With respect to the Character of the article in question, all that I can say is, that I had neither part nor lot in the planning or execution of it. Indeed my opinion was and still is that it was not only premature as... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your communication & the enclosures I received, this flattering mark of your confidence I duly appreciate and you will believe me when I assure you that I feel a lively interest in your future promotion. I hope the Presdt will if our friend declines make the appointment which you will fill so acceptably to our State & to no one of your nfriends <illegible> will feel more gratified... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
If my friend Mr. Rochester should be nominated to the Senate for a Circuit Judge you will greatly oblige me by interesting yourself in regard to his appointment. Of his capacity and merit there is not a shadow of doubt.
Sender/Author: MVB
In consequence of the death of Mr. Livingston, the offer of a Seat in the Supreme court has been made to the Secretary of the navy; he will decline it, and recommend the Appointment of my Colleague Mr Van Buren. A correspondence, to this effect, has taken place between these Gentlemen. The final letter goes by the mail, that carries this, and will be communicated to the President by the Secretary... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Rufus King
Recipient: John Quincy Adams

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