Hamilton, Reminiscences of James A. Hamilton

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The letter is excellent without the last sentence, but that, as my name is mentioned in it, may give occasion for ill-natured criticism. Send it to me again as soon as you can, as I want to transmit it without delay. I think it would be better to leave out my name altogether, and say, "Your letter, seeking information as to the character of General Jackson, has been transmitted to me by your... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
I received your letter and disposed of the one enclosed as you directed. Your offer to appoint me one of your aids, I consider a very flattering mark of your attention, and as such, I thank you for it with all my heart; but I cannot allow you, my dear friend, from your disposition to gratify me, so to use this honor which may and ought to be disposed of with much advantage to yourself. You must... Continue Reading
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By conversation with intelligent and well-informed persons on this particular subject, and by extensive reading, I have become so imbued with some of the leading principles which I believe ought to govern the Legislature in deciding upon the serious question as to the renewal of the charters of the banks of the State, that I cannot forbear writing to you on the subject, even in a hasty and... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
It has been usual through the whole course of the Government, to place one Department temporarily under the superintendence of the head of another. That may, and will probably, have to be done in this case. The only difficulty may be, that the personal relations between Mr. Clay and the gentlemen whom you will select for your Cabinet, may be such as to lose the advantage of those explanations... Continue Reading
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Recipient: Andrew Jackson
I enclose you a letter to the General, which explains all that I would otherwise write. You will exercise your discretion as to delivering it open or sealed. If the arrangement I propose succeeds, or, whether it does or not, there cannot be a doubt of our ability to serve you in proportion to our desires. I have no time to add another word. I hope Eaton has shown you my letter to him. I had not... Continue Reading
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