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The Papers of Martin Van Buren
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James Auchincloss to MVB, 12 January 1829
In the notice which you have taken of the Auction subject in your Message to the Legislature, very many of your political friends here (among whom I claim the honor of numbering myself,) would have been much gratified if you would have been somewhat more explicit. Your proposition to restrict the business to "wholesale" is imperfectly understood, and if it were agreeable to your Excellency I...
MVB to James Auchincloss, c12 January 1829
My intention in the portion ^part^ of the message you refer to was to submit the propriety of past prohibiting sales by retail <&> ^I^ was induced ^to do so^ by a belief that sales of that character were more <disposed> to fraud than when the amount sold was ^is^ of a nature to excite more care on the part of the purchaser. I consider the term "wholesale" as alike applicable to...