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I am about to ask a Favor of you in behalf of an unfortunate Son of mine-he is confined as a Prisoner at Pernambuco in South America, and I fear for his Life as well as personal Liberty. The circumstances of his case are as follows-he sailed as Second mate in a merchant vessel from this point in January 1823, and arrived at Pernambuco some time in February of that year. Soon after his arrival... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Mr Rodgers is a man of worth & respectability. Can any thing be done for his son.
Sender/Author: MVB
Recipient: John Quincy Adams
You have been one of the commissionners appointed by the State to report the most efficient plan to improve the navigation of the Hudson river; you have, with the other members of that commission, recommended my plan of a lateral ship canal, along the obstructions as the best; you have done more, you have introduced into the Senate of the united states, the Joint resolutions of the two branches... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Edmond Charles Genêt
Recipient: MVB
I take the liberty of troubling you with the perusal of the enclosed letter as the best mode of executing Mr Genets wishes.
Sender/Author: MVB
Recipient: John Quincy Adams
Mr Van Buren accepts with pleasure Mr and Mrs Adams’s polite invitation for Thursday the 5th Inst.
Sender/Author: MVB
Recipient: John Quincy Adams
Mr Van Buren has been confined for several days by sickness but hopes to be able to partake of the Presidents hospitality on Friday.
Sender/Author: MVB
Recipient: John Quincy Adams
Being absent when your favour reached here & having been so almost ever since I have not before had an opportunity to acknowledge my obligation for your kind ness. I assure you with great sincerity that I have read your last 4th of July address with profit and delight, as the truth will not permit to say any thing on the score of politics that will be agreeable to you. I mean as to probable... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
Recipient: Edward Everett
I recd yours this morning, & my first inclination was that I would meet you & Mr Cowles at New York, on the 4th Oct. according to your suggestion. I find, however, on reflection, that I have engagements, which would render that day, rather an inconvenient one, for such an appointment. Engagements are on me, for the latter end of next week, which it is not easy to shake off. I am disposed... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Daniel Webster
Recipient: MVB
The writer of the enclosed is a young gentleman of strict integrity. Will you have the goodness to enable me to answer his letter?
Sender/Author: MVB
Recipient: John Quincy Adams
The enclosed will explain to you what our friends at Washington want. Govr Marcy thinks that his mode of writing is not the best that could be had for the purpose. <illegible> <illegible> What is desired is, a full statement of my course & character sufficiently comprehensive & accurate to serve as a text Book for our orators, & at the same sufficiently eloquent to impress... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
Your most acceptable letter comes this morning to gratify me <entirely>, but I regret to be obliged to add to reproach me also for not having before this acknowledged a former favor, of equal value. I wish I had time to write you a long letter but I have not. Will you be content with my saying, & I do so with perfect sincerity, that the feelings you have expressed in regard to recent... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
I have not hitherto had time to say how highly I was gratified by the portions of your work which I have seen. In a word the thing could not have been better done, or more to my liking by human power. I am happy to find that you think well of the letter, as it respects the force with which the views it expresses are stated. That was all the option I had in the matter. Of the expediency of... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
To so considerate a man as you are no apology is I am sure necessary, for my not <illegible> acknowledging the receipt of your letter. The truth is, I have scarcely time to read much less to answer those I receive. I cannot however refrain from returning you my sincere thanks for your very <interesting> & truly patriotic communication. It was at that moment particularly, a great... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
I shall not be at Albany in less than two & perhaps not in three weeks Mrs Van Burens state of health renders it necessary that I should go to the eastward with her. Not having the act under which the lands in Mc Combs purchase were charged, before me & being unadvised as to some other facts which might possibly be material, I have not ^thought it^ proper to make up a formal opinion on... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: MVB
I yesterday recd. your letter of the 1st. Instant. I congratulate you on your nomination, and am heartily glad that neither envy nor jealousy was able to keep you off the Ticket. An anonymous notice was this evening delivered me announcing that a Caucus for nominating President &c. will be held next Tuesday evening. The <illegible> Call originates with the friends of Mr. Crawford. As... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Jabez Delano Hammond
Recipient: MVB