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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
Sender/Author: John Richardson Bayard Rodgers
Mr Rodgers is a man of worth & respectability. Can any thing be done for his son.
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
I take the liberty of troubling you with the perusal of the enclosed letter as the best mode of executing Mr Genets wishes.
Mr Van Buren accepts with pleasure Mr and Mrs Adams’s polite invitation for Thursday the 5th Inst.
Mr Van Buren has been confined for several days by sickness but hopes to be able to partake of the Presidents hospitality on Friday.
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
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
The writer of the enclosed is a young gentleman of strict integrity. Will you have the goodness to enable me to answer his letter?
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
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
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
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
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
I leave here tomorrow morning for home; I wish you would meet me at Hudson Saturday or Sunday & bring my Chancery papers, with you & ascertain how my causes stand on the Callender, how the discussions of the Supreme Court have been. If Mr. Henry can spare them I should like to have the papers in <Dentons> cause. It is my intention to say home next week if practicable.
Recipient: Benjamin Franklin Butler
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
I believe in the sincerity of your complaints about my writing because you have for once wrote to me in an intelligible manner yourself. The many fine things you say of his excellency were to good to be lost, I therefore shew them to his excellencys good friend the comptroller who without my permission shew them to the Govr. The Comptroller did not tell me that the letter gave great satisfaction... Continue Reading
Recipient: Gorham Akin Worth
My good friend Mr Taylor will please to look on the preceding as evidence of the patriotism of Newyork & its communication as a slight mark of the great respect and esteem entertained for Mr T. by
I hope you & Mr Johnson will remain with us to day & do me the favour to dine with me. I am desirous to make his acquaintance & will call on you after breakfast.
I thank you very kindly for your interesting letter & friendly suggestions upon the subject to which the enclosed relates. I have no doubt I would be fully justified in taking no notice of the question proposed to me, but there are considerations connected with ^it^ which would ^might^ render such a course somewhat embarassing. I have therefore decided to reply to it. If however any thing... Continue Reading
ARGUS OFFICE, ALBANY, APRIL 23, 1823. AT a meeting of the Republican Members of both branches of the Legislature of the State of New-York, held at the Assembly Chamber in the city of Albany, on the 22d day of April, 1823. The Hon. WALTER BOWNE, of the Senate, was called to the Chair, and JAMES MULLETT, Jun. Esq. of the Assembly, appointed Secretary. On motion of the Lieutenant-Governor, it was... Continue Reading