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I Received a Letter from you some days since upon the subject of the ensung Election, but have been prevented by absence from home from answering it soone[r]. The Sentiments of liberality and magnan[i]mity which it contains are such as from a knowledge of your Character and the quallities of your h[e]art I had a right ^to^ and did expect. Possessed of Strong personal prejudices for Mr. Burr and... Continue Reading
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I Received your welcome Letter this of Nov. 19th. this Evening in which you ask me “where I am & what I am about." To the first question from the Date of my Letter is a sufficient answer, to the seccond I answer by Informing you that I am engaged in studying the Law with your Brother Willm. You Rember the situation in which you Left me (viz) in expectation of hearing from you or your Brother... Continue Reading
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Yours of the 25th ultimo, I Received on the 30th. & in pursuance of your Request I immediately called on Mr. Cooper & offered my Services to him in the Business, he gave me your Letter & desired me to endeavor to find Captn. Hague the Gentleman therein mentioned, I spent the whole of that day in endeavoring to discover him, but to no purpose I went to the Custom house, Coffe house... Continue Reading
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I scarcely ever take up the Telegraph without apprehension of meeting something that may injure the cause in Nyork. Suspected concert & union between Mr Clinton and myself are wormwood to the Republicans of Nyork & speculations upon ^the extent of^ our respective influence is putting a weapon in the hands of the adversary which may be wielded with great effect. A body of nearly 300... Continue Reading
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This is the last day of the election. It has been animated beyond example. The friends of the administration hoped to produce a reaction in the state by their success in this City, but they will be sadly disappointed. Already have thirteen thousand voted been polled which is three thousand more than was given last year. Our ticket is largely ahead & unless (which would be a reflection on the... Continue Reading
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I received yours of the 6th. Instant I <received> a few Days ago with $20–Dollars enclosed, to a mind like yours, thanks and protestations of gratitude are not necessary, no, the pleasing sensations resulting from a good act to such a mind are superior to volumes of thanks, I therefore refrain. Any apology on your part for not writing me before or for speaking to me your Sentiments as they... Continue Reading
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Agreeable to your Request I acknowledge the <Receip> Receipt of your Favour of the 14th. Instant with twenty Dollars enclosed. You request me also to give you a Statement of my present wants. Since I have been here I have Recd. of my Brother $154 & of you (before this last) $20 in the whole $174 of which sum I had the Misfortune to loose $10, & purchased Books at auction ver at a... Continue Reading
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In my last I made a proposition to you, your answer to which I solicted by the return of the mail, since which I have not heard from you[.] I mentioned that I made this request for a reason which I would at a future period Explain, to do this, is at present my object, being in a great measure Destitute of thatt article which ^is^ here so all important at a Distance from you, which prevented me... Continue Reading
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I Recd. both your Letters at this place, it is true that the non reception of the expected aid on my part created some considerable embarrassment, but it is equally true that I did never for moment qu entertain the least doubt as to the Sincerity of your Friendship, it gives me pain that you should entertain an Idea of that Kind. Your Letters contain reasons sufficient. I was examined on... Continue Reading
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I wrote you some time ago in answer to a Letter which I received fr[o]m you, fearfull howev[er] that It may ^not^ have reached you, and wishing to relieve the solicitude you, express for my Welfare, I have thought proper to write you again to inform you that I am at present foll[owin]g [m]y pursuing my studies with you[r] Brother where I shall Continue till you come to this place, if that should... Continue Reading
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I hasten to Inform you that in Columbia The Republican ticket has succeeded for Members of Assembly. The Candidates elected are Stephen Miller Benjmn. Birdsail, Samuel Ten Brouk & my brother James. Kinderhook has done well, The Feds there are most grievously mortifyed at James’ Election[.] Spencer is about removing to Albany, he & Williams had a quarrel at the poll, I am told they... Continue Reading
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Your note formerly discounted at the Bank of Hudson (indorsed by John C Hogeboom) has been left at our Office, as the Attornies for the Bank, for collection. It is an established regulation of the Bank, not to commence a suit against any of the Directors, of course Mr. Hogeboom cannot be sued as Indorser, & we can only proceed against you alone. We trust on the receipt of this you will make... Continue Reading
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I have this day Recd. a Line from Mr. Jacob Van Ness, in which he expresses your solicitude and anxiety on account of your Brothers name not being included in the list of Counsellors admitted in our last August Term. I embrace the earliest oppertunity to remove your apprehensions on this head. Corns. was admitted as Counsellor (not as atty) & is now practising in Spencertown in Company with... Continue Reading
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I wrote you some time ago since which I have not heard from you, I leave this place in two Weeks for Newyork in order for my Examinations at which place my engagements are positive, predicated on our arrangements. Those engagements I mentioned particularly in my last. This state of suspense is very disagreeable let me therefore solicit of you, to give me your Sentiments on the point of the most... Continue Reading
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