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You are a strange man. I have waited sometime to see whether you would write me without a previous movement on my part. This is wrong. You ought to take into the account that whilst you are a gentleman of perfect leisure, I have in addition to the business of my station, a most extensive correspondence to carry on; at all times onerous, but at this time particularly so, Events here are so rapidly... Continue Reading
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I am under particular obligations to you for your friendly letters. As my evil genius would have it, I was taken quite unwell when the bad news from the West came pouring in upon us, and, though very sick, was obliged to keep my head up although fit only for the bed. I am now, however, quite recovered, and our friends here have recovered from their first panic and begin to estimate as they ought... Continue Reading
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Mr. Catlin has resigned the Cashiership of the Branch Bank, and our friends the Duers are very anxious to have Mr. Robinson appointed. Mr. Gracie has left my room this moment and is very anxious that you should come down and go with them. I hope you will by no means fail to come down with the next boat. I shall be detained here until the latter end of the next week waiting for the Secretary of... Continue Reading
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If my friend Mr. Rochester should be nominated to the Senate for a Circuit Judge you will greatly oblige me by interesting yourself in regard to his appointment. Of his capacity and merit there is not a shadow of doubt.
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I thank you for your last. I read such parts of it as were proper to Mr Crawford, who is fast improving in his health and prospects. Write me often, and let some of your letters be such as it may be proper to show to him. By referring to the Journals of 1800, March, you will find that the Federalists of New York voted down in the Assembly a bill at that time introduced by the Republicans to give... Continue Reading
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The course you are taking at Albany has been a source of the highest gratification to every honest democrat here. The opinion is universal that a refusal on the part of the Legislature to repeal the electoral law would settle the Presidential question and bring in the freinds of Mr Clay and Mr Adams. You can form no conception of the strong feeling excited by your prompt and firm proceedings; so... Continue Reading
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It will give me great pleasure to be of service to the friend of your friend Mr Hubbard notwithstanding his tenacity in refusing to recognize me when I meet him. When you write to me again be so good as to say Mrs Dudley and Miss Sarah desire to be remembered to their friend Mr V. B. They may not have asked you to do so, but then you know I shall not be advised of that.
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The responsibility you have assumed is exactly what I would have expected from you. You know I have always described the best trait in your character to be firmness in time of real difficulty. Do but complete the work and you may rest assured you will never have occasion to regret your course. The enclosed will show you what is thought of the report here. It speaks the language of every one who... Continue Reading
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I understand by letters from several of our friends that a serious diversity of opinion exists amongst you at Albany on the subject of the propriety of an expression of opinion on the Presidential question. The objections to that course are certainly not without weight and if our freinds at Albany are seriously impressed with a conviction that their doing so would endanger our State elections... Continue Reading
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I thank you for your last. I read such parts of it as were proper to Mr. Crawford, who is fast improving in his health and prospects. Write me often, and let some of your letters be such as it may be proper to show to him. By referring to the Journals of 1800, March, you will find that the Federalists of New York voted down in the Assembly a bill at that time introduced by the Republicans to give... Continue Reading
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Virginia has with unprecedented unanimity ratified our proceedings at the most numerous caucus of her State Legislature ever held. What will New York do? It has been under the special recommendation of those two states that our meeting was held. Shall it forever be said that the professions of New York are not to be depended upon? I hope not. I hope the Republican members of our Legislature will... Continue Reading
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