MVB Papers (MHi)

"A small collection of mostly political papers of Martin Van Buren spanning his tenure as a lawyer; member of the New York state senate; U.S. Secretary of State, advisor, and vice-president (1829-37) under Andrew Jackson; and president (1837-41. The bulk of the correspondence is incoming, although there are some drafts of Van Buren’s outgoing letters.",1&SEQ=201...

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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
Recipient: MVB
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
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Gorham Akin Worth