Nicholas Biddle Papers (DLC)

The papers of Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844) span the years 1681-1933, with the bulk of the items concentrated in the period 1775-1846. The papers pertain primarily to Biddle's career as president of the Bank of the United States, 1822-1839, and cover topics such as the attitude of Congress and the president toward the bank, fiscal operations, and the views of the public regarding the bank. Other material relates to Biddle's student years at Princeton University, his position as secretary of the American legation in Paris, his editorship of and contributions to Port Folio magazine, his work as a member of the Pennsylvania legislature, and to business, social affairs, and farming. http://findingaids.loc.gov/db/search/xq/searchMfer02.xq?_id=loc.mss.eadm...

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Knowing that you feel an interest in the result of the recent applications from Albany for the establishment of a Branch Bank there, I write to inform you that the Board have this day adopted the report of a Committee who have for some time had under consideration the memorials from Albany. Troy and Utica and decided that it was not expedient at present to establish another Branch in the State of... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Can you oblige Genl VR. & myself by causing two dozzen of the old wine we had the pleasure of drinking at your house to be purchased & sent to us & be good enough to excuse me for troubling you in so small a matter. It will be necessary to have it drawn off or it will not be fit for use. If that can not be procured any other kind as good or better will be acceptable
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Nicholas Biddle
Immediately on receiving your note yesterday I sent for the wine merchant and directed him to put up for you two dozen of the wine you requested. He has accordingly brought us the inclosed bill of lading & as the packet sails today, you will probably be in possession of the box before the end of the week. There is one point however on which I have ventured as your representative to disobey my... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I shall be with you in the course of an hour or two in the mean time let me know whether you can do me the favor to take your dinner with me at 4 to day or any other hour that will be more agreeable to you
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Nicholas Biddle