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I have written to Mr Addison Porter on the subject of your letters. The ground is in a great degree preoccupied but not absolutely so. I will do him all the service I consistently can & have written particularly the state of things and advised which was left to be done. I have a sincere regard for Addison & his Father & would be happy to have it in my power to serve them. We know but... Continue Reading
Recipient: John Cornelius Hogeboom
I wrote you a long letter the other day but burnt it in consequence of its having been delayed but one day and that short period having worked an almost entire revolution in the State of things here. At present our affairs are situated thus. Clay & his friends have settled down for Adams. This makes for Adams certain the following States,- five in New England Illinois, Ohio & Kentucky.... Continue Reading
J. Madison has duly recd. the Copy of the Executive proceedings of the Senate & other documents relating to the Mission to the Congress at Panama, forwarded under a cover of Mr. Van Buren; to whom he offers returns <offering> ^his^ thanks for the valuable communication with assurances of his high respect & best wishes.
Sender/Author: James Madison
Enable me to answer this poor fellows letter.
Recipient: Asbury Dickins
I return you B.’ letter. His feelings are evidently agt us & nothing but the fear of being regarded as a deserter will keep him on the right side. The only way of effecting that in my judgment is, to speak of his going over as a probable event, attributable to the insincerity of his conversion. Unless restricted by you I will in a few days hold that sort of talk to VerPlanck to whom by wright... Continue Reading
Indisposition & <severe> occupation in the Senate on the Bankrupt Bill has put me behind <illegible> with my correspondent. To prevent the possibility of subjecting you to the imputation of Mr you apprehended I shall not use Mr Jeffersons letter until some other time. Williamson is the place for you. But I have a proposal to make. If I am re elected (of which I cannot doubt) I... Continue Reading
The amount of the loan which Mr Kendall wishes will be at least 2000$ at the legal interest of your state. Perhaps it may be necessary to increase that sum to 3000$. Mr Kendall will give his note to Majr. Thomas P. Moore or some responsible person, & secure it by endorsement or property or by both in such a way that when the note shall be forwarded he will also forward a letter or Certificate... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Richard Mentor Johnson
The required information respecting the proposed law shall be furnished in season. You will do yourself great injustice & grievously disappoint me if you do not go with me. No one else goes with me. To enable us to reach Charleston S. Carolina before the races are over, we go on immediately to that place & I propose to <illegible> visit the intermediate places on my return to... Continue Reading
I have received your letter of the 19th instant, and have placed the same on file. I should be gratified at an opportunity to comply with your request in behalf of young [. . .]es, but there is now no vacancy do which he [. . .] be appointed, nor is there a prospect [. . .] at an early day.
Sender/Author: Samuel Lewis Southard
I enclose you Col. Johnsons letter. The amount wanted for Kendall & Moore will be $3000. In addition to the certificates proposed the lender should require that he be permitted to designate an attorney of Respectability in Kentucky to be paid for this trouble by the <bondman> whose duty it shall be to examine into the sufficiency of the securities and certify them upon his professional... Continue Reading
However ungallant the speech may be I will never theless say I greatly rejoice in the event you announce. It would be difficult if not impracticable to find the materials for a better match & in this instance the old Lady (Dame Fortune I mean) has certainly not been either blind or in a hurry. Make my best respects to the parties & say how truly I have their happiness at heart. But it... Continue Reading
If the name of James A Hamilton Esq should be presented to you for the office of Judge in N York I wish to say in his behalf that I believe him fully competent to the discharge of the duties of the place with credit to himself and usefulness to the public. That he is a Gentleman of good standing in the profession in politics sound & devoted to the cause. It will be a source of great... Continue Reading
Recipient: Nathaniel Pitcher
I yesterday requested you to get Mr Coleman to shew you a note I sent him with my observations. Since that I have seen a letter from him to Mr Cambreling from which it appears that he has very mistaken views upon the subject of the choice of electors. I have drafted a letter for Mr. Cambreling to write to him upon that subject. See both & at the same time suggest to him the propriety of not... Continue Reading
Mr Van Buren takes pleasure in presenting Mr. Coleman (for whose judgment he has much respect) with a copy of some observations recently made in the Senate of the U. States. Mr. V Buren is aware of the extent to which his views will clash with pre-conceived opinions on the last part of Mr C. but he is nevertheless confident that they will be considered with liberality. If Mr C. could, so forever... Continue Reading
Recipient: William Coleman
I will satisfy you when I see you that I have not said or done or contemplate any thing upon the subject of the nomination for Gov. that you will not approve. I have given <illegible> to Col Bentons friend Mr. <Magines> from St. Louis a letter to you. He is I believe a warmhearted <Irish> lawyer. I wish you would <make> him at his <cane>. The belief here is that we... Continue Reading
I have written a long letter to Eaton which I have authorized him to show to Gen Jackson Judge White & yourself. Let Mc Lane know its contents. I have also refered to you in my letter to the Genl. I am very desirous to have you with me in the capacity of which we have spoken. There is nothing in the past to prevent it & the future is full of hope. The only question is as to the best mode... Continue Reading
I returned on Thursday from my Western excursion. It has been very pleasant & I hope politically speaking has been equally profitable. We shall beat them greatly. The anti-Masonic affair is the only thing that requires looking to. Beg Noah & Coleman to treat the matter cautiously. I have written to the former upon the point. The excitement has been vastly greater than I supposed but has... Continue Reading
I hope sincerely that this will find you quite recovered. Upon the subject to which you refer I have only this to say—for reasons which will be satisfactory to you when I have an opportunity to give them, it would not be safe for me to have any such dealings for with you now & as there may be loss & certainly trouble I cannot advise you to embark in it. I think I will be able to satisfy... Continue Reading
I have red. your letter & have done as you advisied in regard to my unknown correspondent. Make my best respects to Mrs. H. & say to her how much it grieves me that the message & nothing but the message deprives me of the pleasure of waiting upon her. It never occurred to me until yesterday whilst riding out on horseback (for we have delightful weather here) that it might be agreeable... Continue Reading
I have been so deeply employed in my message &c. that I have not had time to thank you for the feelings manifested in your last. There is a good deal in your suggestion as to the persons who would be gratified by the appointment of Mr Livingston. But I know those folks well. They are a sort of friends which you may have any quantity when you dont want them but apt to be very scarce under... Continue Reading
I cannot advise as to the use of the letter until I see it. If you are not willing to send me a copy with directions to burn it after read the matter must rest until I can see you. You have certainly a right to use all lawful weapons to get at the means necessary to do justice to your fathers memory. I beg you to get & send me forthwith such extracts from the correspondence between Genl.... Continue Reading
I beg you to excuse me for not sooner acknowledging your kind offer in regard to the <Trust> Stock. There is so much <connexion> between all these stock transactions & the operations of the <Governments>, here, & at Albany, that I must keep free from them. I hope you have so managed as to avoid much publicity in the course you have felt it of your duty to take agt. the... Continue Reading
Young Mr <illegible> is an applicant for a midshipmans <warrant>. From the representations made of him to me, as well as from our observations, I am satisfied that he would do credit to the appointment, & I hope he may succeed.
Recipient: Levi Woodbury
I wish you would <illegible> read the enclosed letter from me, & seal it, & then write our friend Van Scholten, & send the package to him through the firm of Rogers & Co. It did not enter into my imagination whilst considering your plan in regard to your future course, with the single view of ascertaining what would best promote your own happiness, & that of your family... Continue Reading
I have read the inclosed with much pleasure. Please say to them to have no fear of me; that I am <illegible> focused in my course as firmly as the Rockey mountain; and that no human movement can change me from the course I have chalked out for myself. Providence has a power over me, but <illegible> who worship Baall, & the golden calf, can have none.
Sender/Author: Andrew Jackson