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The enclosed letters from <your> <illegible> <illegible> of <State> will interest you if you have time to read them. They & Wright are three of the finest fellows in the world.
Recipient: Andrew Jackson
I should have written you before but that I knew you would be advised of the state of things here by your son John, and that Mr Wright would communicate to you scraps of intelligence contained in my occasional letters to him as were worth your notice. I do not write now for the purpose of giving you any information with regard to any particular matter, and to say generally that we are all in the... Continue Reading
The extreme pressure of my avocations has hitherto prevented me from saying what I ought long since to have done, that I appreciate aright your motives in the letters you have written me upon the subject of the profession & that although we may not agree upon all points I shall never think otherwise than well of your disposition & intentions. The President informed me some days since that... Continue Reading
I would have answered your first letter immediately but for a dasire to consult Mr. Croswell, who was expected here & has since arrived. The result has satisfied me that neither of the persons spoken of would answer the purpose. You must have a NewYork man well acquainted with Nyork politics. It would perhaps be preferable that the person should be designated by others than myself. There is... Continue Reading
When do you go to Washington. I have a letter from my friend Major Hamilton which I should like to send to you if there is time. Let me know by return of mail. Poor Butler lost his election through the abandonment of him by a large portion of your Delegation at the last moment. He expected to get them all but Mr <illegible> who openly & honestly went for Bronson from the beginning.
Enclosed you have a letter from Major Eaton to me & a copy of my reply. enclosed. You will judge by the condition of things when they arrive whether it will be best to deliver the letter or not. If the Cabinet arrangements are made when my letters is are received it will for many reasons be desirable that my inattention to the Majors letter should be attributed to the same cause with his... Continue Reading
I wish you would hand the enclosed to Major Eaton. It is quite confidential & I wish you to say to him that contrary to my nature I have sent it in the hand writing of my son, from a consciousness of his ^(Mr Es)^ habitual carelessness about his letters; and an apprehension that it might (as heretofore in other cases) find its way into one of the Committee rooms folded up in a petition for in... Continue Reading
The several letters which I have written to the President through you explain most things of which I would other ^wise^ speak in this. Any mode in which you may think the business of the Department can be best attended to, whether that which is stated in your letter of the 25th, or the one suggested to by me will be alike agreeable. I have recevd a letter from Mr Verplanck to day in which he... Continue Reading
Your questions are of great delicacy & I shall confidently expect that what I say in reply to them shall be known to but one person besides yourself. It is of vital importance to have a decided majority in the quarter to which you allude, but it is not under the circumstances many ^as^ material how large that majority is. It will be constantly gaining & with good treatment may be made... Continue Reading
Recipient: John Henry Eaton
The "unfavourable reports" which you say are pouring in upon you are devices of the enemy & nothing else. It was to prevent the desertions from their ranks which were apprehended that this expedient of lying without rhyme or reason was resorted to. That we may be beaten is certain & if such should be the case I can conscientiously say it is not my fault & will cheerfully submit to... Continue Reading
I inclose you a affidavit of publication in the Bee, I hope you will send me down as early as possible by the Steam Boat the amended order with your bill which I will discharge with pleasure at term
I had anticipated the contents of your letter, in consequence of being called on in relation to the writs in Newyork, although it would have been most proper in a case of such consequence to have exercised more than ordinary care & circumspection still the mistake is one to which all would be subject & which Justly considered should neither be the cause of censure or self-reproach, a bona... Continue Reading
Sender/Author: Benjamin Franklin Butler
Your bill for Clerk Fees was duly reced. I presume there is some mistake about it for I paid up to May 1815 and from that time discontinued business as an attorney in all the Courts. Besides the bill I then paid extended to June 1 May 1815, & was $28.96 and I hold the Treasurers receipt for the same. The Bill you transmitted is $29.67 up to June 1st. 1815. From the dates & sums & my... Continue Reading
Under the embarrassed state of the demand of the State agt. the Ulster Old Loan Offices & the defects of the law in relation to them, I think upon mature reflection that the most advisable course will be to call them to account under your general power as comptroller & after the extent of the deficiency is ascertained either to apply to the Supreme Court for a mandamus to the Supervisors... Continue Reading
Nov 5th 1819 To balance thus due on Bond & Mortgage $1109..25 To Int on $1000 as pr against from 5 Novr. 1819 to 5th May 1825 385..00 Not Settled, To Note Sepr 1st 1824 210.00 Inst till May 1st 1825 12.25 By <Boston> necessary $1716.50 894.81 $821.69 Lawrence V.Buren acct. $1716.50
I thank you sincerely for your kind letter. Our Delegation are so scattered that it is not possible for me to say with any precision what their feelings would probably be on the question of clerk. I should very much doubt however whether they would be inclined for a change. At the proper time however I may be able to speak more advisedly & it cannot be necessary for me to assure you of the... Continue Reading
Recipient: James Barbour
I take the liberty of reminding you (of (what your own reflection will doubtless suggest) the propriety of avoiding all remarks on the subject of our conversation last eveng. in relation to what might be proper to be done in an event we spoke of as possible. There are many & cogent reasons why our friends should not publish their views on that subject.
Recipient: Asbury Dickins