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The Papers of Martin Van Buren
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Samuel Smith to MVB, 26 May 1827
The Jackson meeting in this City was numerous, and the delegates Selected form the most respectable of our Citizens. Their Chairman General Forman had been an Officer of the Revolution and commissioned a Brigade in the defence of Baltimore & is a Gentleman of a large landed Estate and in high Standing as a good Citizen. <illegible> He has always been a firm Democrat of the Jefferson...
Samuel Smith to MVB, 27 August 1827
I thank you for your Speech. It is most excellent. There were few Speeches that have pleased me So much. You have hit the nail on the head and have <Clinched> it most completely, when you Stated the real grievance—Jealousy of N.Y. The East have lost their Commerce at least in your city, and they now are anxious to employ their Capital in the Woolen manufacturing. Not satisfied with measures...
MVB to Samuel Smith, 5 July 1827
I am not so much in the wrong as you naturally suppose me to be. Your letter was rcd in my absence or I would long since have done myself the honour of acknowledging its receipt. The contest in this State will be very severe. We shall have a Gov. Lieut Govr. Members of Congress, State Legislature, Electors for President & Vice President & what is more exciting than all that Sheriffs...
MVB to Samuel Smith, 24 September 1827
I was pleased with your celebration & not the less so to learn the part of your participation in it. You will now be with your real friends you ^who^ will cherish you as your long & meritorious public service deserves. Our friends may rest perfectly assured that unless some very bad step is taken by Genl. Jackson or his immediate friends he will get almost the entire vote of the state....
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1839 April 22