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I beg you to be assured that my delay in complying with your request is in no degre[e] attributable to a wan[t] of respect for yourself o[r] indifference to the interests of the institution in behal[f] of which you have add[ed] me. Your letter was mislaid immediately aft[er] it was recd. & not recoverd until now. Having be[en] thus deprived of your address             Please to accept of the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Unknown
Supreme Court James Jackson ex dem. Abrm. I Salisbury v. Nicholas Fish & Matthew Mc Nair Brief for Trial Onondago circuit Deduction of Sale Ist. Pattent to Caleb Cornwall for Lot No. 6 in Hanibal Onondago County 2d April IId. Conveyance from Caleb 1783 Cornwall To Edward Taylor Witness Barker   <Zeder> <illegible>   <Smith>     IIId Assignment from Edward... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Slave Trade Page 6. Objection to the Treaty stated viz I. That the establishment of a mixed tribunals in the Territories of the Respective parties is essential to the <execution> of its provisions—that the U. States could not concur in this 1st. because they have no colonies either on the coast of Africa or in the W. Indies & 2dly. because it is doubtful whether the power of the Govmt.... Continue Reading
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I recd. yours of this morning & in reply have only to say, that if the Gentlemen who our friends support for the Council could be induced to ob make any stipulation either who they should would appoint or who they would or would not remove as an Inducement for their support, I would not only oppose them to the extend of my means but would publicly upraid them for their profligacy. I thought I... Continue Reading
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Our Legislature meets tomorrow & most of the members have already arrived are already here. On the subject of the Presidential election an uncommon degree of solicitude and warmth exhists, the complaints agt. the selection of a President from Virginia which were on a former occasion heard principally from the active men in politics now proceed from the mass of the people. It is contemplated... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Your letter of yesterdays date is before me. The proposed Loan of $350,000 by the State to the General Government can only be made by first borrowing the amount on the credit of the State. But as the State Tax for 1815 will be realized in the early part of the next year, I think this sum can be borrowed for the object contemplated without any prejudice or embarrassment to the State. Whilst... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Whereas in all ages and in every clime even among the most uncivilized of mankind the love of Country and the love of Glory, the Spirit of patriotism and of heroism have never failed to excite admiration, to call forth applause and to be crowned by those gratefull rewards which are ever dear to the Grand the virtuous t& the wise. And whereas the duty of cherishing Sentiments so intimately... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: New York Legislature
a Card Amicus Juris Consutus, "having observed that ^he is charged^ the Chancellor in the Gazette of Thursday last has thought proper to charge him with "an attempt to sew discord between the ^him^ Chancellor & the chief Justice" and "to tear asunder the Bands of friendship" which have so long subsisted ^to^ <chose> the respectability of the source for which this imputation proceeds... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: James Kent
To amicus Curiae Your defence of the chancellor furnishes better proof of your attachment to him Friendship than your discretion. Before you undertook the Herculean task of supporting the extravagant grounds which his honor has seen thought proper to assume, common prudence should have dictated a more critical & extensive "view of the whole ground". The omission to do so has involved your... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: James Kent
Acustomed sir as your offcial course has made ^rendered^ you with the licentious virulence with which the press has lately <termed> & conscious of the high political ground you have recently seen fit to assume, your first impressions will doubtless be, that the object of this address with is an exposure of your conduct & character to ^a^ course of those virulent invectives &... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: James Kent
The Senate at the close of their last session indulged with your Excellency in the pleasing expectation, that before this period the blessings of peace would have been restored to their country on terms consistent with its honor & Interest, they are however by subsequent events reluctantly compelled to bear testimony to the insincerity of the professions on which those reasonable expectations... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: New York Senate
Notes of agreement concluded upon this 25th June 1814 Between George Canes & MVBuren as follows. Viz. 1st The said ^Mr Van Buren^ Martin agrees to loan to Mr Canes two thousand Dollars for three years at a the Interest of seven per Cent 2d. The said George agrees to purchase of the said Martin his undivided share of Lot No. eleven in the Whitesborough pattent in the town of Franklin County of... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
At this interesting period of our national concern ^affairs^, when our government is combating with a view wily vindictive and sanguinary foe, when domestic disaffection & foreign affection ^partialities^ present their callous fronts at every corner & when ^the^ present hopes & future prospects of the people of N york are to be party to the Tested by the result exercise of the... Continue Reading
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Ist. The substance of Banking operations, viz Ist. The Creation of a fictitious Capital 2d. The substitution of a representative for money. 2dII. The nature of the Business subject to Danger. Ist. From too great an accumulation of fictitious capital wh[ich] subjects the realities of the country to an irresponsible fund 2d. From the want ^destruction^ of Confiden[ce] in its representative... Continue Reading
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It is not to the arbitrary mandates of despotic power, it is not to the that your submission is demanded. It is not to the wishes of the ^seductive^ wiles and ^artfull^ blandishments of the corrupt minions of aristocracy, that your attention is called, but ^it is^ to an expression and discussion of the wishes & feelings and sentiments of your representatives. that your consideration is... Continue Reading
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