ADfS - Autograph Draft Signed

A signed manuscript draft in the author's handwriting.

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Your Communication has been handed to me by Mr Morell he is authorised to make arrangements contemplated & [. . .]
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Recipient: John Sudam
In your paper of the 23d. Inst. you state that I am the author of a communication under the Signature of Benjamin Birdsail Junr Esquire which appeared in the Bee of the same date. [. . .] did this charge affect me only I should treat it with the same contempt I have the tissue of misrepresentation with which your paper has lately teemed against me, but as it is calculated to hold up Mr. Birdsail... Continue Reading
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Your last epistle on the subject of Newyork politcs has served ^only^ to add demonstration to my previous conviction that you are totally and deplorably ignorant of not only of Mr Clinton (I mention ^him^ first out of compaisance to you) but of the State, her political Interests and the Sentiments and views of her citizens, & that when you meddle at all with politics you are so wholly ^as I... Continue Reading
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You request me to express to you my Impressions on the subject of the Title of the Livingston Family to the lands you possess and your associates possess, those of you with whom I am acquainted I am persuaded must be sensible of the delicacy of my situation in complying with my ^your^ wishes most controversies which are to undergo the ordeal of legal scrutiny must at all times be doubtfull, and... Continue Reading
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On my return home yesterday the enclosed was handed on from Van Buren wrote on his way to Albany. Could suspicions for one moment have existed injurious to his honour, I conceive they are wholly done away by this letter, for as his declarations are full & unequivical on this Subject I feel extremely anxious for you to come in on Friday. I wish Van Buren to be appointed, as he would esteem it ... Continue Reading
I Received a Letter from you sometime ago upon the subject of the ensuing election, but have been prevented by absence from home from answering it. The Sentiments of liberality and magnanimity which it contains are such as from a knowledge of your Character and ^the^ qualities of your heart I had a right to expect and did expect. Feeling Possessed of strong personal prejudices for Mr. Burr and... Continue Reading
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Having ben very recently appointed special Judge advocate for the trial of Genl. Hull and no officer of any very considerable rank or Information in the North Western army having as yet arrived in this City, I am considerably embarrased in making the arrangements preparatory to the trial. For the purpose of With a view to the p arrival of the Witnesses & for the purpose of enabling me to make... Continue Reading
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Had it not been for the improvement in our social relations I would not say to you what I am about to say; and I would not even now if I were not quite certain that it will be recd in the proper spirit. You see the attempts which have been made & are making all over the Union to impress the belief that I am involved by the in consequence of the failure of Mr Knower. No sooner is one story put... Continue Reading
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I am off tomorrow & of course very busy, but I can no longer ^endure^ the self-reproaches I have experienced from not writing you for the last few weeks. My only consolation, is, that I have offended against one whose indulgence to his friends is proverbial, & who knows what the winding up of a session of Congress, & particular of an administration too, is. A beaten man gains little... Continue Reading
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Recipient: Andrew Jackson
I regret exceedingly that my public duties will not allow me to accept your polite invitation, to unite with you in the celebration of the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. It is my firm conviction, that if the Republican principle is to be preserved in its purity ^upheld^ in this country, it can only be, by a strict observance of the political doctrines, understood as he understood them, of that... Continue Reading
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The President has done me the honor to shew me a letter which he has written to Gov Wolf, whose noble stand ^cours has^ entitled him to the thanks of this ^whole^ Country. Thinking that ^the^ Gov Wolf may desire to ^have it^ published it I think ^deem it^ proper to say to you that if such should be the case you may take upon yourself the responsibility of assuring him that there will be no... Continue Reading
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I trust altogether to your goodness to excuse me for not having before acknowledged the receipt of ^thanked you foor^ your very interesting special message. to <illegible> Legislature. But although I have been slow in the acknowledging of your Kindness in sending it to me I was I assure you far from being so, either in its perusal, or in off the appreciation of the soundness & deeply... Continue Reading
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I have this moment read your note in relation to Genl Porters requests. I shall hereafter if it is deemed necessary make out a formal opinion upon the subject & will therefore content myself for the present with a brief sketch of my views in the matter. I am not satisfied by Genl Porters statement that the law in question is unconstitutional. I dissent from the opinion expressed by him that... Continue Reading
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Recipient: Andrew Jackson
I have rcd your letter and thank you sincerely for the many kind expressions of friendship it contains. Liberated as I am I should not think it proper to interfere in a choice which ^in a <illegible> of an affair which^ devolves exclusively ^upon the Legislature^ as does that of ^the choice of^ Attorney General & I can with assure that there is no person less likely to desire such... Continue Reading
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Recipient: John Sudam
You will see by the Intelligence of to day a resolution relative to convictions under the Sedition law with some brief remarks from Major Hamilton. This subject was originally brought before Congress on the petition of Judge Cooper of South Carolina & ^of which^ I send you a copy together with a report made in the Senate. It appears to me that this is well calculated for our meridian & it... Continue Reading
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Recipient: Edwin Croswell

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