ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
A signed manuscript letter in the author's handwriting.
On counting the money you gave me yesterday I found there was only $190. I mention the circumstance that if any more was committed in the payment of it to you it may be counted.
Enclosed you have a subpoena agreeable to your wishes, the Interrogatories have been duly served and an admitted copy transmitted to the <anxious> Mr Green. Publication has been delayed untill the 23d Inst. I selected that early day in the hopes of yet being able to bring on the cause at the Jany Term but of that I doubt from the Impression of business about that time. The witnesses as to... Continue Reading
Recipient: Robert Troup
Your communication of the twenty eighth I Received in Due Time but Refrained from answering it before on account of the then approaching Town meeting. The Event of which I was Desirous of Informing you of, your last I have this moment Received. The Reasons which you assign ^in the former^ for Repealing the Carriage Tax &c. are to me & I trust to every one that hears them Satisfactory. ... Continue Reading
Recipient: John Peter Van Ness
I should have been gratified if you and Mr. Randolph had been a little further than the <Race> course. I shall expect you on Sunday with Mr R. and then both of you will take your Quarters with me during the <Races>. I enclose herewith a note to Mr R<.> wh. be so kind as to deliver, as I do not know his place of Residence.
Sender: Rufus King
Will you be so good as to make for me to the Inspectors of Court my gratefull acknowledgments for their favour in overestimating the little service it was in my power to render them & to express to them my high sense of the patriotism which actuat[. . .] townsmen & themselves at the late election. I am happy to be able to assure you that unless the west is more than disordered, unless... Continue Reading
Yours directed to me at NYork was duly received & its contents attended to. Having long since established a perpetual non-intercourse with the man your business was with, it was somewhat difficult of accomplishment. He had entered a default agt. you which he agreed to wave & I prepared your brief for submission which Miller & he were to do in the morning & which was doubtless done... Continue Reading
When I had the pleasure of seeing you last I hinted that there was a subject on which I contemplated speaking to you. The enclosed papers explain it. The disinterested solicitude you have evinced for my welfare, & the high respect in which I hold your good opinion, have induced me to communicate to you, what is yet & will continue to be a profound secret to all my most confidential... Continue Reading
Recipient: Stephen Van Rensselaer III
Mr John Ely Junr of this city & Deputy Comptroller contemplates applying for the office of Cashier of the Branch bank about to be established in this city (as it is supposed) I have ^been^ long acquainted with Mr Ely and can recommend him to you as a young gentleman of the highest character for Probity and of ^possessed of^ talents adapted to the situation. This is however not to interfere... Continue Reading
From what Mr Butler tells me it appears that some good friend has attempted to make some mischief between us. Mr Tracy told me that you was in favour of Concklins appointment, in preference to that of Lynch, & from my knowledge of your respect for him, & my opinion of your views, on the subject of a too rapid encouragement, of the class of political gentlemen, to which he belongs, &... Continue Reading
The suggestions in your last are important and I will attend to them soon. I drop you this line to apprise you that the subject is not forgotten or disregarded.
I thank you sincerely for your last & will be very happy to hear from you after. Your situation enables you to give me information from time which may be important to us. I feel a delicacy in speaking of the probable proceedings of our Legislature for reasons which you will understand. Our friends need not fear us. The Govrs. proclamation has served in an eminent degree ^to unite Republicans... Continue Reading
Recipient: Samuel Smith
The object of publishing Mr Sallys & others certificate was to impeach your motives in opposing Mr Clinton. If this has been done without the knowledge of those Gentlemen it is to be presumed they will of their own accord make a publication exonerating you from that imputation. If they do not I think you ought to publish their letter to you of December last & your answer to it, which will... Continue Reading
Will you be so good as to have one of the enclosed papers served for me on Mr Luther & let him admit the service of the other & return it to me? I am sorry to trouble you but know no person at Plattsburgh who I think would take more satisfaction in obliging me. I am happy to learn that we think alike on the subject of the approaching political contest & was highly flattered by the... Continue Reading
I had the honor of a visit in behalf of the people of the state in Covenant some time since. I owe them Debts enough but do not know what covenant there can be except the covenants in the oswego falls lean, which I have assigned to James Lyon these several years who is the entire possessor as assignee & is abundantly able, please advise me for what the suit is.
I wrote you some weeks ago respecting the judgement against Mr. D. L. Van Antwerp, in favor of the establishment of my Father, and at the same time wrote to Mr. Van Antwerp on the subject, since which however I have not recd. a line in relation thereto. The present is earnestly to request that you will urge Mr. Vn. Antwerp for payment, and as my patience is almost exhausted. If something is not... Continue Reading