L - Letter
An unsigned manuscript letter not in the author's handwriting.
A distinguished federalist in this State well known throughout the US. and an intimate friend of Daniel Webster of Mass: informed me some time since that W. told him a short time after the result of the last Presidential election all about the letter which operated upon Warfield of Mad. & Van Rensellear of NY, & which in fact gained Mr Adams his election. My informant is a citizen of the... Continue Reading
Recipient: Thomas Ritchie
Commodore Elliott presents his respects to M. Van Buren & asks the favor of his presence at the Navy Yard on Monday 24th inst at 5 o’clock A.M. he has prepared a Boat which will be at his service in conveying his family & attendants
I thank you kindly for your two letters. I have found them full of interest and regard them as the commencement of a new series designed to shew forth the diversified talents of their author. If any one should hereafter presume to advance the opinion that my old friend Mr Worth cannot write gravely on grave subjects I shall possess the evidence to refute so unfounded an opinion. As some proof of... Continue Reading
Recipient: Gorham Akin Worth
Mr. Van Buren requests the honour of Mr. Williamson Company at dinner on Tuesday next at 4 oClock. P.M.
I beg leave most respectfully to recommend for the office of Secretary of Florida Colonel William J. Mills of Jacksonville, East Florida. Colonel Mills was born and raised in this territory, is connected by birth and alliance with some of the oldest and most respectable Spanish inhabitants, who have continued to reside among us since the cession. He is a gentleman of talents, unquestioned probity... Continue Reading
I have received your letter requesting a postponement of any appointment to the vacancy in the post office at Albany for a specific term. As this case is connected with others of the post office department, I have on that account, as well as my respect for you and the other gentlemen who have united in making the request, bestowed on it all the consideration which is justly merited. By the law... Continue Reading
Having been 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. With a view to the arrival of the witnesses and for the purpose of enabling me to make the necessary... Continue Reading