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You are deserted. Ritchie, Roane, & Stevenson are all out against you on the Texas question; positively, openly, and unequivocally against you. Arrangements are now, at this very hour, being made to take up some other candidate, and of this be assured if there be a God in Heaven.
Recipient: MVB
Sir Joseph de Courcy Laffan, who has been introduced to me as an English gentleman of great respectability; and professing much personal merit, proposes to spend a few days at Washington during the Extra Session. He visits us with liberal friendly feelings, and is sincerely desirous of understanding our Country and its institutions in their true character. His friend has asked letters of... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Levi Woodbury
The "long agony is over & the Bourbons are not restored." Notwithstanding the strong public indications of dissatisfaction with the conduct of the Gov. the opposition came on the ground entirely confident of success. A deliberate plan to overawe the Legislature has been formed & to carry it into effect every species of violence & intrigue has been resorted to. Individuals were... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Samuel Smith
The resolution of the Legislature of NewYork, which you were charged to transmit to me, expressive of their gratitude to my^self^ & my brave associates in arms, for the preservation of New Orleans, was received in due time; but a multiplicity of engagements prevented me from acknowledging its receipt, sooner. For myself, & for my associates, I beg to return the most sincere thanks for the... Continue Reading
A Continuance of Severe indisposition obliges me to address you thro' the means of an amanuensis. As attorney General I do hereby authorise you to institute and prosecute in the name of the people and on their title one or two Suits in Ejectment in the Supreme Court for any or parts (which to you may seem best) of the gore or Supposed gore in the County of Columbia between the Livingston and Van... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your note formerly discounted at the Bank of Hudson (indorsed by John C Hogeboom) has been left at our Office, as the Attornies for the Bank, for collection. It is an established regulation of the Bank, not to commence a suit against any of the Directors, of course Mr. Hogeboom cannot be sued as Indorser, & we can only proceed against you alone. We trust on the receipt of this you will make... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I write you at the instance of the Court convened here for the trial of General Hull, to obtain your advice as to some points arising from the present and probably future state of the Court as to the number of its Members. The Court when organized, consisted of fourteen Members; Viz: thirteen sitting Members, and one Supernumerary, (Col: Forbes.) After the cause on the part of the U. States was... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
The friends of the Vice President deem the publication of the correspondence I have referred to, important, but he feels a delicacy to permit its publication without your consent. To meet the circumstance of your not having the letters in your possession, I take the liberty of enclosing copies which have been taken from the Vice President's letter book. I am fully aware, Sir, of your aversion to... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: James Madison
It is concluded upon, to hold at this place on the 5th day of September next, a Grand Mass Meeting of the Democracy of the Eastern Counties of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of forwarding the great principles of Republican Freedom as advocated by the Democratic Party. Our meeting cannot fail to be one of the largest Kind, and it gives us sincere pleasure personally, and upon the behalf of those... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
The undersigned citizens of Cincinnati and part of the great democratic family of the United States take the liberty of congratulating you upon the noble stand you have taken as well during the extra session of Congress as in your inestimable ^message^ to the present regular session delivered to that body on the 5th. instant. At the present Crisis when there is an apparent defection in the ranks... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I am going to write a very plain and a very bold letter. For so doing I can offer no apology—the case admits of none. I throw myself entirely upon your generosity and trust implicitly to your honor. I wish to be the wife of the president of the United States! A very modest wish. Let me give my reasons. Ambition. Ambition. You, my dear Sir, fully understand the noble word. I despise the man, who... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your [kin]d letter of the 13th [in]st. was duly recvd. And I assure you it afforded me a deal of pleasure, inasmuch as it served to shew that your friendship for me, which I highly prize was in no way diminished on account of the difference of opinion we entertained respecting the presidential question. This difference of opinion is not however so great as you may imagine, and which may have... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
A general meeting of the Republican Citizens of Albany, having been held on the 21st. instant, for the purpose of taking into consideration the recent appointment of Genl. Solomon Van Rensselaer, as Deputy Post Master for this city; we have the honor to forward to you by direction of the Committee appointed for that purpose <copies> a memorial & remonstrance addressed to the President... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Having been informed by your note of this morning that the present deputy post master at Albany is to be removed, we have to request that the appointment of his successor may be delayed long enough to enable the Citizens of that place to express their wishes on the Subject. We do this in consideration of the importance of the appointment and under a conviction that they are not apprized that a... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: Rufus King
An election of a chief magistrate for this state of more than ordinary interest is approaching. The Republican members of our Legislature have nominated Daniel D. Tompkins as their candidate for that station. A leading motive (independent of his fitness for the station) which has induced to this selection, was a strong desire in the people of this state, to renew the expression of their gratitude... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: James Madison

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