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Believing that your attention, for the time being, must have been sufficiently occupied with the numbers of Amicus Juris Consultus, and unwilling to distract it with a multiplicity of objects, I have delayed for some time to address you. I have waited till the subject of privateering is nearly exhausted. A repetition of my former observations on this subject, would be useless, and shall be... Continue Reading
Sender: Samuel Young
Recipient: James Kent
PURSUANT to an intimation in my last, I now solicit your attention to the act entitled "An act to authorize the raising of troops for the defence of this state," and your objections to the same. To the passage of this bill you have interposed five objections; several of which appear to me to contain very extraordinary principles. I will not say, sir, that your objections to this bill are... Continue Reading
Sender: Samuel Young
Recipient: James Kent
Allowance to the volunteers. I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the governor shall cause to be paid to each non-commissioned officer, musician and private, of the volunteer corps, and to the legal representatives of those who may be deceased, raised in pursuance of general orders of March thirteenth, one thousand eight hundred... Continue Reading
Preamble. WHEREAS a barbarous warfare on our coast and frontiers, by pillage and conflagration, is carried on by the enemy, and a determination is avowed to lay waste our cities and habitations, and to make a common ruin of both public and private property, contrary to the usages of civilized warfare: Wherefore, it has become expedient and necessary, that the legislature should facilitate to... Continue Reading
The Governor may call 12,000 men into actual service. Proviso. I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for his Excellency the Governor, by general orders, to call into actual service from the militia of this state, twelve thousand able bodied and effective men, to be raised in the manner prescribed by this... Continue Reading
Twenty companies to be raised. I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the governor of the state of New-York be, and he is hereby authorised to raise for three years, unless sooner discharged, twenty companies of sea-fencibles, who may be employed as well on the land as on the water, for the defence of the port and harbor of New-York... Continue Reading
Two regiments to be raised. I. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That the governor of the state of New-York be, and he is hereby authorised to raise, by voluntary enlistment, two regiments of free men of color, for the defence of the state, for three years, unless sooner discharged. Their number. II. And be it further enacted, That... Continue Reading
The enlightened view which the Senate has taken of the great events, that have lately transpired, and of their probable influence upon the interests and destiny of the United States, displays wisdom and patriotism worthy of that dignified body. Their favorable notice of my official conduct, in the recent emergency, receives the most respectful acknowledgments; & a continuance of their... Continue Reading
Recipient: New York Senate
The Senate at the close of their last session, indulged in common with their fellow-citizens, the pleasing expectation, that before this period the blessings of peace, upon just and honorable terms would have been restored to their country—they have thus far been disappointed; and although the mission to which they looked for its accomplishment has not yet terminated—the delay which has taken... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: New York Senate
THE extreme pressure of public business, and the peculiar emergencies of the war in which we are engaged, induced me to call this session of the Legislature. At the close of the last session, a confident expectation prevailed, that existing hostilities would soon be terminated by a fair and honorable peace. Great-Britain, it is true, had declined the proffered mediation of the Emperor of Russia;... Continue Reading
Republican General Meeting. At a very numerous and respectable Meeting of Republican Citizens of Albany, and from different parts of the State, held at the Capitol, on the 14th day of April, 1814, Col. DANIEL WARNER, of Columbia, in the Chair, P. G. CHILDS, Esq. of Madison, Sec'ry. The following preamble and resolution having been read— Mr. Van Buren rose and addressed the meeting in a handsome... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
At a time when our country is engaged in war with one of the most powerful nations on earth, in defence of our national rights and sovereignty; when opposition has reared her hydra form, and put at defiance the constituted authorities; when treason walks forth at noon-day, and, under the specious garb of patriotism, sounds the tocsin of alarm, and invites you to marshal yourselves under her... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: Erastus Root, Sender: Perley Keyes, Sender: William Christian Bouck, Sender: Samuel Young
Mr. Van Buren, from the select committee to whom were referred certain resolutions, with the recitals preceding the same, adopted by the honorable the Assembly, on the second day of March, 1813, relating to the creation and support of a Navy. To the high sense which the hon. the Assembly entertain of the valour and heroism, displayed by our seamen; to the justice and propriety of rewarding that... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
It is not to the arbitrary mandates of despotic power, that your submission is demanded; it is not to the seductive wiles and artful blandishments of the corrupt minions of aristocracy, that your attention is called—but to an expression and discussion of the wishes and feelings of your representatives. You are invited to listen with calmness and impartiality, to the sentiments and opinions of men... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: Erastus Root
THE Senate fully concur with your excellency in the sentiment, that at a period like the present, when our country is engaged in war with one of the most powerful of the nations of Europe, difference of opinion on abstract points should not be suffered to impede or prevent an united and vigorous support of the constituted authority of the nation; and duly impressed with a conviction that in the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB

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