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Not having received an answer to the note which I had the honor of addressing to you yesterday, by my friend Mr. Grosvenor—You will readily perceive that there is but one course left. Mr. Grosvenor is fully authorized on the subject, and I presume you or your friend, will arrange it for as early a day as possible.
The language which you used respecting me and my conduct in court, last Saturday evening, renders it necessary that I call on you for such explanation, apology, or satisfaction, as one gentleman when thus injured has a right to demand from another. My friend, Mr. Grosvenor, who will hand you this, is authorized to confer with you, or any one designated by you, on the subject, and to make such... Continue Reading
To the Hon. Martin Van Beuren, Senator elect in the Congress of the United States, Chief of the Tails, Poet Laureate, &c. &c. My Dear Matty, You and I are great politicians, and statesmen by instinct. But what is all this dull round of prosing politics? It does strike me we might occasionally enliven the scene with the sweet flower poesy. You, I am told, some times unbend and unburthen... Continue Reading
In endeavoring to renew the stale contest between the great parties of this country, have you been accustomed to reflect on consequences?— Permit me to lay before you some of the evils of party spirit, which, like the arch apostate always strives at evil, though sometimes foiled and producing its opposite. I speak not now of its baleful influence on the destinies of nations. I do not point to the... Continue Reading
By M. Van Beuren, Esq. The republicans of the country of Columbia. Undismayed by the success of faction and corruption, attached to the republican cause from a conviction of its justice, they will remain as steady to their principles as the needle to the pole.
When we see men, high in station and public confidence, formally uttering the sentiment, that division is the anchor of our safety, and that party animosity in the life-blood of republics, it is natural to inquire by what process of reasoning that doctrine is established; and what are the motives that have induced the propagation of a sentiment so repugnant to our wishes, and so portentous in its... Continue Reading
Pursuant to the usage of their predecessors, your representatives in Senate and Assembly met at the capitol in this city, to designate the counties from which the next candidates for senators for the middle district ought to be taken. The proceedings above detailed shew the result of their deliberations. The length of time for which this mode of designation has been pursued, its obvious fitness,... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: Erastus Root, Sender: Jabez Delano Hammond
By M. Van Buren, esq. The state of Vermont. May she produce no more Elliotts.
The attorney-general, to whom was referred the engrossed bill, from the honorable the Assembly, entitled "an act for the relief of Benson Hunt," reported as follows, to wit: That the allegations of the petitioner are, that lot number eighty-eight, in Marcellus, has escheated to the state; that Thomas Fields, claiming to be the cousin of Philip Fields, to whose name the lot was drawn, has sold his... Continue Reading
Your letter of the 10th ultimo was delivered to me on my return to this place yesterday. In it you inform me that various statements have been made in the public prints, to the effect that you had received your appointment to the command of the Exploring Squadron, through interest made in your behalf, and requesting me to inform you whether any interest was used by yourself or friends, directly... Continue Reading
Whereas Roswell B. Rowley, of the town of Duanesburgh, in the county of Albany, did on the third day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two, convey by indenture of Mortgage unto Joseph Tompkins, of the town of Fishkill, in the county of Dutchess, and to his heirs and assigns for ever, for securing a certain sum of money, therein mentioned, with the interest that... Continue Reading
I have received your friendly letter, and do most sincerely reciprocate your congratulations on the subject of the recent elections. The results, great and gratifying as they certainly are, do, nevertheless, not exceed what those who place a just confidence in the people of this country had a right to expect, accelerated, it is true, in point of time, by a natural and strong desire to wipe off... Continue Reading
Died—In this city, on the evening of Friday, the 5th inst. after a lingering illness, Mrs. Hannah Van Buren, wife of the hon. Martin Van Buren, in the 36th year of her age. The death of this amiable and excellent woman, is severely felt by a numerous circle of relatives and friends. And as a daughter and a sister, a wife and mother, her loss is deeply deplored; for in all those various relations... Continue Reading
Andrew Ellicott, Observations on the Mississippi River, the southern boundary of the U.S., and the coast of West Florida, c1800
I have received with much satisfaction, your letter communicating to me, by the direction of a Democratic Convention, held in the Ninth Ward of the city of New York, a copy of its proceedings, in which the conduct of Mr. Tyler in placing his veto on the Fiscal Bank Bill, is highly approved, and the repeal of the Independent Treasury system decidedly condemned. The compliment paid to Mr. Tyler by... Continue Reading