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Cha[rle]s E[dward] Dudley to MVB and Daniel D. Tompkins, 22 January 1822

Gentlemen,

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 of the United States, together with copies of certain letters referred to therein, and have to request that you will take an early opportunity to lay them before the President.

Permit us, in addition to the proceedings of that meeting, to tender you our thanks for the promptitude with which you endeavoured to prevent an appointment so precipitate, and so repugnant to the feelings and wishes of our republican brethren in this city, and as we believe throughout the State.

We have the Honor, to be,

Gentlemen, with the

Highest respect

Your obt. Servts.

Chas. E Dudley Chairman

Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 4 (3 December 1821-31 December 1824)