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MVB to C[hurchill] C[aldom] Cambreleng, 22 June 1827

My dear Cam,

I have yours & am pleased with its contents. My amounts from the Country are favourable. I have spoken to many of our friends on the subject of the “Courier” & Mr Croswell will in due time & proper form do the needful. They send me the Daily, dont forget to consult this. I am literally run down with papers & will have to take the benefit of the act. Do me the favour also to call at the Enquirer office & ask them with all kindness in tender considerations of my heavy burthens to change my Daily into their Country paper. I have within the week had to subscribe for five newspapers & I now take a thousand.

In haste yours sincerely


Answer me forth with the following queries upon honour & under responsibility

1. What was the duty on Woollens before the Tariff of 1824

2. Was there a report accompanying the Bill of 1827

3. How much did Mallory equivocate & lie about its being prohibitory

4. How much did it encrease the present duties

5. How much has the capital invested in the Woollen business increased in Massachusetts since the 1824

6. How did our Representatives vote on the Pennsylvania Amendment to insert Iron

7. What is the answer to the case of coarse cottons?

M. Van Buren

22 June 


Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 5 (1 January 1825-3 March 1829)