MVB to the New York Senate and the New York General Assembly, 3 March 1829
March 3d, 1829.
In the communication which I had the honor to make to the legislature at the commencement of the session, I apprised you that the act authorizing the employment of counsel to assist in the prosecution against persons charged with the abduction of William Morgan, would expire in the month of May next. I have since appointed John C. Spencer, Esq. to be such counsel, in the place of Daniel Mosely, Esq. who has resigned the same in consequence of his appointment as circuit judge. In a letter from Mr. Spencer, addressed to a member of the senate, and communicated to me, he recommends a continuance of the act for another year-expresses his opinion that no alteration in it is expedient or necessary, and adds that the continuing it in force ought to be disconnected with any provision or proposition whatever. In a more recent letter received from him by me, he repeats his convictions of the urgent necessity that the act should be kept in force for at least one year longer, and requests me to recommend the subject to your attention.
Believing the original measure to be a very proper one, and concurring fully in the views expressed by the special attorney, I take the liberty of soliciting your early and favourable attention to the subject.
M. V. BUREN.