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MVB to John W. Taylor, 11 March 1814

My very dear friend,

I am Judge advocate in the tedious trial of Genl. Hull, a member of the Court of Errors, bound to prepare opinions, a Legislator obliged to Step into the Senate Chamber every two or three hours to stop the passage of some wicked law, an attorney of Counsel in the Supreme Cout & Common pleas & Mayors Court, with many other great & important callings and avocations & moreover something of a man of pleasure. Now you can Judge whether I can have much time to write. You must therefore excuse me & not only that you ought to write me often as you must have leisure.

Things go on smoothly here as yet. Your friends Young & Savage do themselves great credit. Young has Silenced Williams. Govr Ogden is here from Newy Jersey & making a dead set upon Fulton. They have been heard before the Committee by Counsel & are to be again before the Assembly. It excites great sensation. What its fate will be I know not. the We have an admirable spirit pervading in the republican ranks which promises much in the next Campaign


I have ben spoken to on the Subject of app an application to the Legislature ^for permission^ to establish the national Bank at Nyork. I want you to write me all you know upon this subje[ct]. What Interest are for, what agt[,] so as to enable me to act understandingly. I fear that some of our friends would establish a Bank to fill their pockets at the Hazard of its getting into Federal hands.) Write directly if you please

Yours affectionately


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Source: NHi New-York Historical Society
Collection: John W. Taylor Papers (NHi)
Series: Series 2 (1 January 1812-16 February 1815)