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MVB to J[ohn] W. Taylor, 2 December 1814


My dear friend,

Having a collection of our democrats scolding at Congress reminds me of my remissness in not writing you. The appointment of our circuit in this month deprives me of the pleasure of visiting you. I regret this very much but it cannot be helped & therefore must be submitted to. I hope you will write me often & not regard my habitual negligence. We are engaged with the Chancellor in a paper war & I hope we shall silence him. Juris Consutus (young) has wrote two numbers. Amicus Juris Consultus (me) one & an additional one will appear next week (confidential) read them & write me on the subject

The Chancellor suffers much but not more than he deserves. The Clamour agt. Congress are universal. Let me beseech you not to be frightend by the <eastern> people. I will write you again soon

Sincerely yours



M. Van Buren

Dec. 2. Recd 7th.

Ansd Dec. 10th.

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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)