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The enlightened view which the Senate has taken of the great events, that have lately transpired, and of their probable influence upon the interests and destiny of the United States, displays wisdom and patriotism worthy of that dignified body. Their favorable notice of my official conduct, in the recent emergency, receives the most respectful acknowledgments; & a continuance of their... Continue Reading
Recipient: New York Senate
The Senate at the close of their last session indulged with your Excellency in the pleasing expectation, that before this period the blessings of peace would have been restored to their country on terms consistent with its honor & Interest, they are however by subsequent events reluctantly compelled to bear testimony to the insincerity of the professions on which those reasonable expectations... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: New York Senate
At a time when our country is engaged in war with one of the most powerful nations on earth, in defence of our national rights and sovereignty; when opposition has reared her hydra form, and put at defiance the constituted authorities; when treason walks forth at noon-day, and, under the specious garb of patriotism, sounds the tocsin of alarm, and invites you to marshal yourselves under her... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: Erastus Root, Sender: Perley Keyes, Sender: William Christian Bouck, Sender: Samuel Young
It is not to the arbitrary mandates of despotic power, that your submission is demanded; it is not to the seductive wiles and artful blandishments of the corrupt minions of aristocracy, that your attention is called—but to an expression and discussion of the wishes and feelings of your representatives. You are invited to listen with calmness and impartiality, to the sentiments and opinions of men... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: Erastus Root
It is not to the arbitrary mandates of despotic power, it is not to the that your submission is demanded. It is not to the wishes of the ^seductive^ wiles and ^artfull^ blandishments of the corrupt minions of aristocracy, that your attention is called, but ^it is^ to an expression and discussion of the wishes & feelings and sentiments of your representatives. that your consideration is... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
THE Senate fully concur with your excellency in the sentiment, that at a period like the present, when our country is engaged in war with one of the most powerful of the nations of Europe, difference of opinion on abstract points should not be suffered to impede or prevent an united and vigorous support of the constituted authority of the nation; and duly impressed with a conviction that in the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
The Republican Members of the Legislature, at the close of the last session, announced to you their conviction, that the prosperity of the republican party, and the welfare of the state, required a change of the chief magistrate. Subsequent events have proved the correctness of this opinion, and enforced the expediency of this measure. While a doubt existed that Governor Clinton had abandoned the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
The republican members of the legislature, at the close of the last session, announced to their constituents their firm conviction that ^you their conviction that the prosperity of the republican pary and so^ the welfare of the state required a change of the Chief Magistrate. Subsequent events have proved the correctness of this opinion and enforced the expediency of this measure. While a doubt... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Fellow Citizens of the Senate and Assembly, I approach the high trust committed to my care, with a profound sense of the unmerited honor conferred upon me by the people, and an earnest solicitude to fulfil the obligations of gratitude which their favor has imposed. Associated with these feelings, is a consciousness of inferiority to that accomplished statesman, whose sudden removal from the post... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
In my communication to the legislature at the opening of the session, I alluded briefly to the outlines of a plan suggested to me relative to the renewed bank charters. Understanding that it was the general expectation that a full development of its details would be laid before you by me, I have requested its author to furnish me with a more ample statement of his views: and have now the honor to... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I make to you Mr President & to the Convention over which you have the honor to preside my <illegible> sincere & grateful acknowledgments ^as well^ for the gratifying compliment which has been paid to me in inviting me to a personal presentation to its members as for the very flattering opinion which you have in their behalf been pleased to express of my public conduct. Combining as... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
The approach of our regular election of a Governor and Lieutenant Governor and the established usages of the Republican Party, have again brought together the delegates of your choice, to discharge the important and responsible duty of selecting and presenting to the public suitable candidates for those high offices. This duty upon ordinary occasions delicate and difficult, has been to the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: John Sudam, Sender: Alonzo G. Hammond, Sender: James I. Roosevelt Jr.
From the establishment of despotic power by ^through^ the arbitrary assumption of ^authority by^ any one man or any set of men ^means ^^assumptions^^^ which have proved to so fatal to liberty in other countries^ we have I thank god nothing to fear. To satisfy you of this <illegible> truth it is only necessary to invite your own reflection before what you do know, argument cannot be... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
At a meeting held in this town on the 19th of April  ultimo, of persons favorable to the adoption in this state of the Massachusetts mode of Suffrage, the subscribers were appointed a prudential Committee with an understanding that they should report their proceedings ^progress^ at subsequent meetings. This primary meeting was held accidentally on the anniversary of the battle of Lexington. This... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
The honorable Martin Van Buren of the Senate addressed the meeting nearly in the following words: Mr. Chairman: We have met to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of our late Governor and distinguished fellow-citizen, De Witt Clinton. Some of our brethren have been so kind as to ask me to prepare a suitable expression of our feelings: and I have, in pursuance of their wishes, drawn up what has... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB

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