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Will you have the goodness to let me know whether my friend Charles Wilkes Junr, a young gentleman of high honor & character of my state stands any & what chance of promotion this winter. He has an advantageous offer in the merchant service but can give no <message> until he learns... Continue Reading
This man plagues my life out. I do not know that I could recommend him if there was a vacancy but would rather tell him that there is none if the point be so.
It did not occur to me that I had left with Judge Thompson a statement of the law points insisted upon me in the Astor cause which you have my permission to obtain from him & use in your book if you still intend to publish it. 
I send you the papers. You must employ good counsel & look Seriously to the cause as you will find it impossible to avoid payment if they recover agt. you. <illegible> Pleasonton is a stiff sort of body whose character you will judge by his letter. He has a handsome daughter & a wife... Continue Reading
As it is very doubtful whether I <illegible> get to the end of my message in season to look at the beginning I send you that most difficult of all its parts the Commencement; begging the favor of you to run it over according to your ideas & send <it> me as soon as you can. Dont let... Continue Reading
I thank you for your attention to my wishes, but by retaining the original letter it is not in my power to reply to it, having no account of the names of the writers. Please send it to me to Concord, to the care of <Warren> Hill Esquire, who will send it after me. The reception here &... Continue Reading
I bespeak for the proposition I am about to make yours and Mrs. Butler's most deliberate consideration, before you conclude to reject it. I say Mrs. B's, because in whatever relation so essentially to your future welfare, she ought of right to be consulted; & she has on a former occasion shown... Continue Reading
For very obvious reasons I desire not to be quoted upon the subject of your letter. I see no objection certainly to patronizing the North American as it takes a correct course in politics generally & may be useful. But that support ought not to be placed on the ground of a want of confidence in... Continue Reading
Can you send me a Copy of your objections to Mr Clays land Bill
You request me to express to you my Impressions on the subject of the Title of the Livingston Family to the lands you possess and your associates possess, those of you with whom I am acquainted I am persuaded must be sensible of the delicacy of my situation in complying with my ^your^ wishes most... Continue Reading

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