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I am so much pressed for time [that I ca]nnot without considerable inconvenience stop at West Point. I will leave here with next mondays boat & am very desirous to be at Newyork the next day. Will it be perfectly agreeable and proper to permit Abrm. to join me on board for on Monday Evening... Continue Reading
Our friend the Genl. has handed me your polite note. I hesitated much in broaching the subject of changing quarters from an apprehension that the project might not prove acceptable to you. The present State of the case is simply this. I sent Mr McLane an extract from your letter & advised him... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren presented the petition of Archibald Gracie, of New York, stating that property belonging to the petitioner was seized by the French, at Hamburg, in the year 1807; that the capture was without ground, and that the property, without any trial, or civil process whatever, was appropriated... Continue Reading
"I notice the remark in your letter (to Genl Root of 20th Decemr) concerning Mr Clay. I have a high respect for that Gentlemans Character. His talents, and public services, entitle him to the honors which He has already received; and He could, in my opinion, do himself infinite credit, by yielding... Continue Reading
I. Wish to have the matter pass by, delicacy of my situation, sense of the respect due to that opinion, reason why at liberty to follow my own opinion, but consequent necessity for explanation 2d. The state of the question as it appears to be & its conse[quent] favour every where. Such cannot... Continue Reading
I. In asking leave will briefly state the reasons why I have thought proper to add to the propositions already before the Senate. 2d. In doing that it will be necessary to allude to those propositions so far only as to state the substance of them & mark the distinction between using them &... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, reported the bill supplementary to an act to relieve certain persons from prison, with the amendment thereto, as adopted by the House of Representatives.
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to which were referred, on the 10th instant, the petitions of Jonathan H. Lambdin, William Hill, and Abraham V. Matson, reported a bill, supplementary to the act, entitled "An act for the relief of persons imprisoned for debt;" and the bill was... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren then introduced the following resolution: Resolved, by the Senate and House of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following amendment of the Constitution of the United States be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States: The Electors of President and... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren, of New York, rose and said, that pursuant to the notice he had heretofore given, he would now ask leave to introduce a resolution proposing an amendment of the Constitution of the United States on the subject of the election of President and Vice President of the United States.... Continue Reading