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I thank you for your last. I read such parts of it as were proper to Mr Crawford, who is fast improving in his health and prospects. Write me often, and let some of your letters be such as it may be proper to show to him. By referring to the Journals of 1800, March, you will find that the... Continue Reading
The course you are taking at Albany has been a source of the highest gratification to every honest democrat here. The opinion is universal that a refusal on the part of the Legislature to repeal the electoral law would settle the Presidential question and bring in the freinds of Mr Clay and Mr... Continue Reading
The article Phocion is written by the Presidnts son in law. When such sentiments are fulminated from the Palace you cannot be surprised that there should be apostacy among the Subjects. There are however thank god sound men enough to save the party if they are well sustained from the north.
In answer to your letter of the 15th. inst. I have the honor to enclose copy of a letter from the Commissioners of the navy. The payments of the allowances, &c. having been made by the Treasury, I am not able to answer your enquiry as to the nature of the receipts given therefor by the owners,... Continue Reading
The enclosed will shew you the fate of my application in behalf of your brother. I am very sorry that it is as it is. Your representative has got quite right in all things. He received a letter from your representative which was well timed. We shall have a caucus on the 14th Feby. The greatest... Continue Reading
The allowance of interest was opposed by Messrs. Lanman, Holmes, of Maine, Macon, and Van Buren, on the ground that the claim had not been before presented, and that the same principle which had been adopted in the settlement of other claims, of a similar nature, should be preserved in this case.... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a resolution directing the Seeretary of State, to report to Congress concerning the expiration of laws, reported the following resolution; which was read and passed to a second reading: "Resolved, That there be added to the... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred, on the 29th ultimo, the petition of John Hall, made a report, together with a resolution, that the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.
The bill for the relief of Josiah Hook, junior, reported by the Committee on the Judiciary, was taken up, as in Committee of the Whole. The bill provides for the payment of $1,165 to Josiah Hook, junior, collector of the port of Penobscot, in Maine, as indemnification for a judgment obtained... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren presented the memorial of Frederick De Peyster and Company, and others, merchants and underwriters, of the city of New York, praying indemnification for the illegal seizure and condemnation of their property, from the year 1793 to 1800, under the authority of the French Government.... Continue Reading