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The enclosed will explain to you what our friends at Washington want. Govr Marcy thinks that his mode of writing is not the best that could be had for the purpose. <illegible> <illegible> What is desired is, a full statement of my course & character sufficiently comprehensive &... Continue Reading
The manner in which the bill to raise twelve thousand men, originated in 1814, has been detailed. It was a measure recommended by Gov. Tompkins; and as the bill reported by Mr. Van Buren, differed from that reported by Gen. Root, it is proper to examine in what the difference consisted. The... Continue Reading
I have recd. your kind letter and return you many thanks for it. Have the goodness to deliver the enclosed to the Major when he returns. It gave me I assure you heartfelt satisfaction to learn by Major Donelsons letter red. yesterday that your health is so good. The affair of the Vice Presidency... Continue Reading
I learn with the keenest regret from your letter, this moment received, that there is in your opinion good reason to apprehend that the feelings of portions of my friends have been so deeply wounded by some of the proceedings at Baltimore, as to induce them to withhold their support from the... Continue Reading
During the year 1812, and for sometime previous, you was a resident of Hudson. Mr. James A. Hamilton was also a resident of the same place.- Congenial spirits, an intimacy was formed, which has ripened into a most affectionate and tender friendship. The ties which now bind you together are... Continue Reading
Memorandum I recd. this letter on the evening of the 26th. Feby at Lindenwald. Deeming it indispensable to consult Mr Wright before I replied I sent my son Martin to Albany the same night to give Mr Wright time to <try> reflect & give me his opinion. The next day ^28th^ I wrote by mail to... Continue Reading
In your letter dated in the autumn of 1819, you say-“The Missouri question conceals, so far as he (Mr. King) is concerned, no plot, and we shall give it a true direction.” This expression, until otherwise shown, must be construed to mean, that Mr King, if returned to the United States Senate, would... Continue Reading
The arrest of R.B. Randolph, and the proofs against J.H. Pleasants have thrown the Richmond Community into a state of the most violent commotion. I was there on yesterday, and had the mortification to find that my very worst opinion the aristocracy & violence of the place was more than verified... Continue Reading
If I were not sure that you are sensible of the pressure of my business, & good enough to make the proper allowances, I should be unhappy on account of ^my^ seeming neglect. I have moreover been prevented from writing for some days by the uncertainty which has hung over my summer movements, of... Continue Reading
You <stick> to me in the way of expense at least. The enclosed after travelling the rounds have hit me instead of you. I have spent a very pleasant time here & leave this morg for Geneva. We had a large & <monied> party at Mr <Greig's> yesterday & things passed off... Continue Reading
Well, the trial of the candidates for the Presidency is over and you are the only one who stands honorably acquitted by the court, the Jury and the Country. Those who were really your friends in the south and west, who abandoned you in a panic, are ashamed of themselves; your enemies, tho'... Continue Reading
I have now been here several days and have seen persons from almost every part of the state, and have no doubt, that our success is as certain as any future event, that is dependent upon the voice of the people, can possibly be. The adversary is suffering under the pangs of anticipated defeat, ... Continue Reading
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, transmitting the proceedings of a meeting, of a portion of the Citizens of Wilmington, and beg leave to return, through you, my sincere thanks for their kind congratulations, and for the honor conferred upon me, in the expression of their... Continue Reading
I am much obliged by your letter and perhaps the more so because I do not feel that I entirely deserved it. For I ought to have written to you long ago—and have been constantly intending to do so. But in one way or another my time has been constantly filled up. Yet I wanted much to hear from you... Continue Reading
Accept my unfeigned congratulations upon the passage of Mr Ingersolls Bill by the House of Representatives, & the all but certainty that it will pass the Senate also. This measure of tardy justice would lose much of its gratification if stript of the circumstance, that in one branch, at least... Continue Reading
At a meeting of the Democratic Party, held at the Court House, in this City, on Wednesday Evening last, The following resolution was suggested, and passed by an unanimous vote – viz- "Resolved, that a Committee of Three persons be appointed, to enquire of His Excellency Martin Van Buren, whether or... Continue Reading
When the legislature adjourned in April, 1819, the federal newspapers were assailing Mr. Clinton and his friends, for not supporting Mr. Rufus King. The papers under your influence were making the most solemn declarations “that the republicans would not move to the right or to the left. They would... Continue Reading
As you know I am a bad correspondent. Since I have been at home company & impaired health has prevented me from writing to any one unless on public business. I am just returned from Nashville where I was invited to meet my friends, by a committee of the citizens of Nashville & its vicinity... Continue Reading
I write now to notice sundry things which I have overlooked and omitted to answer in your former letters, as well as to give the <present> reasons, and to say a few words upon another subject. The King to whom I refered as one my advisers here at present was Preston King and not William R.... Continue Reading
As the enclosed may possibly miss you on your travels I think it safest to <enclose> ^send^ it to you. I hope you will think well of the views which it takes of the subject. They have given great satisfaction in this quarter & cannot fail of effect. The ground that this is in truth a... Continue Reading