Series 1 (5 December 1782-31 December 1811)
Your communication of the twenty eighth I Received in Due Time but Refrained from answering it before on account of the then approaching Town meeting. The Event of which I was Desirous of Informing you of, your last I have this moment Received. The Reasons which you assign ^in the former^ for Repealing the Carriage Tax &c. are to me & I trust to every one that hears them Satisfactory. ... Continue Reading
Some time ago we had a meeting to nominate town officers at which John Van Alen Esquire was nominated as candidate for supervisor. The Federals immediately determined to defeat us. Their waggons were continually going, fetching the lame and the blind and the aged to the polls. We were not wanting in activity. At 3 o'clock we took the lead. Not till this moment had they given up, but, Sir, at this... Continue Reading
Recd. Kinderhook August 15th. 1808 of Henry Van Hoevenbergh thirty eight shillings for my <fees> <a>on granting Letters of Administration on the Estate of Rudolph Van Hoevenbergh dcd.
Supreme Court Abrm. Van Ness adm. Van Alen & Van Buren The Widow Hugh Attornies Demandant— Costs Retain warrant of atty & <filng> £1.11 Notice of <illegible> & copy— 4.0 Mo. & rule to enter appearance 6.6 Dr. Pha for 4.6/.2 copies &<filng> <on> 5/ 11.0 three term fees 15.0 ____ Octr. Court 1808 £3.7.6 NY... Continue Reading
Sender: John Peter Van Ness
Recipient: Stephen Van Rensselaer III
I Martin Van Buren being duly sworn deposeth & saith that the wi reason why the Within account is not more certain & Definite is owing to the Situation of the Estate & extreme uncertainty of the demands against it, that this deponent is informed by his Co-administrator who is better acquainted with the Value & Situation of the premises described in the Schedule marked (A) hereunto... Continue Reading
I Consider the Within acount as rendered under my oath of office as a Statement of the Demands ^or claims^ against the Estate of Peter L Van Alen deceased, theIt is impossi[ble] for me to fix on any amount for which to sell and Indeded I think such an order would be Improvident as from the uncertainty of the amount of the Debts it would be more than probable that the Estate would have to be... Continue Reading
This Indenture, Made the seccond day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight BETWEEN Martin Van Buren & Hannah his Wife of the Town of Kinderhook & County of Columbia of the first part, and Peter Vosburgh of the same place of the second part, WITNESSETH, That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the Sum of five hundred Dollars lawful... Continue Reading
A few minutes are offered to me [by] a Kind Stranger to write to you. This oppertunity I embrace Sir with the most heart felt pleasure in order that I might shew you that absence has not as yet worn out of my mind that Regard which I hope I shall always entertain for you, The Time allowd being so Short it is impossible that I should particlarize but can only inform you that I am yet Blessessed ... Continue Reading
Accompaning [wi]th this you will find a Letter which I Wrote Im[medi]ately on the Receipt of yours but failed [. . .]tting an oppertunty this is therefore to Inform you that my mind remains the same as it then was In that I Informed you that Josiah tended C. Silvesters Store I now Inform you that he has been turned out for some Misconduct. P. Silvester Junr. is to Deliver an Oration 22d Instant... Continue Reading
How shall I express the extreme Pleasure I feel when I inform you that I received your kind epistle (Dated the 4th. November) on the 22d Instant In which you say that I would blame you If you did not Improve so favorable an Oppertunity to write to an Old Companion an[d] Schoolmate, here you Speak a Sentiment which corroborates with mine, I certainly wou[ld] have thought hard of an Old Friend by... Continue Reading
Received Philadelphia August 3d. 1811 of Mrs. Sarah Davenport late Sarah Robinson Two hundred & seventy eight dollars and forty six Cents in full of all Accounts against her individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of William Robinson Junr. deceased & for which I have signed two receipts of same tenor, and date. Note. If any propety should be hereafter recover'd from the French... Continue Reading
MARTIN VAN BUREN having insulted me in Court, and upon application, having refused me the satisfaction due to a gentleman,—I publish him to the world, a Liar, and a Coward.
Sender: John Sudam
For fear that any misrepresentations may be made or undue advantage taken respecting of my not attending the meeting at Jonas Millers to day, I think proper to inform you of the manner in which I have ben invited to attend and the reasons of my non-attendance. On, monday last Jacob R. Van Rensselear Esquire applyed to me on the subject of certain reports which he alledged were in circulation... Continue Reading
Recipient: Benjamin Birdsall Jr.
On my arrival here I found Mrs Van Ness ill with a sore throat & fever. She continues still so unwell, that I fear it will not be in my power to leave town so early as tuesday, which was my intention when I left you. If Mrs V N should be well enough to justify my absence, I shall leave town some day sufficiently early, to be at Albany at the meeting of the Legislature. The measure which I... Continue Reading
Caleb Cornell To. Joseph Wright of the City of New York. Deed on file dated Sept 26. 1786, Wits. John <Bush> Chas. P. Rogers. Proved by Rogers before <I>. M. Hughes but Grantor not identified. Recorded in the Secretary’s office Decr. 1792. Joseph Wright conveys to. Nicholas Fish. 1st. April 1790. on file. Caleb Cornwall of Hamstead Queens Cy. Weaver conveys to... Continue Reading