Series 10 (1 January-31 December 1839)

President, pt. 3 (Jan.-Dec. 1839): Panic of 1839, independent treasury, border conflicts, campaign tour through mid-Atlantic states, etc.

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When I took leave to suggest to you, in a hurried instant in the crowd at Sanderson's hotel that the great affirmance of the elections to your principles authorised & perhaps required a forbearing enforcement of them, (to which you answered, yes, conciliatory but firm) I did not mean to disuade the most inflexible adherence to them. But I mistake public sentiment here about if the effect of... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
You are aware from former sometimes perhaps troublesome solicitude on my part for your popular welfare that I must have watched with much anxiety and witnessed with great gratification your progress, a constant ovation, it appears to have been, thro' Pennsylvania Jersey and Nyork. And as you told me that you are casehardened against flattery you will bear my adding, I trust, that if you are or... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your letter of the 23rd of March is just received, and I sincerely regret that any cause should have arisen to have posponed your visit, accompanied by your secretaries, to the Hermitage but I hope the clouds of war on the political Horison will soon blow over, and peace on our northeastern borders be soon restored. Britain is a proud & domineering nation, and the spirit breathed by ... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Our friend Mr Polk will before this time have informed you of the reasons for abandoning for the present my intended tour. The first practicable moment will be embraced for at last paying my much desired visit to the Hermitage. When that will be must of course be more or less uncertain. <illegible> Affairs between Maine & New Brunswick will for the present at least be quietly disposed... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Andrew Jackson
Mr. Fisk having urged me to write something for the antient Dominion the enclosed was hastily composed from ^after^ my last communication with you—I hope it is not too personal either in applause or disparagement of the respective persons named. This <illegible> as I said to you affords canvass enough for a large and striking picture if it were not <erring> to indulge in that sort of... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
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 which I desired to apprise you. Our friend Mr. Polk was so strongly impressed with the bad effects... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Andrew Jackson
I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your kind & much esteemd favour of the 11th ultimo. I assure my dr Sir, that I am well apprised of your situation, and never expect your reply to any letter I write you, until your leisure may permit, which I am aware that seldom occurs. I have been an attentive observer of the passing political scenes at the Capital, and if my judgtment and... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
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