Series 11 (1 January 1840-4 March 1841)

President, pt. 4 (Jan. 1840-4 March 1841): Independent treasury, border conflicts, Amistad case, 1840 election.

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Yours of the 16th. instant is just recd and I hasten to thank you for the enclosures, which I retain to refute the vagrant falshoods of our noisy worshipers of Hard Cider, logg Cabins & Coons, who have been exulting much that Newyork, South Carolina & Alabama &c &c were horse foot & dragoons going for them. I have all along assured them that the Federalists hard cider drinkers... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I have been for several days reproaching myself for not having sooner returned your letter & thanked you for the contents of your own. But you can have no idea of the extent & variety of my engagements. I hope the news from Indiana & Kentucky has not frightened you. Two states ^agt. us before^ admitted to be doubtful for the future have become much less so now & that is the upshot... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
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 has given our friends a great deal of uneasiness but will be dealt with as well as the state of case... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Andrew Jackson
Allow me to express to you in the sincerity of grief my heartfelt regret at the disastrous state of affairs the recent elections have produced, and for the deep and lasting injury our beloved country and the cause of true principles have sustained in the overthrow of the noblest party that ever existed in the world. For you sir personally (independently of your feelings as a patriot) I cannot but... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your most acceptable letter comes this morning to gratify me <entirely>, but I regret to be obliged to add to reproach me also for not having before this acknowledged a former favor, of equal value. I wish I had time to write you a long letter but I have not. Will you be content with my saying, & I do so with perfect sincerity, that the feelings you have expressed in regard to recent... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Since I left Washington, I have not till yesterday known one moment’s leisure. Convinced that the financial policy you have introduced is right in theory and wise as a practical measure, I have taken to myself the right belonging to me as a native of Massachusetts to exercise every freedom I inherit, every power I have received of God, in vindicating what seems to me the cause of humanity. In... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
On my return home I found a great many french newspapers together with the inclosed letter from Joseph Bonaparte sent by him to me to shew the state of feeling in France occasioned by the proposed removal of his brother's remains. I trouble you with his letter merely to let you see that from our long and confidential intimacy he asks my opinion what he ought to do between the alternatives of... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I regret private business brought me to this place, where I have received the following information through a source that can be relied on, which I conceive it my duty to make known to you, that you make the necessary inquiry into, & correct, or it will prove deadly hostile to you & the democratic cause. It is this, that a Mr. Roberts professed agent of the united states Bank, has been,... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your letter with its enclosure to major A.J. Donelson is received, and the enclosure handed to the major, who a few days past returned home from below. When I wrote you on the subject of the vice presidency, I well knew you could not with propriety interfere, but as I well knew, that the battle would be a severe one, and that the republican Democratic party ought to do no act that would weaken... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
You will perceive that the enclosed is precisely the thing to make Capital with in the Slave States at the expense of Confidence & good faith How Mr Van Buren could have Committed himself So far is inexplicable to me Make what use of it you please but dont send it to the Whig Central Committee at Richmond
Recipient: Jesse Hoyt
Major Donelson has returned in good health, gives us the pleasing intelligence of your good health & spirits, as well as all the rest of our friends in Washington. Altho on my late visit to the lower country parties were not introduced on public occasion, still I learned much from our influencial friends and since my return have received many letters from the north and east, from all which I... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Hoping that you will have returned to the Hermitage by the time this reaches it, I avail myself of the earliest moment to congratulate ^you^ most cordially & sincerely, upon your, I trust, safe return & upon the gratifying exhibitions of public respect & gratitude, which, the papers inform us, have been every where made in your progress. If the people are so true in Louisiana &... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Andrew Jackson
One of the whig papers in Hartford, asserted last week in a very bold and confident manner, that you had written a letter to Judge Judson of the U. S. District court, while he had the case of the negroes captured on board of the "Armistad" under consideration, urging the Judge to order the negroes to be restored to the Spanish authorities: and this is denounced as a "flagrant interference of the... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I have forwarded to the author of the enclosed, a letter addressed to yourself, (as he requests) in behalf of the object he solicits. After dispatching my letter, it occurred to me that I had better present to you his own communication which is a faithful type of its author, clear, strong, direct. He is indeed a most estimable man; and for further knowledge of him if desired, I will refer you to... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
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