Series 1 (5 December 1782-31 December 1811)
AT the last Court of Common Pleas held at the city of Hudson. I left at some house in Hudson, or was stolen from Mr. Swart's Tavern, a drab colored superfine broadcloth SURTOUT COAT. Any person who may have found it or discovered who has stolen it will be handsomely rewarded for leaving the coat with or communicating his knowledge to Mr. Swart.
Feeling and speaking the sentiments of the republicans of the county of Columbia, whom we have been appointed to represent, we consider it our duty to communicate to you our ideas on the present important crisis. Cordially approbating the nomination made by our fellow citizens at Albany, among whom we rejoice to see a respectable majority of the republicans of the present legislature, we have no... Continue Reading
Not having received an answer to the note which I had the honor of addressing to you yesterday, by my friend Mr. Grosvenor—You will readily perceive that there is but one course left. Mr. Grosvenor is fully authorized on the subject, and I presume you or your friend, will arrange it for as early a day as possible.
The language which you used respecting me and my conduct in court, last Saturday evening, renders it necessary that I call on you for such explanation, apology, or satisfaction, as one gentleman when thus injured has a right to demand from another. My friend, Mr. Grosvenor, who will hand you this, is authorized to confer with you, or any one designated by you, on the subject, and to make such... Continue Reading
By M. Van Beuren, Esq. The republicans of the country of Columbia. Undismayed by the success of faction and corruption, attached to the republican cause from a conviction of its justice, they will remain as steady to their principles as the needle to the pole.
By M. Van Buren, esq. The state of Vermont. May she produce no more Elliotts.
Whereas Roswell B. Rowley, of the town of Duanesburgh, in the county of Albany, did on the third day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two, convey by indenture of Mortgage unto Joseph Tompkins, of the town of Fishkill, in the county of Dutchess, and to his heirs and assigns for ever, for securing a certain sum of money, therein mentioned, with the interest that... Continue Reading
Andrew Ellicott, Observations on the Mississippi River, the southern boundary of the U.S., and the coast of West Florida, c1800
Enclosed is a letter from the President to Mr Bow it was with reluctance that ^he^ consented to write it. For really considering all the Circumstances which attend this transaction it is on his part an act of condescension on his part to attempt to explain to them at all. Your situation, the unexpected success with which you have managed a subject which was on all hands considered impracticable... Continue Reading
Enclosed is a Letter from the President who I presume explains all to you. Whatever pretensions there now may be to the contrary by some who wish to <will> us <asleep> there is no doubt of their Intentions as to you it is alledged that you are not a resident of the middle district, that your house is locked up &c. To obviate these stories it will be necessary to write a Letter to... Continue Reading
I wrote last evening to our friend the Sheriff & to day he was in from a variety of circumstance which have fallen under our observation we are confirmed in our impressions respecting the views of our Bank folks, he wished me to impress on you the propriety of making every attempt to get S gs proxy. <Stees> & Warners you will of course not forget. I have this moment returned... Continue Reading
I have delayed writing to you for some time in expectation of receiving a line from you, my ride from Newyork was to me very agreeable, altho alone all the way. I arrived at Claverack soon after the Court had opened, and attended the trial of Croswell [The] greatest exertions were made to obtain his acquittal Van Vechten spoke with his usual energy & Talents but it is a tribute due to Spencer... Continue Reading
Least Mr Williams should have neglected to write to Mr Wendell, I took Mr Riker with me and called on him yesterday. We found that agreeably to Mr Williams request he had sent up, something to authorise you to vote for him but fearing that there might be some defect in the form, I prevailed him, with some difficulty however to execute another, and Mr Riker copied it on the spot from one in our... Continue Reading
I have this moment examined Abms. oration & pronounce it a masterpiece. I shall be up with one or two friends, I wish you would go over & see W P. Van Ness. You & him can get the Governor to come to Kinderhook. He is determined not to stay at Albany & would rather come to Kinderhook than Hudson, if you write up to him or go up he will undoubtedly come.
Yours was duly received, the complexion of your ticket is very odious to all liberal & well informed republicans in the country, their illiberal & Jacobinic conduct will however have a conclusive tendency to prevent them from extending their disorganizing Spirit ^in^ to the Country. So that if your ticket but succeeds it will be all for the best, there is no better way to cure your folks... Continue Reading
Recipient: DeWitt Clinton