Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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Will you be so good as to make for me to the Inspectors of Court my gratefull acknowledgments for their favour in overestimating the little service it was in my power to render them & to express to them my high sense of the patriotism which actuat[. . .] townsmen & themselves at the late election. I am happy to be able to assure you that unless the west is more than disordered, unless... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I hope you will not fail to lay before your readers, the very interesting letter from Chancellor Kent to Mr. Hoffman. It cannot fail to be highly gratifying to every real friend of the judiciary, and well wisher of the chancellor. They have witnessed with regret the unceasing attempts which have been for some time making by some of his judicial friends, to draw him with them into all the petty... Continue Reading
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If I were to confine my views to you in the abstract, without reference to analogous cases, which constantly occur, I should not hesitate to consider your present standing in the community, a moral paradox—a political phenomenon. When I take the gauge and dimensions of your intellectual endowments and acquisitions, and perceive how small and scanty they are—and when I view your habitual... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
The crisis of our fate is rapidly approaching. Already do we experience the diminution of our numbers and the falling of off wise and good men. Even Dudley begins to shake in the wind—and to inquire, like his original in the fable, whether, if the enemy succeeds, his fate will be rendered worse or his panniers more burthensome.— Van Kleeck already brandishes the sword of defiance, and threatens a... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
In all discomfitures and defeats, whether political, civil, or military, the blame will necessarily be imputed to the chief of the enterprise or undertaking. Within a few years, you have arrived to factitious importance, and the eye of curiosity and criticism has, for some time, been fixed upon you. Whether your balloon-like elevation is founded on wisdom or cunning—on solidity of talent or... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
There are some men, who are always the dupes of their own vanity, and who like a squirrel in a rotary cage, or a horse in a Troy Team-Boat, really think that they are in a state of advancement, when they have made no progress at all. This is emphatically your case. Under the influence of a sanguine temperament, like your great prototype, Aaron Burr, you believe that you can cut and carve as you... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Will you be so good as to have one of the enclosed papers served for me on Mr Luther & let him admit the service of the other & return it to me? I am sorry to trouble you but know no person at Plattsburgh who I think would take more satisfaction in obliging me. I am happy to learn that we think alike on the subject of the approaching political contest & was highly flattered by the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
It appears on examination, that the lots of Delancy were sold by the commissioners of the State, to John Hembrow—an Englishman who came from on board a British Ship of war, soon after the peace of 1783—that he occupied the said land as a Garden for a Short time—was then convicted of Forgery and counterfiting money, for which he was condemned to Suffer death. Before the time of execution, he broke... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
At the suggestion of Gen. Ellis, we would inform you that the "Gazette; and Onondaga Advertiser," a republican newspaper was issued from our office on the 24th inst. and has already an extensive circulation. To advertising customers, it presents superior advantages; and this consideration, added to the propriety of employing the friends of the Admin, will, we flatter ourselves, induce you to... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I must ask a little further indulgence from you in the payment of the demands of the state agt me, say, till the first of April. I depended on some money being ready for in albany before this, but it is not paid yet—great complaint of scarcity of money there. It is excessively scarce here. I can scarcely get enough to supply the wants of my household. Unless I am much mistaken I shall have some... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
The defendant in this cause applied to me to get some assistance. He has no defence in the above suit but wishes the circumstances & situation of the business to be known & thinks he shall not be further prosecuted. The lien he purchased was shortly after the purchase & after he had made some improvements, he says about 20 acres sold on an execution against him for a trifling sum, he... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I have recd. a communication from Dr. Adams one of our Members of Assembly in which he states that Elijah Mann Junr. has confidentially written to you requesting the Sale on a Mortgage of the East half of Lot No. 73=Onondaga Reservation, which Mortgage was originally given by me, and that you do not wish to proceed to the Sale immediately without my consent; it therefore becomes proper and... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I Bleave you had Best give Sharman a judgement to save cost tacking out one 72 Dolar note which is not his due if By any means you can com to sum agreament with him Sharman or Vledick Respecting a two hundred Dolars not which Sharman & my self Invest for Vledack which has Ben sued twice Before this I Do not want any cost on the thing you may agree with them to give them a judgemet. In August... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your unexpected departure prevented my making you acquainted with the merits of my defence agt. Clarks suit. That no unnecessary delay may take place I authorize you to agree to submit it to any person you think proper, & to appoint a time for the hearing. Let it be however sufficiently far ahead to enable me to prepare my defence. I shall depend upon your attending to it upon the hearing.
Recipient: MVB
I have Bought out the James Ville Iron & Woollin factory Company in James Ville in the town of Manlius in the Countey of Onondaga & am Informed that there is a mortgage on the premises in favor of the peopal of the State of New york for the Sum of four-thousand five hundred dollars and that the said Company are sued for the Intrest that ought to have been paid last June & Sir– if you... Continue Reading
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