Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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After mature examination & reflection I have engaged lodgings for you & Mrs. Evans at Mrs. Rockwells & I venture the regard of Mrs. E. upon the propriety of my choice. You have a large room very well furnished, a small bed room adjoining & Board for yourself & Mrs Evans & servant girl &c for $20 a Week. I have boarded with Mrs. Rockwell myself & know her to be an... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I now enclose you the circular, it will not be circulated untill about the first of December. I am persuaded it will draw off a few. I belive we shall get the council & am desirous that you shall not so far commit yourself that it would not be in the power of the members to take you, there are many pressing & cogent reasons why they ought to do so. Cant you do any thing with Mc Kay. We... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I have not written you as often as I ought but I know you will excuse me. I have been much from home & for the last month confidently expected to see you at Court in which I was greatly disappointed. There is a radical difference between us, while I on the one hand am over-sanguine & consequently often err in my calculations, you on the other are of a different temparemt, more... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I am here a few days for health & pleasure & embrace the leisure produced by it to drop you a line. Some time since I rcd. a letter from you on the subject of the Collectorship at Buffalo. I did not write to Mr Crawford as you suggested & have been very remiss in not before explaining to you the cause of my inattention to your requests. The truth is I have had so little intercourse... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I received your several communications at Newyork & was highly gratifyed with their contents—for although they did not bring tidings of complete success they afforded the most satisfactory evidence that the desired result must take place at the great & interesting election which takes place next year. You have doubtless seen all our election accounts from this quarter long since in the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Yours of the 30th. ultimo was duly rcd. proceed agt. Lot 73 Milton. I will obtain the necessary information respecting 57 Sempronius & advise you of it. I wish an Interview with the Surveyor general respecting the lots you wrote about before which circumstances has prevented, when that takes place I will give the necessary instructions. I enclose you a blank ejectmt that you may have them... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
You had my permission to use my name as a committee to call a meeting of our citizens to express their opinion on the Missouri Question, & the propriety of your doing so has not been questioned by me.— You surely cannot suppose, that the use of my name for that purpose, imposed on me an obligation to sign whatever memorial might be agreed upon by the meeting.— Being out of town when it was... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I address you on a subject very interesting on my part Conserning alot of Land that Mr Obidiah Cooledge of bid of at vendue April the 20. 1815 it being lot No 8 Malloreys tract the L Coolidge was imployed and payed by the propietors to go forward and bid the lot for us he being one of the proprieters and to git Sepperate deeds if possable he was not atheised to bid the lot and take deed in his... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I this moment recd. Notice from the Sherriff of a Suit in the Supreme Court, which I presume has originated in my omiting to pay up the Interest on my Loan. I am mortified at the circumstance, which has originated in the extent of my manuftg business, in the extreme high price of Cotton for the last two years, & the effect of Peace on the Sales. The intention of the Loan was to aid the... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I was in Verona yesterday I was informed Mr Grant was down pertending to buy lot No 157 & Cagwin has sent before thinking to ketch you to make out the state does not own it & there by gain the Cause they contrive allways to avoid Justice this is the Company which has done so much mischief with timber I am told I arived a few days ago the stage is wating. I expect it is to be tried at Rome... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I am directed by the Legislature of this state, to transmit to you their unanimous resolution of thanks, for your gallant and glorious defence of NewOrleans; and to request you to communicate to your brave associates in arms, the grateful sense which the Legislature entertains of their services.  I cannot, Sir, sufficiently express my admiration of that firmness and distinguished conduct, which... Continue Reading
Recipient: Andrew Jackson
The Commissioners have the honor to comply with your request in sending you a list of Midshipmen whose warrants were dated previous to the year 1812 and who either from their own knowledge or from their register of officers they believe to be qualified for promotion. 1810– Edward Dowse 1811 Charles H Caldwell “ Saml W. Downing “ Henry Ogden “ Wm M. Chesney “... Continue Reading
On the subject of the last paragraph of your letter of the 11th inst. I request you will be pleased to furnish me, as early as your convenience will permit, with a list of such Midshipmen as in the opinion of the Board of Commissioners, have equal claims with those named in the list which I transmitted ^to^ you on the 8th inst.
Extracts of a letter from the Board of Navy Commissioners to the Honble Benjamin Crowninshield, Sec. of the Navy–dated Feb. 11th 1817— The Commissioners of the Navy have the honor to return the list of candidates for promotion on the merits and qualifications of whom their opinion was requested in your letter of the 8th inst— x    x    x    x    x    x    x    x    x    x    The Commissioners... Continue Reading
Second Statement In the Cause of the People against John W. Thorne Valentine N. Livingston & Henry D. Tracy, the undersigned were associated as Counsel for the prosecution with Martin Van Buren Esquire, (then Atty Genl). The accused were indicted for a conspiracy to defraud the Merchants Bank in the City of New York. The Cause was prepared for trial by Peter Jay Munro Esquire, but as he was a... Continue Reading

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