Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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What can be the reason I cant hear from you occasionally. Is your time so much taken up in matters of more importance, that you have no leisure to write or are you afraid your letters will get into the hands of your Friend the Governor? I think you need not be ashamed of your postmaster letter. You know the rule of law is that you must take the whole story together, and assuming your charges to... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Our sufferings owing to the rascality of deputy Postmasters is intolerable and Cries aloud for relief. We find it absolutely impossible to penetrate the interior with our papers and unless we can alarm them by two or three prompt removals there is no limiting the injurious consequences that may result from it. Let me therefore entreat the Postma[s]ter General to do an act of Justice and render us... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I called to pay my respects this morning as I leave town this day but you were not at home. I beg you to believe that I am sensibly obliged by your friendly attentions & shall take an opportunity of expressing the same more fully. I should feel regret at the hostility evinced by part of the delegation towards me if I thought that my political & personal conduct authorised it. Not thinking... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I have communicated the papers sent by you relative to several Post Offices, to the Post Master General, with my earnest solicitation for his immediate & effectual interference. He will do all that can be done. His determination has been already announced, last week to the Post Masters, to remove instantly any and Post Master who impedes the due circulation of papers & Letters. You may... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I offer you my cordial congratulations on your appointment to the Senate: Mr. Sanford without doubt feels the disappointment, but bears it without complaint, at least I hear of none. From you and others I have been in expectation of the arrival here of Mr Rensselaer, but he has not yet come. I shall avail myself of the earliest opportunity to express to him such opinions relative to our state... Continue Reading
Sender: Rufus King
Recipient: MVB
By the time this reaches you, Mr. C’s “short session” will probably have closed, and you be left in the quiet enjoyment of some repose, after the labor and exertion to which you have been subjected in exposing the base practices of a corrupt combination against the Republicanism of the State.  The assembly Report, has injured Clinton essentially with us. The matter, the manner &c so palpably... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
You once promised to consider me as a Client, I have addressed you as such, and as a friend, but you have been as silent as the Tombs, I now address you as a Gentleman, without any wish of drawing you into a correspondence, but Sir as you have done me and the Orphans under my protection, a serious injury, I trust you will not hesitate to use your exertion in repairing the injury you have done, by... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Last week I spent entirely in reconnoitering the County of Oswego, from one end to the other. Matters continue to wear a very favourable aspect in every part of the County. The Republican interest has gained a great deal of strength since last election; and it still continues to gain. It is perfectly safe to say that the vice president will get more votes in that county than ever he did before. I... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
You have been much deceived by the information that you had been represented to me as an “anti Bucktail” and are wholly mistaken in your impression that entertain other feelings than those of friendly regard for you. Although my acquaintance with you has been very limited I have always heard you spoken of as an ardent and undeviating Republican and nothing certainly would give me greater pleasure... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I have received by this days mail your letter of the 7th. Inst. but hardly ^know^ where to address you. You do not state at any place, and was it not for the apology you make for your indisposition I should hardly know how to account for your omission to let me know where you are. I have heard you was in New York. But the post mark ^of your letter^ is Philadelphia. And the only way I can account... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I have received your letter of yesterday ^the 3d Inst^ in which you feel yourself constrained to admit "that I may consider it extraordinary that you should set up your judgment in opposition to that of the very able and respectable counsel whose written opinion I handed to you, and that the weight of their character made you seriously distrust your own Judgment." To this you could with propriety... Continue Reading
Your letter has reached me here in the midst of a circuit & I have but time to say a word to you on the interesting points you speak of. Advise Thompson by no means to have such a meeting, it would as you say set an example for Mr Clinton ^for^ which he would give the world. The dire necessity to which he will be subjected of resorting to such nominations galls him to the quick. Such a... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
By the mail of today I received your letter of the 2d. instant. I wrote to you on the day of the V. P. departure. Since then I have seen and frankly told him what passed between the V. P. and myself; holding back nothing which occured in our conference, or the letter which I wrote to you respecting the same, or in the confidential & personal note in wh. I told you that from my conversations... Continue Reading
Sender: Rufus King
Recipient: MVB
I leave here for Washington tomorrow. Shall probably be gone nearly three weeks. I am very much embarrassed in my own mind how to manage about the District Judgeship. The applicants are numerous and most of them my particular friends. I believe I must give a faithful and impartial account of the several candidates to the President. I insisted he make any inquiry of me and leave him pretty much to... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your favour from Hudson reached me this morning. You confirm me in the belief that it would be inexpedient to get up meetings to nominate Tompkins & I shall represent it so to our friends I reced. a letter from Ontario informing me that on the 24th a Convention or meeting would be held in Canandaigua which would speak of Tompkins as the Candidate. You may be in time to prevent it. When things... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB

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