Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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We take the liberty to inform you, that having made considerable progress in the investigation of your claim against the state, we are now ready to receive from you, the terms on which you are willing to compromise. From the difficulty of exchanging propositions on this subject, on account of the assent of the legislature being necessary to give effect to any settlement which may be made, it is... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: Thomas Jackson Oakley
The enclosed is the paper which was handed to the court & which I have recd. from the Chief Justice, to whom it must be returned in its present form, I have no such affidavit among my papers, & I think it possible that the affidavit was never taken but was supplyed by that of you & Mr <Willms>. Mr Prevost had better swear to one now of similar import & offer it to the court... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Aaron Burr
It has long been my intention to retire from the cares and sacrifices of my present office at the expiration of the existing term. That intention has been freely communicated, that I might not be regarded as a candidate for re-election. It is unnecessary, on this occasion, to enumerate the many cogent reasons which led to this wish. They were such as induce the utmost reluctance in departing from... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB, Recipient: Perley Keyes
A. 1. Resolved, as the sense of this meeting, That the existence of slavery in the United States is a great political calamity, as well as moral evil, injurious to the character of the nation, hazardous to the existence of its free institutions, and repugnant to the spirit and principles of true religion. 2. Resolved, That whilst, in the opinion of this meeting, it is the bounden duty of several... Continue Reading
No. 1. The following is a copy of the notice: A meeting of the inhabitants of this city & county of Albany, is hereby requested at the capitol, this Evening, at 6, for the purpose of expressing their opinions on the expediency of prohibiting the farther extension of slavery in the U. S. Dec. 16 1819. (published in the Argus of that day.) (signed) John Tayler, Amb. Spencer, St. Van Rensselaer... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
"The Clintonians here are encouraged in their hopes, and leave nothing undone to advance their views; in this spirit I understand that Meigs, the P. M. has been called on for the letter of Van Buren to Henry Meigs, wh. he sent to the P. M., respecting the removal of certain Postmasters. Meigs, it is said, stated the demand to the Pr.; what advice was recd. is not mentioned; but he yesterday... Continue Reading
Sender: Rufus King
B By Mr McNeil, Jan'y 13, 1820. In assembly. Whereas the inhibiting the further extension of slavery in these United States, is a subject of deep concern among the people of this state: And whereas we consider slavery as an evil much to be deplored, and that every constitutional barrier should be interposed to prevent its further extension; and that the constitution of the United States clearly... Continue Reading
The committee appointed by one of the foregoing resolutions to prepare and present a memorial to congress, having withdrawn for the purpose of agreeing to the same, again appeared in the meeting—when the following was reported on their behalf by Mr. Duer, and unanimously adopted. To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress assembled. The memorial of the inhabitants of the... Continue Reading
The following resolutions were offered by Mr. Van Buren, and unanimously adopted by the meeting: Resolved, That the thanks of this meeting be presented to their worthy fellow-citizen, GEORGE MERCHANT, Esq. for his able, zealous, and independent dishcarge of the duties of chairman of the republican general committee, previous to and during the late election. Resolved, That Mr. Merchant, and those... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
By the President. The Elective franchise—Existing restrictions have proven to be as impolitic as they are unjust. It is the office of wisdom to correct what experience condemns.  
Sender: MVB
I had not the honor of receiving your lett[e]r of yesterday, until last evening, so that I could not comply with your request, in answering it on that day. You desire to be informed, whether, in my opinion, "the funds of the state will not admit of the discontinuance of the state tax, without great embarrassment in the fiscal affairs of the state, or prejudice to the public faith." In answer I... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
The bill which was some days ago introduced into the Senate, by Mr. Van Buren, to exempt the Society of Friends, and the people called Shakers, from the performance of militia duty, and also from the payment of all commutation therefor, was on Wednesday taken up in the Senate, and passed, 18 to 10. The debate it produced was short but animated— Mr. Van Buren, in opening it, stated, that he had so... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Mr. Van Buren, from the select committee of the senate, to whom was referred the bill from the honorable the Assembly, to continue the state tax for one year, reported: That considering the importance of the bill, as well to the finances of the state as to the people thereof, the committee have felt it their duty to open a communication with the comptroller on the subject, and they communicate... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Mr. Van Beuren, in behalf of the prosecution, said, the case was so clear, and the testimony so explicit, that he would detain the Court but a few moments. Mr. Van Beuren objected to the inferences drawn by the opposite counsel, from circumstances which the witnesses had related. He took a brief and perspicuous view of all the testimony, and although he appeared unable to restrain feelings of... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
The vacancy which now exists in the seat of government, by the elevation of his excellency Daniel D. Tompkins to the office of Vice President of the U. States, and his subsequent surrender into the hands of the people of the supreme executive power, have imposed upon us the duty of recommending to your suffrages candidates worthy of your confidence. In designating a successor for the high... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: John Woodworth

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