Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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Shortly before I left New York I received your letter of the 30th ult, but being very much engaged in preparing to come here had not time to acknowledge it. You have doubtless seen through the public papers that Mr Skinner has been appointed the Judge and Sutherland the District Attorney. This was done before I arrived here, and I can of course give you no more information on the subject than... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
You will perceive by our papers of to-day what the County Convention did last week. A high compliment was passed upon you and a strong expression of disapprobation of Clinton's administration, given. Every exertion is making to call up the spirits of our friends, but tho' most of them are determined to do their utmost for the cause, yet they are possessed with a despondency that it is difficult... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
An application of an extraordinary character was made to me yesterday, by your guardian friend, Col Abel King. He expressed himself with considerable indignation, & peremptorily demanded, that I should institute a suit against you. Aware myself of the egregious falsehoods that are continually circulated against men in your situation by the vile & disappointed, I positively declined any... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
The state of my family has prevented my noticing your letter at an earlier day. The circular is discreet & will prove honorable and useful to the party. I am happy to learn, that our friends are "up and doing." I shall always be thankful for every early information. As it relates to T. I have no hope, that any thing short of the grave will cover his hatred of me. My business is peace &... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
"The Missouri question," is a phrase, which, in the nomenclature of the moment, comprehends the question respecting the admission of Maine, as a State, into the Union; the question concerning the admission of Missouri, as a State, into the Union; the question of the prohibition of slavery, in the proposed State of Missouri; and the question concerning the toleration or prohibition of slavery, in... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Mr Wolcott has this day started for Albany with a petition for the pardon or commutation of the punishments of Conkling, Teed & Dunning, having our friend Teed alone to be executed. A <Permant> truce including a conditional petition for the pardon of Teed is in circulation, & will be sent from here by the mail of Wednesday <illegible>, & we trust that you will prevent any... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I have for some time been on the point of writing to you, on the subject of our State politicks. The time is approaching when concert, & a perfect understanding among those who intend to act against Mr. Clintons election should be established. The pressing calls of my family & professional business, will forbid my acting a very conspicuous part; but I have reason to believe, that my... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I recd. yours this morning. I am no rampant politician you know, and feel sorry that we should be called to contend about minor points, when we have matters of such great moment to attend to. I have a perfect recollection of all that has taken place on the subject of the conversation, & have seen the commns. in the papers as from the Ch. J. & the Genl. with astonishment. While the former... 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
I am one more in Charge of the office. But how long I shall retain the station is very doubtful. My Reinstatement I am told was in opposition to the wishes of Mr. Cheves, who is now trying his strength with the new Board with the view of removing Mr Smith. If he succeds I shall probably be again subjected to his Caprices & perhaps again removed. In a pecuniary point of view, the office is... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
With this you will receive a copy of the Bucktail Bards. Dick Shift you will find in a more respectable dress—and the epistles of Pindar Puff somewhat improved. J Duer is as you know the author of the first and G C Verplanck of the last, as also of the Proligomena &c. We shall send some of the numbers to Albany—and trust you will lend us your aid in giving an extensive circulation to what... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB

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