Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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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
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
I regret that I have not been able to go to Albany, and now it is so late that I have given up all intentions of going. Your proceedings in Convention, are fully reported, and are very interesting. But the appointing power! What is to be done with that? I do not like your report, neither as it respects the state or the city. The present appointing power is to be abolished 1st. because it is too... Continue Reading
Recipient: 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 had hoped to see you here before we rise but as we shall without doubt adjourn in a few days & we do not hear of your coming, I cannot promise myself that pleasure. The papers have informed you of all that has been done, on the stage which I hope you may be able to approve. What has passed behind the scenes they have not spoken of because they were not advised. Still there has been a great... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I wished much for an opportunity to converse with you while in Newyork on the Subject of a proposition made to me by Mr Buel in regard to the purchase of the Argus establishment, which he wishes to dispose of to some person with the approbation of his friends in Albany. If it should be agreeable to yourself & some others of our friends & the terms of purchase be not too high, I would... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your last Draft for $125 was yesterday presented to me & I was under the necessity of giving my note for it payable at the Bank in sixty days which I hope you will not fail to take up. I wish you would without giving yourself any uneasiness enable me to realise the advances made last Winter. I insist upon it that you suffer the circumstance to give you no pain but only to understand that I am... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I am almost ashamed to write you after so long neglecting it, but if ever a poor devil had excuses good & numerous it is me. Untill three or four weeks since I have laboured with holy zeal, and almost more than human Industry to rid this devoted State of a Junta which sit like the night mare upon her & which is loathed & despised by all whose good opinion is worth having except the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I enclose to you a copy of your letter to me relative to Post Masters. I have just received this copy from the General Post Office. I do not see that you have any thing to regret in having so earnestly desired the removal of officers who were by you believed to have violated their official duty in relation to papers &c.
Recipient: MVB
I have concluded to trouble you once more about my business with my brother William. I am sorry to be under the necessity of doing this, as I know you have as much business of your own as you can attend to, but there is no other person who can assist me so effectually as you can, and you may rely upon it, that if ever an opportunity occurs, I will return the favor. I understand that my brother... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I have waited a few days to answer your letter in the hope that I might be able to say something more than general declarations of friendship and a strong desire to serve you amount to but I have waited in vain, I do not know at this moment of any precise manner in which I we could serve you if you were on the spot. I should however be disappointed if in the course of a short time it is not in... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I feel gratefull for your attention to my concerns in regard t[o t]he base attack made on me in the Statesman. The last No. in that paper is so contemptible that my friends think it would unworthy of further notice, but as I cannot know when or in what shape the malice of my enemies may induce them for the want of better materials to revive the ridicul subject I wish you would copy off your... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
The above are copies of the Statements I prepared and presented to the Counsel associated with yo in the Cause referred to in them for their Signatures. Mr Jones objected to signing the first because it brought him into conflict with the letter of Mr Varick as to whom he was delicately situated then having been a long and intimate friendship between his father and Mr. V. The second he was willing... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I have just received your letter of the 12th. Inst and owe you an apology for not having answered your last before this time. I have very unwell for some time past was for a fortnight unable to attend to business. This I know you will consider a sufficient apology especially as I had nothing of importance to write except what you will find in the public papers. I had received a letter from Mr... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
First Statement The charges made against Martin Van Buren Esqr on the management of the Cause of the People against John W. Thorn, Valentine N. Livingston & Henry D. Tracy, in an article signed one of the People & published in the Statesman of the 13th instant are unfounded.  We as Counsel associated with Mr. Van Buren (then Atty Genl) concurred with him in the propriety of abanding the... Continue Reading

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