Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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I am still under the necessity of saying that the Vice President has not yet left here, but intends certainly to go to morrow morning. He took leave of the Senate some days since. I dont know that he has given an absolute answer to the inquiry whether he will accept the nomination or not But am my self satisfyed he will, and under existing circumstances it is now expedient that he should. He will... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
In my conversations with the S of the N. he has been open & explicit in his opinion, that the V. P. can not decline the nomination without some disadvantage—in these sentiments I am convinced the S of the N. is very sincere. I have not however inferred that he would refuse to be the Candidate shd the V. P. decline. He has not said that in this Case he would accept a nomination—nor has he told... Continue Reading
Sender: Rufus King
Recipient: MVB
Since the receipt of yours I have been on a jaunt to the northward partly to see the canal & partly for other purposes as you will probably see by the papers. This ^has^ prevented my writing to you before & now I have nothing to say except, that we are all well & all feel the most lively solicitude for your health, that having the most unlimited confidence in your good sense &... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Will you believe it I never heard untill this day a lick about your troubles although I now learn that it has been a subject of newspaper discussion (but I have my hands so full in making final disposition of your glittle great men) that I seldom look in papers out of the State), according to all appearances you have been shamefully abused. There must have been some gross misrepresentation &... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
The V. P. left town today at 12oClk on his return home. He stopped at the Senate on his way and I had a short Conference with him in one of the Comee. Rooms. I had not seen him for some days, during which from considerations of delicacy I omitted to visit him. Referring to his nomination, he asked what Course the Federalists would be likely to pursue as between him and Mr C. Before answering I... Continue Reading
Sender: Rufus King
Recipient: MVB
I have learnt with great pleasure that you have wisely determined henceforward to Identify yourself with the Republicans of the State & union. I am persuaded you as this step in pre act is purely spontaneous & wholly ^un^influenced by political ^sinister^ considerations it is a step of which I am persuaded you will never have occasion to regret. You may for a season be somewhat annoyed by... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I have not had a moment to spare, since the Council has terminated their late disgraciful proceedings or I should have dropped you a line not in the way of condolence but rather of congratulation as your removal from office will have done much good to our cause and I am fully persuaded that it can do you no harm as the Republican party will ever take pleasure in affording that protection &... 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
You will ^have^ doubtless remember that when at your room ^Louis's^ during the sitting of the supreme court you mentioned to me that Chief Justice Spencer had declared to Genl. Brown that there was no longer a ^the^ republican party no longer existed ^as such^ & that henceforth our Citizens would be divided among the supporters & opposers of the present administration. The sentiments thus... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
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
A more ceremonious but less honest friend would detain you by a string of laboured excuses for not writing you before of which probably one half would be founded in fiction. I will do no such thing, you know what a winter is to me & your good sense if accompanyed with good feeling will long since have suggested my Apology & if you have been destitute of the latter which you know is... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
On my return & since I have seen many of my friends both in this County & Onendago, who feel great solicitude on the question of Governor nomination, and I am perfectly satisfied that public opinion in this quarter has undergone a great change since the time I left home. Instead of the hostility to Mr Clinton with which I left them I find rather a desire that he should be nominated. This... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
In forwarding the within, I think it my duty to add, whatever information I can give in relation to the enclosed letter. The writer is the present Attorney General of this state & intimately acquainted with its politicks & its wishes. He has stated truly, that it was accident that first invited the discussion of a change in the office of Collector, that even the chief justice himself was... Continue Reading
Genl P. B. Porter arrived here last evening—will be with you on thursday or friday at farthest He is as firm as the Hills and openly says he will serve if nominated & elected, he scouts the Idea of withdrawing his name, you may quote me for the truth of this. We are uncommonly united in this quarter.
Recipient: MVB
I received by the last mail your letter of the 5th. Inst. & join with you in some little degree of surprise at the extraordinary reserve of the President. Tho I have not yet received an answer to my letter still I believed that others had been more fortunate & that some moderation of his Views had escaped him, but from his silence I am compelled to believe that particular reasons have... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB

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