Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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I understand that the US appointment of District Attorney will be resigned by Mr Fisk very soon, & as you was good enough to say you would write to the President, allow me now to ask that favor as soon as your feelings will permit you. The letter is important to me at as early a day as possible. I am suffering the most excruciating torture from a swelling in my face which has deranged my ... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I owe you an apology for not having more frequently written you, but my time has really been so much taken up with official business that I can hardly find a moments leisure. I am looking with anxious eyes to the course of things in our State. I have been I must confess somewhat disappointed as to the course taken by many of the federalists in the Legislature. It must have arisen from the great... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your last epistle to on the subject of Newyork politics has only served to add demonstration to my former convictions that you are totally and deplorably Ignorant not only of Mr Clinton (In true Clintonian style I name him first & also out of complaisance to you) but of the State her political Interests and the Sentiments and views of her Citizens. When you meddle with politics you are as I... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Yours of the 28th I recd yesterday; I need scarcely add with a great deal of satisfaction. As to doing things by the halves, I am entirely of your opinion. Mr Maynard, the Editor of the Patriot & Patrol & who is a partner of mine informs me that he has sent to you the two last numbers of his paper. You will see from them— If I had not already made up my mind to steer no middle course your... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Leonidas on the subject of the note from Chief Justice Spencer. It gives Leonidas no pleasure to connect the name of the chief justice, with the party politics of the day. Whatever may be thought by those who are incapable of separating political opposition from personal hostility, it would be more grateful to his feelings, to contribute his best efforts to snatch his honor from associations,... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I regret my dear friend, that it should have been necessary to open the eyes of the public to Mr. Clinton['s] views & principles, that you should be removed from the office you filled so creditably to the state. Enough had already been done if the People could have been persuaded to look seriously at the subject. They were however easily lulled by fair pretences. It now requires no reasoning... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I have received your letter, accompanyed by a copy of a letter sent to the Vice President. I have had a full conversation with him on the subject. First however he has not received any communication from the Committee appointed to inform him of his nomination. Nor has he received the original a copy of which you sent me. I have however informed ^him^ the substance of it. He says he has received a... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
My friend Mr Miller told me the other day that in a conversation with him you had mentioned ^suggested you regret^ that I had broken off the intimacy and friendly intercourse which heretofore subsisted between us or rather that it had been broken off. It is true that I have ^not^ had the pleasure of seeing you lately but it has been only because I have not knowingly been in ^your^ the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
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
I intended to have been at NYork at the Chancery term & would with pleasure have argued Major Prescots cause, but the fever prevents my going down & will I am persuaded prevent the courts being held, of the question in the Eden case hereafter.
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Aaron Burr
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
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
I rejoice to hear of your improvements & prospects and much approve your determination to travel, it will give me pgreat pleasure to let you have my horse. You will find travelling on him delightfull & may [. . .] for him when you please. I should like if it <is> practicable that you took some trusty servant [w]ith you, you will find it very laborious and oppressive for the first... 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
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

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