Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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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
After a frank & friendly communication with our friend General Peter B. Porter relative to a successor to Govr. Tompkins, I am happy to inform you that altho’ he still feels the full force of the objections stated in his letter to you of the 14th int. Yet if such should be the State of things that a majority of the republicans really deem the use of his name in any way essential to the... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
The symtoms of my Daughter have for a few days been more favorable, but not to justify me to leave her any time. I <regret> I regret that I could not have been at Albany long before this, but as the time is altogether uncertain, I have this day wrote a confidential Letter to the Gov. on the subject of yourself, and have advised him that I would by the same Mail which carries his Letter... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
You ask why letters were written in your ^my^ behalf for Senator, to members in different parts of the State & the matter kept a profound secret from my friend. My only answer is that they were written without my knowledge & that I did not desire the appointment. Some of my friends here informed me that they had written such letters. I felt unwilling to interfere with their wishes &... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Permit me to rejoice for myself & the State, that your indisposition is so far removed as to <permit> suffer you to resume your seat in the Senate, & your attentions to your friends. That I am so flatteringly estimated in that number is peculiarly gratifying to me, as I can see in it evidence of personal respect only, as in my humble sphere to which a few days will now return me,... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Mr Sanford has recommended to you Roger Skinner Esqr. to supply the vacancy in the office of District Attorney for the State of Newyork produced by the ^his (Mr Sanfords)^ appointment of Mr Sanford to the Senate of the United States. I take the liberty of uniting with him in the recommendation of Mr Skinner and to express my solicitude for his appointment. He is in every respect qualifyed to... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: James Madison
I received this afternoon your favor of the 4th inst. You will have perceived by the public papers, that the information of General Porters consenting to stand as a candidate for the office of Governor, had been already received in this City. I attended the public dinner, given on the 4th in honor of the inauguration of the President and Vice President of the U States. The assemblage consisted of... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I am much indebted to you for the continuation of our correspondence, and, expecting, daily, for some months past, to escape from the trifling & vexatious duties which occupied me, I intended, seizing, the first moments’ leisure to make you an apology for my apparent neglect. In your letter of the 9th instant you have been liberal enough to account for my silence. I need not trouble you with... Continue Reading
Recipient: 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
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
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
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
This goodly City is in uproar on the subject of a branch of the U. States bank. I have endeavoured to keep out of the solicitude which the contemplated measure has excited but the suggestion that you would probably consent to accept the situation of Cashier has induced me to take an Interest in the subject. There are two distinct Interests the one headed by your quondam friend Mr. Jenkins the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB

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