Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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You will see by the resolutions of the <Grocers> that they have followed the example of the friends of private Banking in speaking a bold language to their Delegates. So that in case of need we can unite a very strong interest. I have before informed you the result of the meeting opposed to private Banking. Not satisfied with their discomfiture on that occasion they called a second meeting... Continue Reading
Yours of Saturday last was read at 10 O.Clock last evenig. I was not disappointed in not hearing from you on Friday, because after receiving Capt. Coffin's letter I could not reasonably expect you to write me another within so short a time. I can perceive that my question was rather a blunt one & perhaps it was asking rather too much to request you to say ^fix^ precisely the hour when it to... Continue Reading
Your dear letter by Capt. Coffin was quite unexpected, & on that account the grateful and acceptable. I can not say more than I have already said for a thousand times on the subject of my gratitude & love, whenever I reflect upon the sincere & ardent affection you have ever entertained for me, but still I take pleasure in repeating again & again, that I am solely & exclusively... Continue Reading
I have recd. your acceptable letter with the pamphlets with which I am delighted. You have made a masterly performance and exhibited Mr Pierson in his merited insignificance from which he cannot extricate himself. The Country Banks as well as your humble servant are very much indebted to you for the justice you have done us.  You have herewith a letter from the Committee appointed at Tammany Hall... Continue Reading
I am sorry to be compelled to send you so short a letter this mornig, especially as I had been dealt with so bountifully by you, but you will remember that my time is more constantly employed in the various concerns of my business than yours is & that I am therefore less able to write long letters than you are. If at any time you are in want of a letter, if the mails are tardy, or if I have... Continue Reading
I regret exceedingly that it is not in my power to visit Albany. I think the legislature will not adjourn so soon as the 14th & that I shall be enabled to visit there before they adjourn. If not I hope they will extend the period of exemption for the Exchange Bank to 10 years or not pass the Bill but if it should be passed I must rely upon my good behavior to entitle me to an act of... Continue Reading
I am very sorry you have interposed in favor of Mr. Bowne, because you have for many days restrained the ardour of the most generous people on earth, they however meet this evening & altho I have induced many of them to promise to treat Mr. Bowne with great delicacy yet he must not expect to escape their notice, how you possibly can suppose you can with reason or justice be to blame for any... Continue Reading
I deferred writing yesterday, because I was uncertain whether there would be a mail down or not, & concluded to send by the Boat tomorrow. I dropped you a line by Mr. Hoyt the brevity of which I hope you have excused. I did expect that gentleman back ^day before^ yesterday & hoped to receive a letter by him from my dear Harriet, but he has not yet returned. I received a letter from him... Continue Reading
You will pardon, I am sure, the liberty of a citizen to one of his able and conspicuous representatives, if I request your consideration of the specifications contained in a recent publication here entitled a Disquisition on Imprisonment for Debt. I believe it has already been sent up to the Booksellers in Albany. Imprisonment for Debt cannot, and will not be much longer practiced. It is, in fact... Continue Reading
Sender: David Bacon
Recipient: MVB
Mr. Hoyt visits Hudson to day and duty, inclination and pleasure all prompt me to furnish him with a ^short^ letter. I received your last yesterday morning and to borrow from friend Jacobs letter at the same moment "It was a source of pleasure & of pain, like most other cups of felicity, few being without alloy." I was happy to hear that you had regained your usual flow of health &... Continue Reading
Saturday evening has come again and it finds me in circumstances which should call forth much gratitude to the author & preserver of my being. How is the fast? Possessing so many of the comforts of life, out of the immediate reach of want, unchained to a bed of sickness or of death, blest by the regard & affection of many worthy & valuable friends, enjoying the confidence & the... Continue Reading
I find that it will be impossible for me to leave home before the end of next week, if then, therefore, I must be allowed to consider myself still in your hands. I think that if General Colden interests himself in my behalf to the extent which I have some reason to think he will be willing to do, the Bill may be defeated in the Assembly or the period of my exemption extended 5 or 10 years but if... Continue Reading
Your favor of the 23d is at hand. It is a source of pleasure & pain like most other cups of felicity few being without alloy. The first pleasing consideration grows out of finding my friend Ogden among the affirmations. It proves to me that I was not mistaken in estimating his good sense & liberality and that he reciprocates those friendly sentiments with which our personal acquaintance... Continue Reading
It is just one week tonight since I returned, and I must confess that it has been one of the shortest I ever spent altho it followed a seperation from you. My mind has been so much occupied, so completely engrossed by ten thousand objects pressing continually on it, that time has flown imperceptibly away. I feel dear H. every word of your description of the loneliness & sorrow in which my... Continue Reading
I find that Mr. VanBuren is about starting & I have only time to say a few words to you. Your letter by him I received on Sunday evening, the other by mail altho written first I did not get until Monday morning. I was very happy to hear from you so fully, and I return you my warmest thanks for your remonstrance of me. The letter by Mr. Van Buren was received & read with the greatest... Continue Reading


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