Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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Your esteemed favour of the 18th was duly received. Accept my thanks for your readiness to aid. <illegible> <illegible> <illegible> <illegible> <illegible> <illegible> <illegible> <illegible> of the <illegible> I can with the greatest sincerity say that I will with the greatest pleasure write Mr Dayton and others of my friends in the Assembly... Continue Reading
It is now after 9 in the evening, & yet this is positively the first moment I could devote ^to^ you to day. Mr. Olcott called up here last evening & requested me to go down with him to Hudson to day, or to give him a letter. For a few moments I did not know but what I might go down in the afternoon, but I was obliged to give up the idea. I could not even find time to call on him &... Continue Reading
Your favors of the 21st & 23d are at hand. Their contents are very gratifying. You may rely upon it that I am not mistaken as to Judge Crosby. Whenever he is tested he will not flinch in his vote. Endeavor to impress on his mind that giving me a charter will not be increasing the number of Banks. You have herewith a letter I have this day recd. from a friend at Sag Harbor by which you will... Continue Reading
It is too late to write but I can not retire without expressing my deep sorrow for the unfortunate letter I had the imprudence to address you on Saturday, & imploring your forgiveness for the pain it has occasioned. I hope my long letter of yesterday & today will serve to convince you that altho I thought myself wronged by your suspicions, my love & my esteem were yet unaltered &... Continue Reading
Before I proceed to my defence, I must beg your permission to lay before you so near an account of my life for the last week, as I can now make <one> from recollection. I don't keep a journal & I may therefore be a little incorrect in some of the particulars, but in the main I believe the story will be correct.  Monday 15. Had only a few minutes to spare before breakfast. Read latin or... Continue Reading
Yours of the 18th is at hand. I thank you for the information it contains. I did not calculate on the removal of our Mayor. It is a most gratifying measure to the federal party. He is poor and has a large family and if public good did not <ingraciously> require ^it^ he therefor ought not to have been removed. His successor has been wisely selected and as he may have left town to have his... Continue Reading
Your letter was recd. last evening. I was very much delighted with it, altho I had hardly time to read it through. I commenced drawing the Answer on Monday, was employed in it until near one O,Clock that night, began yesterday at 8 & continued with but little intermission until after 12 at night, commenced again at 8 this mornig, have been all day engaged in it & am not yet through. I... Continue Reading
Yours of the 14th is at hand I am obliged by the information it contains and would gladly visit Albany if I could leave home but at present I cannot. My plan of operation is to lend all my force to the obtaining an Act of Incorporation for the Exchange Bank but in such a manner as to weaken the arguments as little as possible in favor of private Banking. If I fail in this <illegible> next ... Continue Reading
I observe by a notice in the newspapers that the Catskill Bank intend asking permission to establish a Bank in the village of Oxford. Will it not be a good plan whether I succeed or not, to get Docr. Sargant to propose to add to this Bill a clause allowing the Sandy Hill Bank to establish a Branch in the city of Newyork. He might give for reason the little business done at Sandy Hill, in... Continue Reading
You have herewith a petition to the Legislature and a Bill for an Act of Incorporation for the Exchange Bank. Will you do me the favor to present the petition which I suppose will be referred to a Committee to whom you will please hand the Bill which I hope they will adopt. My friend Judge Crosby of the Senate has a similar petition and Bill to be used as he may think best. Much will depend on... Continue Reading
I arrived at Albany between 5 & 6. Had a very unpleasant passage up, for by the time I <we> reached the Factory I had become quite sick in consequence of the motion of ^the^ sleigh altho I did not ride backwards, which continued until I got home. Since tea however I have got over it. We stopped at Kinderhook to dine, had a dull party within & met nothing remarkable without worth... Continue Reading
I promised you a letter on Wednesday and unless I am very quick about writing it you will not receive one, as the hour of closing the mail has nearly arrived. I hope you able to take good care of yourself in this inclement weather & that your health will not be endangered by any imprudent or unguarded exposures for I assure you we in this place conceive it to be extremely cold. How delightful... Continue Reading
Your letter of the 6th Inst to Mr. Hallak has been recd. You would heard from me before this but for my absence at Washington. I perceive my old friend Van Vechten is at me again. The object of the Bill reported is not only to prevent my Banking on notes issued by myself but also on the notes of the Sandy Hill Bank or of any other Bank, that might be disposed to let me have their paper. This is a... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren has just handed me your letter by which I am informed that you was very much pleased with your visit, very happy to get back again & very much out of humour with your Franklin. Suppose he should answer you in this style "Miss Harriet Allen, I would have you to know that my time is precious, that I can not afford to be absent longer than from Thursday to Saturday, that I must be... Continue Reading
I begin to be somewhat alarmed for you, perhaps it is unnecessary, but I can not feel entirely free from it. Your last letter was dated the 21st. & arrived here the next night, just one week this evening. You then thought yourself recovered from the cold you had taken and removed my anxiety for your health. But I am now half tempted to believe that you was mistaken in supposing yourself well... Continue Reading


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