Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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The Republican members of the Legislature have had a meeting here and with great unanimity nominated the Vice President as our candidate for Governor, of which notice has been sent to him. Some of our friends think it is dangerous to support him under existing circumstances and all apprehend that he may decline and that his doing so, would throw us into great confusion unless we could be... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Rufus King
Your last epistle on the subject of Newyork politcs has served ^only^ to add demonstration to my previous conviction that you are totally and deplorably ignorant of not only of Mr Clinton (I mention ^him^ first out of compaisance to you) but of the State, her political Interests and the Sentiments and views of her citizens, & that when you meddle at all with politics you are so wholly ^as I... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Pursuant to the request contained in your letter, I have forwarded to to Col Stranahan the list of the Terretenants to be summoned. That is of all the names contained in the plea. You will be pleased to transmit to him (them) Stranahan & Jordan) the Sci. fa and Copies thereof. Lest you may want for this purpose a copy of the plea, I enclose you a copy, which I pray you to return when you... Continue Reading
Sender: Aaron Burr
Recipient: MVB
Capt. Bartholomew, Master of the Steam Boat Richmond, has just reported that the following persons have refused to pay the Steam Boat Fee, viz: July 26. Cadet Gilbert, a Boy for want of Money —$.50 “    “ Mr. Patterson, Phila. (Poverty)   .50 Aug: 2. Corns. P. Hermance, New York. —1.—   Fredk. Forsyth, Lansingburgh —1.—   Gersham Turner, Adams,... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Lewis Clark, an Auctioneer appointed for the city of Albany has neglected to render his Accounts of sales at auction to this office as required by Law, it is therefore my duty to request you to proceed against him for the recovery of the penalties to which he has subjected himself. I have repeatedly applied to Mr. Clark but without effect. If you should want his Recognizances they shall be sent... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your mother will give you some money from Schoharie which I hope will enable you to make out. I have no possible objection to indorse for you but I doubt whether a discount could be obtained here. You must not deviate from your engagements relative to the note. Necessity does not so readily absolve stipulation as you seem to suppose. I will not go from home for some time
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Peter I. Hoes
You must not for a moment think hard of my not writing you before, you know the State of my family when you left me, it has continued afflicted by sickness to nearly the same extent since. Mrs. VBun, John, & myself are better but to make up for it little Martin has been taken down by a fever with which he is yet confined to his mothers lap. For the first time since you left here I have made... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I have the pleasure of informing you that in the city of Albany, we have gained 82 Votes. The 35 in Bethlehem, & divided Rensselaerville, & from wh the information received from the other towns, without being able to Calculate accurately, we shall razee the majority in Albany County from 300 to 500 Votes. A most extraordinary & shameful vote combination was formed to erase your name... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
The dirty billingsgate of the Wig has been generally read here and universally & openly reprobated by all respectable Federalists. It was my intention to have sent Franklin down by tomorrows boat but have been prevented by the following circumstances. Yesterday Mr. Van DerPool saw me & informed me that they had distroyed the paper the moment they saw it & that Stones conduct could not... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I yesterday recd. your letter of the 1st. Instant. I congratulate you on your nomination, and am heartily glad that neither envy nor jealousy was able to keep you off the Ticket. An anonymous notice was this evening delivered me announcing that a Caucus for nominating President &c. will be held next Tuesday evening. The <illegible> Call originates with the friends of Mr. Crawford. As... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
I am going to Washington to present my mothers petition claiming the compensation for Revolutionary Services which was abandoned by my father. I want you to write a p some letters for me to persons in congress and in Government. I want to leave this on Wednesday next. I write to you freely and ask you without hesitation these favors from you, induced by your former acts of kindness.
Recipient: MVB
I received yesterday your letter of the 29th. Ult, and will with frankness answer your enquiry. From the commencement of the discussions concerning the presidential election I have been (as I now am) fully satisfied that Mr Crawford is desirous not to be brought forward for the presidency. I have been (as I now am) opposed to his name being put in competition for the office. With regard to the... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Our Legislature meets tomorrow & most of the members have already arrived are already here. On the subject of the Presidential election an uncommon degree of solicitude and warmth exhists, the complaints agt. the selection of a President from Virginia which were on a former occasion heard principally from the active men in politics now proceed from the mass of the people. It is contemplated... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
My friend Genl. Porter has consented to receive for me the monies allowed to me as special Judge advocate for the trial of Genl. Wilkinson & will deliver my receipt for the same. Receive my greatfull acknowledgements for the Just & polite direction which has been given to this business & the assurance of the respect & Esteem with which
Sender: MVB
Mr Jay has intimated to me his Intention of proceeding in the several Ejectment Suits brought by the Representatives of Donald Fishers against Tenants who hold under the State. It will be necessary therefore, if no Compromise is in agitation, for us to be prepared to argue the matter before the Supreme Court of the United States at Washington at the next Term upon the Writ Error. You will of... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB

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