Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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The distresses of our country, produc[ed first] by the flood, then by the ebb of bank paper are such [as cannot] fail to engage the interposition of the Legislature. [Many] propositions will of course be offered, from all of which [some]thing may probably be culled to make a good whole. I exp[lained] to you my project, when I had the pleasure of possessing yo[u] here; and I now send its outline... Continue Reading
OUT AT LAST Chief Justice Spencer, in an open and unreserved political communication with Gen. Brown, during the last week, threw off all disguise, and avowed, as a justification of the course now pursued by Mr. Clinton, that "THERE IS NO LONGER A REPUBLICAN PARTY, as such, in this State: that henceforth our citizens will only be known as the opposers and supporters of Mr. Clinton's... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
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
Mr. Van Beuren said he must trespass upon the committee while he stated the general considerations which induced him to give his vote for the bill. It was a subject which had been so fully discussed, and upon which so much had been said, that he should deem it arrogance to enlarge. The calculations which had been made with respect to the probable expense of the canal, and the ways and means for... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Remarks on the great Canals extracted from the various publications on the Subject.  Serious appeal Benefit of Canal to NYork & Albany. utility I. Division of trade of onieda, Onandago, Cayuga, Seneca, Ontario, Genesee, Niagara, Chatauqua & Cattaraugus from Montreal to them.  2d. This trade consists of  Ist. Grain viz at present supposed to be if one tenth is under cultivation to 3.... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
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
Immediately on the receipt of Swartwouts letter, we announced you as our candidate, it is received with unusual satisfaction. You have now rallyed round you the great body of the party, a host of independent and highminded men who are not dragooned or influenced by any other consideration than that of principle. Every effort will be made to get you to decline no means will be left unessayed to... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Let them say what they please I assure you that the counsill ar anti-Clintonian Judge Noyes was our man as well as that of our adversaries, & he is clearly & unequivocally with us. So much for that. Monell goes down this eving I fear highly prejudiced. I have not seen him I regret this sincerely for I love him & I fear that this course will injure his character for independence &c... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I trust it cannot be necessary for me to assure you that it would at all times be gratefull to my feelings to gratify you ^in^ any reasonable request. The suggestion [howe]ver to make a deduction from my Judgmt agt. your dcd. brother I cannot regard as such & I am persuaded that on more reflection you will concur with me in this opinion. The circumstance of his liability being that of Bail is... 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
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