Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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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
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To His Excellency Daniel D. Tompkins, Governor of the state of New-York.    SIR, THE Senate reciprocate with your Excellency their congratulations on the restoration of peace—They unite in the ascription of it to that overruling Providence which has hitherto preserved our country from the effects of foreign violence and intestine commotion, and they return their heart-felt thanks for the... Continue Reading
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
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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
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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
I called at your office this morning with the view of seeing you on the Subject of my note of yesterday, but finding so many waiting for an Interview with you I felt unwilling to intrude on your attention business of probably minor importance. Apprehensive that my letters to Mr. Munro or Mr Dallas may be mislaid I take the liberty of briefly repeating the facts in relation to the claim in... Continue Reading
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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
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The resolution of the Legislature of NewYork, which you were charged to transmit to me, expressive of their gratitude to my^self^ & my brave associates in arms, for the preservation of New Orleans, was received in due time; but a multiplicity of engagements prevented me from acknowledging its receipt, sooner. For myself, & for my associates, I beg to return the most sincere thanks for the... Continue Reading
My friendship and respect for the Chief Justice, are equal to yours; that is to say, very great; and it would give me real pleasure, to be able to promote his wishes, in any respect. But what reason have you, to suppose that B—, is to go to France? Is there any such scheme, on foot; or upon what, is the idea founded? Your suggestion, is the first, I have heard of it. Pray tell me, all about it. 
Recipient: MVB
Will you do me the favor to sign the inclosed admissions of Service, restore them to their respective covers and send them to the Post Office. I will trouble you to do it as soon as possible that they may be in season for the time for which the notice is given. 
Recipient: MVB
I have promised to apprise you of the terms on which the Staats controversy can be settled. Under all circumstances we are willing to extinguish the whole controversy on receiving $2500 & the Costs of the present suits. 
Sender: MVB
I recd. a letter from you a few days since enquiring for the executions issued by the People. vs. David Lawrance—& Abm Marsh. I have to state that these executions came to hand as stated in your letter—the first I understand is collected it being in the hands of one of My Depys—the other I can return Nulla Bona, if you direct, Mr. Marsh says he will pay the amt. by the first Jany Next. I... Continue Reading
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Recipient: MVB
I send you a Bill of costs in the Collins suit. After the amt is settled, deduct the Ballance of our Private account (<Bet &c>) The a/c of fees due. <Clark> & I have written to King on the Subject of his a/c but I have not yet Received his draft. If he has not drawn pay him and if there is a Ballance deposit it in the Bank to my a/c So much for Business Now my Dear Sir Permit... Continue Reading
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