Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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Perhaps I was not as explicit on the subject of my last letter as I ought to have been. The Vice President has no doubt of the constitutionality of the restriction, attempted to be imposed on the admission of Missouri nor of the expediency of doing so. His sentiments have always been so & although he could not feel it proper to volunteer his opinion on the subject he would have no hesitation... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Rufus King
I have learnt with great pleasure that you have wisely resolved henceforward to Identify yourself with the Republicans of the State and union. As this act is purely spontaneous and wholly uninfluenced by sinister considerations, It is a step which I am persuaded you will never have occasion to regret. You may for a season be somewhat annoyed by the aspersions of old & the Jealousies of new... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I am delighted with your <Phasion> but I think the publication of them should be delayed for some time & then be published in rapid succession. I wish therefore you would prepare them all & send them to me.
Sender: MVB
I am very happy to see that the observer has taken its stand on the old platform, much good must result from it. You must have long since ben satisfyed that the divisions & distractions ^which^ have for a long time existed at Poughkeepsie are unwise & unprofitable, is there no way in which they can be healed, could you not agree to restore fair & friendly political community if even ... Continue Reading
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At a county convention composed of five Republican delegates elected and chosen by and from each of the fifteen Towns in the county of Herkimer and State of Newyork held at the public Inn of Benjamin Kelsey in the village and town of Herkimer on the 30th day of October 1820, of which the Honabl. John Herkimer was chairman and Abijah Mann Junior Secretary It was unanimously Resolved that a due... Continue Reading
A FELLOW Member, who knows, and is personally known to most of you,—who has, from his infancy, taken a deep interest in the honour and prosperity of the party to which you belong, and who, if he has ever erred in his labours to promote its best interest, has erred from defect of judgment, and not from a want of devotion to the cause,—ventures to address you on the subject of the choice of a... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
The undersigned inhabitants of the Village of Little Falls & its vicinity in the County of Herkimer Republicans attached from principle to the administration of the general Government, beg leave to represent that it is an opinion we have entertained, that the offices of the general government, should be distributed amongst its friends and we would farther represent in relation to the Post... Continue Reading
The Republican Members of the Legislature, at the close of the last session, announced to you their conviction, that the prosperity of the republican party, and the welfare of the state, required a change of the chief magistrate. Subsequent events have proved the correctness of this opinion, and enforced the expediency of this measure. While a doubt existed that Governor Clinton had abandoned the... Continue Reading
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At a meeting of the inhabitants of the city and county of Albany, held at the capitol, in the city of Albany, on Tuesday the 21st of December, 1819, in pursuance of public notice, to express their opinions upon the subject of extending slavery into the territories of the United States westward of the river Mississippi—the hon. John Taylor, was called to the chair, and Teunis Van Vechten, Esq.... Continue Reading
NOTICE ☞A meeting of the inhabitants of this city and county of Albany, is hereby requested at the capitol in the city of Albany, this evening, at six o'clock, for the purpose of expressing their opinions on the expediency of prohibiting the further extension of slavery in the United States.
The republican members of the legislature, at the close of the last session, announced to their constituents their firm conviction that ^you their conviction that the prosperity of the republican pary and so^ the welfare of the state required a change of the Chief Magistrate. Subsequent events have proved the correctness of this opinion and enforced the expediency of this measure. While a doubt... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I understand that the Steam Boat Fire Fly has regularly plied as a passage Boat between Newyork and Newburgh for the two last years. Not a cent of money has been recieved at the Treasury for the tax on Passengers in that Boat, nor have any Accounts been rendered of the Tax. Have the goodness therefore to proceed against the Master of the Boat under the act entitled "An act respecting navigable... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
You will doubtless remember that when at Louis's during the sitting of the Supreme court you mentioned to me that chief Justice Spencer had declared to Genl. Brown that the Republican party no longer existed as such & that henceforth our Citizens would be divided among the Supporters & opposers of the present administration. The sentiments thus attributed to the chief Justice being in... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I am much gratified by your letter to an unsuccessful candidate but believing that I understand your character, it does not surprise me.  Although you are a politician, I believe you want the faculty which most of them have, of cutting friends whose popularity seems to be on the wane—but even with this draw back upon your advancement you have qualified yourself by example as well as precept, to... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
As the Executors of John Pruyn ^decd.^ or some of them, seem to trifle with me, respecting the Claim I have on the Estate. I wish you therefore Issue a writ agt. the Executors to wit John P. Beekman, Lucas J Van Alen ^& James VanDerpoel^ Exos. of the last Will &c & Codicile of Jno Bruyn decd. My demand is an a/c. of about $1000. I spoke to you some time Since respecting [. . .]... Continue Reading
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