Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency's letter of the 4th of September transmitting sundry documents to establish the charge of forgery against Jacob Smith, alias <illegible> Redington, now in the goal of Montreal, and requesting that he may be given up to the state of New York in order that he may be brought to trial. Having taken the advice of the legal... Continue Reading
Recipient: DeWitt Clinton
I have the honor to transmit to your Excellency sundry documents to establish the crime of forgery against Jacob Smith, alias Jacob S. Redington, committed by him in this state, by altering a set of bills of exchange. Drawn by the Bank of Montreal on a house in London, as will more particularly appear from the said documents. Considering the aggravated nature of this offence, and the peculiar... Continue Reading
Sender: DeWitt Clinton
The Commissioners have the honor to comply with your request in sending you a list of Midshipmen whose warrants were dated previous to the year 1812 and who either from their own knowledge or from their register of officers they believe to be qualified for promotion. 1810– Edward Dowse 1811 Charles H Caldwell “ Saml W. Downing “ Henry Ogden “ Wm M. Chesney “... Continue Reading
On the subject of the last paragraph of your letter of the 11th inst. I request you will be pleased to furnish me, as early as your convenience will permit, with a list of such Midshipmen as in the opinion of the Board of Commissioners, have equal claims with those named in the list which I transmitted ^to^ you on the 8th inst.
Extracts of a letter from the Board of Navy Commissioners to the Honble Benjamin Crowninshield, Sec. of the Navy–dated Feb. 11th 1817— The Commissioners of the Navy have the honor to return the list of candidates for promotion on the merits and qualifications of whom their opinion was requested in your letter of the 8th inst— x x x x x x x x x x The Commissioners... Continue Reading
I approve your course but am solicitous for all reasonable dispatch, <all> <such> causes as cannot be brought before Jany term will not be in a state for trial before at the next Circuit, I wish you to keep this in mind. On the other subjects spoken of in your letter I will think. Yours of the 4th ultimo was not rcd by me untill yesterday. You have doubtless before this rcd. the... Continue Reading
The Defts. in the Hart Cause To MVBuren Dr To his fees as counsel in the above cause after the decision of the court of Errors therein $2500.00 By Cash from the <Ejects> by VnResselear $500 By Ditto from Ditto 300 By Ditto from Mr ^G. Y^ Lansing 200 1000. Due $1500 Mr Ten Eyck sent me once $100 ^of^ which he desired me to keep no account and I red my fees in the cause in... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren offered the following resolution: “Resolved, That the committee of which Mr. N. Sanford is chairman, be instructed to prepare and report an ordinance, distinct from the constitution, providing for the election in November 1822, and the observance at such election of the right of suffrage, and division of the state into senatorial districts, and the apportionment of the members of... Continue Reading
Some discussion took place, when the section, on motion of Mr. Van Buren, was postponed till to-morrow.
Mr. Wheeler moved to amend the section by inserting after the word "sheriffs," the words "shall be appointed in the same manner as justices of the peace are directed to be appointed or chosen." Mr. Van Buren wished the gentleman would modify his motion, so as to make the sheriffs appointed by the governor and senate. Mr. Wheeler assented to the modification.
Some discussion took place between Messrs. Van Buren, Ward, Birdseye, and Radcliff. Mr. Wheeler moved to strike out the words, "or lands which may hereafter belong to the state." Another debate ensued, in which Messrs. Van Buren, King, Jay, Young, Tompkins. J.R. Van Rensselaer, and Radcliff, took part, and in which the state of the property appropriated to the school fund, was explained, when... Continue Reading
Section fourth, (declaring ministers of religion ineligible to office,) was read. Mr. King thought the phrase "ministers of religion," ambiguous, and moved to strike out "religion," and insert "gospel." Carried. Gen. Root moved to strike out the whole section, and insert the article in the present constitution. The motion was opposed by Messrs. Buel, Briggs, and Wheaton, on the ground that the... Continue Reading
Mr. Wheaton moved to amend the fifth section (authorizing the legislature to change the mode of electing militia officers) by striking out the words "if two-thirds of the members present in each house concur therein." His reasons were, that the clause might at some future period lead to difficulties between the national and the state governments; and that the whole provision for electing militia... Continue Reading
Mr. R. Clarke explained his object in offering the resolution. If the amendments were not incorporated with the remaining parts of the old constitution, and presented in connexion, the people would never be able to comprehend the subject; and it would take another Convention of lawyers to interpret the amendments. The resolution was further supported by Messrs. Young, Sharpe, and Van Buren, when... Continue Reading
On motion of Mr. Van Buren the consideration of the resolutions of the committee were postponed, and the report of the committee first taken up.