Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)

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I find by a newspaper just come to hand that the publication of the correspondence ^with Govr T. in between^ 1814 is preceded by that or rather part of that between you & myself. I cannot but regret that my intention in this particular was not rightly understood. My ^hasty^ letter was written under the impression that nothing would go to the press but the original correspondence with Govr.... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
The Republican members of the Legislature held their caucus last night on the subject of Senator to Congress and after a fair temperate & manly debate unanimously concured in the nomination of your hble. Servt. for that place. On the ballot the Votes were for Mr Sanford 24 for myself 58—one of Mr. S. friends and six of mine were absent. The appointment takes place on Tuesday, the utmost... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
The enclosed Letter will explain to you what we wish. The Vice President is apprized that a copy has been sent to you, as you will see. If he has left Washington, you will see the propriety of sending a speedy answer. That answer must be, My Dear Friend, that in the event of the Vice President's insisting, upon it, you will consent to our wishes. In no other event do we urge it. You will see, how... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Yours of the 25th. & 28th. have been duly received & I return you my thanks for your prompt attention to a subject so interesting to us. There has been a degree of coyness between our friends on this subject which has been troublesome to me. I was in hopes it would be peculiarly in your power to dispel it, as I know the extent of their confidence in & the warmth of their friendship... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Rufus King
I have only time to say that since the receipt of yours I have seen the Vice President & stated to him what I understood was reported as his opinion on the Missouri question & he informed me that he had never entertained or expressed the sentiments attributed to him. That he did not think that the restriction unconstitutional nor had he ever questioned its expediency. At some future day I... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Rufus King
I enclose you a report which I am told is highly satisfactory to our friends & annoying to our enemies. I have written rather a scolding or fretting letter to the Secy of the Navy to day in the hope of rousing the torpid & hair splitting men at W. to take ground in our favour & have omitted to speak as favorably of our prospects as I might with to propriety have done. I can with... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Rufus King
The enclosed is the paper which was handed to the court & which I have recd. from the Chief Justice, to whom it must be returned in its present form, I have no such affidavit among my papers, & I think it possible that the affidavit was never taken but was supplyed by that of you & Mr <Willms>. Mr Prevost had better swear to one now of similar import & offer it to the court... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Recipient: Aaron Burr
A. 1. Resolved, as the sense of this meeting, That the existence of slavery in the United States is a great political calamity, as well as moral evil, injurious to the character of the nation, hazardous to the existence of its free institutions, and repugnant to the spirit and principles of true religion. 2. Resolved, That whilst, in the opinion of this meeting, it is the bounden duty of several... Continue Reading
No. 1. The following is a copy of the notice: A meeting of the inhabitants of this city & county of Albany, is hereby requested at the capitol, this Evening, at 6, for the purpose of expressing their opinions on the expediency of prohibiting the farther extension of slavery in the U. S. Dec. 16 1819. (published in the Argus of that day.) (signed) John Tayler, Amb. Spencer, St. Van Rensselaer... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
"The Clintonians here are encouraged in their hopes, and leave nothing undone to advance their views; in this spirit I understand that Meigs, the P. M. has been called on for the letter of Van Buren to Henry Meigs, wh. he sent to the P. M., respecting the removal of certain Postmasters. Meigs, it is said, stated the demand to the Pr.; what advice was recd. is not mentioned; but he yesterday... Continue Reading
Sender: Rufus King
B By Mr McNeil, Jan'y 13, 1820. In assembly. Whereas the inhibiting the further extension of slavery in these United States, is a subject of deep concern among the people of this state: And whereas we consider slavery as an evil much to be deplored, and that every constitutional barrier should be interposed to prevent its further extension; and that the constitution of the United States clearly... Continue Reading
The committee appointed by one of the foregoing resolutions to prepare and present a memorial to congress, having withdrawn for the purpose of agreeing to the same, again appeared in the meeting—when the following was reported on their behalf by Mr. Duer, and unanimously adopted. To the honorable the Senate and House of Representatives in Congress assembled. The memorial of the inhabitants of the... Continue Reading
I, Abraham Van Buren Do make and publish the following as a Codicil to my last Will and Testament hereunto annexed, bearing date the Eighteenth day of February last, and to be considered as part of my said last Will & Testament. First, I do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mary all my Household furniture and personal Estate (except what is herein after except’d, & what... Continue Reading
We have examined a map of the state of New-York, including the upper part of the state of Pennsylvania, published by Mr. AMOS LAY, and it appears to us to be accurate, and to contain all the counties up to this time correctly designated, and to be well worthy of public patronage.
Sender: MVB, Sender: James Kent, Sender: Ambrose Spencer, Sender: Stephen Van Rensselaer III
Last week I spent entirely in reconnoitering the County of Oswego, from one end to the other. Matters continue to wear a very favourable aspect in every part of the County. The Republican interest has gained a great deal of strength since last election; and it still continues to gain. It is perfectly safe to say that the vice president will get more votes in that county than ever he did before. I... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB

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