Series 4 (3 December 1821-31 December 1824)
I should have been gratified if you and Mr. Randolph had been a little further than the <Race> course. I shall expect you on Sunday with Mr R. and then both of you will take your Quarters with me during the <Races>. I enclose herewith a note to Mr R<.> wh. be so kind as to deliver, as I do not know his place of Residence.
Sender: Rufus King
When I had the pleasure of seeing you last I hinted that there was a subject on which I contemplated speaking to you. The enclosed papers explain it. The disinterested solicitude you have evinced for my welfare, & the high respect in which I hold your good opinion, have induced me to communicate to you, what is yet & will continue to be a profound secret to all my most confidential... Continue Reading
Recipient: Stephen Van Rensselaer III
From what Mr Butler tells me it appears that some good friend has attempted to make some mischief between us. Mr Tracy told me that you was in favour of Concklins appointment, in preference to that of Lynch, & from my knowledge of your respect for him, & my opinion of your views, on the subject of a too rapid encouragement, of the class of political gentlemen, to which he belongs, &... Continue Reading
I thank you sincerely for your last & will be very happy to hear from you after. Your situation enables you to give me information from time which may be important to us. I feel a delicacy in speaking of the probable proceedings of our Legislature for reasons which you will understand. Our friends need not fear us. The Govrs. proclamation has served in an eminent degree ^to unite Republicans... Continue Reading
I sympathize with you my dear fellow, & sincerely hope that you may bear the great loss you have sustained with firmness. Such events are in the course of nature, & it becomes us to submit to them with all practicable resignation. Let me hear from you, & ask Mr Follet to write me all the news in your quarter.
The Physicians have pronounced Mr. Crawford to be out of danger & there is but little reason to doubt his speedy recovery. The Edwards committee are in session. Edwards has protested in writing agt. being examined as a witness—declaring that he has nothing to communicate of his own knowledge but the committee have decided that he should be examined & that one of Mr Crawfords friends... Continue Reading
Finding that it will not be in our power to return by monday if we go to Richmond, we have determined to go to Mr Jeffersons & return direct to Washington where we intend to be on Sunday next. Mention this to no one except Mr Crawford.
Recipient: Asbury Dickins
I have red your letter & read it with the satisfaction I always experience from reading your witty & intelligent remarks. Politically I am not the wiser for it as it is entirely out of the question to draw a reliable inference from your letters. Some time ago you wrote me distinctly that you intended to go for Crawford. A few days afterwards in Speaking of Leake you say that you could not... Continue Reading
Recipient: Gorham Akin Worth
Virginia has with wonderful unanimity approved our proceedings. If Nyork keeps her electoral law as it is and does the same the election is settld. If she does not the question goes to the house and the party is forever ruined. Cant you get up letters to Mr Redfield which will influence him on these matters?
I am so pressed for time in consequence of being obliged to attend to the proceedings of the meeting that I can only write to you by this mail & you must shew my letter to Genl. Root & the rest of our friends. We met 68 present & nominated Crawford & Gallatin. The election must be carried in Pensylvania or we cannot in all probability keep it from the house. It was therefore... Continue Reading
The Election is going on very warmly here & in the neighbourhood & I have no time to say much. Our accounts from Newyork last evening leave no doubt of our complete success. And such will I hope & believe be the case throughout the State. Give my best respects to friend Redfield & tell him the Judge Skinner is in much better condition that when he leMr R. left here. The election... Continue Reading
I have reason to believe that the information you have received respecting the object & result of Genl. Browns visit to this place is correct. The Clintonian interest is divided betwen Calhoun Clay & Adams. You may be able to appreciate the good it can do either when I assure you that there is not a single county in the State that they can carry. This no intelligent & honest man in... Continue Reading
It is difficult if not impossible for one who is not acquainted with the views & combinations of the executive power to form a correct opinion, or to give unreserved advice respecting any particular appointment which in itself may not only be expedient, but excellent, yet when viewed in connexion with other appointments, with which it may be combined, and of which it may form the only... Continue Reading
It was my sincere wish before I left Washington to be perfectly understood by you on the question of President & untill I reced. your letters on my arrival here & was firmly persuaded that such was the case. WeI shall now wait the result of the matter respecting which I have last written you & will then communicate with you most explicitly. We may differ in opinion but knowing you... Continue Reading
I shall ^say^ nothing on the subject of the severe calamity which has befallen you & your friends by the loss of poor Allen farther than to state that I have it in contemplation to bring his case before congress & will be obliged by any information you may possess & which will be usefull. I wish you would call on the SaMr Hawly & pay him the premium for insurance due from the... Continue Reading