Series 7 (4 March 1833-3 March 1837)

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I owe you an apology for not having sooner acknowledged the receipt of your obliging letter of 26th of May. My opinions on the subject of the power of Congress over Slave Property in the Southern States, are so well understood by my friends, that I am surprised that an attempt to impose upon the public respecting them should be hazarded. The subject is, in my judgment, exclusively under the... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
For the mutual accommodation of the public officers and creditors in your neighborhood, and of yourself and the Treasury Department, I propose hereafter to direct warrants in their favor to yourself, for payment, when desired by them. It will be in your power, also, before a warrant is obtained by them, and whenever you have confidence in their honesty and solvency, to take an assignment or draft... Continue Reading
As it will relieve my feelings of disappointement and mortification which I find growing rather than subsiding as I go, to think out, having nobody to talk to, you must suffer me to <meander> an hour or two in the bustle and jam of the steamboat to inflict what may perhaps be a long letter on you: for I had made up my mind to write to you as soon as I got home, and I may as well therefore... Continue Reading
Recipient: John Forsyth Sr.
I am very sorry to find that it is not in my power to comply with your request that I would return to you a paper enclosed in your memorial delivered to Mr. Bankhead on the 20th April, 1832, relative to the children of Peter Shackerly. The paper, as it was received from you, was transmitted to his Majesty's Government. You are already acquainted with the nature of the answer given to the claims... Continue Reading
I had the honor long since to invite your attention to the claim of the orphan children of Peter Shackerly, one of the seamen killed on board the United States ship Chesapeake when attacked by the British ship of war Leopard, in 1807, and received for answer that your Government was willing to entertain the claim, and was satisfied with the proof, but required some action in the matter on the... Continue Reading
Your letter of the 9th instant has been received, by which I was informed that you have no suggestions to offer in regard to my then contemplated communication to the British minister in reference to the claim of the orphan children of Peter Shackerly, a copy whereof I had the honor to submit to you on the 8th instant. Said communication having been transmitted to the British minister, and his... Continue Reading
Recipient: John Forsyth Sr.
Your letter of the 8th instant, relative to the claim of the children of Peter Shackerly upon the British Government, has been received. As you were informed by Mr. Livingston, when Secretary of State, that the President declined to authorize any further representation to the British Government on that subject, I have no suggestions to offer in regard to it.
I had the honor, on the 30th of December, 1833, and again on the 5th of April, 1834, to address the Secretary of State relative to the claim upon the British Government of the orphan children of Peter Schackerly, one of the seamen killed on board the United States ship Chesapeake when attacked by the British ship of war Leopard, in 1807; to which communications I am yet without acknowledgment or... Continue Reading
Recipient: John Forsyth Sr.
We this day lay before our readers a document of deeper interest-one which, from its nature and probable consequences, is more eminently calculated to test the character of the American People, and to probe the foundation upon which their political insitutions are based-than any which has appeared amongst us since the declaration of the late war between these United States and Great Britian. We... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I am directed by the President to inform you that, as the time prescribed for your return to the United States with the result of your negotiation with the Mexican Government has elapsed, he has determined upon the immediate appointment of a successor. A nomination will accordingly be made to the Senate to-morrow. I have also to acquaint you that Mr. Castillo having recently called on me to... Continue Reading
Mr. Chauncey Bush having been appointed consul of the United States for the ports of San Blas and Mazatlan, in Mexico, I herewith transmit his commission, in order that you may request of the Mexican Government an exequatur for him, which, when received, you will forward with his commission to Mr. Bush, at San Blas.
In a letter from this Department of the 9th of April, 1834, you were informed that as the case of the Robert Wilson, charged with having introduced spurious coin into Mexico, was before the judicial tribunals of that country, the interference of this Government was not deemed advisable at that time. You were also directed to communicate to the Department the result of the judicial proceedings... Continue Reading
Herewith you will receive a copy of a letter to this Department from the passengers on board the schooner Martha, complaining of the seizure of that vessel at Brazoria, in Texas, and of outrages upon their persons by the authorities there. The signatures were affixed to a separate slip of paper, which has been mislaid. Although the statement of the writers is ex parte, and is not made under oath... Continue Reading
Herewith you will receive copies of sundry papers relative to the seizure, at Campeachy, of the brig Ophir, under circumstances represented to have been unwarrantable. You will examine the case, and will demand that redress of the Mexican Government to which it may be found entitled.
The commission of John A. Parker, appointed consul of the United States at Brazoria, which you will receive herewith, is sent to you that you may ask an exequatur for him of the Mexican Government, which, when obtained, you will forward, with the commission, to him, at the place of his consular residence.

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