Series 7 (4 March 1833-3 March 1837)

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I am heartily ashamed of myself for having so long neglected to acknowledge your interesting & kind letter. But the truth is, that this villainous conflict (Influenza) has afflicted me so much, and rendered me so disagreeable to myself that I did not dare to approach a lady, even by letter. I am getting better, but have not yet been able to shake it off entirely. So much, & too much for... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I have made an effort to pay an instalment on my debt to Mrs. R. Her letter will inform you of all I could say to you. What are your accounts from Richmond. Enclosed I send you Beaslies letters & am
Sender: MVB
I am provoked to address you, under the privilege allowed by our Free Institutions of Government, by having under my eye, a paragraph in the United States Gazette dated Washington December 7th viz. “Very probably it may be determined to hold a Convention of the Friends of all the Anti-Van Beuren Candidates, at which, it will be decided, who shall be received, in the Electoral Coleges. This... Continue Reading
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I will call for the enclosed. In the mean time I wish you would reflect seriously upon the practicability of doing some thing in the proposed or some other <power> to comply with the wishes of the writer. He is one once out of a thousand & it would be very desirable to gratify him if practicable.
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Recipient: Levi Woodbury
I am obliged by your attention to my small concerns, and upon mentioning the circumstance in the presence of the President, he has requested me to ask you to send him also a pair of the skins. I will pay all.
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Recipient: Jesse Hoyt
I take this opportunity to write a few lines on the subject of the late election in this County & State of which you have heard the result some time since it went well for the Regency & huge <faws> the Wigs are scarce in this section of the Country since the ides of November last the board was swept clean and the Rejected stands in the front rank but Sir my object in writing mostly... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Our good friend Mrs. Van Rensselaer has been kind enough to commit the enclosed to my care. From her being still at Albany, I presume, although she says nothing about it, that the idea of spending the winter at Philadelphia has been abandoned. It is unnecessary to say how much pleasure it will give me to forward your dispatch to her. Mrs. Donelson tells me that you and Mr Rives have promised to... Continue Reading
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In answer to the resolution of the Senate, passed on the 24th December, 1834, directing “the Postmaster General to inform the Senate whether so much of the act of Congress, approved the 25th June, 1832, as establishes a mail route from Burnt Corn, in the State of Alabama, by Claibourn, Clarksville, Coffeeville, Washington court-house, Winchester, Ellisville, Williamsburg, Monticello, and... Continue Reading
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A sense of duty which we owe the Democratic party in the United States in reference to the approaching presidential contest must be our apology if any be needed for addressing you at this time and on the present subject. Our state elections are just through, and in despite of the unprecedented difficulties thrown in our way under the influence which the Bank of the United States has succeeded in... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Your friend Mr Croswell. He is the celebrated Harry, formerly Editor of the Balance, now the Episcopal Clergyman at New Haven. The President knows <illegible> <illegible> <illegible> very kind feeling towards him. If you can do any thing for him I know you will do it with pleasure. I believe we have given the opposition as sound a drubbing as they deserve. Our accounts are... Continue Reading
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Recipient: Levi Woodbury
Dr. <Illegible> of this City is desirous of obtaining the appointment of assistant Surgeon, & has presented to the Department very strong memorials of merit as I am informed. His personal character & pretensions are I am informed, very strong, & I take pleasure in recommending him to your favorable consideration
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Mr. Disney the Speaker of the Senate of Ohio is here and I should be pleased to shew him some of our friends. If you can make room for him at your table, & will send me an invitation for him I will see it delivered. Excuse this liberty & believe me to be
Sender: MVB
I take much pleasure in making you acquainted with my friend the Hon'ble Mr. Clay of Alabama (Clement C. of U.S. Senate,) who makes a short visit to New York before the meeting of Congress. I know it will give you pleasure to do what you can to make his stay in New York agreeable.
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Recipient: Jesse Hoyt
I am exceedingly desirous of procuring a pla Midshipmans place in the Navy for my Son. The lad now eighteen years ^is^ most firmly bent on being so placed, if the thing be possible. Alderman <Furniss> has kindly taken charge of the application. He is acquainted with the Boy. May I solicit your good offices in this matter which in which I feel unusual solicitude?
Sender: Gideon Lee
Recipient: MVB
I have read your able & excellent Report very carefully, and although I would wish it shorter, I should not be able to curtail it without injustice to some valuable matter. The only suggestions that have occurred to me are, 1st. Is the hypothetical statement at page 5 in reference to the anticipated balance in the Treasury on the 1st. of Jany 35 necessary, & if not is ^it^ not... Continue Reading
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Recipient: Levi Woodbury

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