President, pt. 1 (4 March 1837-Dec. 1837): Panic of 1837, independent treasury, Indian Removal, etc.
I have not have had time until yesterday to read your very able address, and now return you my sincere thanks for sending me a copy of so valuable a document.
I have received your letter, informing me that a committee had been appointed by a meeting of the merchants of New York, for the purpose of addressing me upon the present distressed condition of that city, and requesting an audience at as early an hour as my convenience will admit. I will receive the committee at two o’clock to-day, and will at that, or any other time, more agreeable to them, be... Continue Reading
I have the honor to inform you that a Committee has been appointed by a meeting of the merchants of New York, for the purpose of addressing the executive upon the present distressed condition of that city. In behalf of that committee I respectfully request an audience, at as early an hour as your convenience will permit.
Sender: Isaac Stoutenburgh Hone
I have bestowed on your communication the attentive consideration which is due to the opinions, wishes, and interests of the respectable portion of my fellow citizens in whose behalf you act. In the correctness of the judgment which, in the exercise of an undoubted right you have, in such general terms, pronounced upon particular points in the policy of the late and present administrations, you... Continue Reading
The Mercury, and the Telescope, are usually regarded abroad, as exhibiting more nearly than any other papers the leading opinions of South Carolina on the passing politics of the day. A comment appeared in the Mercury of the 14th inst., on Mr. Van Buren's Inaugural Address, which I do not believe is, and I am quite sure ought not to be a fair exposition of the public sentiment in this State. It... Continue Reading
Sender: Thomas Cooper
I cheerfully fulfil the promise I made to you in our last conversation to to state frankly and unreservedly what I beleive to be the state of public opinion in regard to the administration of Mr Van Buren among the Democracy of Pennsylvania. I have recently as you are aware visited various quarters of the State and seen and conversed with leading democrats from at least two thirds of the counties... Continue Reading
You will have seen the result of our labours before this reaches you. Although not as well as could be wished, we have perhaps done as well as could have been expected under existing circumstances. The Divorce Bill will pass at the next session that is if I am right in believing that the people desire it; & of that I have no doubt. I think I see my way quite clear through the difficulties... Continue Reading
Recipient: Andrew Jackson
The undersigned members of the Democratic Republican young men's General committee of the City of New York respectfully recommend Jesse Hoyt Esquire for the office of Collector of the Port of New York.
The undersigned members of the young mens Democratic Committee of the City of New York having understood that a vacancy was soon to occur in the Office of Collector of the Port of New York do respectfully recommend Jesse Hoyt Esquire of this City for that Office under a full conviction that he is not only competent but would discharge its duties with Satisfaction to the Government & the... Continue Reading
The undersigned members of the Young Mens General Democratic Committee of the City of New York having understood that a vacancy was soon to occur in the Office of Collector of the Port of New York do respectfully represent recommend Jesse Hoyt Esquire of this City for that Office under a full conviction that he is not only competent but would discharge its duties with Satisfaction to the... Continue Reading
As the commission of the Collector of the Customs at the Port of New York will expire on the fourth of march next, the undersigned beg leave most respectfully to recommend Jesse Hoyt Esquire of that City, as a gentleman, every way qualified to discharge the duties of the station, with vigilance activity and fidelity, and one whose appointment, we are persuaded will be acceptable to the community.
The undersigned citizens of Cincinnati and part of the great democratic family of the United States take the liberty of congratulating you upon the noble stand you have taken as well during the extra session of Congress as in your inestimable ^message^ to the present regular session delivered to that body on the 5th. instant. At the present Crisis when there is an apparent defection in the ranks... Continue Reading
As far as I can ascertain from conversation and the public journals the Message is acceptable to most of those who are not bent on ruining or ruling. I trust that the effort to protract the suspension will take the film from many eyes. All we want is quiet and progress and I do not believe that it is in the power of the mischiefmakers to make much more without injuring themselves much, or keep... Continue Reading
I take the liberty to suggest that this Canadian difficulty is big with what I deem good results. I mean as that natural and fortunate means of putting our government right with that of Great Britain by drawing off to a less associated station than Gen. Jackson, cotton and affiliation placed us in. Consequences enough are already obvious: but I look more consciously to those which no human... Continue Reading
My yesterday’s letter written, as it stated, almost on an impulse (tho’ I had reflected on the subject) and in the heat of the Convention, seems on further reflection to require that I should trouble you with another, to follow up the suggestion which grows upon me Is it not the right policy of this pacific, to be sure, but free country, now that it has grown great, to carry out Washington’s... Continue Reading