President, pt. 1 (4 March 1837-Dec. 1837): Panic of 1837, independent treasury, Indian Removal, etc.
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.
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
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
The whole parcel of the Democratic County Delegates came here to see me yesterday, every one was for Riters' appointment, and equally resolved against Thompson’s, of whom they mentioned such things as ought to put it out of the question, whether Riters is the man or not, Thompson ought not to be. 1. After representing his notorious & profligate want of integrity in much stronger terms than my... Continue Reading
Recipient: John Forsyth Sr.
By request of a common, and a judicious, friend I called at your residence the last day I was in Washington, but the servants saying it was a time when you recd. no one but on very special business I did not think proper to intrude—in order to state to you with the advantage of personal interviews what I now beg leave to trouble you with by this letter The sentiment almost universal with the less... Continue Reading
I beg leave to recommend to you, for some public appointment, which it may be in your power to bestow, my personal and political friend Charles H. Pond Esq. of Milford in this State. I believe you have some slight acquaintance with him. If I mistake not, you have met him when you have been in New Haven. He was formerly Sheriff of New Haven County, and was <reformed>, by the Panic... Continue Reading
Your favor of the 24th ulto did not reach me for some days after its arrival at the Post office, but it has been long enough received to render me inexcusable for delaying an answer as long as I have. Do not doubt my sensibility to your kindness nor my gratitude for the interest you are pleased to take in my personal welfare. The loss of Mrs. Donelson has had a great effect upon my spirits, but... Continue Reading