War of 1812

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AN ACT to encourage Privateering Associations. WHEREAS a barbarous warfare on our coast and frontiers, by pillage and conflagration, is carried on by the enemy, and a determination is avowed, to lay waste our cities and habitations, and make a common ruin of both public and private property, to the usages of civilized warfare: Wherefore, it has become expedient and necessary, that the Legislature... Continue Reading
AN ACT To Authorise the Raising of Troops for the Defense of this State. I. Be it enacted by the People of the state of New-York, represented in Senate and Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for his Excellency the Governor, by general orders, to call into actual service from the militia of this state, twelve thousand able-bodied and effective men, to be raised in the manner prescribed by... Continue Reading
AN ACT to authorise the raising of two regiments of men of colour. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in senate and assembly, That the governor of the state of New-York be, and he is hereby authorised to raise, by voluntary enlistment, two regiments of free men of color, for the defence of the state, for three years unless sooner discharged. And be it further... Continue Reading
AN ACT authorising additional pay to be made to the volunteers, and for paying the militia called into service by the state authority. BE it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in senate and assembly, That the governor shall cause to be paid to each non commissioned officer, musician and private, of the volunteer corps, and to the legal representatives of those who may be... Continue Reading
AN ACT to authorise the raising a corps of sea-fencibles. Be it enacted by the people of the state of New-York, represented in senate and assembly, That the governor of the state of New-York be, and he is hereby authorised to raise for three years, unless sooner discharged, twenty companies of sea-fencibles, who may be employed as well on the land as on the water, for the defence of the port and... Continue Reading
Connecticut Minor 1813 The day is past, the Elections o'er and Madison is King once more! Ye Vagabonds of my land Cut-Throats & Knaves a patriotic band, Ye Demagogues lift up your voice. Moles and Banditti all rejoice. N. J. Jany 12th. 1813 Mr Masons Speech N. J. Feby 25th. 1813 “The rogues march was played under the window of the man who drew the declaration of Independence.” The man who... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
I am directed by the Legislature of this state, to transmit to you their unanimous resolution of thanks, for your gallant and glorious defence of NewOrleans; and to request you to communicate to your brave associates in arms, the grateful sense which the Legislature entertains of their services.  I cannot, Sir, sufficiently express my admiration of that firmness and distinguished conduct, which... Continue Reading
Recipient: Andrew Jackson
The resolution of the Legislature of NewYork, which you were charged to transmit to me, expressive of their gratitude to my^self^ & my brave associates in arms, for the preservation of New Orleans, was received in due time; but a multiplicity of engagements prevented me from acknowledging its receipt, sooner. For myself, & for my associates, I beg to return the most sincere thanks for the... Continue Reading
Mr. Van Buren, from the select committee to whom was committed the bill, entitled "an act authorizing the comptroller to loan to the general government a sum of money sufficient to pay off the militia of this state, who have been ordered into the service of the United States," reported as follows, to wit: THAT from the best information the committee have been able to obtain, and which they think... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Your letter of yesterdays date is before me. The proposed Loan of $350,000 by the State to the General Government can only be made by first borrowing the amount on the credit of the State. But as the State Tax for 1815 will be realized in the early part of the next year, I think this sum can be borrowed for the object contemplated without any prejudice or embarrassment to the State. Whilst... Continue Reading
Recipient: MVB
Mr. Paine moved the following resolutions, in behalf of the committee appointed on the subject, which were ordered to be printed. Resolved unanimously, as a sense of this legislature that Major General ANDREW JACKSON, and the gallant officers and soldiers under his command, for their noble defence of the city of New-Orleans, that important military post and grand emporium of commerce, especially... Continue Reading
Copy of the endorsement on the original draft of the Classification Bill on file in the office of the Secty of the Senate Drft. & endorsed [. . .] of [. . .] "The original classification Bill, to be preserved as a memento of the patriotism, intelligence & firmness of the legislature of 1814/15
Sender: MVB
Whereas in all ages and in every clime even among the most uncivilized of mankind the love of Country and the love of Glory, the Spirit of patriotism and of heroism have never failed to excite admiration, to call forth applause and to be crowned by those gratefull rewards which are ever dear to the Grand the virtuous t& the wise. And whereas the duty of cherishing Sentiments so intimately... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB, Sender: New York Legislature
I have this moment sen the vote on the previous question in relation to the Bank, by which I perceive that you are precisely as far was you were before you began. What in Gods name is the matter? Does congress mean to exhaust the cup of public forbearance If so, but little more is necessary. The dregs are all that remain. Do explain this thing to me. I do not complain of this or that particular... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB
Having a collection of our democrats scolding at Congress reminds me of my remissness in not writing you. The appointment of our circuit in this month deprives me of the pleasure of visiting you. I regret this very much but it cannot be helped & therefore must be submitted to. I hope you will write me often & not regard my habitual negligence. We are engaged with the Chancellor in a paper... Continue Reading
Sender: MVB


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