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I should have been gratified if you and Mr. Randolph had been a little further than the <Race> course. I shall expect you on Sunday with Mr R. and then both of you will take your Quarters with me during the <Races>. I enclose herewith a note to Mr R<.> wh. be so kind as to deliver, as I do not know his place of Residence.
Will you be so good as to make for me to the Inspectors of Court my gratefull acknowledgments for their favour in overestimating the little service it was in my power to render them & to express to them my high sense of the patriotism which actuat[. . .] townsmen & themselves at the late election.
Yours directed to me at NYork was duly received & its contents attended to. Having long since established a perpetual non-intercourse with the man your business was with, it was somewhat difficult of accomplishment. He had entered a default agt.
When I had the pleasure of seeing you last I hinted that there was a subject on which I contemplated speaking to you. The enclosed papers explain it.
Recd. Kinderhook August 15th. 1808 of Henry Van Hoevenbergh thirty eight shillings for my <fees>
<a>on granting Letters of Administration on the Estate of Rudolph Van Hoevenbergh dcd.
From what Mr Butler tells me it appears that some good friend has attempted to make
some mischief between us.
Abrm. Van Ness
|adm.||Van Alen & Van Buren|
|The Widow Hugh||Attornies|
If I were to confine my views to you in the abstract, without reference to analogous cases, which constantly occur, I should not hesitate to consider your present standing in the community, a moral paradox—a political phenomenon.
The crisis of our fate is rapidly approaching. Already do we experience the diminution of our numbers and the falling of off wise and good men.
In all discomfitures and defeats, whether political, civil, or military, the blame will necessarily be imputed to the chief of the enterprise or undertaking. Within a few years, you have arrived to factitious importance, and the eye of curiosity and criticism has, for some time, been fixed upon you.
I Martin Van Buren being duly sworn deposeth & saith that the
wi reason why the Within account is not more certain & Definite is owing to the Situation of the Estate & extreme uncertainty of the demands against it, that this deponent is informed by his Co-administrator who is better acquainted with the Value & Situation of the premises described...
I Consider the Within acount as rendered under my oath of office as a Statement of the Demands ^or claims^ against the Estate of Peter L Van Alen deceased,
theIt is impossi[ble] for me to fix on any amount for which to sell and Inde ded I think such an order would be Improvident as from the uncertainty of the amount of the Debts it would be more than...
I thank you sincerely for your last & will be very happy to hear from you after. Your situation enables you to give me information from time which may be important to us. I feel a delicacy in speaking of the probable proceedings of our Legislature for reasons which you will understand. Our friends need not fear us. The Govrs.
Will you be so good as to have one of the enclosed papers served for me on Mr Luther & let him admit the service of the other & return it to me? I am sorry to trouble you but know no person at Plattsburgh who I think would take more satisfaction in obliging me.
It appears on examination, that the lots of Delancy were sold by the commissioners of the State, to John Hembrow—an Englishman who came from on board a British Ship of war, soon after the peace of 1783—that he occupied the said land as a Garden for a Short time—was then convicted of Forgery and counterfiting money, for which he was condemned to Suffer death.
I must ask a little further indulgence from you in the payment of the demands of the state agt me, say, till the first of April. I depended on some money being ready for in albany before this, but it is not paid yet—great complaint of scarcity of money there. It is excessively scarce here. I can scarcely get enough to supply the wants of my household.
The defendant in this cause applied to me to get some assistance. He has no defence in the above suit but wishes the circumstances & situation of the business to be known & thinks he shall not be further prosecuted.
I have recd. a communication from Dr. Adams one of our Members of Assembly in which he states that Elijah Mann Junr. has confidentially written to you requesting the Sale on a Mortgage of the East half of Lot No.
I Bleave you had Best give Sharman a judgement to save cost tacking out one 72 Dolar note which is not his due if By any means you can com to sum agreament with him Sharman or Vledick Respecting a two hundred Dolars not which Sharman & my self Invest for Vledack which has Ben sued twice Before this I Do not want any cost on the thing you may agree with them to give...
Your unexpected departure prevented my making you acquainted with the merits of my defence agt. Clarks suit. That no unnecessary delay may take place I authorize you to agree to submit it to any person you think proper, & to appoint a time for the hearing. Let it be however sufficiently far ahead to enable me to prepare my defence.