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I shall ^say^ nothing on the subject of the severe calamity which has befallen you & your friends by the loss of poor Allen farther than to state that I have it in contemplation to bring his case before congress & will be obliged by any information you may possess & which will be usefull.
I have been several times with the committee of the house on the subject of the Bill relative to the lamented Allen. Their report has been delayed in [co]nsequence of some difference among the committee & the Chairman though an honest is not a very energetic man. In view of what is going on at Newyork &c.
I have given the subject of our accounts as much examination as the State of my health would allow & have left
wthem with Mr Butler who will Rate them at large & attempt a settlement with you.
I have examined the question submitted by you with great care, & although I have not been able to find a single case, in which the immediate question has been decided: I think the better opinion is, that Mr Busti has not the power to revoke Mr Ellicotts appointment.
I take the liberty of sending you by Mr Tracy a copy of Kentilworth which though distressing in its conclusion, is I think one of the most successfull efforts of its author.
I have again postponed my visit to the west untill next season. By consequence I will be deprived of the pleasure of seeing you & my good friend Mrs. Evans.
I thank you for your last. I read such parts of it as were proper to Mr. Crawford, who is fast improving in his health and prospects. Write me often, and let some of your letters be such as it may be proper to show to him.
Remarks on the validity of the Act of Congress passed March 3. 1821, entitled "An Act establishing the Salaries of the Commissioners and Agents appointed under the Treaty of Ghent," so far as it relates to the amount of Salary prescribed for the Commissioners.
In the Name of God Amen, I Abraham Van Buren of the Town of Kinderhook in the County of Columbia being of Sound disposing mind & memory, Do make and publish This my last Will and Testament as follows.
Will you have the goodness to let me know whether in your opinion, the 15th.
Your letters enclosing your note &c. was
re received during my absence at the Columbia Circuit. I regret that this circumstance may have caused you some uneasiness. The annexed will hower prevent further.
You will recollect that the deeds on the above foreclosure were delivered to you & that Mr Hill was to leave with you the amount of the costs. They have to this moment not been paid.
Mr Tyson of Richmond stays in the [sa]me room with Martindale of Washington County who is very bitterly opposed to us. Tyson says he is adverse to a caucus & will not attend unless he is instructed from home. It is also surmised that his predecessor Pierson has made unfriendly impressions upon him. Cant you get letters to him from King Richmond or Rockland.
Albany, February 12, 1821.
The Attorney General and Comptroller, on the petition of Benjamin Sanford, refered to them by the honorable the Assembly, reported:
The Attorney General, on the petition of John Champlin, Esq. refered to him by the honorable the Assembly, reported:
The Attorney General, on the petition of Joshua Hamden, reported:
The Attorney-General, in compliance with the request contained in the resolution of the honorable the Assembly of the 18th inst. on the subject of the legal proceedings which have been had against the Utica Insurance Company, respectfully informs the honorable the Assembly,
The Surveyor General and Attorney General, to whom was refered the engrossed bill from the honorable the Senate, entitled "an act giving relief to the purchasers of certain lots of land," respectfully report:
The Attorney General, to whom was refered the petition of Zadock Rider and others, possessors of Lot No. 28, Free mason's patent, reported—
That by the evidence submitted to him by the petitioners, the following facts have been satisfactorily established, viz,