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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.
There are some men, who are always the dupes of their own vanity, and who like a squirrel in a rotary cage, or a horse in a Troy Team-Boat, really think that they are in a state of advancement, when they have made no progress at all. This is emphatically your case.
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.
I address you on a subject very interesting on my part Conserning alot of Land that Mr Obidiah Cooledge
of bid of at vendue April the 20.
I this moment recd. Notice from the Sherriff of a Suit in the Supreme Court, which I presume has originated in my omiting to pay up the Interest on my Loan. I am mortified at the circumstance, which has originated in the extent of my manuftg business, in the extreme high price of Cotton for the last two years, & the effect of Peace on the Sales.
I am Informed of by Charles Easton the Dept.
I was in Verona yesterday I was informed Mr Grant was down pertending to buy lot No 157 & Cagwin has sent before thinking to ketch you to make out the state does not own it & there by gain the Cause they contrive allways to avoid Justice this is the Company which has done so much mischief with timber I am told I arived a few days ago the stage is wating.
The jury, by their special verdict, found, that on the 12th of August, 1811, Barry “did go without the limits, to wit, into the enclosure of one Henry Vrooman, which was formerly included within the liberties of the gaol; but by a subsequent survey, (made, however, before the execution of the bond, on which the suit was brought,) one part of...
On my arrival here I found Mrs Van Ness ill with a sore throat & fever. She continues still so unwell, that I fear it will not be in my power to leave town so early as tuesday, which was my intention when I left you.
Joseph Wright of the
City of New York.
Your Communication has been handed to me by Mr Morell he is authorised to make arrangements contemplated & [. . .]
In your paper of the 23d. Inst. you state that I am the author of a communication under the Signature of Benjamin Birdsail Junr Esquire which appeared in the Bee of the same date. [. .
At the time, when I addressed the People of the Manor of Livingston and offered a deposit of Five hundred dollars to become yours in the event of my not substantiating the charge then made against you, I expressly limited the time within which the prosecution was to be commenced, that time has long since expired, and altho’ I entertain no doubt as to the result of an...
A friend of Mr Ely called yesterday to inform me that the Bill which he had intended to bring into the H of A. for my benefit had been indefinitely postponed by your advice. No doubt you may have very good and very friendly reasons for this advice; but I should have taken it very kind if they had been first imparted to me.
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
I have once more with shame to inform you that this county has given 527 majority for Platt & about the same for Assembly & Congress. All the made Voters voted for assembly & Congress.
I have seen Mr Jenkins several times since his return, he & his friends are
exc highly pleased with his appointment, I thought it improper immediately to speak to him on the subject, but sent for his brother Seth who desired me to be perfectly easy on the subject & to inform you that the mayor would unequivocally vote for you.
In your paper on the 16th.
From the proceedings of our County meeting you will perceive that we are correct if we are not as numerous as we might be. Our new Sheriff turned rather pale at the meeting when I introduced the resolutions but did not think fit to enter into a discussion he made a virtue of necessity with a tolerable good grace. He assured me that he would exert himself to prevent...
Enclosed is a letter from the President to Mr Bow it was with reluctance that ^he^ consented to write it. For really considering all the Circumstances which attend this transaction it is on his part an act of condescension
on his part to attempt to explain to them at all. Your situation, the unexpected success with which you have managed a subject which was on...