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I now enclose you the circular, it will not be circulated untill about the first of December. I am persuaded it will draw off a few. I belive we shall get the council & am desirous that you shall not so far commit yourself that it would not be in the power of the members to take you, there are many pressing & cogent reasons why they ought to do so.
I have not written you as often as I ought but I know you will excuse me. I have been much from home & for the last month confidently expected to see you at Court in which I was greatly disappointed.
I am here a few days for health & pleasure & embrace the leisure produced by it to drop you a line. Some time since I rcd. a letter from you on the subject of the Collectorship at Buffalo. I did not write to Mr Crawford as you suggested & have been very remiss in not before explaining to you the cause of my inattention to your requests.
I received your several communications at Newyork & was highly gratifyed with their contents—for although they did not bring tidings of complete success they afforded the most satisfactory evidence that the desired result must take place at the great & interesting election which takes place next year.
Yours of the 30th. ultimo was duly rcd. proceed agt. Lot 73 Milton. I will obtain the necessary information respecting 57 Sempronius & advise you of it. I wish an Interview with the Surveyor general respecting the lots you wrote about before which circumstances has prevented, when that takes place I will give the necessary instructions.
Mr. Stone of this city has applyed to me to assist him in my professional capacity to recover satisfaction for an Injury which he supposes his horse received while in your employ.
I have the Bonds with me but have it not in my power to ascertain the ballance due on them, when I spoke to you about a year ago on the subject you offered to give me a Judgment Bond for the amount due which I then from a conviction that it was unnecessary and not being compelled by absolute instructions avoided taking.
This Indenture, Made the seccond day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight BETWEEN Martin Van Buren & Hannah his Wife of the Town of Kinderhook & County of Columbia of the first part, and Peter Vosburgh of the same place of the second part, WITNESSETH, That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of...
A few minutes are offered to me [by] a Kind Stranger to write to you.
Accompaning [wi]th this you will find a Letter which I Wrote Im[medi]ately on the Receipt of yours but failed [. . .]tting an oppertunty this is therefore to Inform you that my mind remains the same as it then was In that I Informed you that Josiah tended C. Silvesters Store I now Inform you that he has been turned out for some Misconduct. P. Silvester Junr.
How shall I express the extreme Pleasure I feel when I inform you that I received your kind epistle (Dated the 4th.
Genl. Marcy wants my house & I will of course be under the necessity of moving my goods again. Had I not better sell them. Let me know what you think would be the probable sacrafice if they were put up at a credit of 12 or 18 months.
The circumstances I stated in my letter of yesterday of the probability of a certain gentleman retiring in the event of Nyork acting with firmness should not be understood as intending to convey the idea that there is at this moment a friendly feeling in that quarter towards us. The fact is not so.
Received Philadelphia August 3d. 1811 of Mrs. Sarah Davenport late Sarah Robinson Two hundred & seventy eight dollars and forty six Cents in full of all Accounts against her individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of William Robinson Junr. deceased & for which I have signed two receipts of same tenor, and date.
You will no doubt have heard that General Cass has been perambulating the states of the Union in search ("not of a father" like Marryat's Japhet) but of people willing to making him a father to our great Republic.
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.
The pressure of my engagements since my return must be my apology for not having sooner acknowledged the interesting communications I have recently recd. from you. I sincerely hope you will not fail to make us your long promised visit in the course of the Summer. I can give you more agreeable quarters, I am sure, than are at any time to be found on Penn.
Since I wrote to you Mancious has taken
per persessions of my Land I Expected that you wood remonstrated A Gainst him. Wood not be proper to Settle with Mancious on the la Best tirmes that Can be obtaned he has offred to take $1,5.00 in Lands of the State s.
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.