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My friend Genl. Porter has consented to receive for me the monies allowed to me as special Judge advocate for the trial of Genl. Wilkinson & will deliver my receipt for the same. Receive my greatfull acknowledgements for the Just & polite direction which has been given to this business & the assurance of the respect & Esteem with which
I called at your office this morning with the view of seeing you on the Subject of my note of yesterday, but finding so many waiting for an Interview with you I felt unwilling to intrude on your attention business of probably minor importance.
By this evenings mail I received a circular from Atty. Genl: Van Buren demanding payment of Sup. Co. Clks. fees, &c.
You will find those to be paid on the 2d. last month—Since which time no quarterly returns have been notified by you.
I am sick of the Circuit which has been a very busy one & cannot write you much. I fear too that I scold too much. This I cannot help. I think congress is in a state of convalescence, but question whether its recovery is a great disideration it (which you know is of the <neuter>) can never be otherwise than a cripple.
Believing that your attention, for the time being, must have been sufficiently occupied with the numbers of Amicus Juris Consultus, and unwilling to distract it with a multiplicity of objects, I have delayed for some time to address you. I have waited till the subject of privateering is nearly exhausted.
You have been appointed special Judge Advocate, of the General Court martial ordered to convene at Utica, in the State of New York, on the 3d of January next for the trial of Major General Wilkinson of the United States Army.
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.
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.
Your notice for taxing Costs &c in the causes against Seloner & others was not received untill the day immediately preceeding the taxation, or I should have attended to it. It was understood betwen Mr VanDyck & myself that the Costs were to be taxed when we were both at Albany. Now I
must ^can^ have a retaxation now you know of course.
You last winter proposed to sell the Guy to me and take my note which was ultimately to be endorsed you on the final purchase of the land over the creek. Presuming that you will be as willing to let me have the <avails> of the old fellow as himself I propose to you to let me have the money when collected and take my note as above.
To amicus Curiae
Acustomed sir as your offcial course has
made ^rendered^ you with the licentious virulence with which the press has lately <termed> & conscious of the high political ground you have recently seen fit to assume, your first impressions will doubtless be, that the object of this address with is an exposure of your conduct & character...
It seems to me you are very much disposed to be captious & short with me & I really do not know why or wherefore. As I sure have felt always very friendly to you I am sure you can never have had any reasons for it. Now as I am
always averse to sparring or quarrelling about nothing this tartness had better be laid aside.
PURSUANT to an intimation in my last, I now solicit your attention to the act entitled "An act to authorize the raising of troops for the defence of this state," and your objections to the same. To the passage of this bill you have interposed five objections; several of which appear to me to contain very extraordinary principles.
I enclose you a Bill which has yesterday passed the Senate after
d nine days discussion. It was opposed by Root in all its Stages. It finally passed 21 to 6 Root being the only republican who voted against it. The assembly are now acting upon it.
Allowance to the volunteers.
The Governor may call 12,000 men into actual service.
|Twenty companies to be raised.|