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Project director and co-editor Mark R. Cheathem is a professor of history at Cumberland University. He is the author or editor of seven books and several articles on the Jacksonian and Civil War eras. Of note, Andrew Jackson and the Rise of the Democratic Party (2018) focuses specifically on the development of the Democratic party, while The Coming of Democracy: Presidential Campaigning in the Age of Jackson (2018) examines presidential elections between 1824 and 1840, including Van Buren’s involvement in his and Andrew Jackson’s campaigns during these five elections. He is currently working on a study of the 1844 presidential election.
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I hope you will not fail to lay before your readers, the very interesting letter from Chancellor Kent to Mr. Hoffman. It cannot fail to be highly gratifying to every real friend of the judiciary, and well wisher of the chancellor.
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.
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.
At the suggestion of Gen. Ellis, we would inform you that the "Gazette; and Onondaga Advertiser," a republican newspaper was issued from our office on the 24th inst. and has already an extensive circulation.
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.
I have Bought out the James Ville Iron & Woollin factory Company in James Ville in the town of Manlius in the Countey of Onondaga & am Informed that there is a mortgage on the premises in favor of the peopal of the State of New york for the Sum of four-thousand five hundred dollars and that the said Company are sued for the Intrest that ought to have been paid...
I have arived at Utica & I called on Mr.
I know not what fees you allude to. When I was in Albany last, I paid Mr Bloodgood & took a receipt in full. I have never issued a writ or filed a plea since. The same year I paid Mr Farilie for the Year <before> any <cent>. I only wish to know how & why I am charged fees when I have done no business, and have my receipt in full....
I recd your's calling on me for the amt of the judgt in favor of the People.
If it be consistant I desire you to delay execution until the first of Octr next, as I cannot conveniently nor with out loss pay it before.
In the mean time please accept my acknowledgment of your politeness.
There is a Sute Commenced a gainst me for the people—which I think must be for intrest due of Lot No 40 in the Northwest part of the Oneida Reservation and, if so, I conseve by the act passed—Last Winter for the relief of the actual settlers on said tract that I shall have the intrest remitted—for I have been an actual settler for seven years and have made...
Your favor of the 4 Oct, inst. respecting the money I collected on the execution in favor of the people vs. Calvin Hyde I shall forward the first safe conveyance.
to acknowledge ^with pleasure^ the receipt of your letter explanatory of ^containing^ the reasons by which ^governd^ your course in relation to the proceedings at Baltimore.
War Department, December 11, 1838.
Absence from home has prevented an earlier compliance with your request. I regret that it is not in my power to <refer> you to any <illegible> containing the information you desire, although I do not doubt that such an <illegible> may be found.