Mark R. Cheathem
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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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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.
The Western District is much indebted to you.
I have had the honor to receive your letter inviting me to preside at the Democratic Mass meeting to be held at Albany on the second day of October.
I sympathize with you my dear fellow, & sincerely hope that you may bear the great loss you have sustained with firmness. Such events are in the course of nature, & it becomes us to submit to them with all practicable resignation. Let me hear from you, & ask Mr Follet to write me all the news in your quarter.
The Physicians have pronounced Mr. Crawford to be out of danger & there is but little reason to doubt his speedy recovery. The Edwards committee are in session. Edwards has protested in writing agt.
Finding that it will not be in our power to return by monday if we go to Richmond, we have determined to go to Mr Jeffersons & return direct to Washington where we intend to be on Sunday next. Mention this to no one except Mr Crawford.
I have red your letter & read it with the satisfaction I always experience from reading your witty & intelligent remarks. Politically I am not the wiser for it as it is entirely out of the question to draw a reliable inference from your letters. Some time ago you wrote me distinctly that you intended to go for Crawford.
Virginia has with wonderful unanimity approved our proceedings. If Nyork keeps her electoral law as it is and does the same the election is settld. If she does not the question goes to the house and the party is forever ruined. Cant you get up letters to Mr Redfield which will influence him on these matters?
I am so pressed for time in consequence of being obliged to attend to the proceedings of the meeting that I can only write to you by this mail & you must shew my letter to Genl. Root & the rest of our friends. We met 68 present & nominated Crawford & Gallatin.
I forget from whom I red. the application to which the enclosed relates if you can give it its proper direction. I shall be at your house God willing about the 10th July. Give my respects to Mrs. E.
I enclose you a warrant for Mr. Buckly which please to transmit to him. I thank you for your letter be so good as to write me again on the receipt of this & particularly about
the Judge S.s & his visit here—if you have leisure. What says my friend the Secretary & his wife about the Judge Yates elevation & how much does Harry swell...
Enclosed I send you a twig of cedar taken by your good husband from the tree which stands on the tomb of Washington. I do so with a full conviction that
it you will duly estimate it as well on account of the place from whence it was taken as the person who took it and [I] hope in some little degree on account [o]f him who sends it to you.
I will send you the census as soon as they are distributed which will be in a few days. The Bankrupt bill will I think certainly pass. I shall be glad to hear from you at all times. I think you speak rather haltingly about the new constitution how is that?
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.
Virginia has with unprecedented unanimity ratified our proceedings at the most numerous caucus of her State Legislature ever held. What will New York do? It has been under the special recommendation of those two states that our meeting was held. Shall it forever be said that the professions of New York are not to be depended upon? I hope not.