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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The object of this letter is chiefly to request you to sign the enclosed, & to transmit it to Mr. Olcott or me, by return mail. Our note will be due the 2/3d May, and will require one more renewal before the business can be done. There will be no dividend this time, & I will therefore pay the discount.
Several causes have condused to suspend my correspondence for the last fortnight, and among others, the dangerous
illness indisposition of my little son, ^who^ was sick when you left us. He is still very low, and I fear his recovery is very doubtful.
Since mine of Sept. 20. answering yours of Aug. 30. I have recd. that of Sept. 28. with a copy of the Report of the Comte. on Roads & canals. I have not been able to read more of it than the part which you notice. The Comte. have transcended all preceding advocates of the doctrine they espouse in appealing to the old articles of Confederation for its support.
My friend Mr Ashley a representative from Nyork with three of his colleagues Messrs Johnson
White & < illegible> are induced by the respect they bear for your character and principles to visit Monticello and I take the liberty of introducing them to your politeness & hospitality.
The memorial of the subscribers, on behalf of themselves and their fellow citizens of Albany, respectfully showeth:
Our prospects on this question are better than they have been for many years. If you do your duty in the West there cannot be a doubt of our entire success. Have the goodness to write me all the news you have. Make my best respects to Mrs B.
I have recd. your favour of the 22d. and at the same time, under another cover, the paper containing your observations on the depending modification of the federal Courts.
I am rejoiced to see that the Republicans of N.H. have nominated Genl. Pierce. It is a strong indication of a return to better times & a most valuable commentary upon the text of old father Morrell. You cannot so far distrust public sentiment as to render it necessary to be informed that the message of that time serving old gentleman meets with universal contempt...
Knowing that you feel an interest in the result of the recent applications from Albany for the establishment of a Branch Bank there, I write to inform you that the Board have this day adopted the report of a Committee who have for some time had under consideration the memorials from Albany.
I scarcely ever take up the Telegraph without apprehension of meeting something that may injure the cause in Nyork. Suspected concert & union between Mr Clinton and myself are wormwood to the Republicans of Nyork & speculations upon ^the extent of^ our respective influence is putting a weapon in the hands of the adversary which may be wielded with great effect...
At the instance of a highly respectable portion of the good people of this city, I have signed, and now transmit, the enclosed. Personally, I neither have, nor desire, any connexion with banks; and the sole object of my agency is to gratify the wishes of our citizens, and to promote the interests of the city.
John is getting better & I am on my way to Columbia to inspect the enemies forces about to be mustered there to day. The Patroon called upon me & informed me that Webster had written to him proposing a mess but that he would prefer to be with us.
J. Madison has duly recd. the Copy of the Executive proceedings of the Senate & other documents relating to the Mission to the Congress at Panama, forwarded under a cover of Mr. Van Buren; to whom he
offers returns < offering> ^his^ thanks for the valuable communication with assurances of his high respect & best wishes.
1. My general opinion—Tazewells resolution
2d. Reasons in part
1. Removal of grounds of collision.
2d. Injurious effect upon our legislation.
On my calling at the Presidents Bank of this City for my Letters by Mail I this Day received yours of the 12th. Instant, in which You propose to me to pay £1,000 & perhaps the whole of the Monies due from You to me.
You must not induce me to do a thing I would be ashamed of. It is the most pleasant reflection of my life that I have never been wanting to any person who had claims upon me. The gentleman we have spoken of has such claims. Although he did not hold out to the last still his intentions in 1824 were to sustain me as far as he could agt. the adverse results of the day.
Mr. VAN BUREN said he had listened with great attention and profit to the gentleman from Kentucky, on the subject of his proposed amendment; but he could not vote for it in the form in which it now stood. Not that he was opposed to the principle, but he did not think they were properly connected with the bill now under consideration. The general rule, Mr. V. B.
I owe you an apology for neglecting so long to acknowledge my obligations for the kind manner in which you have shown your recollection of me by sending me several copies of documents & your speeches on the Panama mission & the judiciary bill.
I am as anxious to have our accounts settled as you can possibly be & determined to have it done at all cost before I go South. A previous settlement with Abr. is indispensible & I have sent your letter to him from here begging him to be ready on my return. As soon as that is done you shall hear from me.
I cannot do better than to send you the enclosed ^from McLane^. I see we shall not do as well we did last year. I cannot conceive of a greater disappointment than not to mess with you & Hamilton. I wish to god as you say they were all like you & me free from personal dislikes. We must see when we get down what is to be done. Dont forget my bets.