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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I have last evening returned from a roving Jaunt every where & lastly from Newyork where your friends entertain the same affectionate regard for you and Mrs. Evans they were want to do. Mrs. Livingston & Mrs. Hunter will spend the Winter in Albany & insist on Mrs. Evans doing so also.
After mature examination & reflection I have engaged lodgings for you & Mrs. Evans at Mrs. Rockwells & I venture the regard of Mrs. E. upon the propriety of my choice. You have a large room very well furnished, a small bed room adjoining & Board for yourself Mrs Evans & servant girl for $20 a Week. I have boarded with Mrs.
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.
I should do injustice, as well to yourselves, as to the patriotic citizens you represent, and to my own feelings, were I to withhold my grateful acknowledgments for the kind and complimentary terms in which you have been pleased to invite me to attend the mass meeting of the democracy of Northern New-York on the 11th September—the anniversary of the battle of...
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.
I owe you an apology for not sooner answering your last. Having been here yourself you know very well how those inattentions occur & will therefore excuse me.
Dr. G.W. Westcott, a brother-in-law of our lieutenant governor, and as I am informed, an accomplished Dentist, proposes to spend a short time in Alabama. I have not the pleasure of Dr.
The Dr. & myself have been not a little embarrassed by not seeing or hearing from you. I had shewn him your letter in respect to the payment of $6000 in August & have for the second time made arrangements based upon assurances that I would receive a payment myself, in which I can not be disappointed without serious inconvenience.
I have refrained from writing you a single Letter, during the present campaign—and I deeply regret, that
I should the first one, which I should have to write, would be one, which gives me as much pain to write, as any which ever came from my pen. I need not tell you, Mr. Van Buren, the feelings which I entertain towards you.