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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 delayed writing to you for some time in expectation of receiving a line from you, my ride from Newyork was to me very agreeable, altho alone all the way.
Least Mr Williams should have neglected to write to Mr Wendell, I took Mr Riker with me and called on him yesterday.
I have this moment examined Abms. oration & pronounce it a masterpiece. I shall be up with one or two friends, I wish you would go over & see W P.
I have been for several days reproaching myself for not having sooner returned your letter & thanked you for the contents of your own. But you can have no idea of the extent & variety of my engagements. I hope the news from Indiana & Kentucky has not frightened you. Two states ^agt.
Say on Tuesday.
Yours was duly received, the complexion of your ticket is very odious to all liberal & well informed republicans in the country, their illiberal & Jacobinic conduct will however have a conclusive tendency to prevent them from extending their disorganizing Spirit ^in^ to the Country. So that if your ticket but succeeds it will be all for the best, there is no...
After Mr. Van Alen arrived at my house on Sunday evening, we sent for T.L Hogeboom who agreed to start the next morning before day for Hillsdale, and to meet Abraham & James at my house yesterday as early as possible. I wrote to Maj. Tanner, his conduct was highly honourable,
and he signed the recommendation for Van Alen, Judge Soule, B. Williams, J.
Mr. Edgar has declined the loan to Mr Van Alen and of consequence his affairs assume an aspect the most serious to him and afflicting and mortifying to his Friends.
Enclosed I send you the answer of Mr. Williams to the Sheriffs Letter to which you will observe you have offered no conclusion. I spoke to you of this plan to add your hubl sert or such other as you as you think proper It was definitively agreed between Mr. W.
Your favor of the 2d. Inst. enclosing the order of Court came to my office while I was in Albany which has delayd. the answer. I left home with fond expectations of going to New-York, but the severity of the weather induced me to retreat, and what little business I had Mr. Foot was so good as to take the charge of.
The handbill of yesterday impeaching the official conduct of John C. Hogeboom, esqr. Sheriff of this county, I consider myself the author of, and as, if I cannot substantiate the facts, I must retract them.
I am really sorry to trouble you more with the party than you already are, especially when discretion and Ingratit[ude] are becoming the almost universal returns f[or] Favours rendered, the case however to wh[ich] I beg your attention is one of a nature to which I consider myself bound to pay every attention.
Our mutual friend Mr Ludlow has represented to me his extreme necessity for some money, his unavailing attempts to obtain ^it^ & his Total inability to get it from any other quarter than from you, of all of which I am truly sensible, and has further solicited me to prevail on you to help him.
I owe you an apology for not having sooner acknowledged the receipt of your obliging letter of 26th of May. My opinions on the subject of the power of Congress over Slave Property in the Southern States, are so well understood by my friends, that I am surprised that an attempt to impose upon the public respecting them should be hazarded.
We have again been beaten, most shamefully beaten.
I a few days since by accident saw a “public Advertiser” containing a piece addressed to you & alle
dging some Base & unworthy conduct on the part of the supposed author of Aristides.” You may rest assured that the assertion contained in it is false, feeling disagreeable on the subject I handed the paper to him and have received full assurances that you...
Knowing your solicitude for the success of our cause I hasten to communicate to you the proceedings of a meeting we had in the Town of Claverack yesterday which if it does not satisfy you of the probability of our success in this county will at least shew that we deserve it.
I have been informed since my arrival in this part of the Country that you have become a zealous advocate for the Clintonian party, those ene[mie]s to the Republican interest & the general welfare. In addressing you it is unnecessary to enter into a discussion of this subject.
I wrote you some time ago since which I have not heard from you, I leave this place in two Weeks for Newyork in order for my Examination
s at which place my engagements are positive, predicated on our arrangements. Those engagements I mentioned particularly in my last.
The Commissioners have the honor to comply with your request in sending you a list of Midshipmen whose warrants were dated previous to the year 1812 and who either from their own knowledge or from their register of officers they believe to be qualified for promotion.