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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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On the subject of the last paragraph of your letter of the 11th inst. I request you will be pleased to furnish me, as early as your convenience will permit, with a list of such Midshipmen as in the opinion of the Board of Commissioners, have equal claims with those named in the list which I transmitted ^to^ you on the 8th inst.
Extracts of a letter from the Board of Navy Commissioners to the Honble Benjamin Crowninshield, Sec. of the Navy–dated Feb. 11th 1817—
I have this day Recd. a Line from Mr. Jacob Van Ness, in which he expresses your solicitude and anxiety on account of your Brothers name not being included in the list of Counsellors admitted in our last August Term. I embrace the earliest oppertunity to remove your apprehensions on this head. Corns.
I have this moment received yours of the 20th Inst. with mixed emotions of Pleasure and Pain, the former produced by the birth & safe delivery of your daughter, the later by the Illness of your very estimable lady. I do most sincerely hope that she may soon ^recover^ that health and Comfort which she is so richly entitled to.
I have received yours the 23d. Istant of the date of 18th.
For the mutual accommodation of the public officers and creditors in your neighborhood, and of yourself and the Treasury Department, I propose hereafter to direct warrants in their favor to yourself, for payment, when desired by them.
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Mr. Van Buren, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of Anna Dubord, wife of Joseph Antonio de Reano, reported a bill to permit Anna Dubord to bring certain slaves into the State of Louisiana; which was read, and passed to a second reading.
As it will relieve my feelings of disappointement and mortification which I find growing rather than subsiding as I go, to think out, having nobody to talk to, you must suffer me to <meander> an hour or two in the bustle and jam of the steamboat to inflict what may perhaps be a long letter on you: for I had made up my mind to write to you as soon...
The enclosed memorandum will explain to you the duties of a Commissioner to be appointed in the place of Mr. Crawford who has been appointed Commr of Indian affairs. The property is of immense value, & the parties to the controversy numerous and influential, resident chiefly in Georgia, & Alabama.
I return you my thanks for the sensible suggestions contained in your last. The Inaugural address shews you how fully I concur with you in the importance of holding that great point constantly before the Country & the world.
Herewith I have the honor to forward a letter from Charles J. Ingersoll Esqr. I would have the honour of presenting it in person were I not left in command of this post, which of course, precludes the possibility of absenting myself.
For the last month I have ben excessively engaged in the Trial of Genl. Hull & when I shall get through the Lord knows. Its result will be creditable to the Govermnt & deplorable to the accused. This ^it^ may not be proper to mention as coming from me.
I am very sorry to find that it is not in my power to comply with your request that I would return to you a paper enclosed in your memorial delivered to Mr. Bankhead on the 20th April, 1832, relative to the children of Peter Shackerly. The paper, as it was received from you, was transmitted to his Majesty's Government.
I had the honor long since to invite your attention to the claim of the orphan children of Peter Shackerly, one of the seamen killed on board the United States ship Chesapeake when attacked by the British ship of war Leopard, in 1807, and received for answer that your Government was willing to entertain the claim, and was satisfied with the proof, but required some...
I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 1st November, and to lay it before the President.
In pursuance of the orders which I have received from his royal highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, for the purpose of proceeding to a final adjustment of the differences which have arisen between Great Britain and the United States, in the affair of the Chesapeake frigate, I have the honor to acquaint you—
Your letter of the 9th instant has been received, by which I was informed that you have no suggestions to offer in regard to my then contemplated communication to the British minister in reference to the claim of the orphan children of Peter Shackerly, a copy whereof I had the honor to submit to you on the 8th instant.
Your letter of the 8th instant, relative to the claim of the children of Peter Shackerly upon the British Government, has been received.
I had the honor, on the 30th of December, 1833, and again on the 5th of April, 1834, to address the Secretary of State relative to the claim upon the British Government of the orphan children of Peter Schackerly, one of the seamen killed on board the United States ship Chesapeake when attacked by the British ship of war Leopard, in 1807; to which communications I am...