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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 transient ship in sight, which is sending us a small boat & I avail myself of the chance, to say that we are now eight days out—had a delightful run to the Banks, but (as if all the Banks but 'Linn' were determined to obstruct all public and private business) we have been rotting about since Friday night in almost a dead calm on the Banks of...
I rcd. your letter I confess with unfeigned mortification & I hope upon
your reflection you will think that you have done very wrong in making the request of me contained in your letter. Can you tell ^give^ me any earthly reason why your becoming bail for Mr. Cantine is a favour to me or why I should give you counter security?
Know all men by these presents that we Martin Van Buren and Peter I.
Mr Cantine handed me two Bonds the one a blank one the other executed by you and <illegible> so as to be executed by me also, the one executed by you Cantine informs me is incorrect and if I <execute> any he wishes me to sign the Blank one or in other words the one that you have not yet signed.
I have just recd. yours of the 12th. I must deal frankly and especially with all who may unjustly claim that I shd. discard Rumer in writing to him on a subject, personally as well as politically of great moment.
I thank you for your kind letter. The idea of incivility, at any time, towards Mr Cassidy is entirely <illegible>. No motive for such treatmt ever existed, & I am <illegible> the <illegible> to indulge any such feelings.
It is due to Genl. Brown & also to the inoffensiveness of my own motives at least, that I should state, that I have no doubt the observations in relation to your conversation with Genl.
I am delighted with your <Phasion> but think the publication of them should be delayed for sometime and then be published in rapid succession I wish therefore you would prepare them all and send them down me
"Nor can I conceal on this occasion the deep anxiety which I feel in a subject now under the consideration of the General Government and which is unfortunately calculated to produce geographical distinctions.
Reflecting upon the occurance of last evening, Mr. Mc.
I received yours of this morning and in reply have only to say that if the Gentlemen who our friends support for the council could be induced to make any stipulation either who they would appoint or who they would ^or would^ not remove as an Inducement for their support I would not only oppose them to the extent of my means but would publicly upraid them for their...
Mr. Catlin has resigned the Cashiership of the Branch Bank, and our friends the Duers are very anxious to have Mr. Robinson appointed. Mr. Gracie has left my room this moment and is very anxious that you should come down and go with them. I hope you will by no means fail to come down with the next boat.
You will be a little surprised at receiving this letter from one who is hors de combat of the Politicks of this State
Presuming however upon the portion of your confidence that I enjoy and the partial knowledge of your views whi[ch] I gathered from our recent conversation
The proceeding are the answers of G. W. P. and Aug J. P to your questions, of which a copy is prepared.
From the various representations which have been made to me in regard to malpractices of the Postmaster at norwich I must cordially unite with Mr. Van Buren in recommending his removal and the appointment of Lot Clark
I have received your two letters, of the 6th and 8th inst. I cannot deny the cogency of the considerations, which have determined you to decline the station which was the subject of mine of the 28th ult. and that some of them can by no one be so well appreciated as yourself.
Upon a view of the whole ground, I was convinced that I should act more consistent with my own and the happiness of my family, that I could give more important and efficient aid to your administration, and render more essential service to my country, by remaining in my present station, than by accepting the department of state.
Your letter of the 28th of September, was received by me last evening. I have reflected, in the short interval, upon the course which duty to my family and to my country, required me to pursue in relation to your obliging offer, and have concluded to decline the acceptance of the department of state.