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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When we see men, high in station and public confidence, formally uttering the sentiment, that division is the anchor of our safety, and that party animosity in the life-blood of republics, it is natural to inquire by what process of reasoning that doctrine is established; and what are the motives that have induced the propagation of a sentiment so repugnant to our...
Pursuant to the usage of their predecessors, your representatives in Senate and Assembly met at the capitol in this city, to designate the counties from which the next candidates for senators for the middle district ought to be taken. The proceedings above detailed shew the result of their deliberations.
By M. Van Buren, esq. The state of Vermont. May she produce no more Elliotts.
Your letter of the 10th ultimo was delivered to me on my return to this place yesterday.
I had the honour to receive on my way to this place your obliging Letter informing me of my election as an honorary member of the "Planters Club on Pee Dee" I beg leave to assure your brother members that I shall ever remember with unalloyed satisfation the happy hours which it was my good fortune to spend at the cheerful & truly hospitable board and that I...
Recurring to the history of the administration which you conducted so ably and upon principals so fully approved by those with whom you have this day been associated and regarding your visit to South Carolina and our own neighborhood with peculiar pleasure together with your kind appreciations of the hospitalities which they have been able to offer.
I have had the pleasure to receive your friendly letter at this place, and thank you very kindly for the invitation it contains. It is not quite certain that I will be able to stay long enough in Kentucky to pay Mrs. Clay and yourself a visit, but if it should be ^so,^ you may rest assured, that I shall not deny myself that gratification.
A number of yr democratic friends are desirous of spending a social hour with you before you leave us & by their Request we beg leave to ask the favour of yr Company at a Private dinner at Pages tomorrow at 5 P M. should yr arrangements Permit—or at such other time as would Comport with them.
Your friends while they Regret that they will not have an opportunity of meeting you around the Social Board, appreciate your Views in Relation to any movement beyond ordinary social Intercourse.
I have recd. your letter, & we are all very thankful for your & Mrs. Poinsetts polite invitation. Considering the distances between the several points to be reached, & the difficulty of going o[ver]land in your country it is at best very doubtful whether the Major & Angelica with their child will be able to reach you.
We propose to leave here on the 14th. & to go directly to Charleston expecting to arrive there about the 22d. Mr Paulding of the party. In reference to the suggestion in your letter I say sincerely that my desire is to pass among as quietly as any other private gentleman would do—willing to see any body that wants to see me, but without parade or ostentation.
I thank you very kindly for your interesting letter & friendly suggestions upon the subject to which the enclosed relates. I have no doubt I would be fully justified in taking no notice of the question proposed to me, but there are considerations connected with ^it^ which
would ^might^ render such a course somewhat embarassing.
Whereas Roswell B.
I have received your friendly letter, and do most sincerely reciprocate your congratulations on the subject of the recent elections.
Died—In this city, on the evening of Friday, the 5th inst. after a lingering illness, Mrs. Hannah Van Buren, wife of the hon. Martin Van Buren, in the 36th year of her age.
I have offered Lord Morpeth an introduction to you, which he was happy to recieve. Your knowledge of his high character renders it unnecessary that I should say any thing to commend him to your kind attentions. I know enough of both to know that you will be highly pleased with him.
Instead of disapproving the freedom of your communication, as you seem to apprehend, I return you my best thanks for it, & hope you will always say what you think in such matters. As long as I have confidence in the motives of my friends, (which is eminently the case in respect to yourself), they need not fear any thing from the frankness of their suggestions.
I am really very busy, & must be permitted to kill two birds with one stone. Nothing would give me more pleasure than to gratify the "young Mens Institute" but I cannot consistently do so.
I have received with much satisfaction, your letter communicating to me, by the direction of a Democratic Convention, held in the Ninth Ward of the city of New York, a copy of its proceedings, in which the conduct of Mr. Tyler in placing his veto on the Fiscal Bank Bill, is highly approved, and the repeal of the Independent Treasury system decidedly condemned.