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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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Mr. Monroe having just been appointed secretary of war, it is necessary to provide for the vacancy resulting in the department of state. Wishing to avail the U.
The distresses of our country, produc[ed first] by the flood, then by the ebb of bank paper are such [as cannot] fail to engage the interposition of the Legislature. [Many] propositions will of course be offered, from all of which [some]thing may probably be culled to make a good whole.
The Republican members of the Legislature have had a meeting here and with great unanimity nominated the Vice President as our candidate for Governor, of which notice has been sent to him.
Your last epistle on the subject of Newyork politcs has served ^only^ to add demonstration to my previous conviction that you are totally and deplorably ignorant
of not only of Mr Clinton (I mention ^him^ first out of compaisance to you) but of the State, her political Interests and the Sentiments and views of her citizens, & that when you meddle at all with...
Pursuant to the request contained in your letter, I have forwarded to to Col Stranahan the list of the Terretenants to be summoned. That is of all the names contained in the plea. You will be pleased to transmit to him (them) Stranahan & Jordan) the Sci. fa and Copies thereof.
Capt. Bartholomew, Master of the Steam Boat Richmond, has just reported that the following persons have refused to pay the Steam Boat Fee, viz:
Lewis Clark, an Auctioneer appointed for the city of Albany has neglected to render his Accounts of sales at auction to this office as required by Law, it is therefore my duty to request you to proceed against him for the recovery of the penalties to which he has subjected himself. I have repeatedly applied to Mr. Clark but without effect.
Your mother will give you some money from Schoharie which I hope will enable you to make out. I have no possible objection to indorse for you but I doubt whether a discount could be obtained here. You must not deviate from your engagements relative to the note. Necessity does not so readily absolve stipulation as you seem to suppose.
You must not for a moment think hard of my not writing you before, you know the State of my family when you left me, it has continued afflicted by sickness to nearly the same extent since. Mrs. VBun, John, & myself are better but to make up for it little Martin has been taken down by a fever with which he is yet confined to his mothers lap.
I have the pleasure of informing you that in the city of Albany, we have gained 82 Votes. The 35 in Bethlehem, & divided Rensselaerville, & from
wh the information received from the other towns, without being able to Calculate accurately, we shall razee the majority in Albany County from 300 to 500 Votes.
The dirty billingsgate of the Wig has been generally read here and universally & openly reprobated by all respectable Federalists. It was my intention to have sent Franklin down by tomorrows boat but have been prevented by the following circumstances. Yesterday Mr.
I yesterday recd. your letter of the 1st. Instant. I congratulate you on your nomination, and am heartily glad that neither envy nor jealousy was able to keep you off the Ticket.
I am going to Washington to present my mothers petition claiming the compensation for Revolutionary Services which was abandoned by my father. I want you to write
a p some letters for me to persons in congress and in Government. I want to leave this on Wednesday next.
I received yesterday your letter of the 29th. Ult, and will with frankness answer your enquiry.
Our Legislature meets tomorrow & most of the members
have already arrived are already here. On the subject of the Presidential election an uncommon degree of solicitude and warmth exhists, the complaints agt.
My friend Genl. Porter has consented to receive for me the monies allowed to me as special Judge advocate for the trial of Genl. Wilkinson & will deliver my receipt for the same. Receive my greatfull acknowledgements for the Just & polite direction which has been given to this business & the assurance of the respect & Esteem with which
Mr Jay has intimated to me his Intention of proceeding in the several Ejectment Suits brought by the Representatives of Donald Fishers against Tenants who hold under the State.
The resolution of the Legislature of NewYork, which you were charged to transmit to me, expressive of their gratitude to my^self^ & my brave associates in arms, for the preservation of New Orleans, was received in due time; but a multiplicity of engagements prevented me from acknowledging its receipt, sooner.
My friendship and respect for the Chief Justice, are equal to yours; that is to say, very great; and it would give me real pleasure, to be able to promote his wishes, in any respect. But what reason have you, to suppose that B—, is to go to France? Is there any such scheme, on foot; or upon what, is the idea founded? Your suggestion, is the first, I have heard of it....
Will you do me the favor to sign the inclosed admissions of Service, restore them to their respective covers and send them to the Post Office. I will trouble you to do it as soon as possible that they may be in season for the time for which the notice is given.