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MARTIN VAN BUREN, 
From the painting by Daniel Huntington, in the Capitol at Albany. 



LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 



CALENDAR OF 

THE PAPERS OF 

MARTIN VAN BUREN 



PREPARED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS 

IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BY ELIZABETH 

HOWARD WEST, DIVISION OF MANUSCRIPTS 



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1910 



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CONTENTS. 



Page. 

Prefatory note 5 

Chronology 7 

Signs and abbreviations 9 

Calendar of the papers 11 

Errata 663 

Index.. 665 



219844 



PKEFATOKY STOTE. 



The Van Buren papers listed in the present calendar consist of 
state papers, correspondence, notes, etc., of Martin Van Buren, col 
lected by himself, for the most part, as current files, or, in his later 
life, as material for his Autobiography. There are many gaps, due 
in part to his self-confessed inattention to the care of his papers; 
in part to his practice of keeping his files within manageable limits 
by destroying correspondence deemed of little value; in part, no 
doubt, to the importunities of autograph hunters, before and after 
his death. 

With the exception of trifling additions by purchase, they were 
acquired by the Library of Congress in 1904 and 1905 through the 
valued gift of Mrs. Smith Thompson Van Buren and Dr. Stuyvesant 
Fish Morris, who had inherited them from Smith Thompson Van 
Buren, the son and literary executor of the President. 

The preliminary work on the calendar was done by Worthington 
Chauncey Ford, now of the Massachusetts Historical Society, while 
Chief of the Division of Manuscripts; and it has been completed by 
Miss Elizabeth H. West, an assistant in this division. 

GAILLARD HUNT, 
Chief Division of Manuscripts. 
HERBERT PUTNAM, 

Librarian of Congress, 

Washington, November, 1910. 

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CHRONOLOGY OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 

1782-1862 



1782 Dec. 5. Born at Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York. 
1796 Law-student with Francis Sylvester, Kinderhook. 

1802 Law-student with William P. Van Ness, New York. 

1803 Admitted to the bar. 

Partnership with James J. Van Alen, Kinderhook. 

1807 Admitted as a counselor of the Supreme Court. 

1808 Surrogate of Columbia County. 
1812 State Senator. 

1815 Attorney-general of New York. 
1821 United States Senator. 
1829 Secretary of State. 

1831 Minister to England. 

1832 Rejected by the Senate. 

Elected Vice-President of the United States. 
1836 Elected President of the United States. 

1840 May. Nominated for re-election. 

1841 In retirement at Lindenwald, his country-seat, near Kinderhook. 
1844 Apr. 20. The Texas annexation letter. 

May. Defeated for nomination by the Baltimore Democratic-Republican Con 
vention. 

1848 Aug. Nominated at Buffalo as the Free-soil candidate for the presidency. 
1862 July 24. Died at Lindenwald. 

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SIGHTS A^ND ABBEEYIATIONS. 



A. D. Autograph document. 

A. D. S. Autograph document, signed. 

A. Df. Autograph draft. 

A. Df. S. Autograph draft, signed. 

A. L. Autograph letter. 

A. L. S. Autograph letter, signed. 

A. X. Autograph note. 

A. N. S. Autograph note, signed. 

[ ] Information supplied from a source other than the document or the author s 

indorsement. 
. . . Omissions. 

(?) Doubtful. 

Similar entry. 
C. Approximately. 

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CALENDAR 

1703 Van Buren, Martin Cornelesse. Manor of Rensselaerwick, 

APR- 10. [N.Y.]. Will. Copy. 4 p. (With: Van Buren 

to Van Buren, 1845, Mar. 26). 

1712/3 Van Buren, Tobyyas. Albany. Receipt for legacies from 
FEB. 18 Peter Van Buren under the above will. Copy. 

1 p. (With: Van Buren to Van Buren, 1845, 
Mar. 26). 

1775 Town of Lansingburgh and Patent of Stone Arabia, [N. Y.] 

MAY 22 Freemen, freeholders, and inhabitants. "Gen 

eral association." Copy. 1 p. "A true copy 
of the original association paper drawn this 15th 
of June 1775 per me Ch s Tillman town clerk." 
. Newspaper clipping. (Both with: Lan 
sing to Van Buren, 1839, Aug. 8). 

1783 United States and Great Britain. Treaty of peace ("of 

[SEPT. 3] Paris"). Art. 2, on the United States boundary 

(extracts). Copy. 3 p. (With: Van Ness to 
Gallatin, 1829, Jan. 3). 

[1787 [Franklin, Benjamin. Philadelphia]. Speech in the Fed- 

SEPT. 17] eral Constitutional Convention at the conclu 

sion of its deliberations. Copy. 2 p. (Re 
porter s synopsis, with introductory comment. 
Of: Smyth, Life and writings of Benjamin 
Franklin, IX, 607; etc.) 

[1789 United States Congress. "An act for the establishment and 

AUG. 7] support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and 

public piers" (bill and amendments). Copy. 
4 p. (With: Van Buren, Notes, 182-). 

1793 Jefferson, [Thomas. Philadelphia]. Report to the House 
DEC. 16 of Representatives on British laws on American 

trade with the British West Indies. Copy. 3 p. 

1794 Randolph, Edmund. [Philadelphia]. To John Jay, [Phil- 
MAY 6 adelphia]. Extract of instructions on commerce 

between the United States and the British West 

Indies. Copy. 1 p. 

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1794 Jay, John. [London]. Extract of a treaty-pro jet pre- 

SEPT. 4 sented by John Jay to Lord Granville. Copy. 

3 p. 

[1799] [Hamilton, Alexander. New York. To Jonathan Day 

ton; Philadelphia?]. On the powers of Congress 
in regard to internal improvements. Copy 
(extracts). 8 p. (With: Hamilton to Van 
Buren, 1826, Dec. 26 ; printed : Lodge s Hamilton, 
Federal ed. X, 329 f.) 

1801 Van Ness, Abraham I., and others. Notice of an election 
SEPT. 26 of a representative in Congress from the Sixth Dis 
trict [Columbia and Rensselaer counties], Octo 
ber 6-8, at the houses of Abraham Van Buren, 
Medad Butler, and Nathan Deyo. D. S. of Van 
Ness, and five others. 1 p. (On the back are 
a marriage-record and a memorandum in regard 
to it.) 

1802 Van Ness, John P[eter]. Washington. To Martin Van 
JAN. 6 Buren, New York. Receipt of letters of Decem 
ber 3 and 27; his constant anxiety; advice as to 
conduct, and warning against idleness and vice; 
advantages of society and the theatre ; want of 
cash prevents his making an advance ; his seat 
in Congress assured. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1802 Van Buren, Martin, Junior. New York. To Francis 
DEO. 12 Sylvester, Kinderhook, [N. Y.] Report on 

taxes on lands in Oneida and Herkimer counties; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1803 Hogeboom, John C. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 
MAR. H New York. Receipt of letter of February 11; 

Republican principles and independence of 
judgment; regrets Col. Burr s conduct; bills for 
equalizing and increasing the wards in New York 
City, and extending the right of suffrage; bank 
projects; accounts with Montanye, etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1803 Van Alen, John J. [Kinderhook]. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 2fJ New York. Answering his letter of May 18, re 

questing a loan. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1803 Spencer, Ambrose. Albany. To Gideon Granger, [Wash 

ington]. Recommending Robert James Liv 
ingston for the New York post-office, vacant by 
Baumann s death. Copy. 1 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 13 

1803 Van Ness, John P[eter]. Washington. To Martin Van 

Nov. 3 Buren, New York. Want of money and extra 

ordinary expense of living; cash out of his 
power; offers a note. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1803 Van Ness, John P[eter]. Washington. To Martin Van 
Nov. n Buren, New York. Cannot advance any cash, 

but his credit is at Van Buren s service; dis 
appointments and lawsuits. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1804 Van Ness, W[illiam] P[eter]. [New York]. To Martin 
FEB. 22 Van Buren, Junior, Kinderhook, [N. Y.] Rumor 

that Van Buren has become a zealous advocate 
for the Clintonian party; Burr an intended vic 
tim of villainy and persecution ; asks for reasons 
of his decision; advice. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1804 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. [Kinderhook]. To William P. 
MAR. 13 Van Ness, [New York]. His position as to Burr; 

purity of intentions and motives; discussion now 
cannot produce good results; has been much 
abused by friends of Van Ness. A. Df. S. 2 p;. 

1804-1808 V[an] Buren, M[artin] and [James J.] Van Alen. [Kinder- 
hook]. Accounts with the proprietors of the 
Great Possession. A. Df. of Martin Van Buren. 
2 p. 

1805 Van Alen, [James J.] and [Martin] Van Buren. Kinder- 
MAR. 19 hook. " Statement of Van Alen and Van 

Buren s business from commencement of firm 
until March 19th, 1805." Df. 6 p. 

1806 Madison, [James. Washington]. Instructions to Monroe 
MAY 17 and Pinckney on negotiations relative to Ameri 
can trade with British colonies. Copy (extract) 
in Martin Van Buren s hand. 2 p. (With: Jef 
ferson, Report, 1793, Dec. 16.) 

1806 V[an] Schaack, P[eter]. [Kinderhook]. To Martin Van 

OCT. 28 Buren, [Kinderhook]. Acknowledging Van 

Buren s notice on behalf of the representatives 
of Robert Van Deusen ; shares of patentees to be 
liquidated; arrangements as to the share of 
Johannis Van Deusen in litigation ; etc. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1806 Jackson, James, ex dem. John L. Van Alen, Jr. and others 

Nov. 19 v. John Stiles, Harmen Vosburgh, and John A. 

Vosburgh. New York Supreme Court, Novem- 



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Jackson, James Continued. 

her term. Plea of trespass and ejectment of 
farm by Francis Silvester, attorney for James 
Jackson; with notice by John Stiles (Nov. 19) 
to Harmen Vosburgh and John A. Vosburgh 
to defend the suit. Copy. 3 p. 

1807 Van Ness, W[illiam] Pfeter]. [New York]. To Martin 

F EB . 21 Van Buren, Kinderhook. On the settlement of 

the estate of Van Ness s father; requirements of 

the New York law for bonds of legatees; Van 

Alen s application; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1807 Jenkins, E[lisha. Albany?] To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

Aru. 22 derhook. Receipt of his letter of the 18th; will 

buy note at bank; assault of Solomon Van Rens- 
selaer upon himself and Judge Taylor in conse 
quence of Republican resolutions in defence of 
[Thomas Addis] Emmet and [Edmond Charles ?] 
Genet from assaults of Federalists; expected 
majorities for Tompkins. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1807 Vosburgh, Abraham, and John A. Penal bill [bond] from 
Xov. is Abraham and John A. Vosburgh to Peter L. 

Hogeboom; drawn up and witnessed by Mfartin] 
V[an] Buren. D. S. 1 p. 

[1807?] Pulver, Wilhelmus advs. James Jackson ex dem. Tenvil- 
leger [?]. New York Supreme Court. Van 
Buren s brief for the defence. A. Df. 4 p. 
(Not in Van Buren s list [1855?] or New York 
Common Law Reports). 

1808-9 Republican Watchtower. New York. Extracts on the 
JUNE 14- execution and violation of the Embargo laws. 

JAN. 27 Copy. 9 p. 

1808 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Kinderhook ?] "A statement of 
DEC. 24 M[artin] V[an] Buren s notes." 8 p. 

1808 Van Buren, Martin. [Kinderhook?] " Statement of de 

mands arising from the Great Possession causes." 
A. Df. 2 p. 

1809 Stebbins, Francis. [Hudson]. To Martin Van Buren, 
OCT. 20 Hudson, [N. Y.] Avowing authorship of a hand 

bill attacking John C. Hogeboom, sheriff of [Co 
lumbia] County; calling for an exhibit of the 
sheriff s bills. A. L. S. 1 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 15 

1809 Van Ness, Wplliam] P. [Hudson, N. Y. ?] To Martin 

Xov. 11 Van Buren, Hudson. Asking an opinion as to 

the obligations of the Travellers Turnpike Com 
pany under its charter and the general turnpike 
law; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1809 [Van Buren], Martin [for Sheriff JohnC. Hogeboom ?] Hud- 

Nov. 11 son, N. Y. Explanation of [Hogeboom s] course 

in charging fees on writs and executions; a suit 
against the authors of libellous charges; an 
opinion desired on the right to collect. A. Df. 
3 p. 

. Letter based on the above draft; with agreement 

(D. S.) of J. Rutsen Van Rensselaer and M[artin] 
V[an] Buren for the exchange of a communication 
of like effect. Df. S. 2 p. 

1809 Van Rensselaer, J. Rutsen [for Elisha Williams ?] Hudson, 

Xov. 11 N. Y. To Martin Van Buren, [for Sheriff John 

C. Hogeboom? Hudson]. Acknowledging his 
note of the morning; the original publication is 
sued without his knowledge or agency ; unneces 
sary to say anything of deputies conduct ; his own 
dissent from Van Buren s construction of stat 
utes on fees ; his own view as to a fee on a post 
ponement of sale. Df. 3 p. 

. Df., " agreed to " and signed by J. R[utsen] 

V[an] Rensselaer and E[lisha] Williams. 1 p. 

1809 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. [Hudson, N. Y.] To Elisha 

Nov. 11 Williams, [Hudson]. Asking for the return of the 

original draft of his letter; trusts that Colonel 

[Van Rensselaer] will not hurr^ r ; is to see him 

this evening at Swart s. Copy. 1 p. 

[1809 V[an] Buren, Mfartin]. [Hudson, N. Y.] To [J. Rutsen] 

Xov. 12] Van Rensselaer, [Hudson]. Must leave home 

today, but will return tomorrow [Monday]; 
wishes to see him on Tuesday. Copy. 1 p. 

1809 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Hudson, N. Y.]. To [J. Rutsen] 

Nov. 14 Van Rensselaer, [Hudson]. Has returned and 

will see him at any place in town he may ap 
point; etc. Copy. 1 p. 

1809 Skinner, Roger S. Sandy Hill, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

Nov. 15 Buren, [Hudson, N. Y.] Acknowledging his letter 

of [Nov.] 2; Mr. Foot s attention to business in 



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Skinner, Roger S. Continued. 

New York; trials at the Albany circuit; failure 
of verdict; political aspects; opinion of the 
Columbian; bright prospects of the cause; a ques 
tion of settlement and maintenance at public 
charge of Sally, daughter of Wanton Burning- 
ham; his opinion desired; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1809 Van Buren, Martin. [Hudson, N. Y.] To [J. Rutsen] 
D EC> 29 Van Rensselaer, [Hudson]. Inclosing the reply of 

Elisha Williams to the Sheriff [John C. Hoge- 
boom], to be published in the Whig and the Bee; 
question whether a note of explanation should 
accompany the publication. Copy. 1 p. 

1810 Van Ness, Wplliam] P[eter]. New York. To Martin Van 
J AN . is Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] Prospect of inability to 

be in Albany at the opening of the Legislature; 
Republican political program; combinations, etc. ; 
Elisha Williams s boast; the Phoenix Company s 
insult to Capt. Macy; Jenkins s interference in 
bank affairs; evidence desired to convict him. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1810 Hogeboom, John C. [Albany?] To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 30 Hudson, [N. Y.] Collection and sending of rec 

ommendations for the Council; Major Tanner s 
honorable conduct; hope of success from the 
present Council; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1810 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. [Hudson, N. Y.] To James J. Van 

JUNE 28 Alen, Kinderhook. Abraham [Van Buren s] 

oration a masterpiece; a suggestion as to inducing 

the Governor [Daniel D. Tompkins] to come to 

Kinderhook; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1810 Napoleon I. [St. Cloud ?] Decree (Art. 1-2) , appropriating 

JULY 22 to the public service, 1809-10, the proceeds of 

sales of confiscated cargoes from American and 
other neutral vessels. Copy from an English 
translation. 2 p. (With: Gracie to Van Buren, 
1829, May 18; not found in the Bulletin des 
lois, or Duvergier, Lois} . 

[1810 Vosburgh, Ilarmin, and John A. v. James Jackson ex dem. 

John L. V[an] Alen, Jr., and Jan V. L. Van 
Alen. New York Supreme Court, [New York]. 
Ejectment; statement of facts by M[artin] V[an] 
Buren, [counsel for the defence]. A. Df. (in- 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 17 

Vosburgh, Harmin Continued. 

eluding a sketch-map) . 9 p. (See : Van Buren s 
list, [1855?] and Johnson, 7:186, A . Y. Com. 
Law Rep. v. 4). 

1810 Van Ness, Wplliam] P[eter]. New York. To Martin Van 

DEC. 23 Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] Wendel s proxy pre 

pared and sent to [Elisha] Williams for Van 
Buren; its use in the suit; the political aspect of 
the Bank contest; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1810 Van Ness, W[illia]m P[eter]. New York. To Martin Van 
DEC. 27 Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] On business of the Phoe 
nix Company; Van Ness s pledges; instructions; 
proxy of G. T. Warner sent; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1810] Miller, C[ornelius. Hudson, N.Y. ?] To S[tephen] Miller, 

[Claverack, N. Y. ?] Urging him to vote for Van 
Buren for attorney [of the Phoenix Insurance 
Company ?] ; the impolicy of opposition to Van 
Buren s appointment. A. Df. 3 p. 

[1810?] Gilchrist, John v. James Jackson ex dem. Lucy H. Palmer 
and others. New York Supreme Court. Van 
Buren s statement of respective titles. Df. 8 p. 
(Not found in Van Buren s list [1855 ?] or N. Y. 
Com. Law Rep.) 

[1810?] V[an] Buren, M[artin. Hudson?] Statement of sums due 
him. A. D. 2 p. 

1811 Yates, John Van Ness v. John Lansing, Jr. New York 
FEB. Court of Errors. Martin Van Buren s brief for 

argument, February term, 1811. A. Df. 10 p. 
(See: Johnson, 8:289, New York Com. Law Rep. 
4:544.) 

1811 Van Ness, Wplliam] P[eter]. New York. To Martin Van 

APR. 23 Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] Inclosing a letter for 

General Thomas. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1811 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Hudson, [N. Y.] To Francis 

AUG. 19 Stebbins, [Hudson]. Note for publication in the 

Northern Whig, denying a charge against Van 
Buren of writing to a member of the Legislature 
against a report on the Livingston title to the 
Manor lands. Copy. 2 p. 

1811 Van Buren, Martin. [Hudson, N. Y.] To Jacob R[utsen] 

AUG. 19 Van Rensselaer, Claverack, [N. Y.] On Van 

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Van Buren, Martin Continued. 

Rensselaer s alleged assertion at Jonas Miller s 
before the election, as to Van Buren s interference 
with the petition of Henry Avery and others in 
the Legislature; calling upon him to make good 
his offer of a forfeit of $500 if the statement was 
disproved. Copy. 2 p. 

1811 Stebbins, Francis. Hudson, [N. Y.J To Cornelius Miller, 
AUG. 20 Hudson. His motive for refusing pay for insert 
ing Van Buren s note as an advertisement. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1811 Van Rensselaer, J[acob] Rutsen. [Claverack, N. Y.] To 

AUG. 24 Martin Van Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] Disavowing 

any obligation to forfeit $500, because of the 
specified time limit: etc. L. S. 1 p. 

1811 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Hudson, [N. Y.] To [Francis] 

AUG. 29 Stebbins, [Hudson]. Note for publication in the 

Northern Whig denying any connection with a 
communication in the Bee over the signature of 
Benjamin Birdsall, Jr. A. Df. 2 p. (In 
dorsed with instructions to [Cornelius ?] Miller) . 

1811 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. Auburn, [N. Y.] To M[ar- 

SEPT. 22 tin] Van Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] Notes on lot 6, 

Hannibal [Township]; value conjectural; Oswe- 

go s prospects; counseling caution against frauds. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1811 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Hudson, N. Y.] To Jfohn] Suydam, 
Nov. 25 [Hudson]. Authorizing Morrell to make arrange 
ments contemplated [in view of Suydam s chal 
lenge to a duel]. A. Df. S. 1 p. 

1812 Hiker, R[ichard]. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 
FEB. 17 [Hudson, N. Y.] Inclosing a notice received for 

Van Buren; approval of his conduct in the affair 
with Suydam. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1812 Van Ness, W[illiam] P[eter]. [New York ?] To Martin Van 

MAR. 13 Buren, [Hudson, N. Y.] On the payment of Van 

Ness s debt to Judge Dorr; the desirability of a 
settlement of his accounts with Van Buren, in 
view of a possible dissolution of former relations. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1812 FortDetroit, [Mich.]. " Return of ordnance, military stores, 

and larboratory tools, c., &c., deposited at 
Fort Detroit under the command of Captain 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 19 

Fort Detroit Continued. 

John Whistler from the 31st of March 1812 to the 
30th June 1812." D. S. of Sam[ue]l T. Dyson. 
1 p. (In: Hull, Papers, 1814, Jan. 5-Mar. 23). 

1812 V[an] Ness, J[acob ?]. Red Hook, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

APR. 12 Buren, Hudson. Advice in view of Edward P. 

Livingston s reported candidacy for the Senate 

in opposition to Van Buren; the [Dutchess] Co. 

Convention; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1812 Broom, George. Poughkeepsie, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

APR. 17 Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] Senatorial election 

prospects in Dutchess County; awkward situa 
tion of Livingston s friends; handbills; a sugges 
tion as to correspondence; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1812 Hull, Wfilliam]. Headquarters, Sandwich, [Upper Canada]. 

JULY 14 " . . . A proclamation" to the inhabitants of 

Canada, urging neutrality or enlistment in the 
United States Army. D. S. Broadside. (In: 
Hull, Papers, 1814, Jan. 5-Mar. 23; reprinted 
in Forbes s Report, App. 2, p. 17-18, under date 
of July 12). 

1812 Hiker, R[ichard]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 21 Hudson, [N. Y.] Approves Van Buren s candi 

dacy for attorney-general; supporters, pros 
pects, and good effects of success. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1812 Hull, W[illiam]. Detroit, [Mich.]. To [Duncan] Me Arthur, 

AUG. 15 [en route to Raisin River]. Ordering his return; 

announcing Brock s summons for the surrender 

of Detroit. A. L. S. 1 p. (In: Hull, Papers, 

1814, Jan. 5-Mar. 23^. 

1812 V[an] Buren, A[braham] A. Aurelius, [N. Y.] To Martin 

AUG. 17 Van Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] On legal business; 

his own health; depressed markets; the benefit 
to follow the removal of the embargo of igno 
rance and diffidence; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1812 Clinton, De Witt. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 4 [Hudson, N. Y.] On the stake suits; sending 

deeds; etc. L. S. 3 p. 

1812 Birdsall, Ben[jami]n, Jr. v. Robert L. Livingston and 

SEPT. 22 others. Bill in equity, praying for a writ of 

injunction and a subpoena. D. S. 13 p. 



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[1812-19] [Van Buren, Martin. Albany?] Extracts from the journals 
of the New York Legislature on banks, 1812- 
1819. A. Df. 4 p. 

[1812?] [Van Buren, Martin. Hudson?] Miscellaneous notes on 
international law. A. Df. 2 p. 

[1812?] [Van Buren, Martin. Hudson?] To- . On the post 
ponement of the trial of the cause of The People 
v. Van Tassel and Williams. A. Df. 3 p. 
- Transcript. 1 p. 

1813 Holt, Charles. New York. To Martin Van Buren, In 

JAN. 20 Senate, Albany. Asking for political news; 

advising caucus nominations to circumvent the 
Martling-men s intentions as to the governor and 
the mayor of New York; possibilities for Tomp- 
kins, [De Witt] Clinton, and Taylor; Jacob 
Barker and Gabriel Havens s intention to oppose 
Clinton; advising prompt suppression of the con 
vention project; its fomentors, e. g. Peter R. 
Livingston. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1813 Hiker, Rpchard]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, In 

FEB. 15 Senate, Albany. Characterization of Madison s 

administration; the danger of tying to it in state 
politics; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1813 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. Report of a committee 

MAR. 17] of the Senate to whom were referred certain 

resolutions, with the recitals, adopted by the 
Assembly, March 2, 1813, on the creation and 
support of a navy. A. Df. 10 p. (See: New 
York Senate Journal for 1812-13, p. 241-2). 

. Df. 9 p. 

1813 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. Notes for a speech against 

[MAR. 24?] the incorporation of the Catskill Bank. A. Df. 

8 p. (See: New York Senate Journal, 1812-13, 
p. 263). 

[1813 Van Ness, W[illiam] P. [New York]. To M[artin] Van 

APR. l] Buren, In Senate, Albany. Van Buren s address 

to appear entire in the Advocate; etc. ; compen 
sation expected for revising the laws ; inquiry as 
to the Farmers Turnpike bill ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1813 Taylor, John. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, Hud- 

APR. 25 son, [N. Y.] Van Buren s address not inserted 

in his paper ; flattering political news from J. W. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 21 

Taylor, John Continued. 

Taylor, etc., in all parts of the State; status of 
election bets; alleged order from General Henry 
A. Dearborn to Van Rensselaer to cross at 
Queenstown in any event. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1813 Massachusetts, Legislature. Meeting of the Massachu- 

MAY 28 setts Legislature, May 28, 1813, and speech of 

Governor Caleb Strong. 2 p. (Speech copied 

from Niles Register, 4: 233 f. With: Butler, 

Notes, 1850[?]). 

1813 Massachusetts, Senate. Resolutions of the Senate of 

JUNE 15 Massachusetts, June 15, 1813, on the conduct of 

Capt. James Lawrence and the unjustifiable 

war. Copy. 1 p. (From Niles Register, 4, 287. 

With: Butler, Notes, [1850?]) 

1813 Van Ness, David. Note to Jacob Van Ness or order. 

DEC. 9 Indorsed bv Jacob Van Ness and Daniel Coffin, 

Teller. D. S. 1 p. 

1813 Miller, Stephen. Claverack. Note to Stephen Hoge- 

DEC. 25 boom or bearer. Indorsed as paid, by Henry L. 

Webb. A. D. S. 1 p. (Also an undated memo 
randum in the hand of Stephen Miller of 50 
shares of stock purchased of Hogeboom. 1 p.) 

1813 V[an] Buren, Mfartin. Hudson]. Note to Benjamin Bird- 
DEC. 27 sail ; with Birdsall s receipt on the back. A. D. S. 

i p . 

[1813?] [Van Buren, Martin. Hudson?] Notes on Madison s re 
election, doggerel poetry, and a memorandum of 
insults offered to members of Congress and a 
cabinet minister [Gallatin?] A. D. 2 p. 

1814 Cantine, Moses I. Promissory note to Martin Van Buren 
JAN. 1 and Stephen Miller. D. S. 1 p. (Indorsed by 

Van Buren, Miller, and D[avid] V[an] Ness.) 

. D. S. 1 p. (Indorsed as above, and 
also by Cantine) . 

[1814 Dallas, Alexander] J[ames. Philadelphia?] 

JAN. 3?] [1] " . . . Charges exhibited against Brigadier-General 
William Hull, of the Army of the United States, 
by order of the Secretary of War . . . 
Pamphlet, with marginal annotations in the 
hand of Martin Van Buren. 20 p. 

[2] " Points of evidence " against Gen. Hull. A. D. 6 p. 
(Both in: Hull, Papers, 1814, Jan. 5-Mar. 23). 



22 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1814 Hull, William. Albany. Papers connected with the 

J AN . 5- court-martial of Gen. William Hull [Jan. 3- 

MAR. 23 Apr. 25, 1814]: Orders, official correspondence, 

exhibits, notes, briefs, etc., of Judge-advocates 

Dallas, Parker, and Van Buren, summing-up of 

evidence, etc. Pamphlet, 20 p.; broadside; 

manuscript, mostly A. Df. of Van Buren, 105 p. 

(Cf.: Forbes, Report . . . 1814.) 

1814 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Alexander] J[ames] 

JAN. 5 Dallas, [Philadelphia ?]. Asking for information 

relative to Dallas s abbreviation of the speci 
fications against Gen. Hull. A. Df. 3 p. 

. Copy. 3 p. (Both in: Hull, Papers. 
1814, Jan. 5-Mar. 23.) 

[1814 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. To [John] Armstrong, 

JAN. 6?] [Washington]. Report of the progress of 

Hull s court-martial. A. Df. 2 p. (In: Hull, 
Papers . . . 1814, Jan. 5-Mar. 23). 

1814 [Van] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To John Smith, New 

JAN. 6 York. Inclosing a letter to the Secretary of 

War, bearing upon the summons of - - Hyer, 

as a witness in Hull s court-martial]. A. Df. S. 

2 p. (In: Hull, Papers, 1814, Jan. 5-Mar. 23). 

1814 Croswell, F. O. H. Catskill, [X. Y.] To Joseph Kline. 

JAN. 7 Account for 15 shares of Hudson Bank stock. 

Copy. 1 p. (Indorsed by Van Buren: Ac 
counts of purchase of stock c. in the foolish 
Bank War of 1813. Settled.") 

1814 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. Draft for "the answer 

[JAN. ?] of the Senate to the speech of his excellency . . . 

the Governor [Daniel D. Tompkins]." A. Df. 

7 p. (See: N. Y. Senate Journal, 1814, p. 11, 
27, 42, etc.) 

1814 .Parker, Philip S. Albany. To - . Summons to ap 

pear as a witness in the court-martial of Brig. 
Gen. William Hull. D. S. (printed form). 1 p. 
(4 copies. In: Hull, Papers, 1814, Jan. 5- 
. Mar. 23). 

[1814 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. Address "To the electors 

FEB. ?] of the State of New York " ; prepared as chairman 

of the legislative caucus committee appointed to 
draft the address. A. Df. 64 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 23 

[1814 War Meeting. Albany. Notes and resolutions of a 

APR. 14] Republican general meeting held at the Capitol 

at Albany, April, 14, 1814, Col. Daniel Warren, 

of Columbia, in the chair, and P. G. Childs, of 

Madison, Secretary. Copy. 8 p. 

[1814 War Meeting. Albany. Resolutions. A. Df. of Martin 

APR. 14] Van Buren. 10 p. 

1814 V[an] Buren, M[artin], and Geo[rge] Caines. [Hudson]. 

JUNE 23 Notes of an agreement between George Caines and 

Martin Van Buren for a loan and the sale of a lot 

in the Whiteborough Patent, Franklin, Delaware 

County, [N. Y.] A. Df. of Van Buren. 1 p. 

. D. S. 2 p. 

1814 Caines, George. [Hudson]. Bond to Martin Van Buren 

JULY 8 given by George Caines in fulfilment of their 

agreement of June 23. D. S. 1 p. (Witnessed 
by Benj[ami]n F[ranklin] Butler). 

1814 Caines, Geo[rge. Hudson]. Conditional assignment of the 

JULY 8 [law] library of George Caines to secure payment 

of money and interest under the above agree 
ment, with a list of the books in the library. 
D. S. of Geo[rge] Caines andM[artin] V[an] Buren. 
8 p. (Witnessed by Butler). 

1814 Hubbard, Ruggles. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

SEPT. 4 Hudson. Three months absence in the West; 

proclamation for convening the State Legislature 
on the 26th; his own silence on the attorney-gen 
eralship; a promise of unchangeable support to 
Van Buren s interests. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1814? V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Hudson?] To [Henry] Rutgers, 
SEPT. ?] [New York]. Thanks for a message; his hope as 

to Rutgers s political activity. A. Df. 2 p. 

1814 Burr, A[aron]. New York. To Martin Van Buren 

OCT. 5 Opinion on men to be raised for the war; the 

question of taxation; contribution of religious 
corporations; banks. Transcript. 3 p. 

1814 Taylor, John W. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 6 In Senate, Albany. Financial propositions for 

restoring public credit; Southern and Western 
members oppose full increase; new taxes pro 
posed ; Dallas to be confirmed for the Treasury 
and Tompkins much spoken of for the State 



24 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Taylor, John W. Continued. 

Department ; temporary removal of government 
proposed ; expense of defence and inconvenience 
urged ; disgraceful conduct of militia at Bladens- 
burgh; panic and rout of officers and men; 
another attack on Baltimore in the Fall antici 
pated. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1814 V[an] Buren, Mfartin]. [Hudson?] To Abraham A. Van 

OCT. 8 Buren, Claverack, [N. Y.] Objections to his pro 

posed jaunt to Philadelphia; suggestions for a 
long one to continue till spring, and include Wash 
ington; sending checks; his own plans; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1814 Scott, W[infield]. Baltimore. To M[artin] V[an] Buren, 

OCT. 22 Albany. Secretary Monroe s approval of the 

classification bill; measures for raising 110,000 
men; disposition of this force; the possibility of 
dictating peace in Quebec ; his own movements ; 
his hope that Van Buren may adopt the military 
profession. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1814 New York legislature, "Act to authorize the raising of 

OCT. 24 troops . . ." See: Wilcoxson to Van Buren, 

1855, Dec. 17. 

[1814] Albany Argus. Abstract of the " classification law." Re- 

OCT. 25 printed in the New York Evening Post, Oct. 26. 

Copy. 4 p. (With: Wilcoxson to Van Buren, 
1855, Dec. 17). 

1814 Taylor, John W. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 31 Hudson, N. Y. Van Buren s proposed visit to 

Washington; a plan to issue paper money with a 
tender law; its friends and opponents; bank 
prospects; increase of sinking fund; prospects of 
the bill recruiting the army; commendation of 
Young, Speaker of the Assembly. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1814 Southwick, S[olomon. Albany.] To Martin Van Buren, 

O CT -] Albany]. Bishop to show affidavit charging Buel 

with lending types for counterfeit army bills; his 
own hope for the support of Cantine and Van 
Buren; gratitude for what they have done; etc. 
A. L. S. 

[1814 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. Introductory address to 

Xov - 29? 1 the Chancellor [James Kent]. A. Df. 13 p. 

(An earlier form of what was developed into the 
letters of Amicus Juris Consultus.) 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 25 

[1814 Amicus Juris Consultus, [Martin Van Buren, Albany], 

Nov. 29] To Amicus Curiae [Chancellor James Kent]. 

Reply to the objections to the privateering bill 

urged by Chancellor Kent over the signature 

"Amicus Curiae," [Nov. 28]. A. Df. 14 p. 

. Printed. 2 p. (Reprint from the Albany 
Argus, Dec. 1814). 

[1814? Notes on treaty provisions regarding privateers, 1667-1800. 
Nov. ?] Df. 3 p. 

1814 Young, S[amuel]. Ballston, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

DEC. l Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] Acknowledging his 

reply -to Chancellor Kent; aliens exempted from 
service; the Chancellor twists the law to his own 
convenience; advising a public address to the 
Chancellor; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1814 [Kent, James. Albany]. Answer to Amicus Juris Con- 

DEC. 1 sultus [Martin Van Buren, in the Albany Argus, 

Nov. 29, 1814] on alleged expressions of Chan 
cellor [Kent] in the Council of Revision in 
regard to the privateering law; etc. Copy. 
3 p. (From the Albany Gazette, 1814, Dec, 1; 
with Van Dyck to Van Buren, 1856, Mar. 18). 

[1814 United States and Great Britain. Treaty of peace ( u of 

DEC. 4] Ghent"), art. 5, relating to the Northeastern 

boundary of the United States. Copy. 3 p. 
(With: Van Ness to Gallatin, 1829, Jan. 3.) 

[1814 Amicus Juris Consultus [Martin Van Buren]. [Albany], 

DEC. 4?] To Amicus Curiae [Chancellor James Kent]. 

Continuation of the argument of [Nov. 29]; 

reply to Amicus Curiae, [Dec. 1]. A. Df. 16 p. 

. Printed. 1 p. (Reprint from the Al 
bany Argus, Dec. 1814). 

1814 [Van Buren, Martin, Albany]. "A card" closing the con- 

DEC. 6 troversy with Chancellor Kent. A. Df. 4 p. 

. Printed. (Reprint from the Albany 
Argus, Dec. 1814). 

1814 Taylor, John W. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 10 [Albany]. Condition and prospects of the bank 

measures; treasury note and tender law system; 

classification and conscription bill of Troup; 

militia bill; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



26 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1814 [Sanford, Nathan]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 28 Hudson. Regret that the Court Martial [of 

Gen. Wilkinson, Utica, Jan. 3] will take Van 
Buren from Albany and prevent a wished for 
conference; Skinner and the comptrollership ; 
suggestions; Van Buren s presence at Albany in 
February indispensable; Elmendorf and Ross; 
the Juris Consultus and Amicus Juris Consultus 
letters. 6 p. (See: Wilkinson, Memoirs . . ., 
v. 3). 

1814 Amicus Juris Consultus [Martin Van Buren. Albany]. 
DEC. "Numbers [Nov. 29, Dec. 4? and Dec. 6], addressed 

to Amicus Curiae, published in the Albany Argus, 
December, 1814." Printed. 2 p. 

[1814?] Jackson, James, exdem. Abraham I. Salisbury v. Nicholas 
Fish and Matthew McNair. New York Supreme 
Court. Van Buren s brief for trial, Onondaga 
Circuit. A. Df. 2 p. (Not in Van Buren s 
list [1855?] or N. Y. Com. Law Rep.}. 

[1815] H[ubbard, Ruggles]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

J AN - 3 Utica, N. Y. Congratulations on his victory 

over Chancellor [Kent]; sorry figure of his antago 
nist ; the Chancellor s ignorance and commonplace 
book; the question of senator; pressure of office- 
hunters; regret at Van Buren s absence in Utica; 
possible removals of Clintonians; great hopes of 
his advancement ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1815 New York Legislature. Joint Committee of the Senate 

FEB - 2 ] and Assembly. Resolutions on the victory at 

New Orleans. A. Df. of Martin Van Buren. 
4 p. (See: New York, Journal of the Assembly, 
1814-15, p. 182, 189, 211, 533, and Journal of 
the Senate, 1814-15, 329.)- 

1815 V[an] B[uren, Martin]. Albany. "Copy of the endorse- 
FEB - 20 ment on the original draft of the Classification 

Bill, filed in the office of the Sec[retar]y of the 
Senate [of New York State] ." 1 p. 

1815 United States Congress. Proceedings in the Senate, Feb. 

28-Mar. 2, and in the House, Mar. 2-3, on a bill 
"further to provide for the collection of the du 
ties on imports and tonnage." Copy from the 
Senate Journal, 1814-15, p. 673 f, and the House 
Journal, 1814-15, p. 770 f. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 27 

1815 Taylor, John W. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 28 In Senate, Albany. On letters written in his in 

terest for the Senate by friends; military estab 
lishment in peace; the time of the session too 
short for necessary legislation ; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1815 [Van Buren, Martin]. Albany. To [James] Madison, 

MAR. 9 [Washington]. Recommending Roger Skinner 

for the office of United States district attorney 

in New York, made vacant by [Nathan] Sanford s 

election to the Senate. A. Df. 3 p. 

1815 Scott, W[infield]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 16 [Albany?] Reflections on recent events; e. g., 

Jackson s glory, and the shameful reduction of 
the army; Monroe s intention to offer Van Bu 
ren an appointment in the army; Roger Skinner s 
wishes; may be retained and stationed at New 
York; Judge Spencer s position; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

[1815 Van Zandt v. Jackson ex dem. Hicks and Hicks. In 

MAY TERM.] error [New York Supreme Court. May term]. 

Van Buren s brief for argument. A. Df. of Mar 
tin Van Buren. 8 p. (Of. New York Com. Law 
Rep. 5:346; Johnson 12:169). 

1815 Porter, P[eter] B[uel]. Steamboat Richmond, [Hudson 

JUNE 14 River]. To Martin Van Buren, Hudson. Has 

closed negotiation for purchase of land from Judge 

Wallace; offers a half interest to Van Buren. A. 

L. S. lp. 

1815 Hamilton, James Alexander]. [New York]. To Martin 

JUNE 15 Van Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] Payment to King; 

to revive judgment against C [ ?] ; charge of Jacob 
R. Van Rensselaer for clerks fees; his political 
opinions; "Si Fa" to be returned next August. 
A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1815 Thompson, S[mith]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 
Nov. 24 Hudson. In behalf of Solomon Southwick as 

postmaster at Albany; Southwick capable and 
honest and now faithful to the Constitution; ex 
pediency of the appointment ; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1816 Betts, S[amuel] Rfossiter]. Washington. To Martin Van 
JAN. 19 Buren, [Albany]. Virginia and the presidency; 

claims of Governor Daniel D. Tompkins; Ken 
tucky opposed; M[onroe] the favorite; Crawford s 
candidacy; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



28 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1816 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Washington. To M[artin 

JAN. 23 V[an] Buren, Albany. Regrets having missed 

Van Buren in Washington; the presidential nomi 
nation; New York delegation now unanimously 
support Tompkins; his own views; the political 
effect of the proposed division of Otsego County; 
Judge Cooper s gerrymander; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1816 Betts, S[amuel] R[ossiter]. [Washington]. To Martin 

FEB. 5 Van Buren, Albany [forwarded to Hudson]. The 

New York delegation and the presidency : Tomp- 
kins s candidacy; Monroe and Virginia; Crawford 
preferred by a good number of Republicans; 
the treaty-making power; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1816 Betts, S[amuel] R[ossiter]. Washington. To Martin Van 

FEB. 24 Buren, In Senate, Albany. Has received his 

letter of the 13th; a meeting of the New York 
delegation to consider resolutions sent from 
Albany; the question of preventing a caucus 
nomination; some members will favor Monroe; a 
meeting of opposition to Monroe; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1816 Sanford, Nathan. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 14 [Albany]. A caucus on the presidential question; 

the vote for Tompkins and Crawford will out 
number that of Monroe; Crawford s following 
larger than that of Tompkins; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1816 Betts, S[amuel] R[ossiter]. Washington. To Martin Van 

MAR - 17 Buren, Albany, N. Y. The result of the caucus; 

a meeting of Monroe s friends; the alarms of 

Monroe s following justified; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1816 Dallas, [Alexander James]. [Washington]. Extract from 

a report on banks. Copy. 1 p. 

1816 Tillotson, R[obert]. Steamboat Richmond, [Hudson R.] 

MAY 4 News of the New York elections; the influence 

of the State Bank Directors; votes for Van 

Buren, [John] Savage, [Enos T.] Throop; their 

significance; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1816 Thompson, Smith. Steamboat, [Hudson R. ?] To Martin 

Van Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] Election news; 
the vote for Van Buren; its significance; lodgings 
in New York; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1816?] V[an] Buren, M[artin]. [Albany ?] To Abr[aha]m A. Van 
Buren, Hudson. On legal business. A. L. S. 
2 P. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 29 

1817 Porter, P[eter] B[uel]. Washington. To Martin Van 

FEB. 10 Buren, Albany. On an interviewin Philadelphia 

requested by Chief Justice [Smith Thompson], 

Cantine, and Van Buren; the Niagara sufferers 

and the Boundary Commission; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1817 United States Navy Commissioners, John Rodgers, Presi- 

FEB. 11 dent. [Washington]. To [Benjamin Williams 

Crowninshield, Washington]. On the promotion 

of midshipmen. Copy, (extract). 1 p. (With: 

Williams to Van Buren, 1838, Feb. 7). 

1817 Porter, Peter B[uel]. Washington. To [Smith Thompson], 

FEB. 13 M[artin] Van Buren, and [Moses I.] Cantine, 

Albany. Reasons for cancelling the Philadel 
phia interview ; position of the bill for the Niagara 
sufferers; declining the offer of the nomination 
for governor; will soon be in Albany and pledges 
support to the Republican nominee ; etc. A. L.S. 

3 p. 

1817 Crowninshield, B[enjamin] W[illiams]. Navy Depart- 

FEB. 17 ment, [Washington]. To John Rodgers, [Wash 

ington]. Asking for list of midshipmen for pro 
motion. Copy. 1 p. With: Williams to Van 
Buren, 1838, Feb. 7.) 

1817 United States Navy Commissioners, John Rodgers, Presi- 

FEB. 19 dent. [Washington]. To Benjamin W[illiams] 

Crowninshield, [Washington]. List of midship 
men for promotion. Copy. 1 p. (With: Wil 
liams to Van Buren, 1838, Feb. 7). 

1817 Betts, Sfamuel] R[ossiter]. Washington. To Martin Van 

FEB. 24 Buren, Albany. His determination to retire; 

congratulates Van Buren on coming to the Sen 
ate; the New York governorship and De Witt 
Clinton. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1817 Swartwout, Rob[ert]. Washington. To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 26 Buren, Albany. Porter s willingness to allow 

the use of his name if necessary to restore Re 
publican harmony in New York; etc. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1817 Irving, John T[reat]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 7 Albany. Enthusiasm in the city; General 

Porter s nomination; Kings and Queens counties 
to be looked after; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



30 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1817 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. Auburn, [N. Y.] To Martin 

MAR. 15 Van Buren, Albany. The present strength of De 

Witt Clinton as a candidate for the governorship, 

and [Peter B.] Porter s weakness; the advisability 

of Porter s withdrawal; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1817 Swartwout, John. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 
MAR. 17 In Senate, Albany. General Porter s arrival 

and plans; his determination not to withdraw; 
New York uncommonly united. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1817 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. Notes on the Erie Canal, 

APR. 15?] preparatory to his speech [Apr. 15, 1817?] in 

favor of the bill for its construction. A. Df. 
15 p. 

[1817 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To G[orham] A. Worth, 

DEC. 16] Cincinnati, O. A branch Bank of the United 

States at Albany; Worth as cashier; personal 
messages; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1818 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. [Albany]. To G[orham] A. Worth, 
MAR. 19 Philadelphia. Illness in the Van Buren family; 

news of Worth s family; a sad reminder of 
Worth s departure from the [Mechanics and 
Farmers ] Bank; political conditions; his own 
hopes and efforts for Worth s success in Cincin 
nati; etc. A. L. S. 3. p. 

1818 Van Buren, Martin, and others. [Albany]. To Ambrose 

[MAR. ?] Lfatting] Jordan, [Cooperstown ?, N. Y.] Protest 

of the Republican assemblymen and senators 
from the Middle District against its recent sena 
torial nominations; urging Jordan to decline the 
nomination in the interests of party harmony. 
A. Df. of Van Buren. 4 p. 

1818 Tillotson, Rfobert]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

ApR 2 Albany. Van Buren, the Council, Judge Spencer 

and Tillotson s restoration to office. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1818 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To G[orham] A. Worth, 

[Cincinnati?] Rampant Jacobinism in New 
York; the position and prospects of [De Witt] 
Clinton, [Ambrose Spencer], etc.; the branch 
bank question; urging Worth s return; etc. A. 
L. S. 5 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 31 

1818 The People v. the Utica Insurance Company. New York 

MAY [16] Supreme Court. Attorney-general Van Buren s 

briefs for argument, May term, 1818. Drafts. 
51 p. (See: N. Y. Com. Law Rep., 5 : 1 1 19f, John 
son, 15:358f. 

[1818 Tillotson, R[obert]. To [James] Monroe, [Washington]. 

JUNE OR Inclosing a letter from Attorney-general [Van 

JULY] Buren] ; urging the appointment of Smith Thomp 

son to the New York collectorship in place of 
the present official, [David] Gelston. Copy. 2 p. 
Appended to: Tillotson to Van Buren, 1818, Aug. 
11.) 

1818 Tillotson, R[obert]. Rhinebeck, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

AUG. [11] Buren, Albany. Sending the above copy; his 

former letter and the President s reticence; urg 
ing Van Buren not to support S[pencer] for United 
States senator. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1818 Thompson, Smith. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 3 Albany. Has received from Monroe an offer of 

the secretaryship of the Navy; asks advice. 
A. L. S. 2 p. "Confidential."" . 

1818 [Sanford, Nathan], New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 4 [Albany]. Opportunity for Van Buren on the 

Bench; the nature and motives of his advice; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1818 V[an] Buren, Mfartin]. Albany. To G[orham] A. Worth, 

Nov. 26 Cincinnati. The Kane business and its trouble 

some nature; Worth s prosperity; [Smith Thomp 
son s] appointment as secretary of the Navy; 
asking advice as to whether to accept the chief 
justiceship of New York; Mrs. Van Buren s dan 
gerous illness; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1818 Thompson, Smith. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Air 

Nov. 28 bany. Will leave for Washington in December; 

the Governor not to call the council; Judge Yates 

said to be Judge Spencer s candidate for senator; 

business matters and houses ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1818 Burr, A[aron. New York ?] To Benjamin F[ranklin] But- 

DEC. 3 ler, Albany. Answers of G. W. P. and Aug[us]t 

J. P[revost] to legal inquiries. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1818 Thompson, Smith. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 8 Albany. Is preparing to go to Washington; 

the resignation of the chief justiceship his last 



32 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Thompson, Smith Continued. 

act; his interest in the succession; the question 
of Van Buren s acceptance; a dinner tendered 
on his retirement; committee of all parties; Col. 
Cantine and Fisk s office; is bound to T n 
; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1818 Thompson, Smith. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 
DEC. 25 Albany. Expects to leave for Washington on 

Monday with Vice-president Tompkins, etc. ; the 
succession to the Bench; Federalists ideas; as to 
delaying action till a new council has been ap 
pointed; Van Buren s prospects and rumored 
plans; the Jackson business at Washington 
promises difficulty; as to his own houses and 
Elkanah Watson; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1819 Tibbits, George. [Albany]. To Martin Van Buren, [Al- 
JAN. 9 bany]. Mclntyre s case and the incoming coun 
cil. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1819 Sanford, Nathan. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 23 [Albany]. Friendly letter; no excuses or apolo 

gies necessary. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1819 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

J AN - 23 Albany. Business of office; the Cabinet runs 

smoothly, but plots are on foot ; the debate in Con 
gress on the Seminole War and General Jackson; 
impressions of Clay s oratory ; Jackson in the City ; 
bank report; affairs at Albany; political advice; 
the affairs of Vice-president Tompkins; Van 
Buren and the judgeship; his own house and 
Watson; Mrs. Van Buren s illness; etc. A. L. S. 
lip. 

1819 Hogeboom, John C. [Hudson]. To Martin Van Buren, 

Albany. Reporting a confidential letter to Gov 
ernor [Clinton] ; an interview between Clinton and 
Van Buren.; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1819 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To Abraham A. Van 

Buren, Hudson. His own plans; advice for 
Abraham s journey. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1819 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Albany. As to the election of a senator, and the 
conduct of the Governor and Legislature; end 
of the debate on the Seminole War; the bank 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 33 

Thompson, Smith Continued. 

question; a duel between General Mason and 
McCarty ; Mrs. Van Buren s illness ; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1819 Cantine, Moses I. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

FEB. 11 clerhook. Council appointments and Van Bu 

ren s rumored removal; Clinton s plans; a split 
among the members of the Middle District; 
Swart s feelings; Pendergrast s intention of con 
testing Wilson s seat; Judge Spencer s request 
for Van Buren s attendance at Schoharie; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1819 Tillotson, R[obert]. Rhinebeck, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

FEB. 15 Buren, Albany. Fisk to resign the office of 

United States district attorney; asks for a letter 
to the President; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1819 Vanderpoel, J[ames]. Kinderhook, [N. Y.] To Martin 

MAR. 10 Van Buren, Albany. Col. Abel King has applied 

to him to begin suit against Van Buren on a 

charge of fraud; information given that a denial 

may be made. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1819 Duer, John. Goshen, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

MAR. 27 bany. A petition for pardon or commutation of 

punishment of Conkling, etc., sent; a conditional 
petition for Tuck s pardon now in circulation; 
legislative delay; inquiry as to the meaning of 
the vote in Assembly on the Canal Commissioner; 
Oakley and the Colonel deserting Clinton and 
Van Ness; senatorial candidates; Duer, Wick- 
ham and Austin s union with the Republican 
party; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1819 Talcott, Sam[ue]l A. New Hartford, [N. Y.] To Martin 

MAR. 31 Van Buren, Albany. The [Oneida] County Con 

vention, Apr. 17; his own political affiliations; 
the political situation; suggestions as to letters 
from Albany to prominent county citizens; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1819 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To G[orham] A. Worth, 

APR. 22 Cincinnati, Ohio. Qualities of a politician: sit 

uation of De Witt Clinton; his greatness ques 
tioned; general discontent in the party in the 

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V[an] Buren, M[artin] Continued. 

State; the test of a good administration; assur 
ances of his friendship; etc. A. Df. lip. 
-. A. L. S. lip. 

1819 Noah, M[ordecai] Mfanasseh]. New York. To Martin 

JULY 13 Van Buren, Albany. Van Buren s removal from 

office; his claims on the party; Clinton s alliance 
with the Federalists and its political effect; 
thoughts on Republican policy; wishes of the 
Federalists; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1819 Betts, S[amuel] R[ossiter]. Newburgh, [N. Y.] To Mar- 

JULY 23 tin Van Buren, Albany. Van Buren s removal 

from office; the matter of Tompkins s candidacy, 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1819 L[ivingston], P[eter] R. Rhinebeck, N. Y. To Martin Van 

JULY 31 Buren, Albany. Indignation at Van Buren s 

removal from office ; the Republicans of Dutchess 

County to hold a mass meeting, etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1819 Tompkins, Daniel D. Albany. To Archibald Mclntyre, 

AUG. 6 [Albany]. On settling accounts. A. Df. S. 6 p. 

(Corrections in the hand of Van Buren, etc.) 

1819 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To [Winfield] Scott, New 

AUG. 21 York. Denying the rumor that friendly inter 

course had been broken between Scott and Van 
Buren; Scott s example of heroism and the results 
in elevating national character. A. Df. S. 3 p. 

1819 Thompson, Smith. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 31 Albany. The district judgeship; prefers Suth 

erland, but does not wish to oppose Cantine; 
wishes the President to be informed as to the 
respective candidates. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1819 V[an] Buren, Mfartin. Albany]. To Abraham A. Van 

CT - 2 Buren, Hudson. Rejoiced at his improvement 

and determination to travel; suggestions for the 
journey; Barringer s notes and Hoffman s judg 
ment; sends charge against Barringer. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1819 Burr, Aaron. New York. To Benjamin F[ranklin] 

Butler, [Sandy Hill, Washington Co., N. Y.] 
As to a suit at law. Transcript. 1 p. 
Transcript. 1 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 35 

[1819] Jefferson, Th[omas]. Monticello. To [William Cabell] 

Nov. 28 Rives, [Richmond]. Transmitting an outline of a 

plan for legislation on bank paper; his name not 
to appear. L. S. 1 p. 

1819 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To Abr[aha]m A. Van 

Nov. 29 Buren, Washington. Personal and family news; 

good wishes for restoration to health; cheerful 
ness in providing funds;, comparison between 
Thompson and Tompkins; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1819 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. [Albany]. To G[orham] A. Worth, 

Nov. 29 Cincinnati. Has just heard of Worth s troubles; 

thinks he can make some telling appeals to the 
mother bank; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1819 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 5 Albany. Van Buren s letter of Nov. 30th re 

ceived; the appointment of Skinner and Suther 
land; subjects for a warm session of Congress; 
rumors of opposition to Clay for Speaker; the 
visit of Col. Pell in regard to Tompkins s ac 
counts and his interview with Crawford ; the New 
York senatorship; assurances of confidence and 
friendship, etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1819 Broom, Geo[rge]. Poughkeepsie, N. Y. To Martin Van 

DEC. 8 Buren, Albany. Approves the circular; char 

acter of T[hompson?] A.L.S. 3 p. " Private." 

1819 Williams, N[athan]. Utica, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

DEC. 9 Buren, [Albany]. As to acting against De Witt 

Clinton; his course as a politician a disappoint 
ment; his weakness in the Western counties. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1819 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. To [the Republican mem- 

c. DEC. 13] bers of the New York Legislature]. Communi 

cation urging the support of Ruf us King for United 
States senator; with additions and corrections 
by William Learned Marcy. A. Df. (1-4, A. Df. 
of Marcy). 44 p. (Printed in pamphlet form 
under the title: " Considerations in favor of the 
appointment of Rufus King to tlie Senate of the 
U. States; submitted to the Republican Members 
of the Legislature of the State of New York, by one 
of their colleagues." Reviewed in the Albany 
Argus, Dec. 14, 1819). 



36 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1819-20 Missouri Question. Notes on proceedings in New York; 
DEC. 16- call for the Albany meeting, December 16, 1819; 

Nov - 15 proceedings; resolutions; New York meeting, 

Nov. 16, 1819; McNeil s resolution in Assembly, 
January 13, 1820; preamble and resolutions 
offered in Assembly by John C. Spencer, No 
vember 10, 1820; motion by Erastus Root to 
postpone, and resolutions as adopted in Senate, 
Nov. 15, 1820. Copy, with comments. 10 p. 
(With: Van Buren, Notes, 185- ?) 

1819 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Hudson, [N. Y.] To Mordecai 

DEC. 17 M[anasseh] Noah, New York. Advising against 

a proposed political meeting; Tompkins s nomi 
nation; Rufus King for senator; Van Buren s 
relations with Jesse Buel; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1819 Noah, M[ordecai] M[anasseh]. New York. To Martin 

DEC- 19 Van Buren, Albany. Is convinced against 

Tompkins meetings; Van Buren s pamphlet in 
favor of King praised, but old tried friends may 
not follow; proposes a ballot in place of viva 
voce; Buel should sell his paper; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. " Private." 

1819 Verplanck, J[ohnston]. [New York]. To Martin Van 

DEC - 25 Buren, Albany. Sending a copy of the Buck- 

tail Bards by J[ohn] Duer and G[ulian] Cfrom- 
melin] Verplanck; asking his aid in circulating it 
at Albany to annoy and injure Clinton; political 
forecast; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1819 V[an] Buren, Mfartin. Hudson]. To George Tibbitts 

[Albany?] Expressing pleasure at Tibbitts s 
affiliation with the Republicans. A. Df. S. 2 p. 
[1820] Tibbits, George. [Albany.] To Martin Van Buren, [Al 
bany?]. Letter of [December] 28 received; an 
appointment for an interview. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 

1820 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Albany. Has been impatient to see a certain 
book; the Council of Appointment and the sena- 
torship; proceedings of Congress; public ques 
tions; nominations for governor and vice-presi 
dent, A. L. S. 4 p. 

1820 [Clinton, De Witt, Albany]. On slavery [from the Gov 

ernor s speech to the Legislature]. Copy by Van 
Buren. 1 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 37 

[1820 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. To D[aniel] D. Tompkins, 

JAN. 17?] [Washington]. Public notification of his nomi 

nation for governor of New York sent through 
Jonathan Thompson; the manner in which the 
nomination was made; a proposition to run the 
Secretary of the Navy; etc. Copy in the hand 
of John W. Edmonds. 3 p. 

1820 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander. New York]. To Martin 

JAN. 18 Van Buren, Senate Chamber, Albany. Ac 

knowledging his letter of the 13th; doubts and 
suspicions abroad of Van Buren s views; the 
Federalists shameful behavior; Tompkins as a 
candidate; his accounts; VanBuren s friendliness 
to Yates; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

. Transcript. 6 p. 

1820 Jones, Henry F. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

JAN. 19 bany. On Van Buren s refusal to sign the reso 

lutions on the Missouri question; what passed 
between them on the call for the meeting; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1820 Van Buren, Martin. [Albany]. To Rufus King, [Wash- 

JAN. 19 ington]. Tompkins s nomination for governor; 

a proposal to bring forward Thompson should he 

decline; Clinton s career and following; etc. 

A. Df. 2 p. (Incomplete). 

. Copy in the hand of John W. Edmonds. 
3 p. (Printed: Life and correspondence of Rufus 
King, VI: 252). 

. Transcript. 



1820 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To Henry F. Jones, [Al- 

JAN. 21 bany]. The use of his name authorized in a call 

for a meeting on the Missouri question, but not 
his signature to the memorial framed by the meet 
ing. A. Df. 1 p. 

1820 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 23 Albany. Official duties; disappointment at the 

course of the Federalists in the New York Legis 
lature; the nomination of Tompkins; his ac 
counts; the postmastership ; the Missouri ques 
tion under discussion; who is to be lieutenant- 
governor; Adams and Clinton; the reduction of 
salaries, including judges ; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



38 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1820 Edmonds, John W. Albany. To Abraham A. Van Bu- 

JAN. 24 ren, Charleston, S. C. Political and other gossip; 

a Clintonian speaker and council; the election of 
Rufus King as United States senator; Clinton s 
speech; his prospects; the nomination of Tomp- 
kins for governor; lawsuits; threats of Judge Van 
Ness s impeachment; the clerkship, etc. of Co 
lumbia County. A. L. S. 3 p 
-. 4 p. 

[1820 Leonidas [Martin Van Buren. Albany]. "Leonidas on 

JAN. 25 the subject of the note from Chief Justice 

Spencer [Albany Register, Jan. 21, 1820]"; being 
a second article on Chief Justice [Ambrose] 
Spencer s remark to Gen. [Jacob] Brown on the 
status of the Republican party. A. Df. 10 p. 
(Printed: Albany Argus, 1820. Jan. 25; the first 
article, Jan. 18). 

1820 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 28 Albany. Tompkins determination to accept the 

nomination; Mclntyre s last publication; ac 
counts must be settled; a meeting with Col. Pell; 
Tompkins plans; Crawford seen about the col 
lector; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 30 Albany. Vice - president Tompkins s move 

ments; the probability of his accepting the nomi 
nation; his accounts; his own position unfavor 
able; " Leonidas" and the alleged remark of 
Judge Spencer to General Brown; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1820 King, Rufus. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JAN. 31 ington. Two letters: 

[1] Thompson s opinion of the impolicy of Tomp 
kins s declining the nomination; the probabil 
ity of Thompson s acceptance if Tompkins 
declines; Troup for lieutenant-governor; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. " Private and personal." 

. Transcript of [1]. 

[2] Vice President Tompkins s departure for Albany; 
the stand of the Federalists; the importance 
of excluding Clinton ; a settlement of accounts 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 39 

King, Rufus Continued. 

indispensable ; the possibility of delaying his 
reply till his arrival at Albany. A. L. S. 
3 p. " Private." (Cf. King VI: 263). 
. Transcript of [2]. 2 p. 

1820 Betts, S[amuel] R[ossiter]. Newburgh, [N. Y.] To Mar- 

JAN. 31 tin Van Buren, Albany. Proceedings of the 

[Orange] County Convention; the elation of 

Clinton s following; Federalists opposition; the 

question of a candidate. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1820 Van Buren, [Martin. Albany.] To N[athan] Wfilliams, 

C.JAN. 31] Utica, N. Y.] Inquiry in regard to Williams s 

authority for a statement of Chief Justice Spencer 

to Gen. [Jacob] Brown relative to the status of 

the Republican party. A. Df. 2 p. 

[1820 ? Van Buren, [Martin. Albany ?] To the Senate Nominat- 
JAN. ?] ing Committee of the Southern District of New 

York. Suggesting arrangements for the nomi 
nation of [Michael] Ulshoeffer for state senator 
from the Southern District. A. Df. 4 p. 

1820 Sanford, Nathan. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 3 [Albany]. The Missouri question and its con 

nections; the House nearly divided upon it. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1820 Williams, N[athan. Utica, N. Y.] To [Ambrose] Spencer, 

c. FEB. 4] [Albany ?] On Spencer s remark to Gen. Brown 

in regard to the status of the Republican party. 

Copy. 1 p. (With: Williams to Van Buren, 

1820, Feb. 4). 

1820 Williams, N[athan]. Utica, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

FEB. 4 Buren, In Senate, Albany. On the conversation 

between Chief Justice Spencer and General 
Brown; Williams s wish to explain in the Argus; 
inclosing a letter to the Chief Justice. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1820 King, R[ufus]. Washington. To Martin V[an] Buren, 

FEB. 6 Albany. Acknowledging his letter of the 2d; 

Thompson s opinion as to Tompkins s chances; 
his accounts; the Missouri question; the hesita 
tion of Massachusetts; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1820 Crawford, [William Harris. Washington]. Extract from 

FEB. 12 a report on banks [issued in obedience to a House 

resolution, Mar. 1, 1819]. Copy. 1 p. 



40 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1820 Worth, G[orham] A. Cincinnati. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 17 Albany. His own reinstatement [as cashier ?] in 

opposition to wishes of Langdon Cheves; asking 

Van Buren s influence with Crawford. A. L. S. 

1 p. "Private." 

[1820 [New York Legislature, u Bucktail" Republican mem- 

FEB. 22] bers. Albany.] Address to the public in favor 

of their nominees, Daniel D. Tompkins for gov 
ernor and General [Benjamin] Mooers [for lieu 
tenant-governor]. Df. 33 p. (A few of the 
corrections are in Van Buren s handwriting. 
Printed: Albany Argus, 1820, Feb. 29.) 

1820 Peck, Jedediah. Burlington, N. Y. To Martin Van 

MAR. 14 Buren, Senate, Albany. Has received his letter 

of the 2d; the [Otsego] County Convention on the 
15th; Tompkins s accounts; plot against the Vice- 
president; his own political situation; the man 
agement of the school fund, etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Transcript. 2 p. 

[1820 Van Buren, Martin. [Albany?] To [James] Madison, 

MAR. 15] [Montpelier]. Renewing a request for Madison s 

consent to publish the Madison-Tompkins corre 
spondence [relative to a cabinet position during 
the war of 1812]; inclosing topics taken from 
Tompkins s letter-book. A. Df. 2 p. 
Transcript. 1 p. 

1820 King, Rufus. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

MAR - 25 bany. The New York governorship; Thomp 

son s increased confidence; the matter of a certifi 
cate on a question relating to himself; a message 
on the Spanish or Florida business; Clay s possible 
stand on recognizing a South American republic; 
a tariff measure in the House; the attitude of the 
South ; Crawford s report of a probable deficiency ; 
financial plans; Decatur s death; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. " Private." 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1820 King, Rufus. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Senate, Albany. Acknowledging his letter of the 
23d; information on the part of Tompkins; 
Thompson s confidence and good spirits; the 
proposed conversion of the Holland Company s 
debtors into State debtors; the experience of the 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 41 

King, Rufus Continued. 

United States in public land sales; the instruc 
tion respecting manufactures; the Spanish ques 
tion; a new tariff submitted without conference 
with Crawford. A. L. S. 3 p. " Private." 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Bellinger, C. P., and other inhabitants of Little Falls, N. Y. 

MAR. 28 To [Return Jonathan Meigs, Washington]. Peti 

tion asking for the reinstatement of Anson Hoi- 
lister, a political friend of the Administration, to 
the post-office at Little Falls, in place of the 
present incumbent, Samuel Smith, a Clintonian. 
Copy. 1 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1820 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To Henry Meigs, Wash- 

ington]. Sufferings from the rascality of deputy 
postmasters; changes requested of the Post 
master-general; inclosing papers. Copy. 1 p. 
(One of the " Green bag message" letters; noted 
by Hammond, Pol. Ust. A 7 . Y.. I, 557). 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1820 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 9 Albany. The announced caucus not held ; Tomp- 

kins s good standing in Washington; probable 
adjournment Mar. 1. A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Meigs, H[enry]. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 1C Albany. Papers on several post-offices com 

municated to the Postmaster-general; orders 
issued to remove any one interfering with the due 
circulation of papers and letters; etc. A. L. S. 

i p . 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1820 Rochester, William B. Bath, [X. Y.] To Martin Van 

APR. 14 Buren, Albany. Clinton s " short session"; the 

effect of the Assembly and the Senate report; 
the strength of Tompkins and of Clinton com 
pared ; probable votes in Steuben, Allegany , Tioga 
and Cattaraugus counties; in the district; an 
anecdote of General McClure; retains Van Buren 
in a libel suit, Ambrose Spencer v. Erastus Shepard 
and William B. Rochester. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Transcript. 3 p. 



42 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1820 Drake, John R. [Oswego ?] To R[eturn] J[onathan] Meigs, 

APR. 15 Jr., [Washington]. Recommending that the 

postmaster at Norwich be removed and Lot 

Clark be appointed. Transcript. 1 p. (With: 

Van Buren to Meigs, 1820, Apr. 4.) 

1820 Talcott, Sam[ue]l A. New Hartford, [N. Y.] To Martin 

APR. 15 Van Buren, Albany. A political reconnaissance 

of Oswego County; Tompkins s prospects; the 
effect of Van Buren s speech on Tompkins s 
accounts and Oakley s bill directing a prosecu 
tion. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 9 New York. Acknowledging his letter of the 7th; 

half a victory better than a defeat; Clinton s 
sting plucked ; the adjournment of Congress; the 
President s message on the occupation of the 
Floridas and Cains s judgeship; Gallatin s return 
and the Patroon [Van RensselaerJ s wish; Monroe 
and Tompkins to run, but no caucus; Clay s reso 
lution on South American ministers; his plans; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Leake, I[saac] Q. Castleton, Staten Island. To Martin 

MAY 28 Van Buren, Albany. On a proposition from 

Jesse Buel on the purchase of the Argus; wishes 
him to name a colleague; the state printer the 
child of the Republican party; asks his advice 
and assistance; the support of the party an indis 
pensable condition; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To Abr[aha]m A. Van 

MAY 31 Buren, Ghent. Draft received; his own wish to 

realize the advances made last winter; financial 
pressure. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1820 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To G[orham] A. Worth, 

[Cincinnati]. Reasons for not writing; holy zeal 
and industry to rid the state of a junta loathed 
by all good men; political outlook; Worth s 
affairs; advice to be patient; impressions of 
Langdon Cheves; no objection to Worth s 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 43 

V[an] Buren, M[artin] Continued. 

fidelity to Clinton, etc.; protest against puffing 
in verse; significance of Clinton s election; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1820 Herkimer County, Inhabitants. Herkimer, [N. Y.] To 

JUNE 1 Return Jonathan Meigs, [Washington]. Petition 

for the removal of David Holt, postmaster in the 
village of Herkimer, on account of partisan ac 
tivity, and for the appointment of Jabez Fox; 
the politics of the signers; etc. Copy. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 4 p. 

1820 Meigs, H[enry]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

JUNE 5 bany. Sending a copy of Van Buren s letter on 

postmasters. A. L. S. 1 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1820 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Burlington, [Me.] To 

JULY 25 Martin Van Buren, Albany. On business with 

his brother William P. Van Ness. A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To G[orham] A. Worth, 

AUG. 27 Cincinnati. His inability to be of service to 

Worth; news from Mrs. Worth; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Hamilton, James Alexander]. New York. Affidavit on 

OCT. 18 Van Buren s conduct in conducting the cause 

of the People against John W. Thorn, Valen 
tine N. Livingston and Henry D. Tracy, in 
view of unfounded charges in the Statesman, 
October 13. A. D. S. 1 p. (With : Hamilton to 
Van Buren, 1820, Oct. 23). 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1820 Hamilton, James Alexander] and H. Maxwell. New 

OCT. 19 York. Second statement on Van Buren s con 

duct in the People v. John W. Thorn and others 
for conspiracy to defraud the Merchants Bank of 
New York. A. D. S. 2 p. (With: Hamilton 
to Van Buren, 1820, Oct. 23). 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Hamilton, James Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

OCT. 23 Van Buren, Albany. Sending copies of his 

statements on Van Buren s conduct in connec- 



44 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Hamilton, James Alexander} Continued. 

tion with The People v. Thorn and others; 
offering his aid to put down calumny; reasons 
why neither Jones nor Munro signs either state 
ment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Herkimer County Convention. Herkimer. Resolution call- 

OCT. 30 ing for the prompt removal of David Holt, post 

master at Herkimer, for party reasons; recom 
mendation of Jabez Fox for the place; signed 
by John Herkimer, chairman, and Abijah Mann, 
secretary. Copy. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

[1820 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Albany]. To George Tibbitts, 

OCT. ?] [Albany]. On Tibbitts s proposal of terms for 

entering the Republican party; no stipulations 
as to appointments possible for the Van Buren 
candidates for the Council. A. Dr. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Porter, P[eter] B[uel]. Canandaigua, [N. Y.] To Martin 

Nov. l Van Buren, Albany. On retaliation on oppo 

nents and removals from office; some exceptions; 
popularity of the canal policy ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1820 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To James Alexander] 

Nov - 2 Hamilton, New York. Gratitude for Hamilton s 

attention to the base attack in the Statesman; 
asking a modified statement signed by Jones; 
relations between Jones and Varick understood; 
etc, A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Meigs, H[enry]. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov - 26 [Albany]. His letter of the 19th received; his letter 

relating to postmasters and the Postmaster Gen 
eral s action; Thompson s opinion of the letter; 
efforts of the Clintonians to obtain a copy; the 
Government s delicacy on local politics; Meigs s 
vote for Speaker; Clinton s presumptuous note; 
his rejection of the Convention proposition; 
Jonathan Thompson s nomination for the col- 
lectorship of New York. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Transcript. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIX VAN BUREN 45 

1820 King, Rufus. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

DEC. l bany. Governor [Clinton] s course; the old 

post-office controversy; Jonathan Thompson s 

appointment; the election of Taylor as speaker; 

etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1820 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 18 Albany. Acknowledging his letter of the 12th; 

his own health; Duer s letter on Smith s appoint 
ment; no present opening for S[mith] to be sent 
abroad; De Witt Clinton s singular charge against 
the general government; Van Buren s letter not 
shown to the President; the question of senator; 
the prospect of Missouri s admission. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Noah, M[ordecai] M[anasseh]. New York. To Martin 

DEC. 29 Van Buren, Albany. Phillips s new paper at 

Canandaigua; Van Ness s plans to defeat Van 
Buren s nomination as senator; Noah s candi 
dacy for sheriff [of New York]; his backers and 
opposers; Clinton and the canal commissioner- 
ship; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1820 Hamilton, James Alexander]. New York. To Martin 
DEC. 31 Van Buren, Albany. Acknowledging Van Bu 
ren s letter of the 20th; the publication of 
Richard Varick s letter; the ballot for senator; 
Van Ness s withdrawal of opposition; Van Buren 
and a convention; the question of abolishing the 
Council of Appointment ; Clintonians policy ; sug 
gestions for judiciary reforms; the political influ 
ence of the suggested change; Van Buren s opin 
ion desired; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

. Transcript. 6 p. 

[1820?] [Van Buren, Martin. Albany ?] Notes on corporations. 
A. Df. 3 p. 

[c. 1820?] [Van Buren, Martin. Albany?] To [Jesse Buel, Albany]. 
On Chancellor Kent. A. Df. 3 p. (Incom 
plete). 

1821 Meigs, H[enry]. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 
JAN. 5 [Albany]. Sending copies of papers just received 

from the Postmaster-general [Return Jonathan 
Meigs]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 



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1821 Meigs, H[enry]. Washington. To M[artin] V[an] Buren, 

JAN. 6 [Albany]. Answering his letter of the 20th 

inquiring as to the copies of Van Buren s and 
Drake s letters given to Clinton s friends by the 
Postmaster-general. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

[1821 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. To [Rufus] King, [Wash- 

JAN. 14] ington]. The convention bill in the Legislature ; 

De Witt Clinton s efforts to secure support; why 
he should be opposed. A. Df. 4 p. (Final 
form printed : Life and Correspondence of Rufus 
King, vi:375). 

1821 Gardenier, B[arent]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 20 [Albany]. Asking to be appointed clerk of the 

sittings; his political record; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 5 p. 

1821 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 30 Albany. Van Buren s " postmaster letter" and 

Clinton s manner of supporting his charges; 
Ketcham s barefaced lie; threats against Lan 
sing s tenants; officers of the General Government 
who supported Clinton; the senatorship; repre 
sentation in the House; appointments inDutchess 
County; army and navy legislation; his own 
"house on the hill;" etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

[1821 Noah, M[ordecai] Mfanasseh]. Albany. To Martin Van 

FEB - 15 Buren, Albany. Thanks to Van Buren and the 

[Council of Appointment] for his appointment as 

sheriff of the City and County of New York. 

A. N. S. 1 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1821 King, Rufus. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

FEB - 18 bany. Congratulations on his election to the 

Senate; [Solomon] Van Rensselaer and his rela 
tions with Clinton; state and United States 
rights; characterization of the Executive and of 
the House ; commercial and pecuniary difficulties 
and actual embarassments of the Government. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1821 Adams, John Quincy. Washington. To R[ollin] C[arolus] 

FEB - 24 Mallory, [Washington]. On the expenses and 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 47 

Adams, John Quincy Continued. 

salaries of the Commissioners on the Northeast 
Boundary. Copy. 2 p. (With: Van Ness to 
Van Buren, 1829, June 21.) 

1821 Fanning, Henry. New Rochelle, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

FEB. 28 Buren, Albany. As to modifying the law for the 

relief of the children and devisees of Frederick 

Davoue, deceased; Van Buren responsible for 

the law as it stands; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1821 [Van Buren, Martin and others]. Albany, N. Y. To 

MAR. 12 Busti[?]. The Holland [Land] Company and its 

agency; a political movement against it; the 

impolicy of making it a political factor. A. Df. 

3 p. 

[1821 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. To Henry Fanning, [New 

MAR.?] Rochelle]. Answering Fanning s letter of Feb. 

28 on the law on the Davoue matter, etc. A. 
Dr. 3 p. 

1821 Sidney, Algernon [Spencer Roane.] "On the lottery de- 

MAY 29- cision, nos. 2 and 5." Printed; in the Richmond 

JuNE 8 Enquirer; No. 2, May 29, 5 columns; no. 5, 

June 8, 2 columns. (Printed: John P. Branch 

historical papers of Randolph- Macon Oollege, n; 

91-108, 152-183.) 

1821 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Elisha Foot, [Bur- 

JUNE 16 lington? Otsego Co., N. Y.]. Accepting the 

Otsego County Republican nomination for the 
Constitutional Convention. A. Dr. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1821 Clinton, De Witt. Albany. To the Earl of Dalhousie, 

SEPT. 4 [Quebec]. On the extradition of Jacob Smith. 

Copy. 1 p. (With: Clinton, Message, 1822, 
Jan. 2.) 

1821 Beardsley, Samuel. Rome, [N. Y.] To Ela Collins, In 

SEPT. 20 Convention, Albany. Van Buren s report on the 

appointing power; the manner of electing justices 
of the peace; election of judges; the proposed 
amendment a satire on their former political 
course. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1821 Ulshoeffer, Mpchael]. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

SEPT. 21 Albany. Objections to Van Buren s report on the 

appointing power. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1821 Dalhousie, Earl of. Quebec. To De Witt Clinton, [Al- 

OCT. 25 bany]. On the rendition of Jacob Smith for 

trial for forgery. Copy. 2 p. (With: Clinton, 
Message, 1822," Jan. 2). 

[1821 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Albany]. To John A. King. On 

OCT. 28] the doings of the Convention and some partial 

estrangements with the Kings and their follow 
ing. A. Df. 3 p. (Printed in part: King, vi: 
422). 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1821 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany?] " A statement of de- 

Nov. mands left in the hands of B. F. Butler, Esq., 

by M. V. Buren, Nov. 1821." A. Df. 14 p. 

1821 Dudley, Cha[rle]s E[dward]. Albany. To Martin Van 

DEC. 21 Buren, Washington. Has received his letter of 

the 15th; the restoration of friendly intercourse 
between Van Buren andElisha Skinner; motives 
that actuated the Judge in the Convention; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1821 Dudley, Cha[rle]s Efdward]. Albany. To Martin Van 

DEC. 23 Buren, Washington. On the possibility and expe 

diency of obtaining a national grant for the com 
pletion of the Erie and Champlaiii canals; Van 
Buren s advocacy of internal improvements. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

[1821?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] "Notes of order." 
A. D. 6 p. 

[1821?] [Van Buren, Martin. Albany?] Notes on the relation 
between the state and the Federal judiciary; 
including notes on Hampden s [Spencer Roane s] 
letters on the case of Cohens v. Virginia, [etc.] 
A. Df. 19 p. (Roane s letters on Cohens v. 
Virginia [Richmond Enquirer, 1821, May 25f.] 
were signed "Algernon Sidney;" "Hampden" 
was the pen-name for an earlier series printed in 
the Enquirer. See above, 1821, June 29-Aug.8; 
see also: The John P. Branch hist, papers, v. 1-2.) 

[1821?] Watson, [Elkanah. Albany?] "Copley, the American 
painter, Lord Lyndhurst s father; [his portrait 
of the author]." Clipping; reprinted from: Men 
and Times of the Revolution. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 49 

1822 Clinton, [De Witt. Albany]. Message to the Legisla- 

JAN. 2 ture on the extradition of Jacob Smith. Copy 

(extract). 2 p. 

1822 King, R[ufus], and M[artin] V[an] Buren, Washington. 
JAN. 3 To the Postmaster-general [Return Jonathan 
Meigs, Washington]. Asking to be informed of 
the determination of the Department before the 
vacancy in the Albany postmastership is filled, 
in order to secure a fit and full opportunity for 
a representation on the subject. A. Df. of Van 
Buren. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1822 Meigs, R[eturn] J[onathan]. General Post-office, [Wash- 

JAN. 4 ington]. To Rufus King and M[artin] Van Buren, 

Senate, U. S., [Washington]. Answering their 
letter of the 3d in regard to the appointment of 
a new postmaster at Albany; an application in 
favor of Gen. Solomon Van Rensselaer now be 
fore the President; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1822 Tompkins, Daniel D., Rufus King, and M[artin] V[an] Bu- 
JAN. 4 ren. Washington. To Return J[onathan] Meigs, 
[Washington]. Asking two weeks delay in the 
appointment of a postmaster at Albany that the 
citizens of that place may express an opinion. 
L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1822 Meigs, R[eturn] J[onathan], Jr. Gen. Post-office, Wash- 

JAN. 4 ington. To D[aniel] D. Tompkins, Rufus King, 

and M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Answer 
ing their letter of [Jan. 4] regarding the appoint 
ment at Albany. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1822 V[an] B[uren], Mfartin]. Washington. To [James Mon- 

JAX. 5 roe, Washington]. Sending copies of corre 

spondence with the Postmaster-general; asking 
for a delay in the appointment that the citizens 
may be further heard; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1822 Cantine, Moses I. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 6 [Washington]. Solomon Van Rensselaer and the 

Albany appointment; other candidates; his can 
didacy and Worth s; a partial meeting at Ved- 
der s, mostly of Southwick s creatures; Mayell s 

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Cantine, Moses J. Continued. 

situation; the effect of failure on the paper; let 
ters sent out to Ritchie and others to test [post- 
office] suppression. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1822 Meigs, R[eturn] J[onathan]. Washington. To Daniel D. 

JAN. 7 Tompkins and Mfartin] V[an] Buren, [Washing 

ton]. Delay in the Albany appointment deemed 
inexpedient; etc. Copy. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1822 Monroe, James. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 7 [Washington]. On Van Buren s request for delay 

in the Albany appointment. Copy. 2 p. 

1822 Tompkins, Daniel D., and M[artin] V[an] Buren. Wash- 

JAN. 7 ington. To Return J[onathan] Meigs, [Wash 

ington]. Summary of their previous corre 
spondence on the Albany appointment; recom 
mendation of John Lansing, Jr., for the place; 
Van Rensselaer s unfitness; etc. L. S. 8 p. 
. Transcript. 5 p. 

1822 Meigs, R[eturn] J[onathan, Jr.]. Gen. Post-office, [Wash- 

JAN. 8 ington]. To D[aniel] D. Tompkins and M[artin] 

Van Buren, [Washington]. Answering their 
communication of [Jan. 7] on the Albany ap 
pointment. Copy. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1822 Ulshoeffer, Mpchael]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, In 
JAN - 13 Senate, Washington. Indignation at the ap 
pointment of Van Rensselaer; the presidential 
question and a caucus; increase in Republican 
strength; the appointment of presidential elec 
tors; Noah s attack upon the Speaker; a debate 
on the propriety of answering the Governor s 
speech. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1822 Gallatin, [Albert, Paris]. To [John Quincy] Adams, 

[Washington]. On claims against France for 
vessels lost while the Berlin and Milan decrees 
were in force. Copy (extract). 1 p. (With: 
Rives to Van Buren, 1831, Sept. 29). 

1822 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To E[rastus] Root, 

[Albany?] Declining to consider the place of 
Chief Justice of New York; approval of the re- 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 51 

V[an] Buren, M[artin] Continued. 

appointment of the present judges; the Senate 
considering the question of imprisonment for 
debt. A. Df. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1822 Dudley, Cha[rle]s E[dward] ; and others. Albany. To 
JAN. 22 Daniel D. Tompkins and Martin Van Buren, 
Washington. Sending the memorial and re 
monstrance addressed to the President by a 
general meeting of Republican citizens of Albany 
against the appointment of Solomon Van Rensse- 
laer; thanks for their prompt action in opposing 
the appointment. L. S. of Chairman Cha[rle]s E. 
Dudley. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1822 Ulshoeffer, M[ichael]. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JAN. 27 Washington. Sending a draft of proceedings of 

the meeting [Jan. 21?]; Van Buren s influence 
and opponents; the question of the presidency; 
Noah s mad course; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

[1822 Ulshoeffer, M[ichael]. [Albany]. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 31] In Senate, Washington. The war upon the Post 

master-general and its bearing upon the political 
fortunes of the New York delegation, etc. ; Re 
publican policy in reference to Monroe ; the John 
Taylor meeting; New York and the presidency; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

. Transcript. 4 p. 

[1822 Hamilton, James A., et alii ads. William W. Van Ness. 

JAN.?] New York Supreme Court, [January term, 1822]. 

Van Buren s brief and papers for the defendants. 
A. Df. of Van Buren (p. 1, copy). 41 p. (Of. 
N. Y. 0. L. Rep. 6:827f., 957; Johnson, 19:349f. 
and20:125f.) 

1822 Ulshoeffer, M[ichael]. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 2 I n Senate, Washington. The use of Van Buren s 

letters to himself and those to Knower and Dud 
ley; the opening of the campaign in style; inclos 
ing a printed paper attributed to the writer of 
the pamphlet about King s last election. A. L. S. 

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1822 Duer, W[illiam] A. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 7 [Washington]. The choice of regents; candidates 

and maneuvers; the matter of the governorship; 
rumors about Van Buren. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1822 Talcott, Sam[ue]l A. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 7 [Washington]. Van Buren s conduct in the 

Albany post-office matter commended; a quota 
tion from a correspondent as to its good effect; 
the governorship; the presidential succession. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1822 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. Y.] To 

FEB. 9 Martin Van Buren, In Senate, Washington. 

Doty for a judgeship; criticism of Van Buren s 

letter to the Postmaster-general; the effect of 

the new State Constitution. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1822 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Outline of a speech 

FEB. 12] in opposition to a bill introduced into the Senate 

[Jan. 16] to confirm the title of the Marquis de 
Maison Rouge to a Spanish land-grant in Loui 
siana. A. Df. 12 p. (Incomplete.) 

1822 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Benjamin F[rank- 

FEB. 12 lin] Butler, Albany. His debut in the Senate 

in a speech in opposition to the claim of the Mar 
quis de Maison Rouge; grounds of attack; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1822 Ulshoeffer, M[ichael]. Albany. To M[artin] V[an] Buren, 

FEB. 17 [Washington]. P. B. Porter "the gentleman 

from the westward in the handbill"; a caucus, 
a proposed extra session, and the gubernatorial 
nomination; VanBuren s Georgetown residence, 
his alleged aristocratic leanings, and his rela 
tions with [Rufus] King;" the "bank proceed 
ings here." A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1822 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To G[orham] A. 

FEB - 18 Worth, New York. On the matter of a govern 

ment position for Worth; advising efforts to get 
into independent business; his own aversion to 
the governorship and satisfaction with his present 
place; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
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PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 53 

1822 Spencer, A[mbrose]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 23 Washington. Asking for his aid in obtaining a 

place on the Macedonian, Captain Biddle, for 
his son William; his reluctance to address per 
sonally the Secretary of the Navy [Thompson]; 
thanks for documents. A. L. S. 1 p. " Con 
fidential." 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1822 Knower, B[enjamin]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 4 [Washington]. Acknowledging his letter of the 

18th; regrets at the possibility of losing Van 
Buren from the State; results of the caucus on 
the nomination of governor; candidates; cere 
monies inaugurating the new Constitution; pro 
posed amendment of the National Constitution; 
the bank question; an office asked for William 
Broome. A. L. S. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1822 Ulshoeffer, M[ichael]. Albany. To M[artin] V[an] Buren, 

MAR. 11 Washington. The nomination of governor; the 

candidates; Van Buren s residence in George 
town; the Republican Sentinel apparently under 
RadcliftVs influence; the dispersion of the bank 
lobby; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1822 Noah, M[ordecai] M[anasseh]. New York. To Martin 

MAR. 12 Van Buren, In Senate, Washington. Ingraham 

an applicant for the place of appraiser now held 
by Prall; the prospect of a grand split in the Fall; 
a complaint that Van Buren takes no part in 
settling the governorship; Sharpe pushing the 
General Committee to make trouble. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1822 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Richmond. To G[orham] A. 
MAR. 16 Worth, New York. Van Buren s relations with 
Judge Van Ness; the charge that Van Buren 
communicated the identity of Aristides to Judge 
Spencer; the charge of having been concerned in 
the affair of the Bank of America; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. 
. Transcript. 4 p. 



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1822 Ulshoeffer,M[ichael]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, In 

MAR. 19 Senate, Washington. Yates for governor and 

Root for lieutenant-governor; records of ballots 

inclosed; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. (Inclosure 4 p.) 

. Transcript. 1 p. (Inclosure 4 p.) 

1822 Spencer, A[mbrose]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 28 [Washington]. Acknowledging his letter of the 

4th; thanks for his interest in furthering [Wil 
liam Spencer s] wishes; his advocacy of Yates 
for Governor; the Irish story; a rumor of Van 
Buren s trip to Europe and marriage; inclosing 
a letter for Elisha Jenkins. A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1822 Ulshoeffer,M[ichael]. Albany. ToM[artin]VanBuren ; In 

APR. 2 Senate, Washington. Rumors as to the political 

and matrimonial purposes of Van Buren s trip to 
Virginia; New York politics; a remark as to polit 
ical affairs in Washington; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

. Transcript. 4 p. 

1822 Tillotson, Rfobert]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 3 [Washington]. Van Buren s opinion desired in 

regard to the avoidance of a possible lawsuit; 

papers sent through Judge Skinner; etc. A. L. S. 

IP- 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1822 Root, Erastus. Delhi, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, In 

APR. 10 Senate, Washington. "The Irish" of Pennsyl 

vania; praise for Van Buren s course. A. L. S. 
lp. 

[1822 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. To [Solomon Van Rens- 

AuG - 31 1 selaer]. Delegates gone to the Convention for the 

nomination of senator; his own attitude and in 
tentions; gratification at the confidence bestowed 
upon him. A. Df. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1822 King, Rufus. Jamaica, [L. I.] To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT - 24 Albany. Political and personal gossip; a recent 

visit to Boston andWaltham; Gore; theOtises; 
Adams, Crawford, Russell; articles in the Wash 
ington Republican on Van Buren and Noah; the 
Massachusetts governorship; Van Buren and 
Brackenridge; Archer; fever in the city; Wash 
ington lodgings; judiciary matters; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAX BUREN 55 

1822 King, Rufus. Jamaica, [L. I.] To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 3 Albany. Silence as to Van Buren s movements; 

division in his own district over sheriff, senators 
and representatives; Noah s prospects; Wendover 
and the Centinel; Coleman s attitude; Washing 
ton lodgings; Union Tavern at Georgetown 
favored; Crawford s offer of accommodations; 
Col. William s re-election; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1822 Cantine, Moses I. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 2 Washington. Governor Yates takes the Stafford 

house; rumor of a caucus in New York to map 
out a path for the new governor; playing upon 
his jealousy of independence; family news: etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1822 Hoyt, Jesse. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

DEC. 5 ington. Conversation with Matthew L. Davis 

about Van Buren and Eckford in Philadelphia. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1822 Van Ness, C[ornelius] Pfeter], Burlington, [Me.] "Re- 

DEC. 7 marks on the validity of the act of Congress 

passed Mar. 3, 1821, entitled An act establishing 
the salaries of the commissioners and agents ap 
pointed under the treaty of Ghent. " ; Copy. 
3 p. (With: Porter to Van Buren, 1822, Dec. 
31). 

. Transcript. 9 p. 

1822 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [Joseph C.] Yates, 

DEC. 10 [Albany]. Recommending Sutherland for the 

Supreme Court; Duer also for a judicial ap 
pointment; Cantine s claims to recognition; dis 
avowal of a rumored attempt to dictate Yates 
policy; etc. A. Df. 7 p. 
. Transcript. 4 p. 

1822 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Burlington, [Me.] To 

DEC. 12 Peter B[uel] Porter. [Black Rock, ?N. Y.]. Send 

ing his own opinion [Dec. 7] on the salaries of the 
commissioners under the Treaty of Ghent. Copy . 
Ip. (With: Porter toVanBuren,1822,Dec.31). 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1822 Verplanck, J[ohnston. New York]. To M[artin] Van 

DEC. 14 Buren, Washington. Asking Van Buren s sup 

port of Blunt s offer for the contract to supply 



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Verplanck, J[ohnst on] Continued. 

the United States lighthouses with oil; party 
schisms healing; Clay s friends in New York. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1822 V[an] Buren, Mfartin]. Washington. To J[ohnston] Ver- 

DEC. 22 planck, [New York]. Promising to serve Blunt if 

possible; the question of Bank directors; Clay s 
friends and his pretensions to the presidency ; the 
action of Ohio and Missouri; the important part 
to be played by New York; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1822 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Jacob Suther- 

DEC. 24 land ? Albany ?]. His nomination, etc., and Van 

Buren s letter to Judge Yates; denial of an alleged 
remark to John Duer. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1822 Porter, P[eter]B[uel]. Black Rock, [N.Y.] To Martin Van 
DEC. 31 Buren, [Washington]. On the reduction of sala 
ries of commissioners under the Treaty of Ghent ; 
Van Ness on the constitutionality of the law; his 
own book on the Western termination of the Erie 
Canal; will go with the body of Republicans on 
the presidential question; etc. A. L. S. "Con 
fidential." 3 p. (Inclosure, 4 p.) 

[1822 R[andolph, John, of Roanoke. Washington], To Martin 

or 1823 ] Van Buren, Union Tavern, Georgetown. Ex 

pressing the regret of "Miss Wildfire and Mr. R." 
at missing the company of Mr. Van Buren and 
"King Caucus s" company to Riverdale. A. N. 

IP- 

[Bet. 1822 [Cambreleng, Churchill Caldom. Washington ?] Notes 
on the annual income of British sovereigns. 
[1066-1803]. A. Df. 3 p. 

1823 Root, Erastus. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Wash 

ington. As to the interpretation of the Consti 
tution on the session of the Legislature; William 
H. Crawford the only "Democratic" candidate; 
the "Radicals." A. L. S. 2 p. 

1823 Dudley, Cha[rle]s E[dward]. Albany. To Martin Van 

Buren, Washington. On the course of events at 
Albany; judicial appointments; qualifications 
and opportunities of the governorship ; nomina 
tions for State officers; his own official and politi 
cal situation; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 57 

1823 Skinner, Roger. [Albany]. To Martin Van Buren, Sen- 

FEB. 15] ate, Washington. The political effect of Marcy s 

appointment as comptroller; Governor Yates s 
isolation; his unfriendliness to Van Buren; news 
of Mrs. Can tine and of Van Buren s children; Van 
Buren s projected trip to Virginia; the State 
printing; candidates for district attorney; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1823 Duer, Wfilliam] A. Albany. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 17 [Washington]. Acknowledging his letter of the 

9th; State judicial appointments; Marcy s ap 
pointment as comptroller; reasons of his own 
failure to receive an appointment; asking for 
Van Buren s aid; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1823 King, Charles. New York. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 28 [Washington]. Asking Van Buren s co-opera 

tion with [Rufus King] in securing for the writer 
the position of navy agent made vacant by the 
resignation of Robert Swartwout. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 Sutherland, Jacob. Albany. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 3 [Washington]. The Governor s disposition to 

ward Van Buren; reason for satisfaction with the 
writer s results. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1823 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 17 [Albany]. On Thompson s chances to secure the 

support of New York, etc., for the presidency; 
next winter s caucus; asking Van Buren s opin 
ion; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1823 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 21 Albany. Asking for a prompt answer to his let 

ter of [Mar. 17] and for the truth in reference to 
rumors about Van Buren s activity in connection 
with the presidential question. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 25 Albany. On the proffered United States Su 

preme Court appointment ; his hesitation about 



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Thompson, Smith Continued. 

accepting and his inclination to present Van Bu- 
ren s name in case of non-acceptance. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1823 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Smith Thompson, 

MAR. 30 [Washington]. Answering Thompson s letter of 

Mar. 25, in reference to a Supreme Court appoint 
ment; Van Buren s opinions; King s advice; the 
presidential question; etc. Copy. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 4 p. 

1823 King, Rufus. Jamaica. To J[ohn]Q[uincy] Adams, [Wash- 

APR. 1 ington]. On the Supreme Court appointment; 

Smith Thompson; Van Buren. Copy. 1 p. 
"Confidential." (With: King to VanBuren, 1823, 
Apr. 6; printed: King, VI, 512). 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 King, Rufus. Jamaica. To President [James] Monroe, 

APR. 2 [Washington]. Recommending Van Buren for the 

Supreme Court vacancy ; Smith Thompson and 
the motives for his declining. Copy. 3 p. 
(With: King to Van Buren, 1823, Apr. 6; printed: 
King, VI: 512-14). 

. Transcript. 4 p. 

1823 King, Rufus. Jamaica, [L. I.] To Martin Van Buren, 

APR- 4 [Albany ?]. Sending copies of his letters to John 

Quincy Adams, April 1, 1823, and to James Mon 
roe, April 2, 1823, on Van Buren and the Su 
preme Court vacancy. A. L. S. 1 p. (With: 
King to Van Buren, 1823, Apr. 6.) 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 King, Rufus. [Jamaica]. To Martin Van Buren, Albany. 

ApR - 6 Sending copies of his letters, Apr. 1-4, in regard 

to the Supreme Court appointment; advice. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1823 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Albany. Van Buren s letter on the Supreme 
Court appointment shown to the President; the 
President s intentions; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 
(Printed: King, VI: 515). 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 [Adams, John Quincy]. Washington. To Rufus King, 

Jamaica, L. I. Answering King s letter of [Apr.] 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 59 

[Adams, John Quincy] Continued. 

4 on the Supreme Court appointment. Copy. 
(With: King to Van Buren, 1823, Apr. 10. 
Printed: King, VI: 514). 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 King, Rufus. [Jamaica, L. I.] To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 10 Albany. Sending a copy of Adams s letter of 

[Apr. 7]; delay in receipt by Thompson of Van 
Buren s letter; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Albany. To S[mith] Thompson, 

APR. 15 Washington. The Supreme Court question; his 

own disappointment at the President s delaying 
the decision. A. Dr. S. 2 p. (Appended to: 
Thompson to Van Buren, 1823, Apr. 6; printed: 
King, VI: 516-17). 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1823 King, Rufus. Jamaica. To Martin Van Buren, Albany. 

APR. 18 Advice as to the course to be pursued by Van 

Buren; sending a copy of a letter to Adams, Apr. 
18. A. L. S. 1 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 King, Rufus. Jamaica. To John Quincy Adams, [Wash- 

APR. 18 ington]. Answering Adams s letter of [Apr.] 7 

on the Supreme Court appointment; the impolicy 
of postponement; etc. Copy. 2 p. (Appended 
to: King to Van Buren, 1823, Apr. 18; printed: 
King, VI: 524). 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 Adams, J[ohn] Q[uincy. Washington]. To Rufus King, 

[APR. 21] [Jamaica, L. I]. Answering Adams s letters of 

the 10th and 18th. Copy. 1 p. (In: King to 

Van Buren, 1823, Apr. 28. Printed in part: 

King, VI: 524.) 

1823 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 
APR. 25 Albany. His own refusal of the Supreme Court 
appointment; Adams s interview with the Presi 
dent, etc. A. L. S. 2 p. (Printed: King, VI: 
517). 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 King, Rufus. Jamaica, [L. I.] To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 28 Albany. Sending a copy of a letter of John 



60 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

King, Rufus Continued. 

Quincy Adams [Apr. 21]; the caucus proceedings 
at Albany. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

[1823? [Van] Rensselaer. S[tephen. Albany?] To M[artin] Van 
APR.?] Buren, [Albany?] Acknowledging a letter and 

inclosures; his own hope that the President will 
give Van Buren the [Supreme Court] appoint 
ment. A. L. S. 1 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 Smith, S[amuel]. Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

MAY 1 bany. Thanks for a resolution; its encourage 

ment to Clay; his own candidacy for the speaker- 
ship; presidential candidates. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1823 Van Buren, Martin. [Albany]. To Rufus King, [Jamaica, 

MAY 2] L. I.] Answering King s letter of [Apr. 28]; the 

favorable impression made by Adams; the caucus 

proceedings -and his own position; etc. A. Df. 

4 p. (Printed: King, VI.: 528.) 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1823 C[rawford] W[illiam] Hfarris]. Washington. To Martin 

MAY 9-19 V[an] Buren, [Albany]. The President and can 

didates for the vice-presidency; the Supreme 
Court vacancy; elections in Virginia; Nathan 
Sanford and a justiceship. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1823 Macon, Xath[anie]l. Buck Spring, [N. C.] To Martin Van 

MAY 9 Buren, Albany. On the plan of a national cau 

cus for nominating a president, as outlined in the 
Albany caucus resolutions; Jefferson s principles 
out of fashion; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1823 Taylor, John. Caroline, Va. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

^ IAY 12 bany. Thanks for the Albany caucus resolu 

tions; his own farming occupations; the state of 
his political opinions; his book on the principles 
of government; the eight years rotation habit 
and the proposed choosing of presidents by con 
gressmen; his inability to give political informa 
tion of value. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

Van Buren, Martin. New York. To Smith Thompson, 
[Washington]. On an attempt to make mischief 
between them in connection with Beardsley s 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAX BUREN 61 

Van Buren, Martin Continued. 

appointment; expection high on the results of the 
race; the confidence of Randolph, Hampton, and 
other Southerners: etc. A. Dr. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1823 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 24 Albany. Acknowledging Van Buren s letter of 

the 16th; his own health; plans for the Summer, 
and inquiry as to the possibility of meeting Van 
Buren; his freedom from jealousy; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1823 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 27 New York. The appointment of Beardsley ; Van 

Buren s explanation perfectly satisfactory; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 Van Buren, Martin. New York. To Smith Thompson, 

JUNE 4 [Washington]. Suggestions for a Southern tour 

to secure the Summer reunion desired by Thomp 
son ; his own plans ; Gouverneur s reported words 
on Van Buren s candidacy for the judgeship; 
Thompson s and Monroe s reputed views; etc. 
A. Df. 4 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1823 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JUXE 26 [New York ?]. Denial of the story referred to in 

Van Buren s letter of the 4th; the possibility of 
a political object s being attributed to a Southern 
tour: etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1823 Thompson, Smith. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 11 Albany. Asking if after what has passed be 

tween them, he can properly accept the Supreme 
Court appointment. A. L. S. 1 p. Confiden 
tial." (Indorsed : " I find no copy of my answer. 
It consisted of an earnest advice to him to take 
the office, & he was soon after appointed M V B" ; 
printed: King, VI: 525). 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 King, Rfufus]. Jamaica, [L. I.] On a " Communication of 

JULY 15 Mr. Rufus King to Mr. Van Buren in May, 1823 " 

in reference to Samuel Gouverneur s report of an 



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King, R[ufus] Continued. 

alleged disparagement of Van Buren by Smith 
Thompson; etc. Copy by Van Buren. 2 p. 
(Note added by Van Buren: "July 25 1823 
Sent the original of the above to Mr. Thompson"). 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 King, Rufus. Jamaica. To Martin Van Buren, Albany?] 

JULY 22 Denouncing Thompson s and the President s 

action in reference to the Supreme Court appoint 
ment; advising reserve upon the subject; annex 
ing a proposed reply. A. L. S. 2 p. (including 
the reply, 1 p. Printed: King, VI: 526). 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1823 Crawford, W[illia]m Hfarris]. Washington. To Martin 

AUG. 1 Van Buren, [Albany ?] The starting of the Pa 

triot; asking for the secret history of Thompson s 
appointment to the Supreme Bench; the lan 
guage of the man who pushed Thompson for the 
presidency ; political news from Tennessee, South 
Carolina, and Alabama; Governor King s report 
upon Maine; Calhoun s calculations; Holmes and 
Johnson for vice-president; the disappointment 
of the latter. A. L. S. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1823 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Burlington, [Vt.] To Mar- 

AUG - * tin Van Buren, Albany. Asking for the truth in 

regard to Van Buren s reported unfriendly feel 
ings toward himself. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

[1823 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Albany]. To C[ornelius] Pfeter] 

AUG - 15 1 Van Ness, [Burlington, Vt.] Answering Van 

Ness s letter of [Aug.] 1 in regard to efforts to 

excite differences between himself and Van Ness. 

A. Df. 4 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1823 Van Ness, Cfornelius] P[eter]. Burlington, [Vt,] To Mar 

tin Van Buren, Albany. Answering his letter of 
[Aug.] 15th; continuing the subject of Van Bu 
ren s reputed unfriendliness; his own interest and 
friendly feeling; relations with his brothers; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 

Transcript. 5 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 63 

1823 Smith, Pfeter], of Peterboro. Bristol, [Tenn.] To Martin 

SEPT - 23 Van Buren, Albany. His sickness, travels and 

engagement; characterization of his fiancee; 

good wishes for Van Buren, Skinner and Marcy; 

etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1823 Coffin, Alex[ande]r. Hudson, [N.Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

C T. 17 Albany. Answering Van Buren s letter of the 

13th; comparison of their opinions on the presi 
dential question; differences among Republicans; 
etc. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. Memorandum on his real 

OCT. estate. A. D. 1 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1823 Flagg, Azariah Glutting]. Pittsburgh, [N. Y.] To Mar- 

Nov. 12 tin Van Buren, New York [corrected to " Balti 

more and if not Washington City."] Results of 
the election; will support the regular nomina 
tions. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1823 Marcy, WRlliam] L[earned]. Albany. To Martin Van 

DEC. 14 Buren, Washington. The presidential nomina 

tion at Washington, and the election of presiden 
tial electors by the people; the danger of altering 
the method while the party is distracted; pressure 
for change; the attitude of the Assembly; Samuel 
Shaw s pension papers. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

[1823 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes for a speech 

DEC. 29] delivered in the Senate on introducing a resolu 

tion providing for the amendment of the Consti 
tution relative to the election of president and 
vice-president : 

[1] "Amendment to the Fed[eral] Constitution; New 
Jersey proposition to district the states for 
the election of President." A. Df. 12 p. 
[2] Final draft developed from the notes above. 
A. Df. 36 p. 

1823 Skinner, R[oger]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, In 

D EC. 30 Senate, Washington. Answering Van Buren s 

letter of [Dec.] 16; inclosing a letter from Har- 
risburg; the soundness of Pennsylvania; opin 
ions of sundry politicians on the proposed change 



54 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Skinner, R[oger] Continued. 

in the State electoral law and the proposed 
amendment of the Federal Constitution as to 
presidential electors; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1823 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] Statement to John 

King or Hamilton. Verplanck s letter; The 
American s support of Adams; its reason: a 
prophecy as to the outcome of the policy of the 
writers (Verplanck and King) ; etc. A. Df. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

[1823?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on proceed 
ings in the House, [1799-1800?] on the amend 
ment of the Constitution relative to the decision 
of disputed presidential elections. A. Df. 4 p. 

[1823?] [Butler, Benjamin Franklin. Albany?] To Ch[arles 
Edward Dudley ? Albany ?] Acknowledging Sen 
ate resolutions. A. Df. 1 p. 

[1824? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] Draft of resolutions 
c. JAN. 10?] in response to those of the [Tennessee Legislature, 

Nov. 15, 1823, in opposition to Congressional 
caucus presidential nominations, sent to the New 
York Legislature with the Governor s message, 
Jan. 6, 1824]. A. Df. 6 p. (See: New York 
Senate Journal, 1824, p. 4, 11, 15, etc.) 

1824 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To Martin Van 
JAN - n Buren, [Washington]. The New York Legisla 
ture and the presidency; the report of the Senate 
Committee on the proceedings of the Tennessee 
General Assembly [of Nov. 15, 1823]; a caucus 
favoring congressional nomination to be held; 
difficulties of the electoral law question; John A. 
King s view; Cramer, Spencer, and Clinton s 
prospects; reports from Washington of Van Bu- 
ren s deserting Crawford for Clay; his speech on 
amending the Constitution; the Common Coun 
cil meeting; Quackenbush and Dudley; Skinner s 
behavior; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

. Transcript. 5 p. 

[1824? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on the consti 
tutional powers of Congress [forming the basis of 
the Senate speech of Jan. 22. 1824, on a constitu- 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 65 

[Van Buren, Martin] Continued. 

tional amendment defining the powers of Con 
gress as to canal and road-making?]: 

[1] From Madison s report [Virginia Legislature, 
session of 1799-1800], on the Virginia Reso 
lutions denouncing the Alien and Sedition 
Laws ; Hampden [Spencer Roane s ?] letters 
[1819] and the Federalist. A. Df. 4 p. 

[2] On Congressional and Executive deliverances, 
1815-[22], on the power of Congress as to 
internal improvements (Madison s Bank 
veto message, Jan. 30, 1815, Calhoun s 
United States Bank bonus distribution bill, 
[introduced, House, Dec. 23, 1816]; Madi 
son s veto, [Mar. 3, 1817], [Henry St. George] 
Tucker s and Poindexter s internal improve 
ment resolutions, House, [Mar. 14, 1818]; 
Monroe s Cumberland Road veto, [May 4, 
1822]). A. Df. 2 p. 

[3] "Implied powers;" notes from Hamilton s report 
on the constitutionality of the Bank of the 
U[nited]St[ates],Feb.l791;etc. A.Df. 4p. 

1824 Sutherland, Jacob. Albany. To Martin V[an] Buren, 

JAN. 24 [Washington]. Answering Van Buren s letter of 

the 10th; the electoral measure; its intentions 
and status; Young, Yates, and the Governor 
ship; Van Buren s relations with Thompson; 
legal matters; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 4 p. 

1824 Butler, Bfenjamin] F[ranklin]. Albany. To Mfartin] 

JAN. 24 Van Buren, [Washington]. The action of the 

Assembly on the Tennessee resolutions [of Nov. 

15, 1823]; encouragement for Henry Clay; the 

electoral law a cause of division. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1824 Marcy, Wfilliam] L[earned]. Albany. To Martin Van 

FEB. 15 Buren, [Washington]. Answering Van Buren s 

letter of the 7th; his own fears that the Senate 
will pass some law giving the choice of electors 
to the people; the governorship; trouble with 
Leake and the Argus; position of Croswell; 
Leake s and General Porter s talks, views; etc. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 
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1824 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Washington]. To Benjamin F[rank- 

FEB. 17 lin] Butler, Albany. The presidential situation; 

plans and prospects of the candidates ; New York 

and the electoral law; etc. "Private." A. L. S. 

2 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1824 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To G[orham] A. 

FEB. 22 Worth, [Albany]. On trouble with Leake and 

the Argus; asking Worth to remonstrate with 
Leake; etc. A. Dr. S. 3 p. " Private." 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 Ganson, James. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

FEB. 22 ington. Crawford s nomination by the con 

gressional caucus ; Clay s present strength in the 
New York legislature; as to a caucus at Albany; 
etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 Cass, Lew[is]. Detroit, [Mich.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 17 Washington. Copper deposits on Lake Superior ; 

the question of procuring the right to purchase 

lands; the presidential question; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1824 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. Albany. To M[artin] 

MAR. 27 Van Buren, [Washington]. Yates, Young, San- 

ford, and the governorship; the presidential 
question; Crawford s strength in the New York 
Legislature; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1824 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes of a speech on 

ApR - 13 the Senate bill " in addition to an act [introduced 

Dec. 29, 1823] relative to the election of a Presi 
dent and Vice President of the United States. 7 
Copy of a reporter s synopsis. 6 p. 

1824 Van Buren, Martin. [Washington]. To Benjamin Ffrank- 

ApR - 22 lin] Butler, Albany. Approval of Butler s legis 

lative address, inclosed "in a foreign print; 7 
Edwards s renewed attack upon Crawford; his 
own belief in Crawford s honesty; Lowrie s last 
letter; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1824 V[an] Rensselaer, S[tephen?] New York. To Martin 

MAY 14 Van Buren, [Washington]. Tariff sentiment in 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 67 

V[an] Rensselaer, Sftephen?] Continued. 

New York and New Jersey; pressure to induce 
the Executive to call the Legislature ; Clinton s 
eclipse of Yates in New York ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p 

1824 Campbell, James. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAY 19 [Washington ?] Governor Yates s unreasonable 

ness on convening the Legislature ; the necessity 
of strong action; the election of Calvin Willey 
and Henry W. Edwards as United States senators 
from Connecticut; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1824 Hfamilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

MAY 19 Van Buren, [Washington]. Two letters: 

[1] The Legislature to be summoned by Governor 
Yates; political disturbance will follow; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p.; 

[2] Yates s determination to summon the Legislature ; 
Van Buren s advice desired; the governor s 
expectations; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1824 [Van Bnren, Martin]. Washington. To Edwin Croswell, 
MAY 26 [Albany]. Notes on the lately ratified treaty 
with Great Britain on the right of search for the 
suppression of the slave-trade. A. Df. 10 p. 
. Transcript. 7 p. 

1824 King, Rufus. Jamaica. To Martin Van Buren, Senate, 

MAY 30 Washington [forwarded to Albany]. Acknowl 

edging his letter of the 26th; inquiring as to 
Crawford s declaration on the correspondence 
between Adams and Canning. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

[1824 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Albany]. To [Thomas] Jefferson, 

JUNES] [Monticello]. Sending Pickering s Review; Craw 

ford s illness; the charges against him; the com 
mit tee of investigation; Thompson as a witness; 
Forsyth; personal messages, etc. A. Dr. S. 3 p. 

1824 V[an Buren, Mfartin]. Albany. To Thomas Jefferson, 

JULY 13 [Monticello]. Answering Jefferson s letter of 

[June] 29; slander originating with Dr. Stewart; 
assurances of loyalty of old Republicans; Pick 
ering, Adams, and the Republicans; Governor 
[Clinton] s proclamation; the Edwards conspir 
acy, etc. A. Dr. S. 4 p. 



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[1824 Miller, Stephen, and others. "To the Republican Elec- 

JuLY28?] tors of the County of Columbia;" decrying the 

County Convention, [July?] 29, and the State 
Convention, Utica, September ; favoring the legis 
lative caucus nomination of Young and Root. 
Broadside. 

1824 Buggies, B[enjamin]. St. Clares ville, Ohio. To Martin 

JULY 31 Van Buren, Albany. Comparative strength of 

Clay and Crawford in New York; intelligence 
from the Atlantic states. A. L. S. 2 p. ll Con 
fidential." 

1824 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Benjamin Ruggles 

AUG. 26 [St. Claresville, O.]. On the presidential situa 

tion and the action necessary. A. Df . 7 p. 
. Transcript. 4 p. 

1824 Gales, [Joseph], and [William W.] Seaton. Washington. 

SEPT. 3 To M[artin] Van Buren, Albany. The publica 

tion of McClure s letter at the request of Brent, 
of Louisiana; Van Buren s advice desired; the 
denunciations of the " Confederacy." L. S. in 
the hand of Joseph Gales, Jr. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1824 Gooch, C[laiborne] W. Richmond. To [Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 14 Albany]. The presidential situation and the 

necessary action. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1824 Lowrie, Walter. Butler, [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 14 Albany. The presidential situation and the nec 

essary action. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 Gales, [Joseph], and [William W.] Seaton. Washington. 

SEPT. 15 To M[artin] Van Buren, Albany. The health of 

William H. Crawford. L. S. in hand of Joseph 
Gales, Jr. 3 p. 

1824 Forsytli, John. Georgetown. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT - 20 New York [forwarded to Albany]. Movements 

of Randall, Early, and himself; as to a matter 
entrusted to General L[owrie] ; Crawford s health 
and travels; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 Lowrie, Walter. Butler [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, 

Albany. On the execution of a political mission 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 69 

Lowrie, Walter Continued. 

intrusted to himself and Lacock; the condition 
of his family; etc. ; answering Van B\iren s letter 
of the 8th. A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 Gallatin, Albert. New Geneva, Pa. To M[artin] Van 

OCT. 2 Buren, Albany. His own candidacy for vice- 

president ; sending a copy of a letter to [Walter] 
Lowrie and of his own notice of withdrawal ; the 
effect in the Southern states ; as to approaching 
Clay. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1824 Gallatin, Albert. Fayette Co., Pa. To W[alter] Lowrie, 

OCT. 2 [Butler, Pa.] On withdrawing his name for the 

vice-presidency. Copy (extract). 3 p. (With: 
Gallatin to Van Buren, 1824, Oct. 2.) 

1824 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

OCT. 7 Van Buren, Albany. Preparations for the elec 

tion complete; results in Connecticut. A. L. S. 
3. p. 

1824 Gales, [Joseph] and [William W.] Seaton. Washington. 

OCT. 14 To Martin Van Buren, [Albany]. On the contest 

in New York ; asking information on an important 
intimation in the Statesman as to Gallatin and 
the vice-presidency; etc. L. S. in the hand of 
Joseph Gales, Jr. 1 p. 

1824 Gales, Jos[eph], Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 17 Albany. On dividing the vote of New York with 

Clay or Adams; the retirement of Gallatin; his 

own hope that Clay will decline ; party discipline ; 

Crawford informed; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1824 Smith, William. York, S. C. To Samuel Smith, Balti- 

OCT. 17 more. Electioneering bustle and intrigue; Cal- 

houn s activity; elections to the State Legisla 
ture; hope for Crawford s success; etc. A. S. L. 
3 p. 

1824 Gales, [Joseph], and [William W.] Seaton. Washington. 

OCT. 19 To M[artin] Van Buren, Albany. The indiscre 

tion of Binns; the action of the Central Commit 
tee of Virginia; better not to identify Clay with 
the Crawford ticket; etc. A. L. S. in the hand 
of Joseph Seaton, Jr. 2 p. 

1824 Nicholas, P[hilip] N[orborne]. Richmond. To Martin 

OCT. 19 Van Buren, Albany. Gallatin s withdrawal 

published in the Enquirer, with the address of 



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Nicholas, P[hilip] Nforborne] Continued. 

the Richmond Corresponding Committee; Van 
Buren s views desired as to the best course to 
secure Crawford s election; Clay suggested for 
the vice-presidency ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 Gales, Jo[seph], Jr., for G[ales] and Sfeaton]. Wash- 

OCT. 25 ington. To Martin Van Buren, Albany. Craw 

ford s health; his own hope for the outcome of a 
suggestion in his last letter; thanks for Butler s 
attention. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 Gales, Joseph, Jr. Washington. To M[artin] V[an] 

OCT. 26 Buren, Albany. Not suspicious of the post- 

office; the vice-presidential possibilities and the 
political activity of himself and of Samuel Harri 
son Smith; Smith s character; efforts made in 
North Carolina by Gales s father and brother; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1824 Dickins, A[sbury]. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 28 Albany]. Crawford s health ; compromise unnec 

essary; the vice-presidency; Clay s possible ac 
ceptance. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1824 Nicholas, P[hilip] N[orborne]. Richmond. To Martin 

OCT. 31 Van Buren, Albany. The vice-presidency and 

its bearing upon Crawford s election; questions 
on New York politics. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 Barker, Jacob. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

Nov. 7 bany. Urging Van Buren to throw his influence 

for Jackson, in view of Crawford s poor prospects ; 

the injury Van Buren has done himself by his 

course. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1824 Gales, Jo[seph], Jr. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 11 Albany. Crawford s health; Jackson s pros 

pects; Van Buren the only cool, firm, and con 
sistent man at Albany. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1824 Holmes, J[ohn]. Alfred, Me. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

Nov - n bany. Adams s strength in New England; 

Crawford for vice-president ; the New York gov- 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 71 

Holmes, J[ohn] Continued. 

ernorship; injury done by New England Repub 
licans tampering with the Federalists; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1824 Branham, Henry. Millegeville, [Ga.] To [Joseph Gales 

Nov. 14 Jr., Washington], Van Buren to receive the 

vote of [Georgia] for the vice-presidency unless 
contrary advice is received; friendly relations 
between Clay and Crawford ; Crawford s position 
in Georgia; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

[1824] [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. To [William Harris] 

Nov. 17 Crawford, [Washington]. The New York presi 

dential election; Crawford s health; etc. A. Df. 
8 p. 

. Transcript. 6 p. 

1824 Gales, Jo[seph], Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 22 Albany. Acknowledging the receipt of Butler s 

account of [the New York presidential election] ; 
views on the present situation and the prospect ; 
Van Buren and the vice-presidency ; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 Gales, Joseph, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 25 Albany. Inclosing a letter from Henry Bran- 

ham, one of the Georgia electors. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1824 Williams, John. Knoxville, [Tenn.] To Martin Van 

Nov. 25 Buren, Washington. Jackson s cunning; the 

situation in New York; the overthrow of Mon 
roe s Republicans; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1824 Skinner, R[oger]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 1 [Washington]. Statistical account of the New 

York electoral vote for President and Vice 
President; request for information as to the 
division of votes between Crawford and Clay. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 Hamilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

DEC. 12 Van Buren, Washington. Concurrence of [New 

York Republican leaders] with Van Buren s 

views on the presidential question; the advisa- 



72 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Hfamilton], J[ames] Alexander] Continued. 

bility of watching Calhoun; exact information 
requested as to Crawford s health; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 Hammond, A. G. Berlin, Rensselaer County, N. Y. To 

DEC. 23 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Negotiating 

for the purchase of a runaway slave of Van 
Buren s, "of the class which will be free July 
4, 1827." A. L. S. 1 p. (Indorsed by Van 
Buren: "A. G. Hammond. Wrote that if he 
could get him without violence I would take 
$50") 

1824 Skinner, R[oger]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 24 Senate, Washington. Reporting action in view 

of Van Buren s letter of the 15th; curiosity as to 
matters in Washington; Elisha Williams s report 
on politics in New England ; Clinton s chances for 
the presidency in the event of Crawford s failure 
and retirement; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1824 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Bfenjamin] 
DEC. 27 F[ranklin] Butler, [Albany]. Reasons for not 

applying to Chancellor Kent; Crawford s health; 
presidential election prospects; Lieut. Allen s 
matter; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

[1824?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] Notes on protective 
tariff and internal improvements. A. Df. 1 p. 

[1824?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] Miscellaneous notes 
on slave trade. A. Df. 5 p. (Incomplete). 

[1824?] [Coffin hand-bill]. "Some account of some of the bloody 
deeds of General Jackson." Broadside. 

1825 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To G[orham] A. 
J AN - 1 Worth, [New York]. Promising aid, and giving 

advice as to the course to pursue in the case of 
[Stafford]; their friendship and the character of 
Worth s associates; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. (Note 
by Worth appended, stating the character of his 
"associates" and his connection with Stafford). 
. Transcript. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 73 

[1825 Van Buren, [Martin. Washington]. Speech in the United 

JAN. 31] States Senate on the bill [introduced Jan. 10, 

1825] for the suppression of piracy in the West 

Indies. Printed ; in the Albany Argus, March 18, 

1825. 4 columns. 

1825 H[amilton],J fames] Alexander. New York?]. To Martin 
FEB. 21 Van Buren, Washington. On Verplanck s state 
ment as to the understanding between Adams 
and Clinton; the contest in New York; Clinton 
and Van Buren ; suggesting the publication of the 
Adams-Crawford letters as to the secretary s 
place; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1825 Clark, L[ot]. Washington. To R[oger] Skinner, [Al- 
FEB. 28 bany ?] The political situation ; the House presi 
dential election, [Feb.] 9; political prospects of 
Clay and Adams; Adams, Clinton, and the Eng 
lish mission; differing views as to the true Re 
publican policy in view of the dangers confront 
ing the party from Adams s policy; the question 
of the next president ; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1825 Albany Argus. Containing Van Buren s speech on the 

MAR. 18 bill for suppressing piracy in the West Indies, 

[Jan. 31, 1825]; proceedings of the New York 
Legislature, Mar. 14-19 [i. e., 16]; etc. 4 p. 

1825 King, Rufus. Jamaica. To Martin Van Buren, Albany. 

APR. 12 On the offer of the mission to Great Britain; his 

intentions. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

[1825 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. To Rufus King, [Jamaica]. 
APR. 29] On the offer of the English mission to King; 
etc. A. Df. 1 p. (Final form printed: Ring, 
VI:610). 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

[1825 [Randolph, John, of Roanoke. Roanoke, Va?] List of 

MAY 28?] foals, March 20 to May 28, 1825. A. D. 1 p. 

1825 Cooper, Thomas. [Albany]. To [Martin] Van Buren, Al- 

JULY 15 bany. Inquiring as to the whereabouts of Judge 

W[illiam] Smith of South Carolina and Dr. 
Brown of Kentucky; etc. A. X. S. 1 p. 
Transcript. 1 p. 



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[1825? Cooper, Thomas. [Albany?] To [Martin] Van Buren, 

JULY 19?] [Albany?] Sending a paper on the interference 

of the clergy with the duties of the Legislature 

and one on the false report of Jefferson s favoring 

protective duties. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1825 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] Cfaldom] 

Nov. 6 Cambreleng, [New York ?] As to quarters in 

Washington; election prospects. A. L. S. 1 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1825 Livingston, Edward. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 30 Washington. Inclosing a letter relative to his 

brother William [Livingston s] entering the [na 
val] service; Root s advocacy of Young as 
speaker; a conversation with William James as 
to Clinton s overtures to Van Buren for a political 
alliance; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1825 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To Edward Livings- 

DEC. 7 ton, [Albany]. Answering Livingston s letter 

relative to William Livingston s entering the 
navy, and the overtures of Clinton communi 
cated through William James. A. Df. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1825 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 
DEC. 17 Buren, [Washington]. The political situation 
and prospects in New York; Root s advocacy of 
Young for speaker and Livingston for clerk; 
James T[allmage] and the senatorship; Republi 
can needs at Washington; Van Buren s " pro 
posed resolution" [on a constitutional amend 
ment defining the power of Congress as to inter 
nal improvements?]; C[roswel]l s attitude; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. " Private." 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1825 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Benjamin F[rank- 

DEC - 25 lin] Butler, [Albany]. Political maneuvers of the 

Jackson and the Crawford men ; prospects of his 
own resolutions [on a constitutional amendment 
defining the power of Congress as to internal im 
provements, introduced Dec. 19, 1825]; the 
interest of New York in the question ; matters 
of business ; charcoal as a remedy for dyspepsia ; 
etc. A. L. S: 7 p. 

Transcript. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 75 

1826 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John V[an] Bu- 
JAN. 19 ren, [Greenbush, N. Y.] Advice as to the treat 
ment of friends in Kinderhook; a lecture on ex 
travagance; a call for itemized accounts; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 Campbell, James. Jamaica, Long Island. To [Martin 
JAN. 22-23 Van Buren, Washington]. Estimate of Ver- 
planck s character; his political record; the 
appointment of [Samuel] Jones as chancellor; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1826 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John V[an] Bu- 

MAR. 12 ren, [New Haven, Ct.] Advice as to oonduct on 

the witness stand. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. " Speech of Mr. Van 

MAR. [14] Buren, of New York, delivered in the Senate of 

the United States, on the mission to Panama, 
March [14], 1826." Pamphlet. 41 p. 

1826 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Washington]. To Benjamin F[rank- 

MAR. 22 Hn] Butler, [Albany]. As to certain property in 

litigation [the Kane cause]; his Panama speech 
[Senate, Mar. 14, 1826]; Randolph s mention of 
John Van Buren. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 Root, Erastus. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, U. S. 

APR. 2 Senate, Washington. A legislative caucus called 

by the Tammany Hall committee for nominating 
governor and lieutenant-governor; Sanford as 
a candidate; the place of a convention; Van Bu- 
ren s advice desired; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1826 Croswell, E[dwin]. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

APR. 3 [Washington]. An editorial [Albany Argus, Apr. 

3, 1826] and its explanation; Republican attitude 
toward Adams and Clinton; Clinton s political 
mistakes; the Republican program; satisfaction 
with Hoffman; the Panama speech; the Argus; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. (Indorsed: lt Origin of the 
non-committal charge. M. V. B. 1842.") 
. Transcript. 3 p. 



76 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1826 Butler, Bfenjamin] F[ranklin]. Albany. To Martin Van 
APR. 24 Buren, U. S. Senate, Washington. Inclosing a 
note for his signature; praise for his Panama 
speech ; its issue in an extra Argus; Taylor s case 
and John [Van Buren s] appearance; the Kane 
cause; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 Spencer, A[mbrose]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 2 Washington. Thanks for speeches on the Pan 

ama mission and the judiciary bill; the influence 
of Van Buren s and Hayne s speeches on his own 
opinion in regard to the mission; tranquility in 
New York ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. " Confidential." 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To B[enjamin] 

MAY 14 F[ranklin] Butler, Albany. Sending a letter 

from Madison; the position and prospects of the 
[judiciary] bill; maneuvers and plans of Webster 
and his following; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

JUNE 11 bany. Major Noah s report of De Witt Clinton s 

praise of Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1826 Varick, Rich[ar]d. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 19 Albany. Answering Van Buren s proposal [Jan.] 

12, to pay off a loan. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1826 Kirkland, John T[hornton]. Harvard University, Cam- 

SEPT - 15 bridge, Mass. To Martin Van Buren, Albany. 

Expressing regret at not having seen him in 
Albany; asking the loan of a Jefferson letter 
[June 29, 1824?], or a copy thereof; etc. A. L. S. 
IP- 

1826 Madison, James. Montpelier. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

SEPT - 20 Al>ny. Views on internal improvements; sug 

gestions for an amendment to the Constitution 
in regard thereto; answering Van Buren s letter 
of August 20th. A. L. S. 3 p. (Printed : Writ 
ings of Madison j 3: 528.) 
6 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 77 

1826 Gallatin, Albert. London. To Henry Clay, [Washing- 

SEPT. 22 ton]. Despatch No. 13, on trade with the British 

West Indies. Copy by Aaron Vail. 6 p. 
. Copy (extract). 1 p. 

1826 Van Buren, Martin. Albany. To [John Thornton] Kirk- 

SEPT. 24 land, [Cambridge, Mass.] Sending a copy of 

Jefferson s letter [June 29, 1824?]; opinions as to 
its publication. A. Df. 2 p. 

1826 Sanford, Nathan. Albany. To Samuel Beardsley, [Utica, 

SEPT. 27 N. Y. ?] Reiterating his determination not to be 

a candidate for governor. Copy. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Albany. To James Madison, 
SEPT. 28 Montpelier. Sending a copy of Stewart s report 
[on roads and canals] ; Washington s position on 
internal improvements; etc. A. Df. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1826 Savage, John. New York. To Silas Wright, Jr., and 

SEPT. 30 John Lefferts, [New York]. Declining to author 

ize the Herkimer Convention to nominate him 
for governor. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Albany. Considerations weigh- 

OCT. 3 ing against his being a candidate for governor. 

A. Df. S. 8 p. 

1826 Nicholas, P[hilip] N[orborne]. Richmond. To Martin 

OCT. 13 Van Buren, [Albany]. Inquiry as to the political 

situation in New York, Pennsylvania, and New 
Jersey ; the presidential question in Virginia ; the 
contest for Congress between Giles and Archer. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 Madison, James. Montpelier. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 15 Albany. Answering Van Buren s letter of Sep 

tember 28th, sending a committee report on roads 
and canals. A. L. S. 1 p. (Printed: Rives, 
Writings of Madison, III: 530.) 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Steamboat. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

OCT. 29 dom] Cambreleng, New York. On present 



78 LIBKABY OF CONGRESS 

V[an] Buren, M[art .in] Continued. 

political activities; arrangements for the [Wash 
ington] mess for the following session; etc. 
A.L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1826 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Cfhurchill] C[aldom] 

Nov. 3 Cambreleng, Xew York. On arrangements for 

the [Washington] mess for the following session; 
the coming State elections. A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany?] To Cfhurchill C[aldom] 

Nov. 7 Cambreleng, [New York]. Sending a letter from 

McLean ; his own disappointment over mess ar 
rangements ; his election bets ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1826 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany?] To [Churchill Caldom] 

Nov. 9 Camfbreleng, New York ?] The election. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1826 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Burlington, [Vt..] To Mar- 

Nov. 15 tin Van Buren, Albany. Reasons for losing his 

election as senator; political conditions in Ver 
mont; inquiry as to the New York election and 
its bearing on the presidential question; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 Bouck, W[illia]m C. Rochester, [N. YJ To Martin Van 

Sov. 17 Buren, Albany [forwarded to Washington]. The 

election; Federalist charges as to Van Buren s 
secret aid to Clinton; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1826 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. To [Philip Norborne 

>-ov.?l Nicholas, Richmond, Va.] Answering Nicho 

las s letter of [Oct. 13]; a sketch of New York 
political history and present conditions; the 
presidential question; etc. A. Df. 8 p. 

. Transcript. 6 p. 

1826 Marcy, W[illiam] Lfearned]. Albany. To Mfartin] Van 

I)ec - 10 Buren, [Washington]. On certain snarls in the 

"tangled skein of New York politics," especially 
in Van Buren s senatorial candidacy; a political 
task set for Marcy by Van Buren ; the presiden 
tial question; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Transcript. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 79 

1826 ["A member of Congress"]. Washington. To . On 

Dec. 12 the pretended attachment of Senator Reed, of 

Mississippi, to Gen. Jackson; Jackson s presiden 
tial prospects. Clipping. (In an editorial headed 
11 Senator Reed"; with: Gales to Van Buren, 
[1827], Jan. 15). 

1826 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Washington]. To B[enjamin] 

Dec. 12 F[ranklin] Butler, [Albany]. Inclosing a docu 

ment to be answered; calling for advice at the 
opening of the Legislature as to the expediency of 
making before the senatorial election his " con 
stitutional speech," and reprobating "the here 
sies of Messrs. Calhoun and Clay on ... the 
powers of the Federal Government;" personal 
messages; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1826 Hamilton, John C. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Dec. 21 [Washington]. Reporting the result of his efforts 

in Van Buren s behalf; gratification at Van Bu 
ren s attention to internal improvements ; a sug 
gestion for attention to the commercial interest 
in the West Indian question; the manner of 
making a certain paper public ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1826 Hamilton, John C. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Dec. 26 Washington. Two letters: 

[1] Reporting having found [Alexander Hamilton s] 
letter to [Jonathan] Dayton [1799] on the 
powers of Congress as to internal improve 
ments; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

[2] Sending a copy of Hamilton s letter noted in [1]; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. (Inclosure 8 p.) 
. Transcript (omitting the inclosure). 2p, 



1826 Hone, Isaac S. To Martin Van Buren, Senate, Washing- 

Dec. 26 ton. Views on a bankrupt act; the notice taken 

by Adams and the Secretary of the Treasury of 
the action of the customs officers in Philadelphia 
in the Thomson case. A. L. S. 6 p. 
. Transcript. 6 p. 

1826 Hamilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

Dec. 27 Van Buren, [Washington]. Acknowledgment of 

Van Buren s letter of [Dec.] 20 and accompanying 



g() LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

H[ainilton], J[ames] A[lexander] Continued. 

papers ; recollection of a letter from Washington 
to [Alexander Hamilton] on internal improve 
ments ; caution as to expressions to Verplanck in 
regard to Bunner s orthodoxy; impressions of 
[Washington s farewell] address; Judge Wash 
ington, Marshall, and letters of Washington to 
[Alexander Hamilton]; suggestion as to a talk 
with G. Verplanck on " establishing a proper 
paper here"; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1826 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To Martin Van 

Dec. 27 Buren, [Washington]. On New York political 

conditions ; Van Buren s chances for re-election ; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1826 Clay, H[enry]. Washington. To Albert Gallatin, [Lon- 
Dec. 28 don]. On commercial intercourse with the Brit 
ish West Indies. Copy. 3 p. (With: Gallatin 
to Clay, 1826, Sept, 22). 

[1826?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] Memorandum on 
relations between Clay and Webster in the ses 
sions of [1824-5] and [1825-6?]. A. Df. 2 p. 
(Indorsed by Van Buren: " Buchanan-Clay & 
Webster Mem used in Memoirs"). 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

[1826?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on [Littleton 
W.] Tazewell s resolutions [introduced in Senate, 
May 20, 1826] providing for the cession of United 
States public lands to the states wherein they lie. 
A. Df. 14 p. 

1827 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To Thomas Ritchie, 
J an - 13 [Richmond]. On the advantages of a national 

convention for the presidential nomination, sug 
gested by the vice-president; the opposition of 
Clinton s papers; Gen. Jackson s candidacy; etc. 
Copy. 8 p. 

. Transcript. 7 p. 

[1827] Gales, Jo[seph], Jr. [Washington]. To Martin Van Bu- 

Jan - 15 ren, [Washington]. On certain "sportive and 

ap-hazard" remarks of Mrs. Gales, said to be 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 81 

Gales, Jo[seph], Jr. Continued. 

taken seriously as coming from himself ; inclosing 
a newspaper clipping on Thomas B. Reed, Sen 
ator from Mississippi. A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1827 United States Senate, Bill, reported by [Josiah S.] Johns- 

Jan. 22 ton, to regulate the commercial intercourse be 

tween the United States and the Colonies of 
Great Britain. Printed. 7 p. (With a manu 
script (A. Df . 4 p.) of Van Buren in amendment ? 
Cf. Van Buren s speech, Feb. 24, 1827, in Gales 
and Seaton s Register of Debates, 111:469-81). 

[1827? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on bankruptcy 
JAN. 23?] [basis of the speech, Jan. 23, on the Senate bill 

introduced Dec. 6, 1826?]. A. Df. 7 p. 

[1827 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on the bank- 

JAN. 23] rupt bill [introduced Dec. 6, 1826] (basis of the 

speech, Jan. 23, 1827). A. Df. 3 p. 

1827 Gales, Jo[seph], Jr. Office of the National Intelligencer, 

FEB. 6 Washington. To Martin Van Buren, Senate, 

[Washington]. Disavowing connection with the 
letter from Washington printed in the Ameri 
can; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1827-31 United States Senate. Memoranda on proceedings on 
FEB. 7- tariff bills, May 10, 1828, Feb. 8, 1831, Feb. 25, 

F EB - 8 1830; the bill authorizing a subscription for stock 

by the United States in the Louisville and Port 
land Canal Co., Dec. 7, 1830; memorial of the 
American Colonization Society, Feb. 7, 1827. 
Copy. 7 p. 

1827 Mead, Gab[rie]l. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 13 Washington. On the woolens bill; a question as 

to the right of manufacturers to favor over other 

citizens; the power of Congress over duties. 

A.L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1827 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Albany. To [Martin Van 

FEB. 22 Buren, Washington]. Vice-presidential pros 

pects; his own opposition to the Administration 
and its reasons; request for information; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 
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82 LIBKARY OF CONGRESS 

1827 Madison, James. Montpelier. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 13 Albany. Acknowledging Van Buren s letter of 

[Mar.] 3, inclosing the report to the Senate [Mar. 
1, 1827] on the Georgia business [the controversy 
between the United States and Georgia, relative 
to jurisdiction over the Creek lands]; provision 
in political system for deciding questions between 
the Union and its members; the untimeliness of 
any attempt to amend the Constitution. A. L. S. 

IP- 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1827 Clay, Henry. Washington. To Albert Gallatin, [Lon- 

MAR. 20 don]. On commercial intercourse with the West 

Indies. Copy. 4 p. (With: Gallatin to Clay, 
1826, Sept. 22.) 

[1827 Charleston Southern Patriot. Account of a dinner by the 

MAR. ?] officers of the 17th Regiment to their Colonel, 

Robert Y[oung] Hayne; synopsis of Hayne s and 
Van Buren s speeches. Clipping (reprint in a 
[Richmond ?] newspaper between Apr. 10 and 25; 
manuscript notes of A[ndrew] S[tevenson] in the 
margin on Van Buren s change of attitude as to 
state rights). 

1827 Clay, H[enry]. Washington. To [Albert] Gallatin, [Lon- 

APR. 11 don]. On trade with the British colonies. Copy. 

27 p. (With: Gallatin to Clay, 1826, Sept. 22). 

1827 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Schenectady and Homer, 

MAY 23 [N. Y.] To M[artin] V[an] Buren, [Albany]. 

Views on states rights, the South, and the presi 
dency. A. L. S. 4 p. 

. Transcript. 6 p. 

1827 Smith, S[amuel]. Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 26 Albany. A Jackson meeting in Baltimore; some 

of those who favor Jackson; Walter Lowrie s re 
port on Pennsylvania; etc, A. L. S. 3 p. 

1827 McLane, Lewis, [Smyrna, Del. ?] To Martin Van Buren, 

JuNEl8 [Albany]. On Webster s advances to himself 

during the counting of the presidential vote in 
[1825] in connection with the [Warfield]-Webster 
correspondence [Feb. 3-5, 1825] on Adams s 
policy as to appointments if elected. Copy 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 83 

McLane, Lewis Continued. 

(extract). 2 p. (See: Webster, Fletcher, Writ 
ings and speeches of Daniel Webster, National ed., 
17:377-8 [v. 1 of Private Correspondence]). 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1827 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

JUNE 22 Cam[breleng], New York. Favorable accounts 

from the country; Croswell and the Courier; 
burdens of taking daily newspapers; an order 
for the country editions of both Courier and 
Enquirer; questions on the tariffs of 1824 and 
1827; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1827 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Batavia, [N. Y.] To M[ar- 

JUNE 25 tin] Van Buren, Albany. Suggesting that Van 

Buren attend the meeting of Farmers and Wool 
Growers, [July]; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1827 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

JULY 4 Cam[breleng, New York]. On the Courier s error 

in speaking lightly of the Morgan affair; repeat 
ing the request of [June 22] for information on 
the woolen industry in Massachusetts. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

1827 Cooper, Thomas. Columbia, S. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 5 Albany. Clay and Pennsylvania; the movement 

in South Carolina against the tariff; etc. A. L. S. 
1 p. "Private." 

. Transcript. 1 p. 

[1827 Van Buren, [Martin]. Albany. Speech on the tariff, etc., 

JULY 10] at the County meeting at Albany [July 10, for 

selecting delegates to the State Convention, Al 
bany, July 16]. Printed; in the Albany Argus, 
July 21, 1827. 6 columns. 

1827 Schermerhorn, J. S. Utica, N. Y. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 11 Albany. The probable outlook for Jackson s 

election; the situation in New York; De Witt 
Clinton for vice-president; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1827 Cooper, Thomas. Columbia, S. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 31 New York [forwarded to Albany]. Warning and 

advice as to the protective tariff and its effect in 
the South; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 



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1827 Everett, Edward. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

AUG. 9 bany. Acknowledging receipt of Van Buren s 

Albany Convention speech and promising farther 
comment; his own health; friendly messages; the 
election of Ben Gorham to succeed Webster in 
the House. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1827 Crawford, W[illia]m H[arris]. Wood Lawn, Ga. To Mar- 

AUG. 15 tin V[an] Buren, Albany. His acceptance of the 

appointment of Judge of the Superior Court [of 
Georgia] ; his intention of returning to the Sen 
ate; a letter from Erving, and the presidential 
question; receipt of Van Buren s Albany speech 
on the woolens bill; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1827 Smith, S[amuel]. Montebello, [Md.] To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 27 ren, Albany. Approval of Van Buren s [Albany] 

speech; the woolen industry and foreign trade; 

the outlook favorable to Jackson; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1827 Swartwout, Sam[ue]l. New York. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

SEPT. 8 ren, [Albany]. Answering Van Buren s letter of 

[Sept.] 3d; a statement in regard to the author 
ship of an anonymous article. Copy. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1827 Van Buren, Martin. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, Nash- 

SEPT. 14 ville. Jackson s strength in New York; advice 

against defensive publications; Jackson s letter 
to Dixon, 1801, and his 4th of July toast at Nash 
ville; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 
. Transcript. 4 p. 

1827 [Van] Rensselaer, S[tephen]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

SEPT - 17 Buren, Albany. Answering a letter from Van 

Buren in regard to the authorship of [the 
anonymous article referred to in Swartwout to 
Van Buren, 1827, Sept. 8]. A. L. S. 2 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 

1827 Johnson, R[ichar]d M[entor]. Blue Spring, [Ky.] To 

SEPT. 22 Martin Van Buren, Albany. Introducing Amos 

Kendall, and indorsing him for a loan. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1827 Gallatin, Albert. [London]. To Henry Clay, [Washing- 

SEPT. 28 ton]. On impressment. Copy (extract). 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 85 

1827 Moore, T[homas] P[atrick]. Harrodsburg, [Ky.] To Mar- 

SEPT. 29 tin Van Buren, C[hurchill] C[aldom] Cambreleng, 

[Gulian C. ?] Verplanck, New York. Introducing 
Amos Kendall, editor of the [Frankfort], Ken 
tucky, Argus. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1827 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

CT. 22 Cambreleng, [New York]. Appreciation of Cam 

breleng s speedy collection of a debt; wine for 
his own Jackson dinner; New York lodgings; 
the nomination of Grattan Wheeler for senator in 
the 6th district; resolutions in favor of the Hero; 
President [Adams s] "ebony and topaz" speech; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

1827 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

OCT. 23 Cambreleng, [New York]. Promising aid if pos 

sible in a scheme of Cambreleng s; urging re 
monstrance with Noah against his damaging in 
discretion in regard to the Morgan affair; New 
York lodgings and wine; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1827 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

Nov. 4 Nashville. The impolicy of the Telegraph s scheme 

to bring Jackson to Washington next winter; the 
political significance of the nomination of Clinton 
in New York; prediction as to the State election, 
to begin [Nov. 5]; prospects in New Jersey; per 
sonal messages; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. "Private." 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1827 Kendall, Amos. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 10 [Albany]. Sending letters of introduction; con 

gratulation on the political prospect in [New 
York; his own wish to obtain a loan; etc. A. 
L. S. 2 p. 

1827 Wolcott, James, Jr. Southbridge, [Mass.] To Martin Van 

Nov. 10 Buren, Albany. The woolens bill; the precarious 

condition of the woolen industry. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1827 [Van Buren, Martin]. New York. To John Van Buren, 

Nov. 25 New Haven, Conn. Gratification at his success; 

hope for continuance of exertions in the future; 
his own health and plans; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 
. Transcript. 1 p. 



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1827 Crawford, W[illia]m H[arris]. Wood Lawn, [Ga.] To 

DEC. 21 Martin Van Buren, Washington. His own sena 

torial prospects; Van Buren s visit to Gen. Wil 
liams; Calhoun, Jackson, Nathaniel Macon, and 
the vice-presidency ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
. Transcript. 2 p. 

1827 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To E[dwin] Cros- 
DEC. 25 well, [Albany]. On the resolution of [James] 

Hamilton, [Jr., of South Carolina, House, Dec. 
24, 1827], on the unconstitutionally of the sedi 
tion law [July 14, 1798] and the refunding of fines 
imposed under it; suggestions for its political 
use; sending the petition of Thomas Cooper 
[1825, Feb. 5] for the refunding of his fine [1800] 
and the Senate report thereon, [Feb. 24, 1825]; 
etc. A. Df. 8 p. (See: Sen. docs. 30 and 38, 18 
Cong. 2 sess.; ser. nos. 109-110). 
. Transcript. 4 p. 

[1827?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] To [William] Cole- 
man, [New York]. The presidential situation 
and Republican tactics; the press. A. Df. 3 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Benjamin Ffrank- 
JAN. 13 lin] Butler, [Albany]. Urging him to "play a 

little deeper" in politics; the effect at Albany of 
the resolution of the manufacturing committee; 
his own hope for a reaction; letters of explana 
tion; the attitude of Peter R. Livingston; the 
necessity for an expression in favor of Jackson 
by the New York Legislature ; the improbability 
of a congressional caucus; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1828 W[estcott], J[ames] D[iament], Jr. Bridgeton, W. N. J. 

JAN. 18 To Thomas Ritchie, Richmond, Va. A story of 

Webster and a letter in the last presidential con 
test, "which operated upon Warfield of Ma? and 
Van Rensselaer of N. Y. . . ." ; suggestions for its 
editorial use and an appeal to Walsh and Hop- 
kinson; New Jersey s political affiliations; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1828 Knower, B[enjamin]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

Washington. Importance and difficulties of the 
tariff question; the attitude of the New York 
members; etc. A. L. S. (fragment). 1 p. (Post 
marked: ". . . Jan. 23." Indorsed by Van 



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Knower, B[enjamin] Continued. 

Buren: "B Knower . . . 1828"; in another 
hand: " Tariff & friendship & mischief making 
Apl23"). 

1828 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To Mfartin] Van 

JAN. 29 Buren, [Washington]. His own ill-health; po 

litical difficulties; a legislative caucus and a State 
presidential nomination ; the conduct and situa 
tion of Peter R. Livingston, etc.; De Witt Clin 
ton s nominations ; the tariff, the anti-Masonic ex 
citement in the West, and Jackson s presidential 
prospects ; the influence of Van Buren s Albany 
speech ; correspondence with Silas Wright on the 
tariff; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1828 Spencer, A[mbrose]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, In 

JAN 30 Senate, Washington. Asking to be informed of 

any charges made against John M. Canfield, his 
brother-in-law, and collector at Sacketts Harbor, 
if renominated; inquiring as to the attitude of 
[Nathan Sanford] toward the Administration; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1828 New York legislature. Resolutions instructing the Sena- 

JAN. 31 tors of New York in Congress on the tariff. Copy 

from the New York Assembly Journal, 1828, p. 
350-1, in the hand of Silas Wright. 1 p. 

1828 Brent, Daniel. Department of State, Washington. To 

FEB. 4 James Brown, [Paris]. On the claim of Samuel 

Hollingsworth against France. Copy. 2 p. 

(With: Hollingsworth to Van Buren, 1829, 

June 22). 

1828 Tredwell, Thomas. Plattsburgh, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

FEB. 7 Buren, Washington. A communication on mat 

ters of governmental theory. A. L. S. 7 p. (in 
cluding the appended letter of transmittal). 

[1828 Van Buren, [Martin. Washington]. "Substance of Mr. 

FEB. 12-13] Van Buren s observations in the Senate of the 

United States, on Mr. Foot s amendment to the 
rules of the Senate, by which it was proposed to 
give the Vice President the right to call to order 
for words spoken in debate." Pamphlet. 16 p. 
(Two speeches welded into one; compare De 
lates, IV, 1:133,338). 



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1828 Ingalls, William. Boston, Mass. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 17 Washington. On a plan in the United States 

Senate to defeat Jackson. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1828 Pomeroy, Josiah. Pittsfield, [Mass.] To Martin Van 

FEB. 18 Buren, Washington. On the proposed altera 

tion in the wool tariff; the advantage enjoyed 
by the English in free wool; suggestion as to 
what should be done; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1828 De Graff, J[ohn] J. [Washington]. To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 18 Buren, [Washington]. Suggesting a call for a 

meeting of the New York delegation in Congress 

to take action on the death of Governor [De Witt 

Clinton]. A. N. S. 1 p. 

[1828 Oakley, Tho[ma]s J[ackson. Washington]. To [Martin] 

FEB. 18] Van Buren, [Washington]. Suggesting that Van 

Buren take the lead in a meeting of the New 
York delegation "with appropriate resolutions 
and remarks " in regard to the death of Governor 
Clinton. A. N. S. 1 p. 

[1828] De Graff, [John J. Washington]. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

FEB. 19 ren, In Senate, [Washington]. Inclosing a re 

quest for Van Buren s remarks on De Witt Clin 
ton for publication. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1828 Ear 11, Jonas, Jr., J. J. Wood, and others. Washington. 

FEB. 19 Request for the remarks made by Van Buren 

on De Witt Clinton, at the meeting of the New 

York delegation [Feb. 19], for publication. 

D. S. 1 p. 

1828 Forsyth, John. Milledgeville, [Ga.] To Martin Van Bu- 

FEB - 25 ren, [Washington]. On the spelling of their 

names; a prophecy as to the election, Calhoun, 
the vice-presidency, and the presidential succes 
sion ; hopes for a beneficial change from the Gen 
eral s success ; Van Buren s speech on the Revolu 
tionaries ; his own wish to receive Congressional 
documents; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1828 Pomeroy, Josiah. Pittsfield, [Mass.] To Martin Van 

FEB - 27 Buren, Washington. The manufacturers bill 

again ; the question of raw material ; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1828 Ritchie, Tho[ma]s. [Richmond]. To Martin Van Buren, 

[Washington]. Exchange between [the Enquirer] 
and "the Chautauqua paper"; the anti-Masonic 



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Ritchie, Tho[ma]s Continued. 

fever, De Witt Clinton, and the Administration; 
presidential prospects; dangers to Gen. Jackson 
from his friends; praise of Butler s speeches in 
the New York Legislature on Gov. Clinton and 
on provision for his family; a request for sun 
flower seed ; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Benjamin Frank- 

MAR. 15 lin Butler, Albany]. Butler s chance of succeed 

ing [Samuel A.] Talcott as State attorney-general ; 
the necessity of being an active politician; effi 
cient leadership wanted ; a message from Ritchie 
on the Clinton speeches; a request for Butler s 
medallion in exchange for his own bust ; a request 
as to money and letters for Coffee; Ritchie s sun 
flower seed; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1828 Buel, J[esse], and others. Albany. Circular on the wool- 

MAR. ens bill. D. S. of Jesse Buel and ten others. 7 p. 

1828 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To William Coleman, 

APR. 4 [Xew York]. Sending a copy of his [ rules 

speech"] made by him in the Senate, [Feb. 

12-13]; the need of vigor and watchfulness on 

the part of state governments; the corruption 

of the present Federal administration; etc. A. 

Df. 3 p. 

1828 Hollingsworth, Rob[er]t. Paris. To James Brown, [Paris]. 

APR. 8 On his own claim against France. Copy. 3 p. 

(With: Samuel Hollingsworth to Van Buren, 
June 22, 1829). 

1828 Clark, Lot. Albany. To Mfartin] V[an] B[uren, Wash- 

APR.IO ington]. The ^position of the Jackson cause, 

and good condition of the Republican part}"; the 

personnel of the Legislature ; Van Buren and the 

governorship; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1828 Madison, J[ames]. Montpelier. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 11 Senate, Washington. Acknowledging receipt of 

a copy of the "Observations on the proposed 
amendments of Mr. Foot" ["rules speech," Feb. 
12-13, 1828]; his own dissent from some of its 
views. A. N. 1 p. 

1828 Cooper, Thomas. Columbia, [S. C.] To Martin Van Bu- 

APR.II ren, Senate, Washington. Comment on Van 

s speech on the power of the President of 



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Cooper, Thomas Continued. 

the Senate to decide on questions of order [Feb. 
12-13]; his own opinions ; Calhoun s principles; 
quarrels over the tariff; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1828 Hiker, R[ichard]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 14 [Washington]. On Van Buren s speech on the 

constitutional powers of the vice-president in 
reference to the Senate [Feb. 12-13]; the political 
heresy involved in latitudinarian construction; 
his own preference for the Senate rather than 
the Supreme Court as a court of last review on 
matters involving the states, etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1828 Coleman, W[illia]m. [New York]. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 17] Washington. Thanks for Van Buren s [ rules "] 

speech [Feb. 12-13]; his injustice to the Feder 
alists; his own correspondence with Cambreleng 
on a proposed change in the electoral law; the 
next governor; the impolicy of Hiker s appoint 
ment as recorder. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John V[an] Bu- 

APR.IQ pen, [New Haven, Conn.?] Sending a check;, 

caution against extravagance; the Connecticut 
election; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1828 Knower, B[enjamin]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 23 [Washington]. On his attempt, through a test 

circular written by Hopkins and sent confiden 
tially to Wright and Van Buren, to fix the respon 
sibility for the defeat of the tariff bill ; the treach 
ery of Woods, the bearer; his own unaltered 
friendship for Wright and Van Buren. A. L. S. 
6 p. 

[1828 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Senate, Washington]. To Silas 

Wright, Jr., [House of Representatives, Washing 
ton]. Asking for statistics on iron and woolen 
industries in New York. A. N. S. 1 p. 

[1828 [Wright, Silas, Jr. House of Representatives, Washing- 

be d M AY 31 t n - T M [ artin ] Van Buren, Senate, [Washing 

ton]. Rough estimates on woolen and iron in 
dustries in New York. A. N. 2 p. (Appended 
to Van Buren s note of the same date) . 

[1828 [Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington]. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

5 In Senate, [Washington]. On the tariff bill 

.1 / / in i *~+ 

now before the Senate." 4 p. 



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1828 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes of a speech on 

[MAY 7?] the tariff, with extracts from the messages of the 

Presidents. A. Df. 8 p. 

1828 Madison, James. Montpelier, [Va.] To [Martin] Van 

MAY 13 Buren, Senate, Washington. Thanking him for 

a copy of the report to the Senate relating to the 
1 colonization of persons of color" [Apr. 28, 1828] 
and pointing out an error in the " observations 
on Mr. Foot s amendment " [ rules speech," Feb. 
12-13, 1828] in regard to the " threatening con 
test" in the Convention of 1787 on the rule of 
state representation in the Federal Government. 
A. L. S. 1 p. (Printed: Rives, Writings of 
Madison, 111:634). 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John Van Buren, 

MAY 15 [New Haven, Conn.] Reproof in view of a letter 

from the president of [Yale] College, reporting 

John s non-attendance at chapel and deficiency 

in studies. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1828 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 23 [Albany]. Introducing Major Henry Lee and 

asking assistance for him in collecting material 

for a history of "the late war." A. L. S. 1 p. 

1828 Woodbury, L[evi]. Portsmouth, N. H. To Martin Van 

JULY 1 Buren, Albany. Asking his assistance in sooth 

ing Southern fears over the tariff; Jackson gain 
ing in New Hampshire; the election prospects; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1828 Hamilton, Jfames]. Sullivan s Island, [S. C.] To [Martin] 

JULY 31 Van Buren, [Albany]. The death of Mrs. Cruger ; 

prospects of Van Buren s success in New York; 
discontent in South Carolina on the tariff meas 
ure; resistance to be offered; regret at the posi 
tion of McLane and Van Buren; his own candi 
dacy for the governorship; the Administration 
triumph in Louisiana ; promising a half-barrel of 
hominy; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1828 I[ngham], Sfamuel] D[elucenna]. New Hope, Pa. To Mar- 

JULY 31 tin Van Buren, Albany. His own illness; the 

political situation in Pennsylvania and New Jer 
sey; the electoral law of New York; Buchanan s 
nomination and the Federalists ; a political meet 
ing in New York and the interpretation given to 
it; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1828 Lewis, W[illiam] Berkeley]. Nashville. To Martin Van 

AUG. 8 Buren, Albany. Asking Van Buren s opinion as 

to the expediency of Jackson s issuing an address 
to the people of the United States; the Ken 
tucky State election and its bearing on the presi 
dential question; boasts of Clay, etc.; inquiry 
as to prospects in New York, especially as to the 
probability of the Legislature s choosing the 
presidential electors; the necessity of Jackson s 
election to save the liberties of the country; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 

1828 Tallmadge, James, Jr. Poughkeepsie. To Martin Van 

AUG. 27 Buren, Albany. Reporting the termination of a 

suit at law; hope of seeing him after court, and 

of visiting the Secretary of the Navy; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1828 Birdsall, Benj[amin], Jr. Green, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

AUG. 28 Buren, Albany. Financial troubles. A. L. S. 

IP- 

1828 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Sullivan s Island. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 7 Buren, Albany. Sending a half-barrel of hominy ; 

recovery from an attack of dengue fever; asking 
for New York news ; his own hope of escaping the 
necessity of being governor; his intention of 
speaking out on the tariff. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To C[hurchill] Cfaldom] 

SEPT. 8 Cambreleng, New York. The inexpediency of 

Cambreleng s preparing the address ; expectation 
of a great victory and a most respectable conven 
tion; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

SEPT - 18 C[ambreleng, New York]. Asking him to send 

the address, that it may have "an honest parent 
age" ; the necessity of suppressing his self-love for 
the public good; [James A.] Hamilton s letter on 
Jackson s character. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1828 Johnson, R[ic]h[ard] M[entor]. Great Crossing, [Ky.] To 

S!SPT - 25 M[artin] V[an] Buren, Albany. On a remark 

attributed to Van Buren in regard to the desir 
ability of a change in the New York electoral 
law, and Gen. Jackson s candidacy; election 
prospects in Kentucky; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1828 Ingham, S[amuel] D[elucenna]. New Hope, [Pa.] To 

SEPT. 26 Mfartin] Van Buren, Albany. Politics in New 

York and Pennsylvania, Delaware and Indiana; 
the candidacy of Dr. Canby in Indiana ; betting on 
the New York election ; Van Buren and the gov 
ernorship ; the South and the tariff; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1828 Lewis, W[illiam] B[erkeley]. Nashville. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 27 Buren, Albany. The proposed Jackson address 

to the public not to be made ; the Burr incident 
to be treated by the Nashville committee; the 
Western elections ; Kentucky doubtful ; the cer 
tainty of Jackson s election ; Clay s abandonment 
of the contest ; Jackson s health ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1828 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [John Quincy 

SEPT. 28 Adams, Washington]. Views on General Peter 

B. Porter s accounts ; interpretation of the act of 

1821; the question of an amicable suit against 

the Government; etc. A. Df. S. 4 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

OCT. 1 Cambreleng, New York. Distress over the reso 

lutions ; plans for meeting Webster and Cambre 
leng; the necessity of supporting Brown; the 
address; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1828 Noah, M[ordecai] Mfanasseh]. New York. To [Martin 

OCT. 2 Van Buren, Albany]. Asking support of his own 

candidacy for sheriff as a means of aiding the 

Enquirer- etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Confidential." 

1828 Hosack, David. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

OCT. 10 bany. Asking for Van Buren s speech in the 

New York Legislature, in support of De Witt 
Clinton s Erie .Canal project for use in the 
writer s work on Clinton. A. L. S. (fragment). 
3 p. 

1828 R[andolph], J[ohn], of Roanoke. Roanoke, [Va.] On the 

OCT. 13 safety of visiting Roanoke; good wishes for 

Van Buren, "Master Martin/ and "his younger 

brother"; his own poor opinion of colleges; his 

ill-health; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

OCT. 18 Cambreleng, New York. Aston s cause and his 

own movements; Marcy, McLane, Flagg, and 
certain information desired by Cambreleng; in 
closing a letter for Bowne. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1828 Crawford, W[illia]m H[arris]. Lexington, [Ga.] To Mar- 

OCT. 21 tin Van Buren, Albany. Urging Nathaniel Ma- 

con for vice-president; the inability of Georgia 
to vote for John C. Calhoun or Richard Rush; 
promising measures to prevent Jackson s bring 
ing Calhoun into the Cabinet if defeated for vice- 
president ; asking early information on the New 
York election; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1828 Livingston, Edwfard]. Red Hook, [N. Y.] To Martin 

OCT. 22 Yan Buren, Albany. Congratulations on the 

prospective victory; Russell s plan to publish 
Clay s private correspondence; ill effects pro 
duced by such methods; his own plans; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1828 Van Buren, Martin. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

OCT. 29 Cambreleng, New York. Asking for assurances 

as to Cambreleng s and Verplanck s safety; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1828 Troup, Rob[ert]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

OCT. 30 bany. Asking for the facts in regard to Van Bu- 

ren s connection with De Witt Clinton s removal 

from the Canal Board, for use in Dr. [David] Ho- 

sack s eulogium on Clinton. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1828? [Van Buren, Martin. Albany?] To the [Albany] Daily 
Ocrr.?] Advertiser. Communication, in the third per 

son, denying a report relative to his advocacy 
of a change in the present electoral law of New 
York. A. D. 2 p. 

1828 Troup, Rob[ert]. New York. To M[artin] V[an] Buren, 

Albany. Receipt of Van Buren s letter on the 
removal of De Witt Clinton from the Canal Board ; 
not to be used by Dr. Hosack ; his own vote and 
the election prospects; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Steamboat]. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

Nov - 7 dom] Cambreleng, New York. Success in Demo 

cratic counties and defeat in Federalist; the 
Manor influence; the resurrection of the old 
Federalism of 98; lodgings in New York; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany?] To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

Cambreleng, New York. Results in different dis 
tricts; directions as to lodging. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1828 [Van Buren, Martin. New York]. To [William Harris] 

Nov. 14 Crawford, [Lexington, Ga.] The electors of New 

York committed for Calhoun ; the manner of the 

New York nomination; congratulations on the 

recovery of his health; etc. A. Df. 3 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

Nov. 16 Nashville, Tenn. Results of the New York elec 

tion; three Federal districts; the influence of the 
Morgan affair; congratulations; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. New York. To B[enjamin] 

Nov. 17 F[ranklin] Butler, Albany. On proper provision 

for Silas Wright if defeated; the law relative to 
commissioners and notaries. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1828 Baleh, [Alfred]. Nashville. To M[artin V[an] Buren, 

Nov. 27 Albany. Candidates for Cabinet places; Jack 

son s health and the succession; his own efforts 
in favor of Van Buren; sending a newspaper 
article of his own, inspired by Calhoun s political 
activity. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1828 Benton, Thomas H[art]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. 

DEC. 3 To Martin Van Buren, Albany. Congratulations 

on his election as governor ; regret at the loss of his 
counsels in the Senate; Mr. Adams s intentions; 
election returns in New York and the West. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1828] Verplanck, G[ulian] C[rommelin]. Washington. To Mar- 

DEC. 6 tin Van Buren, Albany. Van Buren and the 

President s cabinet; the question of succession; 
other cabinet rumors ; recommending some com 
missioners. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1828 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To M[artin] V[an] Bu- 

DEC. 7 ren, [Albany]. On office and patronage for him 

self and [Jonas] Earll. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1828 Younglove, M. Hudson, [N. Y.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

DEC. 8 Albany. Progress of the anti-Masons; a sugges 

tion for a recommendation in the Governor s 
message of legislation against "unofficial and 
concealed oaths." A. L. S. 1 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

DEC. 9 Cambreleng, Washington. As to a rumor afloat 

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V[an] Buren, M[art in] Continued. 

of Washington ; messages to his friends ; the New 
York senatorship; Abraham [Van Buren s] wish 
for transfer; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1828 Wright, [Silas], Jr. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 9 Albany]. Van Buren and a Cabinet appoint 

ment; the public printing; the position of Duff 
Green. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1828 Lewis, W[illiam] B[erkeley]. Nashville. To James A[lex- 

DEC. 12 ander] Hamilton, New York. Gen. Jackson s 

majorities in New York, the West, and the South 
west; influence of the anti-Masonic question in 
New York ; the significance of the unprecedented 
triumph; Van Buren as secretary of state; sug 
gestion for Lee s appointment in Daniel Brent s 
place as chief clerk; Jackson s intention as to 
removals; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1828 V[an] Buren. M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

DEC. 17 Cambreleng, [Washington]. Scheming and in 

triguing at Washington inevitable; objections to 
the Treasury ; McLane and the attorney-general 
ship; messages to his friends; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1828 Forman, Joshua. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 17 Albany. On his own efforts to obtain New- 

bold s views on the Forman bank project; New- 
bold s letter to Thomas W. Olcott [Dec. 17]; his 
caution, inspired by Noah s publications; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1828 Newbold, Geo[rge]. Bank of America, [New York]. To 

DEC. 17 T[homas] W. Olcott, [Albany]. Views on For- 

man s project for a banking law (safety fund 
system.) A. L. S. 8 p. 

1828 Verplanck G[ulian] C[rommelin]. Washington. To Jesse 

DEC - 18 Hoyt, .New York. Social festivities closing the 

Administration ; a cabinet place for Van Buren ; 
the Gaines-Scott-Macomb affair; Dr. Havens s 
candidacy for health officer of [New York] ; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1828? V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Albany?]. To - - Sudani. 

DEC - ? ] On the candidacy of [Benjamin Franklin] Butler 

for attorney-general [of New York]; legislative 
action; Van Buren s neutrality. A. Dr. 2 p. 



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[1828?] [Van Buren, Martin. Albany?] To- -Norton. New 
York s vote for Gen. Jackson; Adams s political 
achievements and prospects; "New England Re 
publicanism in Missouri"; etc. A. Df. 2 p. 

[1828?] ["An American Gentleman," Dresden]. To [, New York?] 
" Trade of Saxony with the United States (ex 
tract). Newspaper clipping. (With: Mensch 
to Van Buren, 1830, Feb. 23). 

1829 [Cambreleng, Churchill Caldom]. Washington. To M[ar- 

JAN. 1 tin] Van Buren, Albany. Wishes for his happi 

ness; applications for office; Doctor Townsend s 
wish; " La Belle Hor tense" and her ambitions; 
the marriage of Eaton to Mrs. Timberlake. 
A. L. 1 p. 

1829 [Hamilton, James Alexander]. -New York. To Martin 

JAN. 1 Van Buren, Albany. Sending a letter of Major 

Lewis ; the unfitness of Henry Lee [for the chief 
clerkship]; the possibility of his own appoint 
ment; etc. A. L. 3 p. "Private." (Mutilated). 

1829 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Burlington, [Vt.] To A[l- 

JAN. 3 bert] Gallatin, [New York?] On the United 

States boundary from the Connecticut River to 
the St. Lawrence ; proceedings under the Treaty 
of Ghent [Dec. 24, 1814] ; difficulties encountered : 
etc. Copy. 3 p. 

1829 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To [Mar- 

JAN. 8 tin Van Buren], Albany. Compliments on his 

message ; the chagrin of Charles and John King 
at its excellence ; Catlin on the bank paragraph ; a 
letter from Nashville (Dec. 17), without mention 
of Mrs. Jackson s reputed death. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Van Buren, Martin. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

JAN. 9 Cambreleng, Washington. Great pressure for 

pardons and commissions; his own wish to hear 

from him constantly; Silas Wright for the comp- 

trollership ; personal messages ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Auchincloss, J[ame]s. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 
JAN. 12 Albany. Inquiry as to the meaning of the rec 

ommendation of Van Buren s message in regard 
to auctions; wholesale and piece sales; proposed 
regulations ; need of reform in the present system ; 
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1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Washington. To M[artin] Van 

JAN. 23 Btiren, [Albany]. Reciprocity of friendship and 

confidence ; the Cabinet ; the danger of Jackson s 
falling into the hands of narrow men; [Henry] 
Baldwin to be pressed for a position; reliance on 
H. L. White as a guide; Gen. Jackson s move 
ments; Van Buren s message; etc. A.L. S. 6 p. 

1829 Forman, Jfoshua]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, [Al- 

JAN. 24 bany]. Submitting an exposition of his bank 

project; why a criticized paragraph has been re 
tained ; the influence of banks ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 United States Senate. Benton s amendment to S. 29, "A 

JAN. 29 bill to provide for the distribution of a part of the 

revenues of the United States among the several 
States." Printed. 3 p. 

1829 Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 31 Albany. Distinctions created by office; praise 

of Van Buren s message and principles; explain 
ing the Constitution ; his own wish to see Van 
Buren in Washington, and in Jackson s Cabinet ; 
his own life. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany.] To [James] Auchincloss, 

JAN.] [New York]. Answering his inquiry and sugges 

tions [1829, Jan. 12] in regard to the recom 
mendation in Van Buren s message to the New 
York Legislature on the regulation of auction 
sales of [imported goods]. A. Df. 3 p. 

1829 V[an] Buren, Mfartin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

FEB. l Cambreleng, [Washington]. Good reports on the 

message [to the Legislature]; his associates in 
Washington; an odd message from Henry R. 
Storrs; the appointment of Westervelt as health 
officer; Cambreleng s speech on the [occupation of 
the] Oregon [River, House, Jan. 6, 1829]; personal 
messages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829-33 United States Senate. " Proceedings for opening and 
FEB. 2- counting the electoral votes, notifying the per 

sons elected, and arrangements for the inaugura 
tion in 1829;" notes of comparison with pro 
ceedings, and arrangements in 1825 and 1833; 
" . . . executive proceedings at a special session 
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United States, Senate Continued. 

address]." Clippings and manuscript copies from 
the Senate Journal, 1828-9, 1832-3; printed pro 
gram; manuscript notes. 10 p. 

1829 Nelson, John. Frederick, [Md.] To [Louis McLane, 

FEB. 7 Washington]. Arrangements suggested for the 

Jackson party in Maryland; their attitude 
toward cabinet representation for the State; 
Taney and the "Law Department"; Wirt should 
not be retained; hope for Van Buren s " transla 
tion to Washington"; the reward of Crawford 
men; deprecation of political intolerance; appro 
priation for the Rockville road; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1829 Forman, Joshua. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, [Al- 

FEB. 12 bany]. Two letters: 

[1] Views in favor of Jackson and his party; change 
in the old political parties; success of the 
Jackson party; the tariff question and the 
Presidency; Van Buren s true program; Clin 
ton s policy; a change in the manner of mak 
ing nominations; New York s position; etc.. 
A. L. S. 8 p. 

[2] Inclosing the above letter; the great importance 
of the bank question; demand for a better 
system. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Hfamilton], J[ames] Alexander]. Washington. To [Mar- 

FEB. 12 tin Van Buren, Albany]. Sending a letter from 

Major Lewis; White s opinion against Henry Lee; 
an interview with General Jackson; the election 
of Duff Green; Van Buren to be offered the 
State Department; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Washington. To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 13 Buren, [Albany]. Jackson s arrival in the city; 

the crowd of new converts; his own attitude; 
Van Buren to be secretary of state; McLane s 
chances; his own wish that Jackson would con 
sult Van Buren on the Cabinet; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1829 H[amilton], J[ames] A[lexander]. Washington. To [Mar- 

FEB. 13 tin Van Buren, Albany]. A talk with Lewis on 

the Cabinet; the State Department to be offered 

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Hamilton], J[ames] Alexander] Continued. 

White; conjectures as to other appointments; 
Calhoun s influence; the advisability of Van 
Buren s acceptance; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Hayne, Rob[er]t Y[oung]. Washington. To Martin Van 

FEB. 14 Buren, Albany. [Charles Edward] Dudley s de 

but in the Senate; another Panama mission affair; 
appointments to office; Webster s plight; influ 
ences about the President-elect; Southern wishes 
as to the Cabinet ; a message from Mrs. Hayne on 
an " important matter confided to her." A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 15 Albany. Tendering him the office of secretary 

of state. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

FEB. 16 Van Buren, Albany. General Jackson s satisfac 

tory letter to Van Buren; Tazewell s intention 
to decline a department if offered; Ingham for 
the Treasury; McLane and others; suggestions 
for advice to Gen. Jackson. A. L. S. 3 p. 
" Private." 

1829 Hamilton, Ja[me]s Alexander]. Washington. To [Mar- 

FEB. 18 tin Van Buren, Albany]. A dinner at Jackson s; 

his wish for Van Buren to be in Washington; the 
Department of State and its need of protection; 
Cabinet talk; Calhoun s influence; his own 
wishes; advice as to the State Department and 
the dismissal of Brent; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 McLane, L[ouis]. Washington. To M[artin] V[an] Buren, 

FEB - !9 [Albany]. The personnel of the cabinet so far 

as announced; its weakness; the President s in 
terview with Hayne and Hamilton; the Vice- 
president s influence; a question as to the advis 
ability of Van Buren s entering such a cabinet; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Kane, E[lias] Kfent]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. 

FEB - 19 To [Martin Van Buren, Albany]. The reputed 

membership of the Cabinet; its weakness; Cal 
houn s influence and motives; advice as to ma 
ture consideration upon the propriety of accept 
ance. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1829 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. Washington. To [Mar- 

FEB. 19 tin Van Buren, Albany]. His letter to Eaton in 

favor of McLane not to be delivered ; his own ad 
vice to Jackson to confer with South Carolina and 
Virginia members of Congress; the result; Mc 
Lane s conviction of the inadvisability of Van 
Buren s entering the Cabinet; Cambreleng s ad 
vocacy of Dray ton as Van Buren s friend against 
Calhoun; Adams s "further disclosure;" etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 

1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Washington. To [Martin Van 

FEB. 19 Buren, Albany]. Cheves and McLane proposed 

but turned down; General Jackson surrounded 
by men not high in the party s confidence; Hayne 
and Hamilton called to a conference; the Treas 
ury for Pennsylvania and Ingham; the policy of 
the Administration outlined; the full Cabinet as 
reported; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1829 Kane, E[lias] K[ent]. Senate Chamber, [Washington], 

FEB. 20 To [Martin Van Buren, Albany]. Hayne s con 

demnation of the entire Cabinet except Van Bu 
ren. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 Van Buren, Martin. Albany. To [Andrew Jackson, 

FEB. 20 Washington]. Accepting the office of secretary 

of state. A. Df. 8 p. 
. Transcript. 3 p. 

1829 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

FEB . 21 Cambreleng, [Washington]. Sending a letter for 

[McLane?]; his own plans; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1829 Bunner, R[udolph. Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

FEB. 21 ren, Albany]. General Jackson and his Cabinet; 

the advisability of Van Buren s acceptance; bad 
effects of a refusal. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Hamilton], J[ames] Alexander. Washington]. To [Mar- 

. FEB . 21 tin- Van Buren, Albany]. The Cabinet as deter 

mined; opinions as to Van Buren s acceptance; 
friendliness of the members of the Cabinet to Van 
Buren; Calhoun s disappointment; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1829 Hamilton], J[ames] Alexander] Washington. To [Mar- 

F EB . 23 tin Van Buren, Albany]. Van Buren s accept 

ance anxiously awaited; no change to be made 
in the Cabinet; opposition to Eaton s appoint 
ment; the question of the removal of the Navy 



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Hamilton], J[ames] Alexander] Continued. 

Yard from Long Island to Gunner s Island, and 
the interests of New York harbor and city; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. Washington. To [Mar- 

F EB . 25 tin Van Buren, Albany]. Jackson s acquiescence 

in Van Buren s delay in coming to Washington; 
Hamilton to take temporary charge of the State 
Department; Christopher Hughes and the Hague 
mission; advice on resignation as governor; Van 
Buren s letter to Eaton; efforts to keep McLane 
in [the Senate]; possible cabinet shifts; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Albany]. To - Townsend 

FEB. 27 [? Albany]. Offering a position in Washington. 

A. N. S." 1 p. 

1829 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. Washington. To Mar- 

FEB. 27 tin Van Buren, [Albany]. Jackson s disposition 

to carry out the will of the people as to offices; 
asking advice as to the district attorney of the 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania; candidates for 
justice of the Supreme Court; the State Depart 
ment contract for the publication of Federal 
session laws; the Netherlands mission; Moore s 
ambitions as to Colombia, etc.; his own selection 
to take charge of the State Department till Van 
Buren s arrival; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Washington. To M[ar- 

MAR. 1 tin] Van Buren, [Albany]. Criticism silenced by 

publication of the cabinet selection; the situation 
of the Virginians; the strength of the Cabinet: 
advantages to the party in starting with an oppo 
sition; national problems to be met; the tariff; 
Van Buren as a conciliator; etc. A. L. S. 12 p. 

1829 Hamilton, John C. New York. To [Martin Van Buren], 

MAR. 3 Albany. The Calhoun interest and the press; 

suspicions as to Noah; Coleman, the Post, and a 
consolidation scheme; a plan for a public dinner 
in honor of Van Buren; the electoral law and 
bank system; warning as to office-seekers. 
A. L. S. 2 p. " Confidential." 

1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Washington. To Martin Van 

MAR. 5 Buren, Albany. Account of the inauguration; 

satisfaction given by the inaugural address; recep- 



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Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Continued. 

tion at the " Palace"; caution against too great 
prudence; party loyalty to the Cabinet despite 
disappointment; Jackson s reason for not tender 
ing him a position; Henry Lee as chief clerk of 
the State Department ; as to provision for Hunter, 
of Kentucky; the nomination of VanBuren to be 
sent to the Senate [Mar. 6]; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1829 [Hamilton, James Alexander]. Washington. To Mar- 

MAR. 6 tin Van Buren, Albany. Nominations and 

changes; McLane for the Supreme Bench; Asbury 
Dickins for a State Department clerkship; Brent s 
usefulness; a conference with Clay; Tazewell for 
England; Gallatin not wanted; appointments in 
the State Department to be held up till Van 
Buren arrives; a clerkship for H. G. Lewis; etc. 
A. L. 8 p. (Incomplete.) 

1829 Beck, N. F., and others. Albany. To [Martin] V[an] 

MAR. 9 Buren, [Albany]. Letter from his military fam 

ily expressing their sentiments in view of his 
appointment as secretary of state. L. S. 2 p. 

1829 Bloodgood, S. De Witt. Albany. To M[artin] V[an] 

MAR. 9 Buren, [Albany]. Inclosing Beck and others 

to Van Buren, 1829, Mar. 9. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 New York Assembly. Resolution of congratulation to Mar- 

MAR. 12 tin Van Buren on his appointment as secretary of 

state. D. S. of P[eter] Robinson, Speaker. 1 p. 

1829 Robinson, Peter. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, [Al- 

MAR. 13 bany]. Sending a copy of the resolution adopted 

by the Assembly [Mar.] 12. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 Stebbins, Cha[rle]s. Senate Chamber, [Albany]. To Mar- 

MAR. 13 tin Van Buren, [Albany]. Sending resolutions of 

the Senate, [Mar. 12]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. Albany. To [the Republican mem- 

MAR. 13 bers of the New York Legislature ?] Answering 

their resolutions of [Mar. 12]. A. Df. of Benja 
min Franklin Butler. 4 p. 

[1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. To [X. F. Beck and 

c. MAR. 13?] others? Albany]. Answering their communica 

tion [of Mar. 9?] A. Df. of Benjamin Franklin 
Butler. 1 p. (With:* Beck and others to Van 
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[1829 Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To M[ordecai] M[anasseh] 

MAR. 14] Noah, Enquirer Office, New York. As to Noah s 

receiving the Richmond Enquirer; criticism of 
Jackson s cabinet; praise of Van Buren; his 
own ambitions; Virginia and the Administra 
tion; a contract for paper for the Enquirer; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany?] To Peter Robinson, [Al- 

MAR. 16] bany]. Thanking the Assembly for their reso 

lutions of [Mar. 12]. A. Df. 2 p. (With: 
Robinson to Van Buren, 1829, Mar. 13). 

1829 New York State. Comptroller. Albany. Receipt to 

MAR. 16 Martin Van Buren for balance of money for 

incidental expenses of the Governor. D. S. of 
Philip Phelps, deputy comptroller. 3 p. 

1829 Wiswall, Oliver, and others. Hudson, [N. Y.] To [Mar- 

MAR. 16 tin Van Buren, Albany]. Invitation to a public 

dinner. D. S. 1 p. 

1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Kinder-hook, [N. Y.] To Oliver 

MAR. 17 Wiswall and others, [Hudson, N. Y.] Declining 

their invitation to a public dinner. A. Df . 2 p. 

1829 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To T[homas] 

MAR. 18 P[atrick] Moore, Washington. Congratulations 

on his appointment as minister to Colombia ; the 

English mission for Tazewell; his own wishes; a 

letter to Maj. Lee for the President; etc. A. L.S. 

3 p. 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. New York. Declining an invita- 

MAR. 23 . tion to a public dinner in [New York]. A. Df. 

3 p. 

Df. 2 p. 

1829 New York City. Common Council. Resolutions giving 

MAR. 23 Van Buren the freedom of the city. Cop} 7 . 1 p. 

1829 Bowne, Walter. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 24 Washington. Sending resolutions of the Com 

mon Council, [1829, Mar.] 23. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Charleston, S. C. To Martin Van 

MAR. 25 Buren, Washington. Van Buren s reserve fully 

accounted for; his own recovery from chagrin 
over the Cabinet; the public printing in South 
Carolina; his own retiring speech and promise; 
Gallatin and the French mission; office-hunting; 
etc. A.L. S. 7 p. " Private and confidential." 



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1829 Forman, Joshua. New York. To M[artinj Van Buren, 

MAR. 26 Washington. Praise of the inaugural message; 

suggestions for a commercial treaty with Great 
Britain to settle the tariff question and of Daniel 
Webster as an ambassador to negotiate such a 
treaty; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 27 Washington]. A farewell letter of suggestions; 

the Cabinet and the inaugural message; editorial 
appointments; the use of patronage; his own views 
of reform; an extract from a Washington letter 
predicting the course and the outcome of the 
Administration; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. "Private." 

1829 Cooper, Thomas. Columbia, S. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 29 Washington. Congratulations; advice against 

time-serving and as to the course necessary to 
gain the succession; characterization of the 
Northeastern states; importance of the South 
and West; Calhoun s strength and weakness as 
an opponent; the South, the tariff, and secession; 
his own difficulties as to salary, etc. ; Faust, D. W. 
Sims, and the contract for printing the laws; 
hollow shot; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew Jack- 

MAR. 31 son, Washington]. Sending Ritchie s letter [Mar. 

27]; an estimate of the writer. A. Df. S. 3 p. 

1829 Jackson, A[ndrew. Washington]. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

MAR. 31 ren, [Washington]. Suggestions for an answer 

to Ritchie s letter; the removal of General Wil 
liam Henry Harrison ; the advisability of warning 
Ritchie against the professed friends of the Ad 
ministration; rules governing appointments; 
precedents in Washington s and Jefferson s ad 
ministrations. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [Thomas] Ritchie, 

APR. 1 [Richmond]. Answering his letter of [Mar. 27]; 

the President s attitude toward frank criticism of 
his acts; a promise of explanation when he visits 
Washington; the problem of appointments; etc. 
A. Df. of James Alexander Hamilton (3 p.) and 
of Martin Van Buren (1 p.) 4 p. "Private." 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. Department of State, Washington. 

APR. 4 To New York City Common Council. Ac- 



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[Van Buren, Martin] Continued. 

knowledging the resolutions [of Mar. 23,] tender 
ing the freedom of the city. A. Df. of James 
Alexander Hamilton. 1 p. 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. Department of State, Washington. 

APR. 6 To Edward Livingston, New York. Offering the 

French mission. A. Df. of James Alexander 
Hamilton. 2 p. 

1829 New York City, Common Council. Resolution as to a por- 

APR. 6 trait of Governor Van Buren to be placed in the 

City Hall. D. S. of J. Morton, clerk. 1 p. 

1829 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To [Levi] Woodbury, 
APR. 7 [Portsmouth, N. H.] Offering him the Spanish 
mission. A. Df. 2 p. (Indorsed by Van Buren: 
"Dr. Letter to Mr. Woodbury Mission to Eng 
land ") 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. " Substance of a con- 

APR. 8 versation with Mr. [Charles Richard] Vaughan" 

on the Northeastern boundary. A. Df. 3 p. 

1829 Hollingsworth, Rob[ert]. Paris. To James Brown, [Pa- 

APR. 8 ris]. Sending original documents comprising the 

claim of the firm of Thomas and Samuel Hollings 
worth against the French government for their 
schooner Two Brothers. Copy (including docu 
ments). 3 p. (With: Hollingsworth to Van 
Buren, 1829, June 22). 

[1829 Jackson, A[ndrew. Washington]. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

APR. 9?] ren, [Washington]. As to consulting Ritchie on 

offering the treasurership of the United States to 

John Campbell; Pollard s disability. A. L. S. 

1 p. "Confidential." 

[1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Thomas Ritchie, 

APR. 9?] Richmond]. Inquiring whether Colonel [John] 

Campbell would accept the appointment of 

treasurer of the United States; Mr. Pollard s 

disability; etc. A. Df. 4 p. "Private." 

1829 Clapp, Charles O. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

ApR - 9 Washington]. On American citizens claims 

against France; the conduct of the French 
government to delay a settlement; Gallatin s 
activity; Clay s proposition; his own suggestions. 
A. L. S. 7 p. 



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1829 Bowne, Walter. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 9 Washington]. Sending a resolution of the City 

Common Council [Apr. 6] as to Van Buren s 
portrait. L. S. 1 p. 
1829 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To S[amuel] D[elucenna] In- 

APR. 11 graham [i. e. Ingham, Washington]. Against 

Golden for United States district attorney at 

New York; his career in the politics of the State. 

Copy. 3 p. 

1829 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

APR. 11 ington. Sending a copy of his letter to Ingham 

[Apr. 11]; reports as to Van Buren s lack of in 
fluence in the Cabinet; the necessity of exercising 
patronage, especially in New York; Colden s 
claims for appointment; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1829 Ritchie, Tho[ma]s. [Richmond]. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

APR. 13?] ren, [Washington]. Reasons for John Camp 

bell s inability to accept the Treasurership ; his 
own incapacity to judge of qualifications of men 
for office; suggestions as to better advisers; re 
movals from office; the removal of James Maury 
from the consulship at Liverpool; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. 
1829 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To [Walter Bowne, 

APR. 15 New York]. Thanks for the resolutions of the 

Common Council [Apr. 6] ; a promise to select an 

artist to paint his portrait for the New York 

City Hall. A. Df. 2 p. 

1829 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom. Washington]. To 

APR. 15 [Andrew] Jackson, [Washington]. The New 

York collectorship and Swartwout; the aspira 
tions of Post; etc. A. Df. 6 p. 
1829 Moore, T[homas] P[atrick.] Harrodsburg, [Ky.] To [Mar- 

APR. 16 tin Van Buren, Washington]. Awaiting news of 

Mrs. Moore; pay of a diplomatic representative; 
his own wish to delay his departure; recom 
mendation of James C. Pickett as secretary of 
legation; Lt. Horatio N. Crabb s wish to bear 
"the despatches to Genl. Harrison"; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1829 Stevenson, A[ndrew], Richmond. To [Martin Van Bu- 

APR. 19 ren, Washington]. Disappointment at failure to 

[i.e. 18?] see him; peculiarity of Virginia politics; high 

hopes entertained of Jackson s administration; 



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Stevenson, A [nil re w] Continued. 

effect of the cabinet appointments; other causes 
for uneasiness; " appointments for the editorial 
corps"; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Confidential." 

[1829 Ritchie, T[homas. Richmond], To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 19] Washington]. Major Campbell s appointment; 

Stevenson s letter to Van Buren; official re 
movals; John Randolph s prediction as to Clay 
for the next president; McLane s appointment. 
A. L. 8. 3 p. 

1829 Van Buren, M[artin. Washington]. To E[dward] Liv- 

APR. 19?] ingston, [Philadelphia]. Urging a prompt de 

cision as to the proffered mission [to France]. 
A. Df. 4 p. " Private." 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

APR. 20 ren, Washington]. Livingston s request for 

three weeks in which to decide; a speedy reply 
necessary; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1829 V[an] Buren, M[artin. Washington]. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

c. APR. 20?] dom] C[ambreleng] and Walter Bowne, [New 

York]. The President not committed to Swart- 
wout; his good intentions; suggestion of a move 
ment to oppose Swartwout; neither Van Buren 
nor Ingham to appear; inquiry as to Henry Post s 
character; etc. A. Df. 5 p. " Private." 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [Charles Edward] 

APR - 20 Dudley, [Albany]. As to the recommendation of 

Samuel Swartwout; asking for a definite state 
ment. A. Df. 2 p. 

1829 Campbell, John. Richmond. To [Martin Van Buren, 

ApR - 21 Washington]. Conditional acceptance of the 

office of treasurer; Legrand s kindly attitude. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew Jack 

son, Washington]. On appointments for the New 
York Custom-house; the honesty and capability 
of the present collector; nepotism and partisan 
ship; the characters of Johnson and Swartwout; 
opposition to Swartwout s appointment; the 
nature of his recommendations; Jonathan J. Cod- 
dington for surveyor; Coe for appraiser; names 
for other appraisers; etc. A. L. S. 16 p. 



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1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

APR. 23 dom] Cambreleng, [New York]. On provision 

for [William Coventry II.] Waddell; his own 
opinion on the New York appointments known 
to the President; no formal remonstrance found 
against Swartwout s appointment; sending a let 
ter of the President; the appointment of Ham 
ilton and of Swartwout. A. L. S. 4 p. 

. Draft. 2 p. Incomplete. 

1829 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Washington. To [Andrew Jack- 

APR. 24 son, Washington]. Asking permission to send 

the President s letter in regard to the appoint 
ment of Hamilton and of Swartwout to Cambre 
leng, accompanied by a prohibition against pub 
lication. Copy by J. A. Hamilton. 3 p. 

[1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

APR. 24] ren, [Washington]. Authorizing the sending of 

his letter in regard to Hamilton s and Swart 
wout s appointment to Cambreleng. A. N. S. 

IP- 

1829 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

APR. 24 dom] Cambreleng, New York. On the appoint 

ment of the New York collector of customs; com 
mendation of Cambreleng s open course; Ingham 
with the President. A. L. S. 3 p. " Private." 
1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

APR. 25 dom] C[ambreleng, New York]. Announcement 

of the residue of appointments; his own and 
Ingham s advocacy of Coddington; the purity of 
the President s motives. A. L. S. 2 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1829 Dudley, Cha[rle]s E[dward]. Albany. To Martin Van 

APR. 25 Buren, Washington. Denial of his own and 

Sanford s reported recommendation of Swart 
wout; his own suggestions to Ingham about the 
naval office ; as to removals at the New York office 
and an application of Jeronias Johnson; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Woodbury, Levi. Portsmouth, N. H. To Martin Van 

APR. 27 Buren, Washington. Declining the Spanish 

mission. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To 

APR. 28 M[artin] Van Buren, Washington. Two letters: 



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Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom] Continued. 

[1] Waddell to arrive May 1 ; his character and ca 
pacity; prediction of a defalcation in the New 
York Custom House ; etc. ; inclosing a letter 
[Apr. 28] in regard to the appointments for 
New York City. A. L. S. 1 p. 
[2] The injury to the party from the late appoint 
ments in New York City; Verplanck; the 
formation of a Calhoun party in the City; 
[William Leete] Stone s [Commercial Adver 
tiser] and the Morning Herald, the Clay organ ; 
etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

APR. 28 ren, Washington]. Authorizing a limited delay 

in [Thomas Patrick] Moore s setting out to 
Colombia; principles governing the decision. 
A. L. S. 2 p. (Indorsed with a note of J[ames] 
Alexander] H[amilton]) . 

1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Pennyworth Island, Savannah 

APR. 28 River. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. 

Reform as interpreted by the Central Committee ; 
McLane and the English mission ; no tariff relaxa 
tion by treaty; the troubled condition of the 
South; his own plans; the public printing; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. Department of State, Washington. 

APR. 29 To T[homas] P[atrick] Moore, [Harrodsburg, Ky.] 

Inclosing a copy of the President s answer to 
Moore s request for delay [Apr. 16]; June 15 the 
extreme limit; Pickett s appointment. A. Df. 
2 p. 

1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

ApR - 30 dom] Cambreleng, [New York]. Asking his views 

arid information on "our present and possible" 

trade with Portugal and Brazil. A. L. S. 1 p. 

"Private." 

1829] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Memoranda for let- 

ApR - ? 1 ters on diplomatic matters ; A. Df . 2 p. : 

[1] Instructions to [James] Brown on leaving his post; 
[2] To [Levi] Woodbury on time of departure in case 

of acceptance; 
[3] To [Beaufort T.] Watts on his request for transfer 

from St. Petersburg; 
[4] "Tollard. Gain time"; 



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[Van Buren, Martin] Continued. 

[5] To [Cornelius Peter] Van Ness, announcing his and 

[William Pitt] Preble s appointment to go 

to the Hague as commissioners [on the 

Northeastern boundary] ; 

[6] To General [Samuel] Smith in regard to his wishes 

for Hughes s nomination; 

[7] To [Alexander] Burton, consul at Cadiz, com 
mending his conduct in relation to American 
prisoners. 

1829 Van Buren, [Martin. Washington]. To [William] Brownfe, 

[c. MAY 1] Washington]. Notice of dismissal and of the ap 

pointment of W. C. H. Waddell as agent [for 
payments] of the State Department. A. Df. 2 p. 
1829 Van Buren, [Martin]. Department of State, [Washington]. 

MAY l To [Philip R.] Fendall, [Washington]. Answer 

ing Fendall s letter of [May 1], in regard to Van 
Buren s note [of dismissal from the service]. 
A. Df. 1 p. 

1829 Van Buren, [Martin]. Department of State, [Washington]. 

MAY l To [William] Slade, [Washington]. Answering 

Slade s letter of [Apr. 30 ?] in regard to Van Bu 
ren s note [of dismissal from the service, Apr. 28]. 
A. Df. 2 p. (With: Van Buren to Fendall, 
1829, May 1). 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. Department of State, [Washington]. 

MAY 2 To [Theodore ?] Lyman, [Jr. ? Boston?] Offering 

the position of secretary of legation at London. 
A. Df. 3 p. "Private." 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 3 ren], Washington. Approving letters to Wood- 

bury and Lyman; C. P. Van Ness for the Spanish 
mission; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Levi] Wood- 

MAY 3 bury, [Portsmouth, N. H.] Communicating the 

President s approval of Woodbury s reasons for 
declining the Spanish mission. A. Df. 3 p. 

1829 Livingston, Edw[ard]. Philadelphia. To [Andrew Jack- 

MAY 3 son, Washington]. Declining the French mis 

sion. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1829 Livingston, Edw[ard]. Philadelphia, To Mfartin] Van 

MAY 3 Buren, [Washington]. Notice of having declined 

the French mission. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1829 Gracie, Esther, and N. Rogers. New York. To M[artin] 

MAY 4 Van Buren, Washington. On "the late Mr. 

Oracle s" claims against the French government. 
L. S. 2 p. 

1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Department of State, Washington. 

MAYS To William C[abell] Rives, [Castle Hill, Va.] 

Offering the French mission. A. Df. 2 p. 

1829 Flagg, Afzariah] C[utting]. Albany. To [Martin Van 

MAY 6 Buren, Washington]. A successful session; legis 

lative anti-Masonry; the electoral law passed; 
the rumored appointment of Judge McLean, of 
Seneca, as secretary of legation to London; Ezra 
Thurber recommended for the collectorship of 
the Champlain district; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Archer, Wfilliam] S[egar]. Amelia, Va. To [Martin] Van 

MAY 6 Buren, [Washington]. The impolicy of appoint 

ing editors of newspapers to office; feeling in 
Virginia; as to removals from office; something 
wanted for Dr. Crump; inquiring as to James 
Hamilton s reputed appointment as first comp 
troller; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [William] Carroll, 

MAY 7 [Nashville]. Announcement of the appointment 

of [James] Collingsworth as district attorney [for 
the western district of Tennessee]; friendly mes 
sages; etc. A. Df. 3 p. 

1829 Cicognani, Felix. Rome. To [Martin ] Van Buren, [Wash- 

ington]. Reporting an audience with His Holi 
ness and with Cardinal Albani, papal secretary 
of state. Copy (extract). 2 p. 

1829 Moore, T[homas] P[atrick]. Harrodsburg, [Ky.] To Mar- 

MAY 9 tin Van Buren, Washington]. As to his depar 

ture for his post in Colombia. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Richard Elliott] 

MAY n Parker, [Richmond ?] No place at present for 

Mr. Jones; provision made for the Trists. 
A. Df. S. 3 p. 

1829 Smith, S[amuel]. Baltimore. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAY n [Washington]. Subjects of negotiation with 

France; the Beaumarchais claim; shipping privi 
leges and claims for damages; commercial rela 
tions between the two countries; etc. L.S. 3 p. 



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1829 Crawford, W[illia]m H[arris]. Wood Lawn, [Ga.] To 

MAY 12 Martin Van Buren, Washington. McLane s ap 

pointment to the Court of St. James; trade with 
the British West Indies; the advisability of pre 
vious negotiations with France ; as to an appoint 
ment for the Rev. Stephen Olin as secretary of 
legation; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Daniel] Brent, 

MAY 13 [Washington]. As to the books and accounts of 

[William] Brown, late agent. A. Df. S. 1 p. 

1829 Barbour, James. London. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

MAY 13 ington]. Outline of the situation in England; 

Wellington and Peel; the question of Catholic 
emancipation; his own social duties; the Eastern 
question; TazewelFs pamphlet [A review of the 
negotiations between the United States of America 
and Great Britain . . . ] and rumors of the 
author as his successor; etc. A. L. S. 11 p. 

1829 Smith, Samuel. Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 14 Washington. Setting forth the advisability of 

employing a confidential agent in France, and 
suggesting Taussaud for the place; the com 
merce of the Black Sea; approval of Rives s ap 
pointment as minister; a suggestion of C[hristo- 
pher] Hughes for the Spanish mission; etc. L. S. 
4 p. 

1829 Gracie, W[illia]m. New York. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

MAY 18 Washington. Sending an extract from Napo 

leon s decree of July 22, 1810, on seizures of 
American ships; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 [Woodbury, Levi. Portsmouth, N. H. ?] To [Martin Van 

[MAY 18?] Buren, Washington]. Answering Van Buren s 

note of [May 3] on his non-acceptance of the 
Spanish mission ; his own political ambitions and 
plans; the situation in Boston; etc. A. L. 2 p. 
" Confidential." (Incomplete). 

1829 Smith, S[amuel]. Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 20 Washington. On the appointment of an agent 

to distribute funds obtained from France. L. S. 
2 p. 

1829 Otis, H[arrison] G[ray]. Boston. To M[artin] V[an] Bu- 
MAY 20 ren, [Washington]. On the advisability of Presi 

dent Jackson s visiting New England; asking to 
entertain him in Boston; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
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1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

MAY 23 ren, [Washington]. Two letters: 

[1] The reason for the recall of [William Henry Har 
rison from Colombia]; the necessity for 
Moore s early departure. A. L. S. 1 p. 
[2] Regret at Levi Woodbury s wavering; politics 
and the effects of appointments in Boston. 
A. L. S. 1 p. " Private." 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. Department of State, [Washington]. 

MAY 23 To [Thomas Patrick] Moore, [Harrodsburg, Ky.] 

Sending a copy of the President s decision [May 
23] as to his departure. A. Df. 3 p. 

1829 Gracie, Archibald]. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAY 23 Washington. Inclosing a request from [Mrs. 

Gracie and N. Rogers, May 4, 1829] to press 
claims against France. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 Giles, W[illia]m B[ranch]. Richmond. To Duff Green, 

MAY 24 Washington. Plans for printing a pamphlet 

and a series of " Retrospects"; a request for a 
speech of Van Buren s on internal improvements 
and Rowan s on the abolition of imprisonment 
for debt; thanks for the Telegraph; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To H[arrison] G[ray] 

MAY 27 Otis, [Boston]. Answering Otis s letter of [May] 

20, inquiring as to the President s reported inten 
tion to visit the Eastern states. A. Df. S. 3 p. 
. A. Df. 1 p. (Incomplete.) 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Charles John, King 

MAY 28 of Sweden and Norway. Congratulations on the 

birth of a grandson, Prince Oscar, Duke of Ostro- 
gothia. Copy by Aaron Vail. 1 p. 

[1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [John Treat] 

MAY ! Irving, [New York]. Inquiring whether Wash 

ington Irving would accept an appointment to 
be secretary of legation at London. A. Df . 2 p. 
" Private." 

[1829 Van Buren, M[artin. Washington]. To [Jose Silvestre] 

MAY? ] Rebello, [Washington]. On suggestions as to 

raising the rank of the United States represen 
tative at the [Brazilian] Court, made by Rebello 
and Tudor. A. Df. 2 p. " Private." 



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Bunner, R[udolph]. Oswego, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 
Buren, Washington. On a pending application 
for a branch United States Bank at Oswego ; mor 
tification at the removal of John Duer and the 
appointment of James Hamilton; embarrassment 
at Hamilton s conduct. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To the President of 
the Republic of Chile. Letter commending Don 
Joaquin Campino, retiring minister to the United 
States. A. Df. of Daniel Brent. 1 p. 

Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin] Van Bu 
ren, [Washington]. As to the disposal of [Thomas 
P.] Jones and [J. D.] Craig. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To C[hurchill] C[al- 
dom] Cam[breleng, Washington]. A promise as 
to sending "the bill;" a request for his views on 
the colonial trade; a suggestion as to the edi 
tors of a new paper. A. L. S. 2 p. " Private." 

H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To [Mar 
tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending a letter 
on the West India trade; as to instructions 
given to McLane; the duty on iron; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. " Private." 

Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Albany. To M[artin] V[an 
Buren, [Washington]. Sending the National 
Republican; Van Buren, the presidential succes 
sion, and the political unity of the South as con 
trasted with other sections; his own political 
plans; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Mrs. D. Mar 
tin [ ?]. On the appointment of [William Carroll] 
Harper as [secretary of legation to France]. 
A. Df. S. 3 p. 

Bronson, Alvin. Oswego, [New York]. To M[artin] V[a]n 
Buren, Washington. Promising information 
asked by Van Buren; the free navigation of the 
St. Lawrence; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

McDuffie, Geo[rge]. Edgefield, [S. C.] To Martin Van 
Buren, Washington. Indorsing [Beaufort T.] 
Watts s request to be transferred from St. Peters 
burg; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1829 Smith, Sfamuel]. Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 17 Washington. Excitement over the removal of 

H[oward?]; lying rumors; the mission of 

C[hristopher] Hughes and Preble; etc. L. S. 

3 p. "Private." 

[1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To General S[amuel] 

c. JUNE 18?] Smith, [Baltimore]. On the promotion of [Chris 

topher] Hughes; the bearing of the Northeast 
boundary question. A. Df. 4 p. "Strictly 
confidential." 

1829 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To [Martin 

JUNE 19 Van Buren, Washington]. On Van Buren s prep 

aration of instructions for McLane and Rives; 
claims against France; Swartwout s visit to 
Washington; news of the Huygens family; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Burlington, [Vt.] To 

JUNE 21 Mfartin] Van Buren, [Washington]. On the ac 

counts of the commissioners on boundary; as to 
the retrospective force of the act of March 3, 
1821; as to his own claim and argument thereon; 
remarks on the act of 1821 inclosed. A. L. S. 
3 p. (Inclosure 11 p.) "Private." 

1829 Hollingsworth, Sam[ue]l. Baltimore. To M[artin] Van 

JUNE 22 Buren, Washington. Calling attention to his 

own claim against France. A. L. S. 3 p. (In 
closure, 3 p.) 

1829 Hamilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To [Martin 

JUNE 27 Van Buren, Washington]. Two letters : 

[1] A promise to see Gallatin; reasons for refusal to 
merge claims against France; the justice of 
the United States claims; answering Van 
Buren s letter of [June] 23; inclosing a letter 
from Vincennes; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[2] Failure to see Gallatin; American claims against 
France; recommendation for settling for five 
millions; news of the Huygens family; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 [Jackson, Andrew. Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

JUNE 30 ren, Washington]. Returning a letter of [June 2] 

of Governor C. P. Van Ness; etc. A. N. 1 p. 
"Private." 



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1829 Ritchie, Thompson. [Richmond]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

JULY 5 ren, Washington]. Answering Van Buren s letter 

of [June] 22, inclosing a letter to Judge [Richard 
Elliott] Parker; articles in the Enquirer on the 
consul at Liverpool, and alleged abuses in the 
War Department; suggestions as to alleged 
abuses in the Patent Office and in the issuance 
of cadet warrants for West Point; as to a letter 
to Stevenson; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Preble, W[illiam] P[itt]. Bangor, Me. To Martin Van 

JULY 6 Buren, Washington. Visit of Major [Auguste] 

Davezac; his own attitude toward the Major s 
appointment; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1829 Crawford,W[illia]mH[arris]. Wood Lawn, [Ga.] ToMar- 

JULY 11 tin Van Buren, Washington. On Calhoun, T. P. 

Andrews, [Edmund P.] Gaines, and the interests 
of Georgia in connection with Indian lands; Cal- 
houn s presidential ambitions; recommendations 
as to commissioners to the Cherokees; as to the 
removal of John Crowell; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Albany. To Martin Van 

JULY 11 Buren, Washington. On his preparations to sail; 

his wish to remain at Burlington till September 1; 
a request to be allowed to go in a public vessel to 
. save expense; the court dress; as to Consul-gen 
eral Lee; a consulship for E. Baldwin; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. " Private." 

1829 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Washington]. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

JULY 12 dom] C[arnbreleng, New York]. On letters to 

Gov. Branch from himself and from Biddle; the 
Governor s troubles with Southard s appoint 
ments; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Northampton, Mass. To Martin 

JULY 16 Van Buren, Washington. Inclosing a letter for 

his brother in law [Cruger], en route for Eng 
land; his own plans; Jackson and some of his 
bugaboos; the " traveling Cabinet;" the tariff 
and its equalization; his own attitude; Rives 
and McLane; an antescript and a postscript; 
etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1829 Rives, Wplliam] C[abell]. New York. To M[artin] Van 

JULY 16 Buren, [Washington]. Sending a letter of [Wil 

liam Carroll] Harper; the question of diplomatic 
dress; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1829 Van Buren, M[artin. Washington]. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

JULY 19 dom] Cambreleng, New York. An appointment 

for [John L. ?] O S[ullivan]; his own plan to visit 

McLane, and his wish for Cambreleng to meet 

him; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1829? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes and memo- 
JULY 20?] randa [for instructions to Louis McLane ?] in ref 

erence to the British West India trade. A. Df. 
6 p. 

1829 Van Buren, Martin. Department of State, Washington. 

JULY 20 To Felix Cicognani, Rome. Answering his letter 

of Apr. 11 and May 5, [1829], conveying the 
favorable sentiments of the Pope ; President Jack 
son s reciprocation of sentiment; Roman Catholic 
privileges in the United States; etc. Copy. 4 p. 
1829 [Cambreleng, Churchill Caldom]. New York. To Louis 

JULY 24 McLane, [Wilmington, Del.]. Reasons for not 

coming to Wilmington ; the character of his mis 
sion ; the state of parties in England ; Huskisson s 
influence and the error of John Q. Adams and 
Albert Gallatin; the West India trade. A. Df. 
3 p. (Not sent). 

1829 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Wilmington, [Del.] To C[hurchill] 

JULY 27 C[aldom] C[ambreleng, New York]. On a possi 

ble change in the English ministry favorable to 
the United States; the tariff and the Kentucky 
elections; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Leland, John. Cheshire, Mass. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 28 Washington. Suggesting reforms in many direc 

tions. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To Baron Stackel- 

J ULY ? 1 berg, Washington. Answering Stackelberg s 

notes of May 13 and June 6, [1829], in regard to 
the capture of the Buenos Ayres armed vessel 
Federal at St. Bartholomew, by the United States 
sloop of war EHe,Capt. [Daniel] Turner, and ask 
ing her return to the port of capture. A. Dr. 
14 p. 

1829 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. New York. To M[artin] Van 

Auo - 1 Buren, Washington. The diplomatic dress; a 

visit to Niagara; delay in sailing; the receipt of 

his instructions; a conference with Gallatin; 

personal messages; etc. A.L.S. 4 p. "Private." 



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1829 Throop, E[nos] T[ownsend]. Auburn, [X. Y.] To M[ar- 

AUG. 1 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. A little flagella 

tion for a gentleman and its results; plans to 
compel him to support the party; Vandeventer s 
influence. A. L. S. 3 p. "Confidential." 

1829 H[amilton], J[ames], Jr. Ballston Springs, [X. Y.] To 

AUG. 3 Martin Van Buren, Washington. The letter for 

Mr. Cruger to be returned; life at the Springs; a 
visit to Hayne [Hamilton] and [Smith Thompson] 
Van Buren at Pittsfleld; "the delinquent party" 
and "the travelling Cabinet" ; McLane s instruc 
tions; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Carroll, W[illia]m. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 4 Washington. Approval of Collingsworth s ap 

pointment as district attorney; bitter opposi 
tion to the new Administration; dislike to cabi 
net appointments subsiding; Van Buren and the 
presidential succession; the approaching elec 
tions in Tennessee; a trip on public business to 
the Cherokee and Creek nations; the public 
printing and William Hunt; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Washington]. To C[hurchill] 

AUG. 5 C[aldom] Cambreleng, [New York]. On Branch s 

order for young O S[ullivan] ; the need of friendly 
relations between Rives and McLane ; the Presi 
dent s illness; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1829 Butler, A[nthony. Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

c. AUG. 11] ren, Washington]. Notes on Texas. A. D. S. 

12 p. 

[1829 Butler, A[nthony. Washington]. To [Andrew Jackson, 

c. AUG. 11] Washington]. Notes on Texas. A. D. S. 18 p. 

1829 Dewey, C[hester]. Berkshire Gymnasium, Pittsfield, 

AUG. 12 [Mass.] To Martin Van Buren, Washington. 

Sending a bill for [Smith Thompson] VanBuren s 
expenses, [Apr. 14-Aug. 10, 1829]; a report as 
to Smith s conduct and studies. A. L. S. 1 p. 
(Account appended. 1 p.) 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 12 r en, Washington]. On General [Samuel] Smith s 

letter and Christopher Hughes s decision; the 

desirability of securing Texas ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. Notes on instructions 

AUG. 13 to be given [Joel Roberts] Poinsett for negotia 

tions with Mexico for the cession of Texas to the 
United States. A. D. S. 6 p. 

. Transcript. 4 p. 
[1829 Texas. ["Project for the acquisition of [the] province of 

c. AUG. 13?] Texas/ ] Df. 6 p. 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [Samuel] Smith, 

AUG. 13 [Baltimore]. The President s concurrence in the 

arrangement proposed for Christopher Hughes; 
etc, A. Df. 2 p. "Private." 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 14 ren, Washington]. An additional note on in 

structions for Mr. Poinsett; as to an inquiry into 
the dismissal of [William] Shaler, commercial 
agent to Cuba. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1829 Ritchie, Tho[ma]s. [Richmond]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 14 Washington]. The President s health; advice on 

appointments and removals; the duty of the 

Cabinet members to stay at their posts; the 

Opposition; personal news, etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1829 [Jackson, Andrew. Washington]. [Jacob?] Burnett s 

c. AUG. 15?] views on Texas; the nature of the land to 

be obtained; the considerations appropriate to 

the subject; the benefit to be derived from the 

cession. Copy. 3 p. 

1829 Smith, S[amuel]. Montebello, [Md.] To M[ar^<] Van 

AUG. 18 Buren, [Washington]. A precedent established 

by his son John [Smith s] recall from the diplo 
matic service; John s present position and hank 
ering for St. Petersburg; arrangements for 
Hughes in Mexico or Sweden; rumors of Jack 
son s severe illness; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1829 Brown, James. Paris. To Martin Van Buren, Washing- 

A UG. 18 ton. Reporting having taken leave of the King; 

the new French Cabinet; his own movements 
and successor; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1829 Randolph], J[ohn] of Roanoke. Roanoke, [Va.] To Mar- 

Auo - 23 tin Van Buren, [Washington]. His gratification 

at expressions of appreciation from the President; 
the foreign journals; an offer of the progeny of 
Wildfire; Nathaniel Macon s health. A. L. S. 
2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 121 

1829 H[amilton], J[ames] A[lexander]. New York. To Martin 

AUG. 23 Van Buren, [Washington]. The character of 

Charles Rhind; suggesting Dr. De Kay [for the 
Turkish mission] ; Offley and his negotiations with 
Turkey; the necessity of purchasing privileges; 
Don Miguel s conduct; [Thomas L. L. ?] Brent s 
mission; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. "Private." 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington.] Notes on Texas and 

c. AUG. 25] on the instructions to be given Joel Roberts 

Poinsett for negotiations with Mexico for the 

cession of a part of Texas to the United States. 

A. Df. 16 p. 

1829 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing- 

Auo. 25 ton. To Joel R[oberts] Poinsett, [Mexico]. In 

structions for negotiations for the purchase of a 
part of Texas. A. Df. 32 p. (Indorsed: "First 
Draft D r Instructions to M r Poinsett, N 30, 
25 th Aug 1829.") 

. Copy by Aaron Vail. (Indorsed: "2 nd 

Draft Sec^ to M r Poinsett N 30 26 Aug: 1829 
Cession of Texas Recorded on Secret Record.") 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. Commission to Joel 

AUG. 25 R[oberts] Poinsett and Anthony Butler to nego 

tiate with Mexico a treaty of cession. A. Df. of 
Aaron Vail. 1 p. (Above "25th day of Au 
gust" is written "17th October" in pencil). 

1829 Pope, Worden. Louisville, [Ky.] To M[artin] Van Bu- 

AUG. 25 ren, Washington. On Mr. Tanner s character and 

his calumny of Van Buren and Maj. Barry; the 

results of the Kentucky congressional elections; 

Clay s position; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Northampton, Mass. To M[ar- 

AUG. 25 tin] Van Buren, Washington. On the engage 

ment of Mrs. Middleton to Dr. Smith; a request 
for Abraham Van Buren s impressions of the 
Doctor; a visit from Smith [Thompson Van 
Buren] ; an explanation of his own failure to in 
vite also [Martin Van Buren, Jr.]; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. Private and confidential. 

1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Northampton, Mass. To Martin 

AUG. 30 Van Buren, Washington. Inclosing his answer 

to Jackson s letter in behalf of young Hays, as a 

suitor for the hand of Fanny Middleton; the 



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Hamilton, Jfames], Jr. Continued. 

wedding fixed for November; Mrs. Middleton s 
engagement to Dr. Smith; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Private and confidential." 

1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John Van Buren, 

SEPT. 6 [Albany?] Business matters; Olcott s note; 

request for Croswell to make a statement of the 
affair; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Crawford, W[illia]m H[arris]. Wood Lawn, [Ga.] To 

SEPT. 9 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Suggestions as 

to commissioners on the Cherokee lands; an un 
pleasant controversy between Joel Crawford and 
George R. Gilmer; Rives and the negotiations 
with France; salaries of ministers; Van Buren s 
visit in April, 1827; his own position as judge of 
the Superior Court; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Livingston, Edw[ard]. Montgomery Place, Red Hook, 

SEPT. 16 New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, Washing 

ton. Public printing at New Orleans; "the 
Mount Sterling speech;" asking advice as to ac 
cepting a high Masonic office just offered; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

SEPT. 16 ren, Washington]. Sending a letter for John 

Randolph of Roanoke. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 Van Buren, [Martin. Washington]. To [Andrew Jack- 

SEPT. 17 son, Washington]. Sending a communication 

[relating to Governor Cass]. A. N. 1 p. 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu~ 

SEPT. [17?] ren, Washington]. On the tenure of office of 

Governor Lewis Cass; his accounts; etc. A.L. S 
1 p. "Private." (With: Van Buren to Jack 
son, 1829, Sept, 17.) 

1829 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To M[ar- 

SEPT - 25 tin] Van Buren, Washington. James Hamilton s 

character; the desirability of efforts to retain his 
friendship; tho danger of driving him to opposi 
tion on the tariff; the national debt and the 
"American system"; the effect upon Hamilton 
of a remark of Jackson; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 Van Buren, Mfartin], Washington. To R. A. Alsop. 

SEPT. 25 Thanks for his suggestions on trade with Peru 

and Chile; "the affair of Mr. Radcliffe"; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 123 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

SEPT - 26 ren, Washington]. Asking an opinion as to the 

accounts of General P[eter] B[uel] Porter. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

SEPT. 29 dom] Cambreleng, [New York]. Incomprehen 

sion of his reference to James Hamilton s feel 
ings. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1829 [Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond]. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

Sept.] [Washington]. Urging that the duty of obtain 

ing the cession of Texas be pressed upon Mr. 
Poinsett. A. L. 2 p. (Inclosure: An undated 
clipping, a reprint from the [New Orleans] Creole, 
headed : "Texas. Rio Granda del North or Great 
North River.") 

[1829 Van Buren, M[artin. Washington]. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

c. OCT. 1?] dom] Cambreleng, [New York]. Inclosing a 

communication which Major Hamilton wishes 
forwarded; [John Randolph s?] acceptance [of 
the Russian mission ?]; the manner of announcing 
the change [of ministers]; "Master Charles" and 
a private note of Mr. Brent s. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [John] Randolph 

OCT. 2 [of Roanoke, Roanoke, Va.]. Pleasure at his 

accepting the mission to Russia; the manner of 

recalling [Henry] Middleton ; his own hope to visit 

Richmond; etc. A. Df. 4 p. 

1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Fredericksburg, [Va.] To Martin 

OCT. 2 y an Buren, Washington. Inclosing a letter, the 

reply to be sent to Pendleton, S. C.; his own 
signature of Moore s paper; his own letter to 
John Randolph in regard to the Russian mis 
sion; a suggestion as to a secretary of legation 
more to Randolph s taste than Beaufort T. Watts; 
his own wish to help Wyer; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1829 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Churchill C[al- 

OCT. 5 dom] Cam[breleng, New York]. Asking infor 

mation as to the true position of General Muir. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 6 Washington]. Col. Owen s importunities for an 

appointment to Peru or Guatemala; sugges- 



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Jackson, Andrew Continued. 

tions as to a note to him; Commodore Porter 
and despatches from Poinsett. A. N. S. 2 p. 
"Private." 

1829 Smith, S[amuelj. Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 7 [Washington]. Extracts from Christopher 

Hughes s letter, London, Aug. 10, in regard to 
his present position and his hopes for future 
service; the Maryland elections; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Roanoke, Va. To Martin Van 

OCT. 9 Buren, Washington. A visit to John Ran 

dolph s home; its unique character; the fine 
horses; his own intention to support his ap 
pointment to Russia in the " Mercury; " sugges 
tion of Henry N. Cruger in place of Watts as Sec 
retary of Legation. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

c. OCT. 17?] ren, Washington]. Directions as to the recall of 

Mr. [Joel Roberts] Poinsett from Mexico. A.D. S. 
3 p. 

. Transcript. 2 p. 

[1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To Joel R[oberts] 

OCT. 17?] Poinsett, Mexico. Despatch of recall; notifica 

tion of Col. [Anthony] Butler s appointment as 
charge. A. Df. 18 p. 

1829 Rives, Wfilliam] C[abell]. Paris. To Martin Van Buren, 

O CT - l 7 Washington. Lafayette and his views on the 

American claims; the Duke of Wellington s al 
leged part in making the new ministry; unfavor 
able augury for success of American claims; his 
own audience with the King, [Oct.] 25; the 
treaty of Adrianople [Sept. 14, 1829; Ferdinand 
VII] of Spain and Don Miguel of Portugal; per 
sonal messages; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. " Private." 

1829 Vanderpoel, Jfames]. Kinderhook, [N. Y.] To M[artin] 

OCT. 25 Van Buren, [Washington]. The [Columbia] 

County Convention; political movements; Til- 
den s political merits and attitude; the anti- 
Masons; Riker s treachery; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Cass, Lew[is]. Detroit, Mich. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 30 [Washington]. The naming of Van Buren 

County, Mich. L. S. 1 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 125 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu 

OCT. 31 ren, Washington]. As to Young Barrett s ap 

pointment to the Venice consulate; "the fraud 
letters;" etc. A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1829 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Pennyworth Island, Savannah 

Nov. 16 River. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. 

Why he did not reach (Charleston to meet Hays 
and [Abraham Van Buren] ; the appointment of 
Cruger; the tariff and the rice industry; Calhoun s 
conciliatory frame of mind; Rives s eulogium on 
Tom Moore. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1829 Williams, David R[ogerson]. Society Hill, [S. C.] To 

Nov. 17 [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. Calhoun s 

political strength in South Carolina; why Craw 
ford could not overthrow his influence ; mistakes 
made in Federal appointments; names sug 
gested for St. Petersburg and Mexico; the im 
portance of an anti-Calhoun demonstration in 
Washington; etc. A.L.S. 3 p. "Confidential." 

1829 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To [Fernando VII], 

Nov. 19 King of Spain. Condolence on the death of the 

Queen. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. Ip. "Recorded." 

1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Andrew Jackson, 

Nov. 28 Washington]. Sending a sketch of improve 

ments he would wish to make in the State Depart 
ment; [Benjamin Franklin] Butler for the place 
[of under secretary of state]; objections to the 
previously suggested Home Department; etc. 
A. D. 2 p. Indorsed: "M r Van Buren reserved 
for a special Message. A. J. Nov r 28 th 1829 
second thought embraced it in my Message [Dec. 
8, 1829]" (Inclosure, 3 p). 

1829 JacksoH, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 28 ren, Washington]. Returning Crudner s note; 

the vital importance to the Southern states of 

Poinsett s despatch; the need of prompt action; 

etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 V[an] B[uren], Mfartin]. Department of State, Washing- 

Nov. 30 ton. To the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the 

Republic of Central America. Announcing the 
intention of the President to appoint a represent 
ative of the United States to the Republic. A. 
Df . of Aaron Vail ; with corrections and additions 
in Van Buren s hand. 4 p. 



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1829 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Lewis] Cass, 

Nov. [Detroit, Mich.] On the naming of Van Buren 

County, Michigan; answering Cass s letter of 
[Oct. 30]. A. Df. 3 p. 

1829 Hughes, Christopher. Brussels. To [Samuel Smith, 

DEC. 1 Baltimore]. His own situation and prospects; the 

necessity of an outfit; difficulties in coming to a 
decision; hisown deference to Smith s judgment; 
as to Wheaton s leaving Copenhagen; the advisa 
bility of sending ministers to Prussia and to 
Austria; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1829 Hughes, C[hristopher]. Brussels. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

DEC. 11 ren, Washington. Explaining an earlier letter; 

his own wish to be continued in the service ; the 
Russian minister; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. " Pri 
vate." 

[1829] Webb, Ja[me]s Watson. Courier and Enquirer Office, New 

DEC. 19 York. To Martin Van Buren, Washington. Ex 

plaining his suggestion in the day s paper as to 
Van Buren for the next presidency. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

[1829?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on the North 
eastern boundary question. A. Df. 6 p. 

[1829?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on [Henry] 
Clay s views of the constitutional power of Con 
gress to set aside a fund for internal improve 
ments. A. Df. 3 p. 

[1829?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on the foreign 
policy of the United States; views of Washington, 
Jefferson, Madison. A. Df. 6 p. 

[182-?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington.] Notes on legislation 
and committee reports on the jurisdiction of the 
states and the Federal Government in lands 
ceded to the United States for light-houses. 
A. Df. 3 p. (and copy of the act of Aug. 7, 
1789, 2 p.) 

[182-?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Note-book of miscel 
laneous notes on constitutional history, conver 
sations with [Philip S.] Markley and Gen. Jack 
son in regard to alleged political intrigues to 
keep Clay as secretary of state, political maxims, 
etc. A. Dr. 22 p. 



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[182-?] Madison, James. [Montpelier?] Memorandum on the power 
of the President to appoint ministers and consuls 
in recess of Congress. Copy by Martin Van 
Buren, Jr. 12 p. 

1830 Bancroft, George. Northampton, Mass. To Martin Van 

JAN. 10 Buren, Washington. Introducing his brother- 

in-law, Mr. Dwight; sending an essay on the 
United States Bank in the North American Re 
view; thoughts on the monopoly; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. (Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 
42, p. 381 f.) 

1830 Thomas, Jfesse] B[urgess]. Mount Vernon, Ohio. To 

JAN. 15 [Walter] Lowrie, [Washington]. Judge McLean s 

program of opposition to the Administration; his 

own change of feeling toward McLean; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. "Confidential." 

1830 Hamilton, James Alexander]. New York. To [Martin 

JAN. 18 Van Buren, Washington]. On the Treaty of 

Adrianople and a commercial convention with 

Russia on trade in the Black Sea; nominations 

at Albany. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1830 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To Thomas P[atrick] 

JAN. 23 Moore, [Bogota]. The impropriety of a public 

minister s receiving pay or any advantage from a 
transaction connected with a discharge of his 
official duties; private agencies. Copy by 
Aaron Vail (extract) . 1 p. "Private." 

1830 Burrows, Silas E. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 24 Washington. The desirability of agreement be 

tween Van Buren and Swartwout ; Gilbert Deni- 
son as consul to Panama; etc.; sending a "real 
Bucktail cheese." A. L. S. 2 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To G[orham] A. 

JAN. 30 Worth, New York. On Butler s sketch of [Van 

Buren s?] life; his own attitude toward the 
banks; personal messages. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1830 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 10 Buren, [Washington]. The King of Naples s 

visit; the President s message; the Spaniards 
aloofness from foreigners ; impressions of [Henry 
Unwin] Addington, the British minister; the 
Northeastern boundary question; the King s 



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Van Ness, Qornelius] P[eter] Continued. 

marriage; reasons for the long stay of the King 
and Queen of Naples; Don Miguel of Portugal; 
etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1830 Preble, W[illia]m P[itt]. The Hague. To Martin Van 

FEB. 14 Buren, [Washington]. The late charge d af 

faires and his standing at the Court; attentions 
received by himself from the King; changed po 
sition of the subjects of negotiations; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. "Confidential (not to be put on 
file)." 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Littleton Wal- 

FEB. 18 ler] Tazewell, [Washington]. On a possible dis 

cussion in the Senate as to the salary of the Rus 
sian minister. Copy. 1 p. "Private." 

1830 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To Martin Van 

FEB. 19 Buren, Washington. The cost of living and allow 

ances to Edward Everett; Swartwout s feelings 
toward Van Buren; recommendation of Walsh as 
a charge d affaires; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. "Con 
fidential." 

[1830 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Littleton Waller 

FEB. 19?] Tazew r ell ? Washington]. Inquiring as to the 

need of an interview on the subject of the "note 

of yesterday"; noting inclosure. A. Df. 2 p. 

"Private." 

1830 Mensch, Frederick] Augustus]. New York. To Churchill 

FEB. 23 C[aldom] Cambreleng, [Washington]. On the 

Kingdom of Saxony and a commercial treaty 
with the United States. A. L. S. 6 p. (Inclo- 
sures: Copy, 4 p.; newspaper clipping [1828?]; 
note by Cambreleng. A. Df . 4 p.) 

1830 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

FEB - 24 ren, [Washington]. McLane s letter; Hunter s 

readiness to meet his accusers; his own feeling 

for Judge Thompson and his daughter; etc. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1830 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom. Washington]. To 

FEB - 26 M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending a 

letter from Chevalier Hu[y]gens; no objection to 
the proposal. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1830 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Memoranda on West 

FEB - ? J Indian trade; notes on McLane s despatch of 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 129 

[Van Buren, Martin] Continued. 

Jan. 6, 1830, on the acts of July 5, 1825 [6 Geo. 
IV. cap. 104, 109, 114]; extracts from [cap. 109] 
"An act for the encouragement of British ship 
ping and navigation." A. D. 5 p. 

1830 Anonymous. Dresden. Letter on the Kingdom of Saxony. 

MAR. 1 Clipping from the [ New York] Evening Post, May 

18, [1830]. 1 column. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [William ?] Jack, 

MAR. 8 [Brookville, Pa?]. Thanks for favorable expres 

sions; objections to the present agitation of the 
next presidential election. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1830 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Charleston, [S. C.] To Martin 

MAR. 8 Van Buren, Washington. Declining for Cruger 

the secretaryship at St. Petersburg; Middleton s 
denial of the charges made by Watts; Nat. 
Amory and his plan to visit Washington; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1830 Rfandolph], J[ohn], of Roanoke. Roanoke, [Va.] To 

MAR. 16 Martin Van Buren, Washington. As to a rec 

ommendation [for a West Point] appointment; 
his own dislike of the aspect of affairs at Wash 
ington; the arrogance of the Senate leader; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1830 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To Mfartin] Van 

MAR. 17 Buren, Washington. A [Spanish] expedition 

against Mexico ; his own intention to make some 
communication to the Spanish government ; lack 
of news from the United States; as to some wine 
ordered from Xeres; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Charleston, [S. C.] To Martin 

MAR. 21 Van Buren, Washington. As to awaiting Cru- 

ger s return; a promise to send some rice and a 
hope as to the digestibility of the " Carolina doc 
trine;" Van Buren s correspondence; some op 
position developing; personal messages; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. " Private and confidential." 

1830 McLane, L[ouis]. London. To [Churchill Caldom] Cam- 
MAR. 30 breleng, [Washington]. Opinions of his report 

[of the House Committee on Commerce, Feb. 8, 
1830]; his own negotiation nearly at an end; the 
influence of Canada; removal of restrictions; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
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1830 Randolph, J[ohn], of Roanoke. Roanoke, Va. To Martin 

APR. 2 Van Buren, Washington. Returning Hamil 

ton s letter [Mar. 21] as to Cruger s acceptance; 
Wildfire s progeny; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1830 Dallas, G[eorge] Mpfflin. Philadelphia]. To Martin Van 

APR. 6 Buren, [Washington]. Levett Harris s Mem- 

oire; Harris s standing at St. Petersburg; the 
enmity of John Quincy Adams; the effect of 
Adams s letter to Harris "written at Ghent dur 
ing the war" in the last presidential campaign; 
his own wish for Harris to be appointed to the 
Russian mission; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 Butler, A[nthony]. Mexico. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

APR. 7 [Washington]. Sending despatches and accounts; 

an interview with Alaman; his promise to dis 
cuss treaties on the restoration of tranquility in 
the revolted provinces; acts of the British party 
and Poinsett s position; Alaman s influence; as 
to employment for Burgheim; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. Private. 

1830 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Washington. To [Mar- 

Am. 9 tin Van Buren, Washington]. History of the 

negotiations for the trade with the British West 
Indies. A. L. S. 13 p. 

1830 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] Cfaldom]. Washington. To [Mar- 

Am. 11 tin Van Buren, Washington]. Inclosing: [1] an 

order in Council on trade in the British West 
Indies; [2] a note on House action as to colonial 
trade, Jan. 25, and Apr. 19, 1826; the effect of 
certain propositions. A. L. S. 3 p. (Inclosure 
[2], 1 p.) 

1830 Poinsett, Joel R[oberts]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

APR- 11 Buren, Washington. On the mission of Basadre 

andMexia; the deposition of President Guerrero; 
summary of Mexican news; the Treasury state 
ment; the Central American states; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1830 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Pennyworth Island, Savannah 

ApR - 20 R. To Martin Van Buren, Washington. A let 

ter for McLane; some rice sent yesterday; the 
Rev. Mr. Chilton s defection; his own prospects 
as governor; Cruger s appointment; etc. A. L.S. 
3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 131 

1830 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To [Martin 

APR. 26 Van Buren, Washington]. [Baron] Krudener s 

question on our standing with England; the 

opening of his despatches and his suspicions, etc. ; 

inclosing a letter from Rhind. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1830 Van Buren, Martin. Department of State, Washington. 

APR. 29 To Baron Krudener. Explanation as to the 

opened package of despatches. A Df. of J. A. 
Hamilton. 2 p. 

1830 Van Ness, John P[eter]. Washington. To [Martin Van 

APR. 30 Buren], Washington. As to his own letter to 

[Henry] Middleton, November or December, 
[1829]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1830 Benton, Thomas H[art. Washington]. Memorandum for 

APR. [Martin] Van Buren on Madison s resolutions for 

commercial discrimination, 1794. A. D. 1 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [James Gordon] 

MAY 2 Bennett, [New York?] Declining interference 

with the question of the presidential succession. 
A. Df. S. 2 p. " Private." 

1830 R[andolph], J[ohn], of Roanoke. Richmond. To Martin 

MAY 2 Van Buren, Washington. His own readiness to-. 

go; preference for sailing this month; inquiry as 
to whether he is to have a public vessel. A. L. S. 

IP- 

[1830 Van Buren, [Martin. Washington]. To [Andrew Jackson, 

MAY 4?] Washington]. [Inclosing Randolph to Van Bu 

ren, 1830, May 2], in regard to a public vessel 
for his transportation [to Russia]. A. N. 1 p. 
1830 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

MAY 4 ren, [Washington]. As to a public vessel for 

Randolph; the route left to Randolph. A. L. S. 
1 p. " Private." (With : Van Buren to Jackson, 
[1830, May 4?]) 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To J[ohn] Randolph 

MAY 6 of R[oanoke, Richmond]. On the presentation 

of his nomination to the Senate; arrangements 
for sending him out in a sloop of war; Watts, 
Cruger, and the secretaryship of legation; etc. 
Copy. 3 p. 

-. Copy of final form [?]. 3 p. 

1830 Madison, James. [Montpelier]. To Edward Livingston, 

MAY 8 [Washington]. The Virginia resolutions and the 



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Madison, James Continued. 

nullification doctrine; answering Livingston s 
letter of Apr. 29, [1830], sending his speech 
[Senate, Mar. 15, 1830, on Foot s resolutions]. 
Copy (extract). 3 p. (With: Livingston to 
VanBuren, [1830, July?]; printed: [Rives], Writ 
ings of Madison, IV: 80). 

1830 R[andolph], J[ohn], of Roanoke. Charlotte, [Va.] To 

MAY 12 Martin Van Buren, Washington. His own 

movements; the question of secretary of lega 
tion; the place of sailing; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1830 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [John] Randolph, 

MAY 21 [Charlotte, Va.] Inclosing Hamilton s letter de 

clining for Cruger the secretaryship of legation; 
[Beaufort T.] Watts ; the choice to be left to Ran 
dolph; the place of sailing. A. Df. 4 p. 

1830 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Charleston, [S. C.] To Martin 

MAY 27 Van Buren, Washington. On his own decision 

as to Cruger s appointment; his own course as 
[governor] and the duty of moderation in official 
language; the strong position of South Carolina; 
the interpretation of the Constitution; Webster s 
and his own position; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1830 Crawford, W[illia]m H[arris]. Wood Lawn, [Ga.] To Mar- 

MAY 31 . tin Van Buren, Washington. Sending a model 

of a machine and specifications for a patent ; re 
vision of the Federal Constitution; the possibil 
ity of civil war; internal improvements and the 
tariff; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 Hughes, C[hristopher]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 1. Washington]. Why he has not written; his dis 

appointment at failure to secure promotion to 
the minister s rank; his gratitude for his reten 
tion in the service; promises of good service; 
McLane s position in England; the hourly ex 
pected death of Geo. IV; impressions of the 
Duke of Clarence gained from a visit to him; the 
need of having other bankers than the Barings; 
etc. A. L. S. 8 p. Private. 

1830 Randolph], J[ohn], of Roanoke. Roanoke, [Va.] To 

JuNE l Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Inquiry as to 

the need of taking out wine or plate, and as to 

the ship in which he is to sail; plans for living 

abroad; an offer of horses; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1830 Smith, S[amuel]. Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 3 Washington. On the President s signing of 

laws; rejection of the Maysville and Rockville 
bills; asking for an appointment for his son. 
A. L. S. 2 p. " Private, but may be shown to 
the President." 

1830 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To [Mar- 

JUNE 6 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. On a commer 

cial proposition from Denmark; the question of 
the St. Croix River; a treaty with Russia; the 
lighthouse and harbor bill; the noble stand of 
the President; retrenchment, and the improve 
ment of the Delaware. A. L. S. 9 p. 

1830 R[andolph], J[ohn], of Roanoke. Roanoke, [Va.] To 

JUNE 7 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Promising to 

meet the ship promptly at Norfolk; answering 
Van Buren s letter of [June] 4. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1830 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Charleston. To Martin Van 

JUNE 8 Buren, Washington. Sending, a letter for John 

Randolph; the President s noble stand on inter 
nal improvements ; personal messages. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

[1830 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [James Madison, 

JUNE 9] Montpelier]. Questions on internal improve 

ments, and the Constitution. A. Df. 7 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To- -? Returning 

JUNE 15 papers; the Russian appointment. A. Df . 2 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew Jack- 

JUNE 25 son], Nashville, Tenn. Randolph s health and 

good spirits; his diplomatic prospects; news of 

Colombia and Bolivar; the effect of the message; 

etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

JUNE 25 dom] C[ambreleng, New York]. His own move 

ments and disinclination to take part in any 
parade. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John Van Buren, 

JUNE 25 [Kinderhook, N. Y.] Letter of fatherly advice; 

warning against falling into dissipation. A. L. S. 
7 p. 

1830 Jackson, Andrew. Wheeling, [OJ To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 26 [Washington]. Sending a letter from Anthony 



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Jackson, Andrew Continued. 

Butler; suggestion as to allowing him an inter 
preter; the working of the veto; etc. A. L. S. 
2 P. 

[1830 Ritchie, T[homas. Richmond]. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE ?] Washington. On the advantage to accrue should 

the President veto the Maysville Road bill. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1830 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To Louis McLane, 

JULY 1 [London]. Sending a letter of Isaac McKim on 

our trade relations with the British possessions 
in India; privileges to be secured for American 
vessels. A. Df. of Daniel Brent and Aaron Vail. 
1 p. (Indorsed: "Secy, to Louis McLane N 
14. 1 July 1830. Application to the Br: Govt 
for admission of American Commerce in the port 
of Singapore E. India. Recorded page 67.") 

1830 McKim, Isaac. Baltimore. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JULY l Washington. On the desirability of a commer 

cial treaty between the United States and the 
Sublime Porte; the trade of the Black Sea and 
the Treaty of Adrianople ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1830 Madison, James. Montpelier. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

JULY 5 [Washington]. On the question of internal im 

provements; answering Van Buren s letter of 
June 9, [1830]. Copy by James A. Hamilton. 8 p. 
(Printed: [Rives], Writings of James Madison, 
IV: 89.) 

1830 Wiley, William and others. St. Johns Hall, [Washington]. 

JULY 10 To M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Invita 

tion to a chowder supper. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1830 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To William Wiley 

JULY 10 and others, [Washington]. Declining the invi 

tation to a chowder supper. A. Df. 1 p. 

1830 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

JuLY 12 Albany [forwarded to Saratoga]. His own ar 

rival, health and occupations; the Indian busi 
ness; his intention to live as a bachelor; the 
veto message; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 "National Improvement ". [Augusta, Ga.] To the Geor- 

JULY 12 gi a Courier, [Augusta, Ga,] Communication: 

"National Improvements." Clipping from the 
Georgia Courier. 2 columns. 



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1830 Targee, John, and Aaron O. Dayton. New York. ToMar- 

JULY 20 tin Van Buren, Albany. Invitation from some 

Republican citizens to a public dinner at Tam 
many Hall. L. S. 2 p. 

1830 McL[ane], L[ouis]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, Al- 

JULY 20 bany]. His negotiations on the West India 

trade; the President s veto of the Maysville road 
bill [May 27, 1830]; his own position on internal 
improvements in the past; the Supreme Court, 
its powers, abuses, and suggested checks; the 
national debt; the tariff; the United States Bank; 
personal matters; the new King [William IV] ; 
etc. A. L. S. 31 p. " Private and confidential." 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin], Saratoga Springs. To Andrew 

JULY 25 Jackson, Nashville. As to his returning to 

Washington; satisfaction given by the veto; 
Baldwin s defection; favorable conditions in 
other States; Spencer s support of Clay; foreign 
negotiations, Great Britain, France, and the 
Sublime Porte ; personal messages ; etc. A. L. S. 
10 p. 

[1830 L[ivingston], E[dward. Montgomery Place, [Red Hook, 

JULY ?] N. Y.] To [Martin Van Buren, Albany ?] Send 

ing a copy of Madison s letter [May 8, 1830] 
and his own speech [Senate, Mar. 15, 1830]. 

1830 R[andolph], J[ohn], of Roanoke. Concord, off Copenhagen. 

AUG. 3 To M[artin V[an] B[uren, Albany]. His situation 

and the voyage; relations with the captain of the 
Concord; the stagnation of Denmark; the cause 
of her defeat; courtesies shown to himself; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1830 McLane, L[ouis]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, Al- 

AUG. 6 bany.] The final answer of the English govern 

ment not yet received; troublous situation of 
France; the attitude of England toward the 
French king; Lafayette s good conduct; the 
colonial trade; circumstances connected with 
young Walsh s sojourn in London; the appoint 
ment of Virgil Maxcy; etc. A. L. S. 12 p. 

1830 Macon, Nath[anie]l. Buck Spring, [VaJ To Martin Van 

AUG. 9 Buren, Washington. As to the publication in 

the Richmond Enquirer of an extract from his 

letter to Van Buren; Kendall s approval by the 



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Macon, Nath[anie]l Continued. 

Senate, and his expose of official corruption at 
Washington; the Administration s strength inde 
pendent of individual support; its promise of 
equalling Jefferson s; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 Hungerford, Stephen. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 10 Albany. On an investigation of the title of Ste 

phen Van Rensselaer to lands ; inquiry in behalf 
of a citizens committee as to the practicability 
of obtaining from England a copy of the grant 
by Charles II; their desire to retain Van Buren 
as counsel; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1830 Brown, Ethan A[llen. Cincinnati ?] To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 11 ren, [Albany]. Disappointment at not seeing him; 

apprehensions as to the West Indian trade nego 
tiations with England; the question of outfits 
and his departure [to Brazil]. A. L. S. 2 p. 
"Private." 

1830 Townsend, John, and others. Albany. To Martin Van 

AUG. 11 Buren, Albany. Offering a public dinner. L. S. 

IP- 

. Cop}". 1 p. (Addressed to Saratoga 
Springs and forwarded to Albany). 

1830 Jackson, Andrew. Franklin, Tenn. To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 12 ren, Albany. Meeting with the chiefs of the 

Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians; the suspicion 
against Judge Baldwin; conditions of Clay s suc 
cess; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To John Townsend and 

AUG. 14 others, [Albany]. Declining their offer of a pub 

lic dinner. A. Df. 3 p. 

-. A. Df. S. 4 p. 

1830 Van Ness, Cfornelius] Pfeter]. Madrid. To Martin Van 

AUG. 14 Buren, Washington. On Wirt s application for 

papers relating to Louisiana and the Floridas, 
etc.; reasons for delay or disappointment; the 
revolution in France ; the necessity for energetic 
action by the United States; the character of 
the King of Spain ; a question as to authority in 
adjusting American claims; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1830 [Van Buren, Martin]. Albany. To Stephen Hungerford, 

[Albany?] His own inability to act in any ca 
pacity in the move against Van Rensselaer s title ; 



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[Van Euren, Martin] Continued. 

the iiiutility of the inquiry; the mode of securing 
the desired papers in England through an agent. 
A. Df. 3 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To [Joel B.] Sutherland, 

AUG. 17 [Albany]. Sending some papers to be shown to 

the Patroon, if necessary. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1830 Harris, L[evett]. Paris, To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

AUG. 19 ington. Relations with Count Pozzo di Borgo; 

the part taken by the Count in recent events in 
France; pledges of European peace; the abuse 
of authority by the Bourbons; enthusiasm for 
the new dynasty; his own wish for the United 
States to take a leading part; the position of 
Lafayette; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. "Private." 

1830 Van Buren, Mfartin]. New York. To John Targee and 

AUG. 28 Aaron O. Dayton, [New York]. Declining a pub 

lic dinner at Tammany Hall. A. Df. S. 

1830 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To M[artin] Van 

SEPT. l Buren, [New York]. Difficulties encountered in 

the progress of his negotiations; claims to be set 
tled before a commercial treaty is attempted; 
discriminating duties; Congress and his expenses; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1830 V[an] B[nren], M[artin. New York ?] To John Van Bu- 

SEPT. 3 ren, [Albany?]. Regret over his conduct; his 

opportunity for study in the Fall and Winter; 

Smith [Van Buren s] admission [to Yale?]; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1830 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Paris. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

SEPT. 8 ren, Washington. Provisional appointment of 

Niles to take the place of Harper, resigned, as sec 
retary of legation; recommendation for his per 
manent appointment ; friendly relations between 
Harper and himself; Henry Wheaton and his 
wishes; the reluctance of France to pay. A. 
L. S. 7 p. 

1830 Davezac, Auguste. The Hague. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

SEPT. 9 [Washington?] The situation in Belgium be 

fore hostilities; the demands of the insurgents; 
the present status; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. "Pri 
vate." 



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1830 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander. New York]. To Martin 

SEPT. 17 Van Buren, Washington. As to some commis 

sions for Van Buren s winter supplies; corre 
spondence with John King on the composition of 
the President s message; etc.; asking for foreign 
newspapers. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 [Rives, William Cabell]. Paris. To [Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 18 Washington]. Relations with France; what he 

has accomplished towards gaining a hearing ; the 
reluctance of France to pay large and back 
claims; French interpretation of the President s 
message; as to future conduct; as to reprisals by 
duties on French wines; Niles for secretary 
of legation; etc. A. L. 10 p. (Incomplete.) 
"Private." 

. Copy by Mrs. Rives. 8 p. 

1830 Hiker, R[ichard]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 20 [Washington]. The difference between [Charles] 

Rhind and his colleagues; his own action in pur 
suance of Van Buren s wishes ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1830 Hamilton, J[ames], Jr. Charleston. To Martin Van Bu- 

SEPT. 20 ren, Washington. A hot campaign in South 

Carolina; Huger s candidacy; a dinner to the con 
gressional delegation ; the influence of the United 
States Bank; the States Rights party; the tariff 
question; a warning against Poinsett; the par 
ty s intentions, and [William] Drayton s stand 
ing; the "Manifesto"; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Matthew] Har- 

SEPT. 28 V ey, [Concord, N. H.] Offering the appointment 

of United States district judge for the District 
of New Hampshire. A. Df. S. 2 p. 

1830 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Paris. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

SEPT. 29 [Washington]. The need of the United States 

taking strong ground on claims; the President s 
words on naval policy and their effect; sugges 
tions for the next annual message; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1830 Williams, E[lisha?]. Hudson, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

SEPT - 29 Buren, Washington. On the payment by Van 

Buren of a balance due on a judgment in favor 

of Williams against Vosburgh and T. D. Van 

Buren. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1830 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To William IV, King 

SEPT - 2 9 of Great Britain. On his accession to the throne. 

A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 2 p. "Recorded." 

1830 Macon, Xath[anie]l. Buck Spring, [N. C.] To Martin Van 

OCT. l Buren, Washington. The inutility of a half 

reformation; injury to Jefferson s administration 
wrought by fear of too much reformation ; a fiscal 
policy ; approval of the Administration ; the South 
and the West India trade; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 Vaughan, Cha[rle]s R[ichard]. Washington. To Martin 

OCT. l Van Buren, [Washington]. Communicating a 

copy of his address to the President when an 
nouncing the death of George IV, and the acces 
sion of William IV. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1830 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To M[artin] Van 

OCT. 1 Buren, Washington. Harper s resignation as 

secretary of legation at Paris; Walsh s desire for 
appointment to the vacancy; the qualifications 
necessary for a secretary of legation at Madrid 
and his own opposition to Rowan s appoint 
ment; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1830 Huygens, A. de Bangeman. Washington. To Martin 

OCT. 3 Van Buren, Washington. Returning English 

newspapers; the condition of affairs in the 
Netherlands ; the Belgian revolt against a liberal 
government; the lesson of history. L. S. 3 p. 
"Private." 

[1830 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To 

OCT. 3] Martin Van Buren, Washington. On McLane s 

inquiry as to the meaning of a clause in the act 
of [May 29, 1830] providing for trade with the 
British West Indies under certain conditions; 
etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1830 Smith, S[amuel]. Baltimore. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 3 [Washington]. Congratulations on the success 

of Mr. McLane; Monroe s loss of privileges in 
trade ; urging the issue of a proclamation ; an inci 
dent of the Adams administration; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

[1830 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To Mfartin] Van Bu- 

c. OCT. 5?] r en, [Washington]. On the legality of a procla 

mation on West Indian trade [issued October 5, 
1830]. A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 



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1830 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. Albany. To M[artin] 

OCT. 9 Van Buren, Washington. Reasons for not ac 

cepting the oifice offered by the President; con 
gratulations upon the success of McLane s nego 
tiations; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[Private.] 

1830 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To Martin Van 

OCT. 9 Buren, Washington. Suggestions as to what 

parts of his despatches should be published; the 
question of claims; disturbances in Spain; the 
Queen s child and politics involved; impending 
troubles; money and arms from France; salaries 
and contingent expenses; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

-. Duplicate. L. S. 7 p. (P. S., Oct. 22, 
announcing the birth of a princess). 

1830 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Albany. To M[artin] 

OCT. 11 Van Buren, Washington. On the proclamation 

on West India trade; negotiations of the past; 

political matters in New York. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Department of State, Washington. 

OCT. 12 To [P.] van Scholten, [Washington]. Asking for 

a copy of his intended address to the President. 

A. Df. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1830 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Mar- 

OCT. 12 tin Van Buren, Washington. The question of 

wines; congratulations on the success in Eng 
land; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 V[an]B[uren],M[artin]. Washington. To S[amuel] Smith, 

OCT. 15 [Baltimore]. Sending extracts from letters of 

[William Cabell] Rives on the French negotia 
tions; asking his opinion. A. Df. S. 3 p. 
"Private and strictly confidential." 

[1830] Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To M[artin] Van Bu- 
CT - 18 ren, [Washington]. Transmitting documents 

bearing upon [H. K. 304, passed May 29, 1830], 
providing for lighthouses, surveys of rivers, etc. ; 
his own wish to go over the bill with him. A. L. S. 
2 p. "Private." 

1830 Harris, Lfevett]. Paris. To Martin Van Buren, Washing 

ton. Sending an exposition of the condition of 
France. A. L. S. 2 p. (Inclosure, 26 p.) 

1830 H[arris], Lfevett]. Paris. "State of Paris in the month 

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of 1 st its interior condition 2 d its condition in 
relation to foreign powers 3 d its new government 
in presence of the several parties." A. D. S. 
26 p. 

1830 Van Buren, .M[artin]. Washington. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

OCT. 20 dom] Cambreleng, New York. Asking for an 

extract from McLane s letter; praise of Cambre 
leng s article in the Evening Post. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1830 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To 

OCT. 23 M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending 

McLane s letter and bills on the West Indian 
question; Adams s correspondence with Canning 
on discriminating duties; navigation privileges; 
Throop s prospects; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1830 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Wash- 

OCT. 23 ington]. Answering Van Buren s letter of [Oct.] 

20; uncertainty about accepting the appoint 
ment offered; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 Hayne, Rob[ert] Y[oung]. Charleston. To Martin Van 

OCT. 23 Buren, [Washington]. Congratulations on Eng 

lish negotiations; McLane s right to promotion 
in consequence; approval of the veto; a new 
party in South Carolina; the proposed conven 
tion; modification of the "American System;" 
recommendation of Major Laval for an office. 
A. L. S. 6 p. "Private." 

1830 [Jackson, Andrew. Washington]. To M[artin] V[an] 

OCT. 23 B[uren, Washington]. 

[1] Returning a letter of General S[amuel] Smith; his 
health; an invitation to a ride; favorable 
character of the Choctaw treaty. A. N. S. 
1 p. "Private." 

[2] As to a consulate for [Frederick] List; a ride. 
A. N. S. 1 p. 

1830 Wright, Silas, Jr. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 28 [Washington]. On the publication of a letter 

from Wright to Van Buren [ ?] in Weed s Evening 
Journal; how it was probably obtained; its pur 
pose and probable effect; the "Vermont in 
quiry;" the election outlook. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1830 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

Xov. l ren, [Washington]. Belief in Republican success 

in New York ; commercial relations with Saxony; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 [Jackson, Andrew. Washington]. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

Nov. i ren, [Washington]. Sending for his criticism a 

paragraph on the Bank. A. N. S. 1 p. (In- 
closure, copy, 3 p.) 

1830 Ritchie, Tho[ma]s. [Richmond]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 2 Washington]. Asking information as to recent 

misrepresentation about John Randolph; con 
gratulation on the "West India business;" 
Ohio s backsliding; as to New York; Cass s ad 
dress to Hamilton College. A. L. S. 2 p. 
"Private." 

1830 V[an] Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Thomas Ritchie, 

Nov. 5 Richmond. His own disbelief of the report of 

John Randolph s ill-conduct at St. Petersburgh; 
Randolph s journey South for his health; his 
expected return to his post ; his reception by the 
Emperor; etc. Copy. 4 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Silas Wright, Jr., 

Nov. 7 Albany. The publication of Wright s letter; 

the intention of those who published it ; his own 
indignation at the prevalence of such methods; 
young Stephen Van Rensselaer s course; con 
gratulations; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. 

1830 [Jackson, Andrew. Washington]. To [Martin] Van [Bu- 

Nov. 15 ren, Washington]. Returning a letter of Smith 

Van Buren, recounting his troubles in a New 
England school; congratulations upon the boy s 
high qualities; advice as to his education. A. N. 
lp. 

1830 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To William, King of. the 

Nov - 18 Netherlands. On the marriage of his daughter, 

Wilhelmina Frederique Louisa Marianne, to 

Prince Frederick Henry Albert, of Prussia. 

A. Df . of Aaron Vail. 1 p. " Recorded." 

1830 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Louis Phillippe, 

Nov. 20 King of France. On his accession to the throne. 

A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 2 p. " Recorded-" 



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1830 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Louis Philippe, King 

Nov. 20 of France. On the death of his uncle, the Due 

de Bourbon, Prince of Conde. A. Df . of Aaron 
Vail. 1 p. "Recorded." 

1830 Bronson, Greene C[arrier]. Albany. To Mfartin] Van 

Nov. 22 Buren, [Washington]. The results of the State 

elections; Samuel Be ardsley selection to Congress 
in place of [Henry R.] Storrs; his situation and 
wishes ; his own views ; a request for Van Buren s. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1830 Preble, W[illia]m P[itt]. The Hague. To Martin Van 

Nov. 26 Buren, Washington. Difficulties of communi 

cating with his Government; request for a leave 
of absence; a suggestion as to a treaty w^ith Bel 
gium. A. L. S. 2 p. " Confidential ; not to be 
put on file." 

[1830 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington], To [Martin] Van Bu- 

Nov. ? ren, [Washington]. Sending his own reply to the 

President of Mexico; Livingston s letter; in 
quiry as to Van Buren s " corrections and addi 
tions to " the President s views on the lighthouse 
and Louisville and Portland Canal bills; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1830 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on internal im- 

DEC. 6] provements; the veto of the " lighthouse bill" 

and the Louisville and Portland canal stock-sub 
scription bill; embodied in President Jackson s 
second annual message, [1830, Dec. 6]. A. Df. 
61 p. 

1830 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Benjamin F. 

DEC. 17 Joslin, [New York ?]. Acknowledgment of his 

election to honorary membership in the New 

York Alpha Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa 

Society. A. Df. 1 p. 

1830 Webb, Ja[me]s Watson. New York. To [Martin Van 

DEC. 18 Buren, Washington]. On appointing [George] 

Morell judge in Michigan; a difference between 
Swartwout and himself; the celebration of the 
French Revolution and its consequences. A. L. S 
8 p. 

1830 Ellsworth, H[enryJ L[eavitt]. Hartford, Conn. To Mar- 

DEC. 18 tin Van Buren, [Washington]. Facts concerning 

the branch Bank of the United States at Hart 
ford; the question of taxation. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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Butler, A[nthony]. Mexico. To Martin Van Buren, 
[Washington]. Reasons for not sending the 
Treaty of Commerce; the next presidency; ex 
tracts from home letters; inquiry as to the 
receipt in the course of the last summer of two 
letters in regard to the Island of Cuba. A. L. S. 
5 p. 

Preble, W[illia]mP[itt]. The Hague. To [Andrew Jack 
son, Washington]. A decision on the boundary 
question to be given by the King ; his own efforts to 
protect claims of the United States ; Jacobinism 
of Europe traced to America; a request for per 
mission to return; the Maine election; no occasion 
for a minister to the Hague; Davezac under 
suspicion; his contempt for the double-dealing 
Netherland government. A. L. S. 4 p. (Du 
plicate). 

. Extract. Copy by Van Buren. 2 p.. 

Welles, Gideon. Hartford, [Conn.] To Martin Van Bu 
ren, Washington. The candidacy of Calhoun; 
the possibility of Jackson s taking a second term; 
attempts to excite prejudice against Van Buren. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

Preble, W[illia]m P[itt]. The Hague. To Martin Van 
Buren, Washington. Sending a letter for the 
President; why he has not reported rumors as 
to Belgian and Dutch affairs; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Private not to be filed." ("R d March 12th.") 

H[amilton,] J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Martin 
Van Buren, Washington. As to an order for 
wine to be sent Van Buren; Smith [Van Buren s] 
travels; advice as to his studies; etc. A. L. S. 
IP- 

Rives, W[illiam] Cfabell]. Paris. To M[artin] Van Buren, 
[Washington]. List s views on a commercial 
treaty with France; the impolicy of an attempt 
at a general commercial arrangement with 
France pending the settlement of claims; the 
appointment of M. Serurier as minister to the 
United States; General Lafayette; prospects of 
the government; the Belgian situation; etc. 
A. L. S. 7 p. 



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1830 Throop, E[nos] T[ownsend]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 
DEC. 31 Buren, [Washington]. His message to the Legis 
lature; the character of the Assembly; private 
concerns. A. L. S. 5 p. 

[1830?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Charles Richard] 
Vaughan, [Washington]. Sending a note from 
the President expressing gratification at the con 
tents of a despatch shown him. A. Df. 2 p. 

[1830?] [Van Buren, Martin]. Department of State, Washington. 
Draft of instructions to Thomas P[atrick] Moore 
in regard to the treatment of Gen. [William 
Henry] Harrison, [Edward T.] Tayloe, and Albert 
Gooding by the Colombian government. A. Df. 
of Aaron Vail. (Indorsed by Van Buren: "D r 
Instructions to Mr Moore not sent Gen 1 Har 
rison.") 

[1830?] [Vaughan, Charles Richard. Washington]. American 
trade with Singapore." A. D. 3 p. 

[1830?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on commercial 
treaties with Great Britain. A. Df. 1 p. 

1831 Crawford, W[illia]m H[arris]. Wood Lawn, Ga. To Mar- 
JAN. 3 tin Van Buren, Washington. The question of 

internal improvements policy; the delegation of 
power to the states; the distribution of a surplus; 
a suggestion as to calling the attention of the 
New York Legislature to the subject; a letter to 
Cambreleng last session. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. Authority to Henry 

JAN. 8 Wheaton to receive money under the Convention 

of March 28, 1830. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. 
"Recorded." 

1831 Kennedy, D[avid] S. New York. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

JAN. 13 Cambreleng, Washington. The advisability of 

letting colonial trade remain as it is; an able 
article by Charles King; "the last awkward cir 
cular of the comptroller"; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1831 Davezac, Auguste. The Hague. To Andrew Jackson, 

JAN. 15 [Washington]. The award delivered by the King 

of the Netherlands on the Northeastern boundary 
dispute; Treble s protest; praise for Preble in 
spite of his want of success; the situation of the 
English in the Netherlands; good wishes for his 
happiness. A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 



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1831 Davezac, Auguste. The Hague. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 15 [Washington]. The decision of the King adverse 

to the United States; his subserviency to the 

British; movements in Europe; etc. A. L. S. 9 

p. "Private." 

1831 Preble, W[illia]m P[itt]. The Hague. To Martin Van 

JAN. 17 Buren, Washington. The strange procedure of 

the King on the boundary question; English 
influence pushed too far; the President s acqui 
escence sought; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. " Private 
not to be put on file." 

1831 Webb, Ja[me]s Watson. New York. To M[artin] Van 

JAN. 27 Buren, [Washington], Marcy s consent to go to 

the Senate; Nelson for the place of Marcy; his 

own advocacy of Morell to succeed Nelson. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1831 Kennedy, D[avid] S. New York. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

JAN. 28 Cambreleng, Washington. The act of Parliament 

of 1825 and the colonial trade; his own request 

of Reid, Irving and Co., London, for banking 

information. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1831 Van Ness, C[ornelius] Pfeter]. Madrid. To Martin Van 

JAN. 31 Buren, Washington. Spain s refusal of a new 

commercial agreement ; a minister hardly neces 
sary; his own wish to be transferred; the bad 
character of Peter Holz; Rowan s untrust- 
worthiness. A. L. S. 5 p. 

[1831 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom. Washington]. To 

Mfartin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending 
Kennedy s letter [Jan. 28? 1831]; his own dis 
sent from his views. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1831 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin] Van Bu 

ren, [Washington]. Returning [William Harris] 
Crawford s letter [Jan. 3]. A. N. S. 1 p. 
"Private." (With: Crawford to Van Buren, 
1831, Jan. 3). 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To [Jean-Baptiste- 

FEB - 3 Caspar] Roux de Rochelle, [Washington]. Noti 

fication of efforts to find information about 
Frederic August Veron. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 
lp. 

1831 Burrows, Silas E. New York. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

FEB - 4 Cambreleng, Washington. The death of Mrs. 



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Burrows, Silas E. Continued. 

Burrows; Webb and the personalities of his 
paper; a talk with Colonel Tyler on airing per 
sonal quarrels. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1831 Webb, Ja[me]s Watson. [New York]. To [Churchill Cal- 

FEB. 5 dom Cambreleng? Washington?] His willing- 

ness to hear the truth ; his failure to get it from 
Van Buren and his friends; his support of the 
Administration and its ungracious returns; his 
requests for appointments; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To Baron de 

FEB. 5 Lederer, [Washington]. His readiness to ex 

change ratifications of the treaty of August 27, 
1829, between the United States and Austria; 
answering Lederer s letter, [Jan.] 23. A. Df. 
of Aaron Vail. 1 p. 

1831 Carroll, W[illia]m. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 6 Washington. The Turkish Treaty; the removal 

of the Indians; the difference between Jackson 
and Calhoun; the acquisition of Texas; Van 
Buren s proposed visit to the West; [Alfred] 
Balch s candidacy for the Legislature; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To Mehemmed 

FEB. 6 Hamid Bey, Constantinople. Notice of ratifica 

tion of the Treaty, except certain articles. A. Df . 
of Daniel Brent. 2 p. 
. Copy. 1 p. 

. French translation. A. Df. of Aaron 
Vail. 2 p. 

1831 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 6 Buren, [Washington]. The decision of the King 

of the Netherlands on. the boundary question; 
the leading points of the dispute ; no disrespect 
to the President intended; recommendation of 
George Washington Montgomery; as to Mc- 
Lane s return to the United States; his own wish 
to be transferred; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. "Pri 
vate." 

[1831] Benton, Thomas H[art]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. 

FEB. 7 To [Martin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Calling 

attention to Senate Document 39, relative to 

British settlements on the Columbia. A. L. S. 



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1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artinj. Department of State, Washing- 

FEB. 10 ton. To - - Torlade de Azambuja, [Wash 

ington]. Sending the President s exequator for 
Jule Penay as vice-consul of Portugal for West 
Florida. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. 

1831 Van Buren, [Martin]. Department of State, Washington. 

FEB. 10 To Baron de Lederer, [Washington]. Appoint 

ing a meeting for exchanging ratifications of the 
treaty signed August 27, 1829. A. Df. of Aaron 
Vail. 1 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing 

FEB. 12 ton. To [Gennaro ] Capece Galeota, [Washing 

ton]. Acknowledging his letter of [Feb. 9], trans 
mitting the official announcement of the decease 
of Francis I of the Two Sicilies. A. Df. of Aaron 
Vail. 1 p. 

1831 Rives, Wfilliam] Cfabell]. Paris. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 14 [Washington]. The manner of obtaining the 

document transmitted in despatch no. 64; the 
prevalent American view of the negotiations on 
claims and its injustice to Jackson s adminis 
tration; unsettled conditions in France; the 
King s loss of the respect of the people; Jack 
son s unique fitness to rule the French; difficul 
ties surrounding his own position; etc. A. L. S. 
8 p. 

1831 Mclane, L[ouis]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 14 Washington], The Belgian situation; the posi 

tion of the King and parties in France; sym 
pathy for Poland; Americans enlisted in the 
Polish army; the British budget and reduction 
of duties; strength of the moneyed interest; the 
ministry; trade regulations; etc.; forwarding 
Preble s despatch received [Feb.] 12. A. L. S. 
21 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing- 

FEB. 15 ton. To [Charles Kichard] Vaughan, [Washing 

ton]. On a petition of Cyrenius Hall, for dam 
ages suffered by the seizure of his schooner Julia 
in 1821, in Sandusky Bay, Ohio. A. Df. of 
Daniel Brent and Aaron Vail. 2 p. 

1831 Dopson, Alexander] F. To [James Moore] Wayne, 

FEB - 1G [Washington]. On a reported charge of duplic- 



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Dopson, Alexander] F. Continued. 

ity preferred against Wayne by Van Buren; 
the names of his informants. Copy. 3 p. 

1831 Van Schaack, D. Hudson, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Bu- 

FEB. 22 ren, Washington. On a debt due by his brother, 

Abraham [Van Buren]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing- 

FEB. 26 ton. To [Jean-Baptiste-Gaspar] Roux de Ro- 

chelle, [Washington]. Sending a letter concern 
ing Frederic Auguste Veron. A. Df. of Aaron 
Vail. 1 p. 

1831 Wayne, James M[oore. Washington]. To Martin Van 

FEB. 27 Buren, [Washington]. Sending a letter of Dop 

son [Feb. 16, 1831]; asking for an explanation. 
A. N. 1 p. 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To James M[oore] 

FEB. 27 Wayne, [Washington]. His former unfavorable 

[i.e. 28] views of Wayne s political opinions; a talk with 

Mr. Daniels; conviction of injustice. A. Df. 

op. 

1831 Brent, Daniel. Department of State, Washington. To 

FEB. 28 [Jean-Baptiste-Gaspar] Roux de Rochelle, [Wash 

ington]. Sending supplementary information in 
regard to Veron. A. Df. 1 p. 

1831 Van Buren, [Martin]. Washington. To [Louis-Barbe- 

MAR. 2 Gaspar] Serurier, [Washington]. Appointing a 

date for an audience. A. Df. 1 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing- 

MAR. 4 ton. To [Gennaro] Capece Galeota, [Washing 

ton]. Sending the President s reply to the 
King s announcement, transmitted in Galeota s 
letter [Feb. 9, 1831], of the death of Francis L 
A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing- 

MAR.4 ton. To Steen A. Bille, [Washington]. An 

nouncing the issuance of an exequatur for Wil 
liam Crabtree, as vice-consul of Denmark for the 
State of Georgia. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. 

1831 Van Buren, Martin. Department of State, Washington. 

MAR. 5 To [Jean-Baptiste-Gaspar] Roux de Rochelle, 

[Washington]. Making an appointment for his 

taking leave of the President. A. Df. of Aaron 

Vail. 2 p. 



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1831 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To W[il- 

MAR. G lia]m B[erkeley] Lewis, Washington. His own 

connection with the Forsyth letter [Crawford to 

Forsyth, 1830, Apr. 30 ?] ; Van Buren s ignorance 

of it before 1830; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

MAR. 6 ren, [Washington]. Asking for the decision of 

the King of the Netherlands; the duty of the 

Executive to keep national faith inviolate. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1831 Erving, George Wfilliam]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

MAR. 7 Buren, [Washington]. Declining the proffered 

mission to Constantinople. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Private." 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Louis Philippe, 

MAR. 7 King of the French. Commending the retiring 

minister, Roux de Rochelle. A. Df. of Aaron 
Vail. 2 p. " Recorded." 

1831 Leigh, William. Halifax, [Virginia]. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAR. 7 ren, Washington. Sending a bay gelding, by 

direction of John Randolph. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing- 

MAR. 8 ton. To- -Torlade deAzambuj a, [Washing 

ton]. "Informing him that the President has 
countermanded the order to fit out a ship of war 
for the protection of commerce in the Azores." 
A. Df. of Daniel Brent. 4 p. Rec[orde]d p- 
373." 

1831 Ellsworth, Henry L[eavitt]. Hartford, [Conn.] To Mar- 

MAR. 10 tin Van Buren, Washington. The correspond 

ence between Jackson and Calhoun; its effect 
upon politics in New England; his own refusal of 
a nomination to Congress ; congratulations on the 
establishment of the Globe; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1831 Archer, W[illiam] Sfegar]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

MAR - 12 Buren, Washington. The Virginia Legislature; 

its ill-temper toward the Administration, espe 
cially Van Buren; praise of Calhoun; proposed 
resolutions approving the action of the Virginia 
senators as to the "Turkish business"; Governor 
Floyd s advocacy of Calhoun; suggestions as to 
suppressing attacks in the Globe and in the New 



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Archer, W[illiam] S[egar] Continued. 

York Enquirer on Virginia senators ; the need of 
reorganizing the Cabinet; the appointment of 
[Thomas E.] Burfoot; etc. A. L. S. 11 p. 

1831 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

. MAR. 12 Van Buren, [Washington]. Gall at in on the de 

cision of the King of the Netherlands; reasons 
for disaffirming the decision; the Federal Govern 
ment s inability to give up territory of a state; 
criticism of the arbitrator; etc. L. S. 4 p. 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To W[illia]m Leigh, 

MAR. 14 [Halifax, Virginia]. Acknowledging the arrival 

of the bay gelding. A. Df. S. 1 p. 

1831 Smith, S[amuel]. Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 20 Washington. High praise given to L Ainee?, 

President of the Commission on American claims ; 
intervention of Gibbes; position of Lafayette; 
etc. A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." (Indorsed by 
Van Buren: "Gen 1 . S. Smith ans. that I could 
not correspond upon the subject & That I did 
not believe there was any truth in the story 
- .") 

1831 Williams, John. Knoxville, [Tenn.] To Martin Van Bu- 

MAR. 22 ren, Washington. Calhoun s pamphlet; the influ 

ence of Duff Green s Telegraph; his own action 
in the Seminole War; Crawford s and Calhoun s 
parts ; his own relations to Jackson ; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing- 

MAR. 25 ton. To - -Torlade de Azambuja, [Washing 

ton]. Notifying him of the President s accept 
ance of the work on Portuguese Legitimacy, 
presented by Antonio da Silveira Pinto da 
Fonseca, Viscount of Canellas. A. Df. of Daniel 
Brent. 1 p. 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Antonio da Silveira 

MAR. 25 Pinto da Fonseca. Acknowledging the receipt 

of a copy of Portuguese Legitimacy. A. Df. of 
Daniel Brent. 1 p. "Recorded." 

1831 " Circular to the friends of Jackson and Wolf." Philadel- 

MAR. 25 phia. The controversy between the President 

and the Vice-president; recommendation for 

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"Circular to the friends of Jackson and Wolf" Continued. 

convention at Harrisburg, [Sept. 4, 1831] and 
to address the President on the question of the 
retention of the [Secretary of State]; etc. 
Printed. 1 p. 

1831 Archer, Wplliam] S[egar]. Amelia, [Va.] To [Martin] 

MAR. 27 Y[an] Buren, [Washington]. Dr, Crump s re- 

fus*al of the proffered consulate; his ability and 
deserts; widespread discontent with the Admin 
istration; suggestions as to the suppression of 
the Administration newspapers criticism of the 
Virginia senators; recommendation of Campbell 
as an adviser; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To [John Van 

MAR. 27 Buren, Albany?] Caution about saying any 

thing of Randolph; business matters; John s 
[bar] examination; family news; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1831 Buchanan, James. Lancaster, [Pa.] To Martin Van Bu- 

MAR. 28 pen, Washington. Benjamin Evans wish to be 

consul at Tangiers; a better place wanted for 
General Porter. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1831 Archer, W[illiam] S[egar]. Amelia, [Va.] To [Martin Van 

MAR. 29 Buren, Washington]. Commendation of Van 

Buren s manner of receiving bad news; Ran 
dolph s horse; etc.; the Randolph affair; sending 
a letter from Crump. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing- 

MAR. 30 ton. To Jose Maria Tornel, [Washington]. 

Communicating the President s order as to draw 
back of duties on foreign merchandise exported 
from New Orleans to the ports of Coahuila y 
Texas. A. Df. of Daniel Brent. 1 p. 

1831 Tucker, Beverley. Ardmore, Mo. To Martin Van Bu- 

ApR - 2 ren, Washington. Calhoun and his use of Duff 

Green to destroy his rivals; Green s career in 
Missouri; the senatorial contest and the character 
of the successful candidate [Alexander Buckner]; 
appointments, elections, and removals; political 
conditions in Missouri; his own political history 
and principles; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1831 Webb, Ja[me]s Watson. New York. To Martin Van 

APH - 3 Buren, [Washington]. Announcing a change in 



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Webb, Ja[me]s Watson Continued. 

the proprietorship of the Courier and Enquirer; 
sending some of the articles of the agreement; 
his own intention to publish a summary of 
opinion about Calhoun s pamphlet; etc. A. 
L. S. 3 p. 

1831 Stevenson, A[ndrew]. Richmond. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

APR. 4 ren, [Washington]. On the claims of the heirs of 

Beaumarchais; points to be considered in any 
negotiations; the coming political fight in Vir 
ginia; her loyalty to principles. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M{artin]. Washington. To Jfames] S. 

APR. 6 Stevenson, [Harrisburg?] Returning his letter, 

as requested. A. Df. 1 p. (Indorsement by 
Van Buren, giving the substance of the returned 
letter "a long political letter upon . . . the 
correspondence, condemning the conduct of Mr. 
Calhoun ..." 

1831 Van Buren, Martin. Department of State, Washington. 

APR. 6 To Jose Maria Tornel, [Washington]. Trans 

mitting the President s exequatur for Henry 
Dagget, as vice-consul of Mexico for the port of 
Mobile and State of Alabama. A. Df. of Aaron 
Vail. 1 p. "Rec[orde]d p. 378." 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Edward Living- 

APR. 9 ston, [New York ?] Asking him to come to Wash 

ington at the earliest moment with the utmost 
secrecy and despatch. A. Df. 2 p. "Strictly 
confidential." (Printed: Hunt, Life of Edward 
Livingston, 356-7.) 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew Jack- 

APR. 11 son, Washington]. Resigning his office of secre 

tary of state. A. Df. 8 p. 
. Draft. 9 p. 

[1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Washington]. To [Andrew Jack- 

APR. 11] son, Washington]. Promising to come to dinner 

"and bring the papers." A. L. S. 1 p. In 
dorsed : "Day of resigning as secretary of state." 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 12 [Washington]. Two letters: 

[1] Accepting his resignation, to take effect on the 
appointment of a successor. A. L. S. 4 p.; 



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Jackson, Andrew Continued. 

[2] Inclosing the above answer to his letter of resig 
nation; the resignation not to be accepted 
till the arrival of Edward Livingston ; Erwin 
for a judgeship. A. L. S. 1 p. "Confiden 
tial." 

1831 Webb, Ja[me]s Watson. New York. To Mfartin] Van 

APR. 12 Buren, [Washington]. On a rumor that Van 

Buren intends to remove Noah from the sur- 
veyorship of the port; Noah s financial position; 
the impolicy of a contest against the Bank of the 
United States in New York; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing- 

APR. 12 ton. To Ch[arles] R[ichard] Vaughan, [Washing 

ton]. Announcing the passage and approval, 
Mar. 2, [1831], of an act regulating tonnage duties 
on British vessels; asking information as to duties 
imposed on American shipping in the British pos 
sessions contiguous to the United States. A. Df. 
of Aaron Vail. 1 p. "Rec[orde]d p. 379." 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [John] Randolph 

APR. 13 [of Roanoke, St. Petersburg]. Acknowledgement 

for saddle horse and good wishes; affairs of 
Europe and domestic troubles; his own efforts 
to promote the Administration s success. A. Df. 
3 p. 

V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To Mohammed 
Hamed, Reis Effendi, [Constantinople]. Letter 
of credence of Commodore David Porter. A. Df. 
of Aaron Vail. 2 p. " Recorded." 

V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To Mohammed 
Hamed, Reis Effendi, [Constantinople]. An 
nouncing the appointment of William B. Hodg 
son to exchange ratifications of the Treaty of 
May 7, 1830. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. 
"Recorded." 

Jackson, Andrew. Washington. Letter of credence to 
William B. Hodgson, to exchange ratifications of 
the Treaty of May 7, 1830, with the Sublime 
Porte. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. " Re 
corded." 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Sultan Mahmoud 

ApR - 15 Chan, [Constantinople]. Letter of credence for 

[Commodore David Porter] as bearer of the rati- 



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Jackson, Andrew Continued. 

fication of the Treaty of May 7, 1830, and as 
charge d affaires for the United States. Df. 
2 p. "Recorded." 

1831 V[an] B[uren], Mfartin]. Department of State, Washing- 

APR. 16 ton. To [Jose Maria] Tornel, [Washington]. 

Transmitting an exequatur for George T. Ward, 
vice-consul of the Mexican States for the Terri 
tory of Florida. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. 
"Rec[orde]d p. 380." 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To B[enjamin] 

APR. 16 F[ranklin] Butler, [Albany]. His resignation 

and its acceptance; the correspondence to be 
published ; a request that his friends be notified ; 
other cabinet changes; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Private." 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Thomas Ritchie, 

APR. 17 [Richmond]. On his resignation of the secre 

taryship of state. A. Df. 2 p. "Confiden 
tial." 

1831 Van Buren, Martin. Department of State, Washington. 

APR. 19 To [Ignacio] Caravadossy de Thoet, Philadel 

phia. Notification of having addressed a letter 
of inquiry to certain American consuls in Europe, 
Asia, Spanish America, etc., concerning Count 
Charles Videra de Gonzano. A. Df. of Daniel 
Brent, 2 p. "Rec[orde]d p. 381." 

[1831 Ritchie, Tho[ma]s. [Richmond]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 20-21] Washington]. Gratification at his confidence; 

approval of his retirement ; anxiety over his suc 
cessor; rumors about certain persons influence 
over the President ; advice against accepting of 
fice from the President ; the printed correspond 
ence; the importance of the crisis; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1831 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To [Martin 

APR. 21 Van Buren], Washington. Concerning the matter 

of Rhind and the horses. A. L. S. 3 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1831 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

APR. 22 Buren, Washington. Concerning his resigna 

tion; the character of his opponents; his suc 
cessor; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1831 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. Albany. To M[artin] 

APR. 22-23 Van Buren, [Washington]. Astonishment at his 

resignation; loss to the public service; his suc 
cessful administration; the propriety of his com 
ing forward for the vice-presidency; the effect on 
the Cabinet and the opportunity to strengthen 
it; names suggested; an address to the Legis 
lature; praise of the correspondence with the 
President ; advice as to his future conduct ; etc. 
A. L. S. 15 p. 

1831 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. ToMfartin] 

APR. 23 Van Buren, Washington. As to negotiations with 

Charles Rhind in connection with the horses 
[brought from Turkey]. A. L. S. 2 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1831 Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Snickersville, Va. To [Mar- 

APR. 23 tin Van Buren, Washington]. Regret at his 

retirement from the Cabinet; the unlikelihood of 
its attaining its object; intrigues in Virginia; the 
attitude of the Press; Virginia and Clay; advice 
upon the new Cabinet; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. Department of State, Washington. 

Apr. 25 To Richard Peters, Philadelphia. Acknowledg 

ing receipt of seventy copies of v. 1-3 of Peters s 
Condensed Reports. L. S. Ip. n. ofR. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing- 

APR. 28 ton. To [Louis-Bar be-Charles] Serurier, [Wash 

ington]. Transmitting an exequatur for Count 
de la Porte as vice-consul of France for Talla 
hassee in Florida; the President s gratification 
at being able to meet the wishes of Lafayette; 
etc. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. ^Rec[orde]d 
p. 383." 

1831 Carr, D[abney] S[amuel?] Baltimore. To [Martin] Van 

APR - 30 Buren, [Washington]. Praise of his republi 

can conduct ; deep anxiety concerning his future 
course; the impolicy of becoming a candidate for 
the vice-presidency; advice against taking any 
office from the President; the advisablility of 
returning to the Senate; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1831 Ritchie, Tho[ma]s. [Richmond]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 30 Washington]. Gratification at his letter; ad 

vantages in the mission to London over elec 
tioneering for the vice-presidency; interpreta 
tions of his resignation; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1831 [Van Buren, Martin? Washington]. Colonial trade; 

APR. ?] comparison of the bill proposed by Mr. [Thomas 

Perronet ?] Thompson with the present footing of 

the trade, and- with Mr. [John Charles] Herries s 

bill. Copy by Aaron Vail. 24 p. 

1831 Hamilton, James Alexander]. New York. To M[artin] 

MAY! Van Buren, Washington. On his resignation ; its 

effect on his general reputation; advice against 

Woodbury for the Cabinet; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1831 Beaumont, A[ndrew]. Wilkes Barre, Pa. To Martin Van 

MAY 4 Buren, Washington. Plots of Calhoun and the 

Federalists; a suggestion for a contention to 
unite the Clay and Calhoun followings; com 
mendation of his conduct. " Confidential 
strictly." 

1831 B[rent], D[aniel]. Department of State, [Washington]. 

MAY 5 To Charles R[ichard] Vaughan, [Washington]. 

Submitting a letter from Solomon Thayer of 

Lubeck, Maine. A. Df. 1 p. "Rec[o/de]d p. 

383." 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Department of State, Washing- 

MAY 6 ton. To Charles R[ichard] Vaughan, [Washing 

ton]. Fixing a day for taking leave of the 
President, and presenting Charles Bankhead as 
charge*; personal wishes, A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 
3 p. "Rec[orde]d p. 384." 

1831 Vaughan, Cha[rle]s Rpchard]. Washington. To Martin 

MAYO Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending a copy of 

his speech to the President; personal wishes; 
etc. A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1831 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAY 13 ington. The Tammany annual dinner [May 12]; 

commendation of the President and Van Buren 
for the edification of Duff Green; Green s toast; 
the question of Van Buren s going to England; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1831 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 20 ren, [Washington]. Judge White s refusal of the 

office tendered; his own wish to consult Van 
Buren, Livingston, and Eaton as to a new selec 
tion; A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Nicholas, Emperor 

MAY 23 of all the Russias. On the closing of Randolph s 

mission. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Washington]. To A[braham], 

MAY 24 J[ohn], and M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. 

A promise to join them after dining with the 

President; "for once a private citizen." A. L. S. 

i p . 

[1831 Baker, J[ohn] M[artin. Washington]. To Martin Van 

MAY 24] Buren, [Washington]. Transmitting a parcel con 

taining "the balance of draughts of letters writ 
ten at [the] Dep[artmen]t of State up to 24 th 
May, 1831, to foreign diplomatic agents in the 
U[nited] States." A. N.S. 1 p. 

1831 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Paris. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

MAY 30 ren, [Washington]. Transmitting despatches 

71 f; his inability to complete his negotiation; 
public sentiment against the claim of the United 
States; the tranquility of France. A. L. S. 4 p. 
"Private." 

1831 Diplomatic Body accredited to the United States of 

MAY ?] America. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

Washington]. Address after his resignation. 2 p. 

[1831 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To the Diplomatic 

MAY ?] Body, [Washington]. Reply to their address. 

A. Df. 2 p. 

[1831? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Louis-Barbe- 

May ?] Charles] Serurier, [Washington]. Referring to 

Mr. Huygens the decision as to the value of 

Van Buren s carriage and horses. A. Df. 2 p. 

1831 Randolph], J[ohn], of Roanoke. London. To Martin Van 

JuNE 3 Buren, Washington. Commending his resigna 

tion; the situation in Europe; friendly messages. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [John] Forsyth, 

JuNE 8 [Augusta, Ga?] "Enclosing a friendly letter 

from the President." A. Df. 3 p. 



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[1831] Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 23 Albany. Ingham s departure; a story in the 

inclosed Daily Globe; views desired for the next 
message; Calhoun s opposition; Taney s ap 
pointment as attorney-general; personal news 
of Judge Overton and Judge White. A. L. S. 
2 p. "Private." 

1831 United States of America and the King of the French. 

JULY 4 Treaty of adjustment of claims. Copy. 5 p. 

(With: Rives to Van Buren, 1831, Sept. 29). 
1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To [Citizens of Albany?] 

JULY 7 Declining an invitation to a public dinner [in 

Albany]. A. Df. 3 p. 
1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY n [Albany]. Confidence in him not lessened, but 

increased ; Ingham s disgraceful course ; the Po 
tomac to take him to England; the Cabinet; 
Eaton s course and recognition; Rhea s letter to 
Monroe; Calhoun s political death; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. 
1831 Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook, [N. Y.] To Andrew 

JULY 16 Jackson, [Washington]. Answering Jackson s 

letter of [July] 1 1 ; the final settlement of the 
subject of the Cabinet troubles; Schermerhorn, 
the Administration, and the Indians; his own 
departure for London after an interview with 
McLane; the question of leave to visit the Conti 
nent; wishes and messages to friends; etc. 
A. L. S. 6 p. "Private." 
1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 23 New York. Answering Van Buren s letter of 

[July] 16; the tariff and the resignation of Frost, 
district attorney for South Carolina; his own 
intention to bring suit for duties and send an 
agent to inquire into the treason; Berrien s con 
duct. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 
1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 25 New York. Sending a letter from John Ran 

dolph ; McLane s return; the conduct of the three 
Secretaries, Ingham, Branch, and Berrien. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

JULY 29 Washington. A meeting with McLane ; regrets 

at protracted discussion of resentments at Wash- 



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Van Buren, M[artin] Continued. 

ington ; fears for his health ; his own readiness to 
sail; Irving s unwillingness to remain; Tail s ap 
pointment: the South Carolina affair; favorable 
aspects of the French negotiation; etc.; answer 
ing Jackson s letters of [July] 23 and 25. A. L. S. 
7 p. 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany?] Statement of debts and 

JULY income. A. D. 4 p. 

1831 Livingston, Edw[ard]. Department of State, Washington. 

AUG. 1 To Martin Tan Buren, [New York]. General 

instructions as minister to England. D. S. in 
the hand of Aaron Tail. 43 p. "No. 2." 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. Commission to Martin 

AUG. 1 Tan Buren, as minister- to England. D. S. 1 p. 

(Countersigned by Edw[ard] Livingston; seal 
attached). 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. New York. To [Levi Woodbury, 

AUG. 4 Washington]. On the change in the Potomac s 

destination; suggestion as to going in the packet 
of [Aug.] 16. A. Df. 2 p. 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Tan Buren, 

AUG . 8 New York. Wishes for the success of his mission ; 

prediction of the fate of "Duff Green & Co."; 
the course of Ingham, Branch, and Berrien; the 
interview with them; his own position irksome; 
a request for his recollection of the interview 
with the three Secretaries; his own feeling at 
Berrien s conduct; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Tan Buren, 

Auo - 10 [New York]. As to a communication from 

William P. Preble; directions to approach the 

English Government on the award on the 

boundary question. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1831 Van Buren, Mfartin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

AuG - 14 [Washington]. Appreciation of his kind letter 

of [Aug.] 8; recollections of the interview with 
members of the Cabinet in regard to Mrs. Eaton; 
the impolicy of the President s engaging in a 
public controversy; claims against the French 
government; etc. A. L. S. 13 p. 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

Washington. Major Tan Buren to carry the 



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Van Buren, M[artin] Continued. 

letter [of Aug. 14]; inquiry as to assurances to 
be made to the Dutch minister; personal mes 
sages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1831 [R., W. New York.] Considerations on the subject of 

AUG. a communication between the Atlantic and 

Pacific Oceans, by means of a railroad across 
the Isthmus of Panama, and steam navigation 
on each side of it, in aid of ordinary navigation." 
13 p. 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 5 London. Answering Van Buren s letters of 

[Aug.] 14 and 15; Eaton s reply; Clay s loss of 
the West; the great intriguer Calhoun; the treaty 
with France; results of the cabinet upheaval, 
opinion of the new Cabinet; personal messages; 
etc, A. L. S. 7 p. " Private," 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. Cowes, Isle of Wight. To Edward 

SEPT. 9 Livingston, [Washington]. Notice of arrival; 

the reform bill. Df. 2 p. " Recorded." 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. London. To [Edward] Livingston, 

SEPT. 14 [Washington]. Arrival in London; Irving to ar 

range his presentation to Lord Palmerston; good 
dispositions of the Government. A. Df. 2 p. 
"Recorded." 

1831 I[ewis], W[illiam] Berkeley]. Washington. To Martin 

SEPT. 17 Van Buren, London. Sending Eaton s "Appeal 

to the American public"; the Western elections 
against Clay; the Pettis-Biddle duel; Clay s 
prospects; personal news and messages; Ber- 
rien s proposal to reply to Eaton; slave insur 
rections; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 18 London]. Major Eaton to go to Tennessee ; daily 

slanders and abuse; his own longing for retire 
ment; reasons for allowing his name to be used; 
reasons for regretting Livingston s delay in taking 
office. A. L. 3 p. "Private." (Mutilated). 

[1831 [Van Buren, Martin. London]. To King [William IV]. 

SEPT. 21] Speech on presentation. A. D. 1 p. 

. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], Mfartin]. Legation of the Ignited States, 

SEPT. 21 London. To Edward Livingston, Washington. 

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V[an] B[uren], M[artin] Continued. 

Presentation to the King; his Majesty s remarks; 
the reform bill debate ; opposition by the Lords ; 
the peace of Europe. A. Df . of Aaron Vail. lip. 
No. 1. Recorded." 
-. A. Df. 12 p. 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To Andrew Jackson, 

SEPT. 21 Washington. His presentation and reception by 

the King; the King s speech in reply; South 

Carolina matters and the message; personal 

messages; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. London. To Lord Palmerston, 

SEPT. 22 London. Asking for the free entry of his lug 

gage. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. London. To Lord Palmerston, 

SEPT. 26 London. Asking for an interview. A. Df. of 

Aaron Vail. 1 p. "Recorded." 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To [Andrew Jackson, 

SEPT. 28 Washington]. Two letters: 

[1] A long conversation with Lord Palmerston; the 
Colonization Society s request for govern 
mental protection in view of the destruction 
of a Sierra Leone schooner by a Spanish brig; 
the character of the American Consul; the 
high cost of living; personal messages; etc. 
A. Df. 6 p. "Private." 

[2] Award of the King of the Netherlands on the 
boundary: the intention of the English 
government to conform. A. Df. 4 p. 
"Recorded." 
. L. S. 4 p. (Inclosed in [1]) 

1831 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Paris. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

SEPT - 29 ren, [London]. Sending an English version of a 

pending treaty with France on claims, and an 
extract from Gallatin to Adams, Jan. 14, 1822; 
the adequacy of the amount; the reduction of 
duties on French wines; personal messages; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. (Inclosures, 6 p.) 

1831 Livingston, E[dward]. Washington. To W[illiam] C[a- 

SEPT - bell] Rives, [Paris]. Approval of the Treaty; ques 

tions as to the manner of payments; the wine 
duties ; the Saxon trade-treaty projet; a request 
for frequent communications on the affairs of 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 163 

Livingston, Efdward] Continued. 

Europe; a question as to the exchange of Gov 
ernment reports; etc. Copy. 4 p. ". . . De 
spatch No. 41. (With: Rives to Van Buren, 
1831, Oct. 25). 

[1831 [Van Buren, Martin. London], To Andrew Jackson, 

SEPT.] Washington. Postscript to a letter; apologies 

to Judge Overton ; the cholera in London. A. L. 

2 p. "Private." (Indorsed by Jackson: "Mr 
V B 77 ; by Martin Van Buren, Jr.: "No date 
London 1st Interview with L d Palmerston. 77 ) 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. London. To Edward Livings- 

OCT. l ton, Washington. Sending accounts for the 

third quarter of 1831. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. 
"No. 2. Recorded. 77 

1831 Archer, W[illiam] S[egar]. Amelia, [Va.] To [Martin Van 

OCT. 3 Buren, London], Party approval of VanBuren 7 s 

appointment; his retirement from the Cabinet; 

Virginia for Jackson; politics; Northern greed 

and Southern demagogy; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1831 Campbell, John. Washington. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 4 London. A friendly letter; Jackson 7 s conquest of 

his enemies; Wirt and the anti-Masons; Vir 
ginia 7 s vote for Jackson; Eaton 7 s appeal; the 
new Cabinet; McLane s personal charm; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private. 77 

1831 [Rives, William Cabell]. Paris. To Edward Livingston, 

OCT. 8 [Washington]. Reporting an interview with 

Count Sebastiani, in pursuance of Livingston s 
instructions of Aug. 5, as to the attitude of the 
French government toward the House resolution 
of Mar. 3, [1831], on the suppression of the slave 
trade; the right of search; etc. Copy (extract). 

3 p. 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin], London. To Andrew Jackson, 

OCT. 11 [Washington], Gratitude for his kindness and 

friendship; interpretation of the American elec 
tions; Eaton s statement; the French Treaty; 
suggestions for the next annual message; etc. 
A. L. S. 20 p. "Private. 77 (Indorsed: "Mr. V. 
Buren. Confidential. This not to be laid before 
the cabinett until the Senate acts. A. J.") 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin], Legation of the United States, [Lon- 

OCT. 11 don]. To Lord Palmerston, [London]. Sending 



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[Van Buren, Martin] Continued. 

a list of persons attached to the Legation. A. Df . 
of Aaron Vail. 1 p. "Recorded." (List ap 
pended. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p.) 

1831 Van Buren, [Martin]. Legation of the United States, [Lon- 

OCT. 11 don]. To Lord Palmerston, [London]. Asking 

for copies of British regulations relative to fish 
eries. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. " Recorded. 

[1831] V[an] B[uren], M[artin. London]. To [Andrew Jackson, 

OCT. 14 Washington]. Reporting an interview with 

Lord Palmerston in regard to Palmerston s des 
patches to [Charles] Bankhead on the boundary 
question. A. Df. 5 p. 

1831 Van Buren, Mfartin]. London. To Churchill Cfaldom] 

OCT. 14 Cambreleng, New York [forwarded to Washing 

ton]. Asking for his continuance in correspond 
ence; his own reception and treatment; royalty 
and public men; the reform bill; personal mes 
sages; directions for saving postage; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. 

1831 Van Buren, Martin. Legation of the U. S., London. To 

OCT. 14 Edward Livingston, [Washington]. The rejec 

tion of the reform bill by the Lords ; the indigna 
tion of the people; the creation of new peers; the 
slave trade; etc. A. Df. of Vail and Van Buren. 
6 p. ". . . No. 3 . . . Recorded." 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. London. To [William Cabell Rives, 

OCT. 16 Paris]. Assurances as to the support of his gov 

ernment; the form of adjusting claims; French 
claims under the Louisiana treaty ; an additional 
article to the treaty; the reduction of wine duties, 
and the Constitution. A. Df. 4 p. (Incom 
plete.) 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. Legation of the U. S., London. 

OCT. is To Edw[ard] Livingston, Washington. Promis 

ing to send regulations of British fisheries. 
A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. ". . . No. 4. . . . 
Recorded." 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. London. To Jfohn] Randolph of 

OCT. 2) Roanoke, [Paris?] Good wishes for his journey; 

public questions in England; the Belgian dispute; 
etc. A. Df. 4 p. ("Indorsed: J. Randolph of 
Roanoke on my resignation & answer thereto 
1831 . .") 



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1831 Van Buren, Mfartin], London. To [Andrew] Jackson, 

OCT. 21 [Washington]. Eaton s statement; dining with 

royalty; royal modesty and simplicity; personal 
messages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. Legation U. S., London. To Ed- 

OCT. 21 ward Livingston, [Washington]. The proroga 

tion of Parliament ; popular enthusiasm; the set 
tlement of Belgian affairs by the Powers; etc. 
A. Df. of Aaron Vail and Van Buren. 2 p. 
". . . No. 5 . . . Recorded." 

1831 Rives, WRlliam] C[abell]. Paris. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 22 [London]. Gratification at his approval of the 

French Treaty; construction of the instructions; 
claims under the 8th article of the Louisiana 
Treaty; the meaning of the word " reclamation"; 
etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

. Copy by Aaron Vail (p. 8 only). 

1831 Rives, WRlliam] C[abell]. Paris. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 25 [London]. Two letters: 

[1] Sending a copy of the Secretary of State s letter 
of Sept., 1831, on the French Treaty; surprise 
at the observations of Livingston; outline 
of the process of settlement; the Louisiana 
claims and wine duties; treaties and customs 
duties ; his own discouragement ; etc. A. L. S. 
5 p. "Confidential." 

[2] Asking advice as to his own candidacy for the 
vice-presidency. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Legation U. S., London. To 

OCT. 2t> Edward Livingston, [Washington]. As to the 

claim of heirs of Peter Hall. A. Df. of Aaron 
Vail. 1 p. " . . . No. 6. . . . 

1831 Van Buren, [Martin. London]. To Lord Palmerston. 

OCT. 27 Asking for a permit for Maj. Poussin, Lt. Pink- 

ham, and the members of the American Mission 
to visit military and naval works at Woolwich, 
Portsmouth, and Plymouth. A. Df. of Aaron 
Vail. 1 p. 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To Andrew Jackson, 

OCT. 29 Washington. His unaccommodating health; 

Bouvienne s memoirs; Rives and the French 

treaty; Kane of Illinois; the Belgian question; 

etc. A.L. S. 7 p. " Private file ... 



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1831 Van Buren, Martin. London. To [William Cabell Rives, 

Nov. l Paris]. On the French treaty; settlement of 

claims; as to the vice-presidency; etc. A. Df. 
4 p. 

1831 Davezac, Auguste. The Hague. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 2 [London]. Jackson s strength; Wirt and Clay; 

the Prince of Orange; the affairs of Belgium; the 
beauties of the city; the budget of the Nether 
lands; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1831 Van Buren, [Martin. London]. To Lord Palmerston, 

Nov. 3 [London]. Acknowledging the receipt of papers 

on the British fisheries. A. Df. 1 p. 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Legation U. S., London. To 

Nov. 4 Edward Livingston, Washington. Sending 

printed regulations of British fisheries. A. Df . 
of Aaron Vail. 1 p. u ... No. 7. ... Re 
corded." 

1831 Kelley, Hall J. Washington. To Lewis Cass, Washing- 

Nov. 4 ton. British settlements in Oregon territory; 

advantages of the West for colonization; British 
violation of the treaty; the Hudson Bay Com 
pany; settlement at Vancouver; trade with the 
Indians; etc. Copy. 7 p. (With: Cass to 
Jackson, 1831, Nov. 6). 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. London. To Edward Livingston, 

Nov. 5 Washington. Intelligence from New Bruns 

wick on territorial disputes, communicated by 
Lord Palmerston; his wish to preserve peace till 
boundary question has been settled; appear 
ance of the cholera; popular meetings against 
the Lords. A. Df. 8 p. " . . . No. 8 . . . 
Recorded." 

1831 [Cass, Lewis]. War Dept., [Washington]. To [Andrew 

Nov - 6 Jackson, Washington]. Inclosing Kelley s letter 

on Oregon [Nov. 4]. A. N. 1 p. 

1831 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Paris. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

Nov. 12 ren, [London]. The vice-presidency ; France and 

the slave trade; the purchase of wines; his own 

intended return to the United States; personal 

news and messages; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1831 Livingston, Edw[ard]. Washington. To [Martin Van 

Nov - 13 Buren, London]. The President s wish to know 

the attitude of the Ministry on the Northeastern 



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Livingston, Edwfard] Continued. 

boundary; the release of prisoners in New Bruns 
wick; a change of instructions; other foreign 
matters; gains of Republicanism; personal mes 
sages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. " Private and con 
fidential." 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 14 London. Answering Van Buren s letters, "one 

at sea," and those of Sept. 21 and 28; the award 
on the boundary question; his own friendly dis 
position towards Great Britain; communication 
to the Senate on the award; the message out 
lined; Eaton s appeal; the reception to the 
Batons in Tennessee; the neglect of Branch; 
Calhoun, his associates, his plans, and his " se 
cret lying;" personal news and messages; etc. 
A. L. S. 7 p. 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. Legation U. S., London. To Bar- 

No v. 17 ing Brothers & Co., [London]. As to A. P. 

Hayne s accounts. A. Df. of Aaron Vail and 
Van Buren. 4 p. 

1831 Van Buren, Martin. London. To Edward Livingston, 

Nov. 22 [London]. Inclosing papers on Hayne s appli 

cation to the Barings; the cholera at Sunder- 
land; the assembling of Parliament and the 
reform bill; prospects of peace in Europe; the 
claim of John E. Smith; etc. A. Df. 7 p. 
" . . . No. 9 . . . Recorded." 

1831 Van Buren, Mfartin]. London. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

Nov. 25 Cambreleng, Washington. Urging him to write 

freely, as his letters will be burned ; cholera and 

reform the standing orders; diplomatic gossip; 

personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1831 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To Andrew Jackson, 

Nov. 25 Washington. Dr. Randolph s arrival on his way 

to Spain; his own trip to Brighton to pay his re 
spects to the King; Washington Irving and his 
capacity for practical matters; recommending 
him as charge in Spain in place of Van Ness; 
cholera and its preventive; Butler s marriage 
to Mary Lewis; the French Ambassador at St. 
Petersburg; his own pleasant relations with 
the British Government; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 
"Private." 



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1831 Van Buren, Martin. Legation U. S., London. To Francis 

Nov. 28 B. Ogden, Liverpool. On Captain McCerran s 

case; answering Ogden s letter of [Oct.] 28. 
A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 3 p. "Recorded." 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Legation U. S., London. To 

DEC. 6 Edw[ard] Livingston, Washington. No cholera 

in London ; request for the Revised Code of New 

York; the opening of Parliament; etc. A. Df. 

of Aaron Vail. 2 p. "No. 10 ... Recorded." 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 6 London. Congress at work; Stevenson speaker 

by one vote; the annual message; McLane s dif 
ference in views on the Bank; his own wish for 
Van Buren and Eaton; the vice-presidency and 
his own withdrawal; nullification and anti-Ma 
sonry; Eaton s appeal and its rout of Calhoun, 
etc. ; the reported union of Clay and Calhoun on 
the tariff; personal news; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
"Private." 

1831 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. [To Martin 

DEC. 7 Van Buren, London]. Sending the President s 

message; the bank question; Noah, Webb, and 

the vice-presidency; his own difference with 

Swartwout; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. London. To [Charles] Rhind, [New 

DEC. 7 York?] On his difference with Commodore 

Porter. A. Df. 1 p. "Recorded." 

1831 Van Buren, [Martin. London]. To Lord Palmerston, 

DEC. 10 [London]. Submitting papers respecting suits 

against shipmasters by their crews. A. Df. 
2 p. 

1831 [Van Buren, Martin]. Legation U. S., London. To Ed- 

DEC. 14 ward Livingston, Washington. London s health 

bulletin ; the King s speech ; a new reform bill in 
troduced. A. Df . of Aaron Vail. 2 p. "... No. 
11 ... Recorded." 

1831 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. London. To Lord Palmerston, 

16 [London]. Sending an extract from a letter 

from Rob[er]t Monroe Harrison, complaining of 
the Jamaican law respecting the transportation 
of paupers in American vessels. A. Df . of Aaron 
Vail. 2 p. "Recorded." 



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1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 17 London. Clay and Calhoun and the tariff; the 

nomination of Clay and Sergeant by the Balti 
more Convention; the desperation of Calhoun 
and Duff Green ; secession feeling in South Caro 
lina; Hamilton s conduct; Calhoun s attack upon 
Van Buren s success in his negotiations with 
Great Britain ; the Northeast boundary and fugi 
tive slaves ; Van Buren and the vice- presidency ; 
the Cabinet; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. "Private and 
confidential" 

1831 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

DEC. 19 London. The Northeast boundary award; his 

own intention to await the action of the Senate; 

the French Treaty ; personal news and messages; 

Eaton s appeal, etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1831 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To [Mar- 

DEC. 23 tin] Van Buren, London. The weather; report 

of the performance of his commissions; McLane 
and the Bank; Van Buren s nomination before 
the Senate; a possible visit to London; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1831 Vail, A[aron]. London. To [Martin Van Buren]. Reply 
DEC. 29 of Lord Palmerston to the American complaint 

of the Jamaican pauper transportation law; the 
President s message received; a dinner with Sir 
John Lubbock; his ow T n intended absence; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1831-[2] Webb, Ja[me]s Watson. New York. To Martin Van 
DEC. 31- Buren, London. The vice-presidency; the im- 

JAN. 7. possibility of taking news from the Argus; his 

own wish to see Van Buren vice-president; rea 
sons for his accepting; Blair, Kendall, and the 
West; request for a reply; the situation as to con 
firmation by the Senate of the Cabinet and Van 
Buren; etc. A. L. S. 9 p. 

[1831 ?] Ellsworth, H[enry] L[eavitt]. To Martin Van Buren. On 
the desirability of a New York man lor vice- 
president; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Confidential." 

[1831?] [Van Buren, John. London]. "Weekly estimate" of the 
expenses of the American Legation. A. D. 1 p. 

1832 Randolph, John, of Roanoke. [Roanoke, Va.] [Second] 
JAN. 1 will. Copy. 6 p. (Jan. 1 is the date given in 



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Randolph, John Continued. 

the first paragraph, and to the appended letter 
to [William] Leigh; after Randolph s name at 
the end is the date Mar. 8, 1832). 

1832 R[andolph], J[ohn], of R[oanoke]. Roanoke, Va. To 

JAN.I [William] Leigh. On the will of Jan. 1, 1832. 

Copy. 1 p. (Appended to the will). 

1832 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom. Washington]. To [Mar- 

JAX.4 tin Van Buren, London]. On the threatened re 

jection of Van Buren s name and his friends hope 
for its good effect; maneuvers of the opposition; 
the President and his Cabinet; McLane, his satel 
lites, and a bank; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Hunter, Rob[er]t R. Cowes, [Isle of Wight]. To Martin 

JAN. 11 Van Buren, London. On business intrigues and 

jealousies of Tim. Wiggin; a remark on his 

boasted influence over the American Minister; 

etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To Andrew Jackson, 

JAN. 13 Washington. A tour with Washington Irving 

in the Christmas holidays; the annual message 
and Secretaries reports; the vice-presidency; the 
proposition to go to the Senate; young Jackson s 
marriage; calumny and public character; etc. 
A. L. S. lip. 

. Copy (extract) relative to the vice- 
presidency. 4 p. 

[1832 Currency. Newspaper clipping on the adoption by the 

c. JAN. 13?] Senate of Senator Benton s amendment to the 

pension bill, directed to " the suppression of small 
notes and the promotion of specie currency". 
(On the reverse are a notice of Aaron Vail s 
pppointment as secretary of legation at London, 
and of Senator Wright s amendment on the 
temporary investment of surplus funds in the 
Treasury) . 

1832 V[an] B[uren], Mfartin]. Legation U. S., London. To 

JAN - 14 Edward Livingston, Washington. On the Ja 

maican paupers question; suits against ship 
masters; the cholera; as to the transmission of 
despatch bags; the President s message; the 
Dutch and Belgian treaty; European peace; the 
meeting of Parliament. A. Df. .19 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 171 

V[an] B[uren], Mfartin] Continued. 

. A. Df. of Aaron Vail; list of inclosures. 
19 p. ". . . No. 12 . . . Recorded". 

1832 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Legation U. S., London. To 

JAN. 14 Edward Livingston, Washington. Transmitting 

accounts for the fourth quarter, 1831. A. Df. 
of Aaron Vail. 1 p. ". . . No 13 . . . Re 
corded." 

1832 Van Buren, [Martin]. Stratford Place, [London]. To 

JAN. 18 Lord Palmerston, London. As to a conference 

on propositions for giving consuls jurisdiction in 
certain cases of difference between American 
shipmasters and their crews. A. Df. of Aaron 
Vail. 1 p. "Recorded." 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

JAN. 19 Cambreleng, Washington. On American poli 

tics; conditions in Europe; the reform bill; 
McLane s report; the Christmas holidays; per 
sonal messages, etc; answering Cambreleng s 
letters of [Dec.] 7 and 20, [1831]. A. L. S. 7 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1832 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Stratford Place, [London]. To 

JAN. 20 Lord Palmerston, London. As to lights in the 

Straits of Florida and Bahama Banks; sending 

a letter of Edward Livingston of 1827. A. Df. 

of Aaron Vail. 4 p. "Recorded." 

1832 Van Buren, Martin. Legation U. S., London. To Ed- 

JAN. 21 w[ard] Livingston, Washington. Sending ac 

counts of James Wyld for maps furnished the 
Legation in 1828 and a letter as to the rumored 
landing at Cowes, by a Portuguese vessel, of 
property taken piratically from a supposed 
American ship, the Rising Star; postal service. 
A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 2 p. "... No. 14 ... 
Recorded." 

1832 Marcy, WRlliam] L[earned]. Washington. To M[artin] 

JAN. 26 Van Buren, [London]. The Senate s rejection of 

Van Buren 7 s nomination; grounds for the ac 
tion; the removal of secrecy; the vice-presi 
dency. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 Lowrie, Walter. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

J AN . 27 [London]. His friends reconciliation to his re 

jection by the Senate; the vice-presidency; the 
constitution of the Senate; opposition to the 



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Lowrie, Walter Continued. 

President; unfavorable opinions of McLane s re 
port; the Bank and the tariff; the ratification of 
the French Convention, etc; sending the Globe 
of [Jan.] 28. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1832 Livingston, Edw[ard]. Department of State, [Washing- 

J AN . 28 ton]. To Martin Van Buren, [London]. Official 

notice of rejection by the Senate; permission to 
remain " until the constitutional termination" 
of his functions if he can be of service; Vail to 
be left as charge. L. S. 1 p. 

1832 Blair, Ffrancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

JAN. 28 Buren, London. The new coalition of Clay and 

Calhoun; the objects and methods of their am 
bition and revenge; the vice-presidency; the 
President s worries; a request for Byron s works 
for Mrs. Blair; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. Legation U. S., London. To Ed- 

JAN. 28 w[ard] Livingston, Washington. Transmitting 

papers on lights in the Florida Straits; the con 
sulate at Port Louis; the Isle of France; the 
health of London; the Slave Convention between 
England and France ; the Ministry and the Oppo 
sition. A. Df. 7 p. 

. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 2 p. (Incom 
plete). ". . . No. 15 . . . Recorded." 

1832 Forsyth, John. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 28 [London]. The action of the Senate; the advis 

ability of returning at once ; the vice-presidency ; 
notes on persons; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 Hill, Isaac. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, [Lon- 

JAN. 29- don]. The conduct of the Senate on confirma- 

FEB. 12 tion; Van Buren s case outlined; Holmes s mo 

tion on Cabinet dissensions; Clayton s remark; 
Clay and the West Indies instructions; notes of 
the debates; calumny against Van Buren; its 
favorable effect on his reputation; the tariff and 
the Bank; etc. A. L. S. 15 p. 

1832 Hay ward, Elijah. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 1 

JAN. 30 [London]. The union of the party through the 

Senate vote for rejection; plans of the Adminis 
tration party as to the vice-presidency, and later 
the presidency for Van Buren; Clay s coalitions, 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 173 

Hayward, Elijah Continued. 

past and present; the President s intention to 
make no new nomination this session; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Democratic Republicans of New York City. Tammany 

JAN. 30-31 Hall, New York. Proceedings and resolutions 

on the Senate s rejection of Van Buren s nomina 
tion. Copy? 7 p. 

1832 Butler, Charles. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 31 London. The sensation caused by the Senate s 

rejection of Van Buren; the Tammany meeting; 

the effect on Van Buren s political future; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1832 [Fornan, R. D.] On Van Buren s rejection as minister to 

JAN. ?] England. Copy. 4 p. (With an anonymous 

letter to Van Buren, 1842, June 4). 

1832 Duer, W[illiam] Alexander]. Columbia College, New 

FEB. 1 York. To Martin Van Buren, London. Con 

tempt and indignation at the Senate s act; its 
beneficial effect on Van Buren; the vice-presi 
dency; personal matters; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1832 H[amilton], Jfames] Alexander]. New York. To [Mar- 

FEB. l tin] Van Buren, [London]. The Senate s vote, 

Van Buren, and the vice-presidency; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 Lee, Gideon, Myer Mosely, and W. P. Hallett. New York. 

FEB. l To Martin Van Buren, [London]. Sending on 

behalf of the General [Ward] Committee, the 

resolutions of the Tammany Hall meetings [of 

Jan. 30 and 31]. L. S. 1 p. 

1832 Bloodgood, Abraham, and others [Committee of twenty- 

FEB. 1 four]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, [Lon 

don]. Transmitting resolutions of the meetings 
of citizens [Tammany Hall, Jan. 30-31] on the 
Senate s rejection of Van Buren s nomination. 
L. S. 2 p. 

1832 BTiles, John M[ilton]. Hartford, [Conn.] To Martin Van 

FEB. 2 Buren, London. Denunciation of the Senate s 

conduct as a blow against the Democracy of the 

Union; its effect upon Van Buren s strength; 

Connecticut politics; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Republican members of the New York Legislature. Reso- 

FEB. 3 lutions on the United States Senate s rejection 



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Republican members of the New York Legislature Continued. 

of Martin Van Buren as minister to England. 
Copy. 9 p. (Headed: " Voice of New York.") 

1832 The Globe. Washington. Two editorials on the Senate s 

FEB. 3 rejection of Van Buren s nomination as minister 

to England: [1] "Mr. Clay and Mr. Webster"; 

[2] "Rejection and recall of Mr. Van Buren." 

Clipping. 3 columns. 

1832 Parker, Richard E[lliott]. Snickersville, [Va.] To John 

FEB. 3 Campbell, [Washington]. Congress and opposi 

tion to the Administration; the United States 
Bank; Clay s bill of abominations"; the rejec 
tion of Van Buren; its help to Van Buren; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private letter." 

1832 De Witt, Simeon, and others. Albany. Proceedings and 

FEB. 4 resolutions of a public meeting of the Republican 

citizens of Albany, Feb. 4, on the occasion of the 
Senate s rejection of Van Buren s nomination. 
D. S. 3 p. (With: Gould and others to Van 
Buren, 1832, Feb. 11). 

1832 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Washington. To Mar- 

FEB. 4 tin Van Buren, London. Inclosing an article 

sent to Blair; suggestions as to the time for ar 
riving in the United States; the need of tax re 
duction; McLane s forthcoming reports on the 
bank and the tariff; Kendall for Blair s place; 
the vice-presidency; the governorship; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Cass, Lew[is]. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 4 [London]. The Senate s unprecedented course; 

Van Buren and the vice-presidency; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1832 Stevenson, Andrew. Washington. To Thomas Ritchie, 

FEB. 4 [Richmond]. The President s intention not to 

renominate Van Buren ; the vice-presidency ; in 
trigues for Virginia s vote; the impolicy of P. P. 
B arbour s permitting the use of his name; the 
rally of the party; Ritchie s course; etc. Copy 
by James Watson Webb, with a p. s. by Webb 
[Feb. 5]. 7 p. "Confidential." 

1832 Webb, Ja[me]s Watson. Washington. To [Martin Van 

FEB. 5 Buren, London]. The Senate s disgrace of 

itself; Van Buren and the vice-presidency; 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 175 

Webb, Ja[me]s Watson Continued. 

Ritchie s suggestion of a renomination impracti 
cable; the offer of the governorship; his own 
differences with the Argus. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Cambreleng,C[hurchill]C[aldom]. Washington. To [Mar- 

FEB. 5 tin Van Buren, London]. The advisability of an 

early return to America; McLane s ruin of him 
self; Van Buren and the tariff question ; the Bank 
bill ; Jackson and his Cabinet ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 Burrows, Silas E. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 5 London. Urging his return to the Senate ; Dud 

ley to resign in his favor; plans for a great recep 
tion to welcome him; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. Legation U. S., London. To Ed- 

FEB. 6 ward Livingston, Washington. Transmitting a 

weekly bulletin of the health of London; Baron 
Behr to be Belgian minister to the United States. 
A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 p. ". . t No. 16 . . . 
Recorded". 

1832 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Lon- 

FEB. 7 don. The Senate s unwitting bestowal of a great 

benefit on Van Buren; resulting party unity; 
an interview with the President ; the desirability 
of an early return; the quarrel between the 
Argus [Croswell] and Courier and Enquirer 
[Webb], and between Webb and Duff Green; 
Clay s bad temper; a Philadelphia meeting; 
Marcy and Poindexter; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1832 D[aniel], P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To John Camp- 

FEB. 7 bell, [Washington], The letters and the iden 

tity of Crito; Mayo and the assaults on the 
President; a message from Judge H. St. G. 
Tucker. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1832 Campbell, John. [Washington]. To [Andrew Jackson, 

c. FEB. 9] Washington]. Sending a letter of Judge Parker 

[Feb. 7, 1832] on the conduct of the Senate. 

A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

[1832 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To John Campbell, 

c. FEB. 9] Washington. Returning Judge [Richard E.] 

Parker s letter on Van Buren s rejection; his own 

belief that Van Buren will gain. A. L. S. 1 p. 

"Private." (With: Campbell to Jackson, [1832, 

c. Feb. 9]). 



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[1832] Campbell, John. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 10 London. Sending letters of [Judge Richard E. 

Parker and Peter V. Daniel]; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1832 Tallmadge, N[athaniel] P[itcher], and others. Albany. 

F EB . 10 To Martin Van Buren, London. Sending pro 

ceedings of Republican members of the New York 
Legislature on Van Buren s rejection [Feb.] 3, 
[1832]. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Gould, William and others. Albany. To Martin Van 

FEB. 11 Buren, London. Sending proceedings of a mass 

meeting [Feb. 4] ; his political record. L. S. 7 p. 
1832 Gould, William, and others. Albany. To Andrew Jack- 

FEB. 11 son, Washington. Sending resolutions of citi 

zens of Albany on the Senate s rejection of Van 
Buren. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Hfamilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To M[ar- 

FEB. 12 tin] Van Buren, [London]. Van Buren for vice- 

president ; intentions of Calhoun and his friends ; 
Dallas and Wilkins; plans for a reception to Van 
Buren on his return. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 Marcy, Wplliam] L[earned]. Washington. To Martin 

FEB. 12 Van Buren, London. The advisability of a 

speedy return to the United States; the govern 
orship of New York; the vice-presidency; the 
senatorship. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1832 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 12 [London]. Friendly letter; the Senate s action 

characterized; Hayne s vote against confirma 
tion. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1832 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Washington. To 

FEB. 13 M[artin] V[an] Buren, London. Van Buren s 

and Jackson s cause now one; the tariff; the 
bank bill; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. Legation U. S., London. To Ed- 

FEB. 14 w[ard] Livingston, Washington. The cholera at 

London; European politics; the reform bill; 
slaves wrecked on Abaco Island; the Ministry 
and the Opposition; the Duke of Sussex. A. Df. 
of Van Buren and Aaron Vail. 4 p. ... "No. 
17 ... Recorded." 

1832 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Paris. To M[artin] Van Bu 

ren, London. John Van Buren s visit and depar 
ture ; Paris the only part of France worth seeing ; 
urging his visit before summer; news from the 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 177 

Rives, W[illiam] C[abell] Continued. 

United States; the French Treaty before the Sen 
ate; wine purchases; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To [Andrew] Jackson, 

FEB. 20-21 [Washington]. The action of the Senate; his 

own personal indifference; political history; 
Clay and the payment of the national debt; the 
proposed abolition of the Navy Board; Living 
ston s amended instructions on impressment; 
vexation and loss on account of the Legation 
establishment; various advice from friends; 
immediate return and election to the Senate 
impracticable; plan to visit the Continent; his 
outfit; etc. A. L. S. 25 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To John Van Buren, 

FEB. 23 [Rome?] Rejection by the Senate and return; 

advice of friends ; plan to go to the Continent ; a 
meeting-place; the cholera; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1832 Lee, H[enry]. Paris. To M[artin] Van Buren, [London]. 

FEB. 23 His own feeling on the Senate s rejection of 

Van Buren; his own vindication of his father 
against Jefferson; reasons for publishing; per 
sonal messages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To Martin Van 

FEB. 23 Buren, London. Dr. Randolph to sail for the 

United States; claims against Spain reopened; 

his own regrets that Van Buren left the Cabinet ; 

the President spoor advisers; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To [Abraham Blood- 

FEB. 24 good? and others], New York. Two letters: 

[1] Acknowledgment of their address [Jan. 30-31]. 

A. Df. S. 8 p. 

[2] Letter transmitting the above reply. A. Df . 1 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To John Van Buren, 

FEB. 24 [Rome?] Repeating in substance the letter of 

Feb. 23; the high spirits of Major [Abraham Van 

Buren] and Cambreleng; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 V[an] B[uren],M[artin]. [London]. To Lord Palmerston, 

FEB. 25 [London]. On claims for slaves wrecked on 

Abaco. A. Df. 31 p. 

. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 28 p. "Re 
corded." 

. Outline. A. Df. 5 p. (Incomplete). 

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1832 Hoffman, Michael. Washington. To N[athaniel] S[oley] 

FEB. 26 Benton, [Little Falls? N. Y.] Analysis of a news 

paper controversy involving himself. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1832 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Legation U. S., London. To 

FEB. 28 Edward Livingston, Washington. Receipt of 

the despatch announcing the Senate s rejection; 
his own return to America; consular agents in 
manufacturing towns of Great Britain; British 
claims to the Falkland Islands; slaves wrecked 
on Abaco Island in the Comet] sending Joseph 
Wass s drawings of a new invention. A. Df. 
of Aaron Vail. 5 p. ". . . No. 18 . . . Re 
corded." 

1832 Palmerston, Lord (Henry John Temple). Foreign Of- 

FEB. 29 fice, [London]. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Lon 

don]. Returning documents; hope for another 
interview oil the subject. A. N. S. 2 p. 

[1832 [Van Buren, Martin. London?] To the Committee of the 

FEB.?] City and County of Philadelphia. Answering 

their letter inclosing the proceedings of a meet 
ing of the Democratic citizens of the city and 
county of Philadelphia [Feb. 6, 1832], to take 
action on Van Buren s rejection by the Senate. 
A. Df. 10 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAR. 6 Washington. Two letters: 

[1] No new T s from America since Feb. 1 ; the reply to 
the New York committee ; advantage gained 
by not returning at once; Gallatin s letter of 
Sept. 22, 1826, making concessions as to the 
West India trade; asking permission to use 
it; the senatorship from New York; no 
criticism of Edward Livingston intended; 
etc. A. L. S. 7 p. " Confidential." 
[2] Sending a private note of Lord Palmerston as to an 
interview on impressment ; what he proposes 
to urge; intention to leave the legation; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. " Private." 

1832 V[an] B[nren], M[artin]. Legation U. S., London. To 

Edward Livingston, Washington. Reporting 
negotiations as to vexatious suits against Ameri 
can shipmasters; the time of taking leave; the 
peace of Europe. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 4 p. 
. . . "No. 19 . . Recorded." 



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1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To John Van Buren, 

MAR. 8 [Naples]. Repeating former directions in regard 

to a meeting-place; embarrassment at his ab 
sence; New York in flames over his own rejection; 
the cholera; personal messages. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To [Andrew] Jackson, 

MAR. 9?] [Washington]. On the interview with Lord 

Palmerston on impressments; the impossibility 
of carrying on a long discussion with a doubtful 
result in prospect; Lord Grey and Sir James 
Graham to be consulted; an outline of a future 
conference; a sketch of previous negotiations; 
the modification of his instructions; Irving s 
address to the English people; Throop of New 
York; his own health; etc. A. L. S. 12 p. 
u For your own eye exclusively." 

[1832 [Van Buren, Martin. London]. Notes preparatory to an 

MAR. 10?] informal interview on [Saturday, Mar. 10? 1S32] 

with Lord Palmerston looking to an agreement 
upon the basis of a treaty between Great Britain 
and the United States on impressment and the 
right of search. A. Df. 19 p. 

[1832 [Van Buren, Martin? London]. Draft of a proposed 

c. MAR. 10?] treaty between the United States and Great 

Britain on impressment and the right of search: 
[1] Text. Copy by Aaron Vail. 7 p. 
[2] Notes. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 3 p. 

[1832? [Vail, Aaron. London ?] Notes on naturalization laws of 
c. MAR. 10?] the United States, 1802-1824. A. D. 1 p. 

1832 V[an] B[uren], Mfartin]. Legation U. S., London. To 

MAR. 12 Edw[ard] Livingston, Washington. On the state 

of Portugal. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 11 p. 
" . . . No. 20. Confidential . . . Recorded." 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAR. 13 Washington. The question of his return; his 

success in living down his rejection; an interview 
with Lord Palmerston on impressments [Mar. 
10 ?] ; his hope to lay a foundation for future nego 
tiation; replies to addresses; acknowledgments 
to friends; the peace of the Continent, its pres 
ervation; money matters; etc. A. L. S. 21 p. 
"Private." 



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1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. London. To [William Gould and 

MAR. 14 others], Albany. Reply to their letter of [Feb. 

11] and the Albany citizens address of [Feb. 4]. 
A. Df. 4 p. 

1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. London. To the Republican Mem- 

MAR. 14 bers of the New York Legislature. Reply to 

their address of [Feb. 3, 1832]. A. Df. 10 p. 

1832 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. London. To W[illiam] L[earned] 

MAR. 14 Marcy, [Washington]. As to being a candidate 

for the vice-presidency; reasons for a willingness 
to accept; etc. Copy. 3 p. 

1832 Van Buren, Mfartin]. London. To Silas Wright, [Wash- 

MAR. 14 ington]. Sending letters showing reasons for his 

conduct; "in the hands of his friends"; comment 

on the Albany address; inclosing a letter to 

Marcy [Mar. 14]; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Legation U. S., London. To 

MAR. 14 Edw[ard] Livingston, Washington. Sending 

papers on the order of precedence at Court be 
tween cabinet ministers and representatives of 
foreign governments. A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 1 
p. ". . . No. 21. Recorded." 

1832 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Legation U. S., London. To 

MAR. 14 Edw[ard] Livingston, Washington. Consular 

agencies in manufacturing towns; the Slave 
Convention with France. A. Df. of Van Buren 
and Aaron Vail. 3 p. ". . . No. 22. Re 
corded." 

1832 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. [London]. To Lord Palmerston, 

MAR. 19 [London]. Asking an audience to take his leave. 

A. Df. of Aaron Vail. 2 p. " Recorded." 

1832 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To M[artin] Van 

MAR. 19 Buren, [London]. The Senate and the rejection; 

Jackson s mistaken course with the Senate; Mc- 

Lane s treasury report; no action on claims by 

Spain; hopes in the new Minister. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1832 [Van Buren, Martin. London.] To [William IV, King of 

MAR. 22] England. Speech at the audience of leave. 

A. Df. 3 p. 

1832 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. [London]. To Lord Palmerston, 

27 [London]. Asking to present [Aaron] Vail as 

charge on Saturday [Mar. 31]; also for free pas- 



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V[an] B[uren], M[artin] Continued. 

sage of baggage to the Continent. A. Df. of 
Aaron Vail. 1 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. London. To [Andrew] Jackson, 

MAR. 28 [Washington]. Interview with Lord Palmerston 

on impressment; visit to Windsor; attentions of 

the King; news of Europe; Byron s Works for 

Blair. A. L. S. 24 p. "Private." 

. Extract reporting the interview. Copy, 
lip. 

1832 Butler, Benjamin Franklin. Albany. To Ambrose 

MAR. 28 Spencer, [Albany]. Inquiry as to the charge 

that Van Buren told Spencer of the identity of 

"Aristides" [W. P. Van Ness]. Clipping from 

the Cincinnati [Gazette ], New series, v. 13, no. 75. 

1832 Spencer, Ambrose. Albany. To Benjamin F[ranklin] 

MAR. 29 Butler, [Albany]. Denying the charge that Van 

Buren told him of the identity of "Aristides." 

Clipping from the Cincinnati [Gazette], New 

series, v. 13, no. 75. 

1832 Moore, Thomas [London], Extract from his diary, 

MAR. 30 J recounting a call upon Van Buren with Wash 

ington Irving. Copy. 2 p. (From: Russell s 
Memoirs, journal, and correspondence of Tliomas 
Moore, vi, 252-4). 

1832 Rives, Wfilliam] C[abell]. Paris. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 31 [London]. As to the best route to Paris; send 

ing letters; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1832 [Van Buren, Martin. London]. Notes, historical and 

MAR. ?] legal, on impressment. A. Df. of Van Buren 

and Aaron Vail. 21 p. (Incomplete.) 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. Paris. To John Van Buren, 

APR. 8-9 Geneva, Switzerland. Advice as to his journey; 

outlining his own; the cholera at Paris. A. L. S. 
3 p. (Postmarked: Geneve 12 Avril 1832). 

1832 Van Buren, Martin. Paris. To John Van Buren, Geneva, 

APR. 10 Switzerland. Directions for joining him. A.L.S. 

2 p. Postmarked: (Geneve 13 Avril 1832). 

1832 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

APR. 10 [Paris]. Approval of the letter to the New York 

Committee; congratulations on the rejection; 
regret at his determination against an early 
return; public questions; the tariff and its diffi 
culties; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1832 Bibb, George M[inos]. Washington. To Gab[riel] Moore, 

APR. 12 [Washington]. As to his own vote on Van Bu- 

ren s nomination. Copy. 1 p. 

1832 Moore, Gabriel. Washington. To George M[inos] Bibb, 

Ant. 12 [Washington]. As to Bibb s vote on Van Bu 

ren s nomination. Copy. 2 p. 

1832 Moore, Gabriel. Washington. To Francis P[reston] 

APR. 12 Blair, [Washington]. Inclosing the Moore-Bibb 

correspondence of the same day, with a request 
for its publication. Copy. 1 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. Cologne. To A[ndrew] Jackson, 

APR. [20] [Washington]. Cholera at Paris ; soldiers every 

where in France; how the allies have increased 
the power of Prussia; the Rhine cities and their 
garrisons; a fort at Coblentz; the Rhine scenery; 
the character of the Germans; the government 
of the Duchies; plan of return; the Belgian 
question; etc. A. L. S. 16 p. 

1832 Democratic-Republican General Committee. Tammany 

MAY 5 Hall, New York. Resolution moved by Peter 

W. Spicer for greeting Van Buren on his return. 
Copy, attested by William S. Coe, Secretary. 
2 p. (Appended is a letter of Eldad Holmes to 
Van Buren, c. July [6], 1832). 

1832 Lucas, Robert, and others. Baltimore. To Martin Van 

MAY 22 Buren, New York]. Announcing his nomination 

for the vice-presidency by the Republican Con 
vention. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 Vaughan, Cha[rle]s R[ichard]. [London]. To Martin Van 

MAY 26 Buren, [London]. Regret at not meeting him 

again; his own plans; the cholera; the reform 

bill; the Tagus squadron; personal messages; 

etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. Liverpool. To Lord Palmerston, 

MAY 31 [London]. Friendly letter of acknowledgment 

and good wishes; Charles R. Vaughan. A. Df. 
4 p. 

1832 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JuNE !! New York. Sending letter of April 1, as one of 

prophesy; a coalition, the Bank, and internal im 
provement; a call for aid; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 
" Private and confidential." (Indorsed: ". . . 
Sent to meet me at New York . . . and asking 
me to come on"). 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 183 

1832 Ritchie, Tho[ma]s. Richmond. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 25 New York?] Gloomy letters from Washington; 

the tariff question and South Carolina; urging 

him to hasten to Washington; the need of tariff 

reduction; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1832 [McLane, Louis. Washington]. To [Andrew Jackson, 

Bet. JUNE 27 Washington]. Form of a veto for the pending 

and JULY 14J joint resolution calling upon the President to 

issue a proclamation for a day of fasting, humilia 
tion and prayer [to avert the cholera plague]. 
A. Df. 5 p. (Resolution offered in the Senate 
by Henry Clay, June 27, 1832; agreed to, June 
28 ; introduced in the House June 30 ; laid on 
the table, July 14). 

1832 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To E[dwin] Cros- 

JULY 2 well, [Albany]. Charge against Van Buren as to 

his conduct towards James Madison in the war 
of 1812; distribution of the extra Albany Argus 
in Virginia; its failure to counteract the effect of 
the extra Telegraph; his own relations to Van 
Buren. Copy. 2 p. (On p. 1 and 2 of Cros- 
well s letter to Van Buren, July 29, 1832). 

1832 Holmes, Eldad. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY [6?] [New York ?] Communicating a copy of the 

proceedings of the Democratic Republican Gen 
eral Committee, May 5 (Spicer s resolution). 
L. S. 1 p. (With: Dem. Rep. Gen. Com. Reso 
lution, 1832, May 5). 

1832 Forsyth, J[oh]n. [Washington]. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JULY 7 New York. Advising him to take the first op 

portunity to put himself right on the tariff of 
1828; the nature of the accusation; etc. A.L.S. 
Ip. 

1832 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY? New York. Congratulations on his return; his 

own wish for his presence in Washington; tariff 
views. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1832 Washington, "Citizens friendly to the Administration." 

c. JULY 9?] Address of welcome to Martin Van Buren on his 

return from England. 3 p. 

[1832 Ritchie, T[homas.] [Richmond]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 10J Washington]. The expected veto of the Bank 

bill; the effect of the signature of the internal 

improvements bill; Southern feeling on the tariff 

bill; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1832 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

JULY 12 Buren [Washington]. Prophecy of political tri 

umph; his supposed hostility to Southern inter 
ests; advice as to making a statement; Virginia 
and states rights; supporting Jackson; etc. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

1832 Phillips, Samuel, and others. Newburyport, Mass. To 

JULY 26 Martin Van Buren, New York. As to a sup 

posed meeting of Jackson Republicans of New 
buryport ; his rejection by the Senate ; congratu 
lations on his return. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 Croswell, E[dwin]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 29 Kinderhook. Sending a copy of a letter of 

[Peter Vivian] Daniel [July 2, 1832]; suggestion 

as to a biography; the death of young Sanford. 

A. L. S. 3 p. (Including adjoined copy, 2 p.) 

1832 Randolph], J[ohn] of Roanoke. Roanoke, [Va.] To 

JULY 29 Martin Van Buren, Albany [forwarded to Kin 

derhook]. Friendly greetings; his own serious 
illness; suggestion for a visit to some Virginia 
Springs; Clay; Calhoun; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1832 Tallmadge, N[athaniel] Pfitcher]. Poughkeepsie, [N. Y.] 

JULY 31 To Martin Van Buren, Hudson, [N. Y.] Regret 

at not knowing of his return ; the vice-presidency ; 
his own efforts in defending Van Buren; why he 
accepted his present position ; his future assist 
ance to be given; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1832 V[an] B[uren], J[ohn. Albany?] To [Martin Van Buren, 

JULY ?] Kinderhook ?] On the alleged Jackson meeting 

in Newburyport ; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 

1 p. (On the back of: Phillips and others to 
Van Buren, 1832, July 26.) 

[1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. New Lebanon Springs, [N. Y.] To 

c. AUG. l] [Samuel Phillips and others, Newburyport, Mass.] 

Acknowledgment of their letter of [July 26] on 

the alleged Jackson Republican meeting. A. Df . 

2 p. (With: Phillips and others to Van Buren, 
1832, July 26). 

1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lebanon Springs, [N. Y.] To the 

AUG. 13 Democratic Hickory Club, Philadelphia. Ac 

knowledging a notice of election to honorary 
membership; etc. A. Df. 4 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 185 

1832 Vail, A[aron]. London. To Martin Van Buren, Albany. 

AUG. 22 The unpopularity of the Bank charter veto in 

London; the modification of the English tariff; 
the Northeastern boundary negotiations ; Preble 
and Vaughan ; a visit from William C. Rives ; his 
cabinet ambitions; his own position and rela 
tions with Lord Palmerston; personal news and 
messages; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

[1832] Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

AUG. 22 ington. On [James Watson] Webb s mani 

festo " on the veto message, etc., in the Courier 
and Enquirer, [Aug. 23]; the cholera; etc., etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. New Lebanon Springs, [N. Y.] To 

AUG. 26 A[ndrew Jackson] Donelson, [Washington]. On 

General Gratiot s report on navigable rivers; 
Jackson s opinion and rules for appropriation; 
internal improvements ; navigable waters in New 
York ; the popularity of the veto ; etc. A. L. S. 
10 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. New Lebanon Springs, [N. Y.] To 

AUG. 29 [Andrew] Jackson, Hermitage. Gratiot s re 

port; effectiveness of the veto message; the cer 
tainty of election success; Governor Throop s 
withdrawal ; Smith [Van Buren s] writing for the 
press; [Martin] Beaty s election in Kentucky; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Grant, J., Jr. Raleigh, N. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 30 Kinderhook, N. Y. Warning him against a sup 

posed friendly address from Shocco Springs; the 
danger of losing Virginia; his own acting-editor 
ship of the Constitutionalist. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 30 Albany. Lewis s anxiety about the nullification 

movement; his own lack of fear; Berrien s ma 
chinations; Calhoun s prostration in Tennessee; 
his own plan to leave for Washington; a request 
for his opinion on the laws now before him; as 
to the ground to be taken in the message against 
nullification; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. New Lebanon [Springs, N. Y.]. To 

AUG. 31 Andrew Jackson, The Hermitage, Nashville. On 

the cost of the improvement bill of the last ses- 



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Van Buren, M[artin] Continued. 

sion; a visit to Elder Leland, and a meeting of 
the "old 98 Republicans of Cheshire"; a cal 
umny against Jackson s personal appearance; 
the "Clayites and the anti-Masons"; personal 
notes; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1832 [Van Buren, Martin. Oswego ?] To [Stephen Van Rens- 

c. Sept.i?] selaer, Albany]. On taking up a bond for 

$10,000, held by [Philip Van Rensselaer] against 
Vanderpoel, Olcott, and Butler; urging non-par 
ticipation in politics; the situation. A. Df. 2 p. 
"Confidential." 

1832 Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Snickers ville, [Va.] To Mar- 

SEPT. 5 tin Van Buren, Albany. Congratulations on his 

return; Virginia s hopes of Van Buren as the 
firm support of Republican doctrine, and as not 
inclined to go with the ultras of the North; Van 
Buren and the vice-presidency; movements in 
South Carolina and Georgia; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 Smith, John Spear. Montebello, [Md.] To Martin Van 

SEPT. 14 Buren, [Rome, N. Y. ?] On rumors as to the origin 

of his opposition to John Quincy Adams and ad 
hesion to Jackson. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Rome, N. Y. To C[hurchill] 

SEPT. 15 C[aldom] Cambreleng, New York. Sending a 

communication for his reading; his own move 
ments; the soundness of the body politic. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1832 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 16 Auburn, N. Y. His own call for a report from 

Hagner on the interest bill ; politics in the South ; 
Edward Livingston to go to Paris; the need of a 
good secretary of the Treasury; Silas Wright 
suggested, etc.; answering Van Buren s letters 
of Aug. 29 and 31. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. Oswego, [N. Y.] To Andrew Jack- 

SEPT. 20 son, Washington. Coddington s claims to an 

office; Throop s political conduct and sacrifices 
in the past; a suggestion as to his appointment 
to Ferguson s place in the New York Custom 
house; the claims of Ferguson s son and heredi 
tary office; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. "Private." 

1832 V[an] Rensselaer, S[tephen]. Albany, N. Y. To [Martin 

SEPT. 22 y an Buren, Oswego ?] As to Van Buren s wish 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 187 

V[an] Rensselaer, S[tephen] Continued. 

to buy a bond of Philip [Van Rensselaer]; his 
own plan to divide his estate; the value of Van 
Buren s suggestions; his own non-participation 
in politics. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 Central Hickory Club. Washington. Declaration of 

SEPT. 29 principles. Broadside. (With: De Kraft to 

VanBuren, 1832, Dec. 5). 

1832 Central Hickory Club. Washington. Constitution. Broad- 

[Bet. SEPT. 29 side. (With: De Kraft to Van Buren, 1832, 

and DEC. 5] J) ec 5) > 

1832 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 30 Buren, New York. Bank influence in the Al 

bany election; militia organization of followers 
advisable; bribery out of the question; attacks 
upon the President; Secretary Woodbury; the 
need of a partisan press in New York; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1832 Van Buren, Martin. Owasco, Cayuga Co., [N. Y.] To 

OCT. 4 Joseph H. Bryan and others, [Shocco Springs, 

N. C.] Answering the inquiries, Aug. 25, of the 
Shocco Springs meeting as to his opinions on 
the protective system, internal improvement, 
the United States Bank, and nullification. 
Pamphlet. 5 p. (Page-numbers 2-7. Title: 
11 Letter from Martin Van Buren in reply to the 
letter of a committee appointed at a public meeting 
held at Shocco Springs, North Carolina . . . 
Washington . . . Francis Preston Blair. 1834.") 
1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. Owasco, [N. Y.] To [John Spear 

OCT. 6 Smith, Montebello, Md.] On the cause of his own 

opposition to John Quincy Adams; denial of the 

report as to the offer of the mission to England 

by Adams. A. Df. 4 p. 

1832 Gooch, C[laiborne] W. Airfield, [Va.] To Qhurchill] 

OCT. 9 C[aldom] Cambreleng, New York. Prospects of 

success in New York; the mischievous course of 
Barbour s friends in Virginia; the tariff and nul 
lification feeling; agriculture and commerce; Bar- 
bour not to withdraw; articles in the [Richmond] 
Enquirer; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. (Mutilated.) 
1832 Nicolson, John B. Frigate United States, Bay of Naples. 

OCT. 15 To Martin Van Buren, Albany. His confidence 

of Van Buren s election; settlement of claims 



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Nicolson, John B. Continued. 

reached; a commercial treaty likely to result; 
the character of the American Navy in Europe; 
the false economy of Congress; wages in the 
Navy; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1832 Butler, Benjamin F[ranklin. Albany]. ". . . Speech 

OCT. 18 ... [in support of Jackson and Van Buren s 

candidacy] at the great meeting at the Capitol, 
of which Simeon De Witt was chairman, Get 18, 
1832." 14 p. (In: Albany Argus Extra, p. 
1-14). 

1832 Hagner, Peter. Treasury Department, Washington. To 

OCT. 20 [Andrew Jackson, Washington]. Report on the 

interest bill "of last session"; answering Jack 
son s inquiry of [Sept.] 17. Copy. 4 p. 

1832 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 23 Albany. His arrival at the capital; Van Buren 

to receive the vote of every state voting for 
Jackson, except South Carolina; the insane con 
dition of the Nullifiers there; politics in the 
Southern states; approval of Van Buren s reply 
to the North Carolina Committee; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1832 Gratiot, C[harles]. Engineer Dept., Washington. To 

OCT. 27 [Andrew Jackson, Washington]. Report on the 

bill e for the improvements of certain harbours and 
the navigation of certain rivers." Copy. 4 p. 

1832 Hunter, John. New Rochelle, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

O CT - Buren, Albany. The Ward party; poh tical 

news from other counties; Hamilton s advice like 
that of the Opposition; his own candidacy. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Confidential. To be delivered 
immediately." 

[1832] Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Theodore 

Dwight, [New York]. Answering queries put in 
the [New York Daily Advertiser, Oct. 31] in re 
gard to President Jackson s Indian policy. 5 p. 
(In: Albany Argus extra, p. 15-19; following: 
Butler, Speech . . . 1832, Oct. 18). 

1832 Mclane, L[ouis]. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov - * [Albany ?] Appointing a meeting, as desired by 

the President. Transcript. 1 p. "Confiden 
tial." 



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189 



1832 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 2 New York. His hope to be able to congratulate 

Van Buren on victory; the future of the party; 
a majority wanted in the Senate; nullification a 
rallying issue; the course of the Globe; the impor 
tance of the Union; Van Buren the future leader 
of the party; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1832 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond, Va. To Martin 

Nov. 2 Van Buren, Albany. His wish to get reliable 

news of the New York election; the influence of 

money; the bad political situation of Virginia; 

etc, "A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 3 [New York?]. Sending reports of Gratiot and 

Hagner, and asking Van Buren s views; how the 

Southern states will vote; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

"Private and confidential." 

1832 Mclane, Louis. Treasury Department, [Washington], 

Nov. 6 To David Turner, Beaufort, S. C. Instructions 

in view of the nullification movement in South 

Carolina. D. S. 13 p. (With: Turner to Van 

Buren, 1840, June 3.) 

1832 Democratic Committee of Philadelphia. Correspondence. 

Nov. 8-12 "Memorandum of proceedings . . ." Copy by 

Henry Dilwood Gilpin. 4 p. (Including min 
utes of a meeting, Nov. 8, a letter of Henry 
Toland, etc., to the Central Committee, Nov. 8, 
reply of the Central Committee, Nov. 11, note, 
Nov. 12). 

1832 Toland, Henry, and others. Philadelphia. To the Demo- 

Nov. 8 cratic Central Committee, [Harrisburg]. Asking 

the Committee to take the initiatory steps to 
ward reorganizing the Harrisburg Convention in 
reference to the electoral vote for vice-president. 
Copy. 3 p. (In: Democratic Committee of 
Correspondence, 1832, Nov. 8-12). 

1832 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 10 [New York ?] Good election news; confidence in 

results from Kentucky; the Nationals as a party; 

the nullification movement and its dangers; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Democratic Central Committee. Harrisburg, [Pa.] (C. 

Nov. 11 Blythe, Chairman). To H[enry] Toland and 



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Democratic Central Committee Continued. 

others, [Philadelphia]. Answering their letter of 
Nov. 8. Copy. 2 p. (In: Democratic Com 
mittee of Correspondence, 1832, Nov. 8-12). 

1832 Lynch, David, and E. J. Roberts. Pittsburg, [Pa.] To 

Nov. 12 Henry Horn, Philadelphia. Circular on electors 

vote for the vice-presidency. Broadside. 

1832 Hoffman, Michael. Herkimer, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

Nov. 12 Buren, Albany. Reasons for wishing a settle 

ment of matters in controversy between New 
Jersey and New York; Wilkins s course in con 
ference; the beneficial effect of anti-Masonry on 
Democratic organization; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

Nov. 14 Washington. On the advisability of removing 

Barnard [Isaac Coxe Barnet ?] and the appoint 
ment of - - Clinton in his stead. A. Df. 
4 p. 

1832 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 18 [New York]. The Opposition scotched, but not 

dead; proceedings of the Nullifiers; the naval 
officer in New York and Hector Craig s claims; 
how party differences may be avoided; provision 
for Throop ; the Southern vote safe ; etc ; A. L. S. 
4 p. "Confidential." 

1832 Steenrod, Dan[ie]l. Wheeling, Va. To Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 18 ren, Albany, "or wherever Mr. V. B. may be." 

Congratulations; efforts to defeat him in Virginia 
by Barbour s followers; the Western view of Van 
Buren as Jackson s successor; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1832 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. Owasco, [N. YJ To Martin 

^ ov - 18 Van Buren, [New York]. Porter s proposal to 

transfer his office to Throop; his own feelings; 

a suggestion of John A. Dix; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1832 [Van Buren, Martin. New York]. Notes on internal im- 

c. Nov. 18] provements. A. Df. 13 p. (Embodied, in part, 

in President Jackson s message, [Dec. 6, 1832], 

vetoing a bill for river and harbor improvement ; 

also, in part, in Jackson s fourth annual message, 

Dec. 4, 1832). 

. A. Df. 18 p. (Indorsed by Martin 
Van Buren, Jr.: "S. L. Edmonds, Stratford, 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 191 

[Van Buren, Martin] Continued. 

(Conn.) ; Improvement of Certain Harbours & 
rivers &c."; by Martin Van Buren: "For the 
message of Gen J.") 

[1832 [Van Buren, Martin? Albany?]. The interest bill" ; be- 

c. Nov. 18?] ing notes for President Jackson s message [Dec. 

6, 1832] vetoing the [Act providing for the final 
settlement of the claims of states for interest on 
advances to the United States made during the 
last war]. Df. 3 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To [Andrew] Jack- 

No v. 18 son, [Washington]. Sending suggestions on 

the internal improvements and interest bills; 
cabinet arrangements; the Albany postmaster- 
ship; etc. A. L. S. 12 p. 

1832 Anonymous. To [Francis Preston] Blair, [Washington]. 

Nov. 20 On the internal improvement bills of the last 

session of Congress. Printed; in the [North 
Carolina] Free Press. 3 columns. (Headed: 
"Communications. For the Free Press. To 
the Editor of the Globe.") 

1832 Forsyth, John. Augusta, Ga. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 23 Albany. Congratulations on the New York 

election; political events in Georgia; the nullifica 
tion issue; officers; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 Buehler, H. Harrisburg, Pa. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 26 Kinderhook, N. Y. His efforts in support of 

the Democratic ticket; James Buchanan for the 
next vice-president; etc. 

1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. Albany. To the Republicans of 

Xov 28 Monroe Co., N. Y. Reply to a resolution of the 

County Convention. A. Df. 4 p. 

1832 Bennett, Ja[me]s Gordon. New York. To Martin Van 

Xov. 30 Buren, Albany. Suspension of the [New York] 

Globe; a request for his indorsement for the con 
sulship at Bremen. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1832 Throop, E[nos] Thompson]. Auburn, [N. Y.] To [Mar- 

Nov. 30 tin] Van Buren, [Albany]. His own mortifica 

tion over the interpretation put on Porter s 
letter; advances of James W. Webb and his 
standing in the party; Van Buren s strength; a 
mail contract; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 



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1832 Hoyt, J[esse]. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, [Al- 

DEC. i bany]. Answering inquiries as to the character 

of an associate. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1832 Albany Argus. "Great democratic festival at Tammany 

DEC. 4 Hall;" an account of a dinner in honor of Van 

Buren, reprinted from the New York Standard. 

Clipping. 3 columns. (With* Van Buren to 

Jackson, 1832, Dec. 5). 

1832 Van Schaick, M[ynclert]. New York. To Martin Van 

DEC. 4 Buren, Albany. An explanation of his own 

political attitude. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, 

DEC. 5 Washington. Sending a corrected account of 

the Tammany meeting; how the vote is going, 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 Cameron, Simon. Middletown, Pa. To Martin Van Bu- 

DEC. 5 ren, Washington. On Samuel McKean s attack; 

the insincerity of the support of Jackson by 
M^Kean, Ingham, and the Calhoun "junto" in 
Pennsylvania; forecast as to party re-organiza 
tion in Pennsylvania; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 De Krafft, E[dward]. Washington. To Martin Van 

DEC. 5 Buren, Albany. Notification of election to hon 

orary membership in the Central Hickory Club 
of Washington; sending the Declaration of Prin 
ciples and Constitution. L. S. 1 p. 

1832 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Washington. To 

DEC. 5 M[artin] Van Buren, Albany. Suggestions for 

answer to an inclosed letter in regard to an ap 
pointment; the military funeral of the South 
Carolina nullification leaders; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1832 Hoffman, Michael. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 7 Albany. His own reputation; the situation in 

South Carolina; plottings on the tariff; a good 
senator wanted; iniquities of the tariff; a just 
rule of taxation; the character of Gov. Hamilton; 
civil war and the militia ; what nullification really 
means; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. " Confidential." 

1832 Hoffman, Michael. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC - 9 Albany. The House committees; membership 

of the Ways and Means Committee; other ap 
pointments; his own poor opinion of the House 
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Hoffman, Michael Continued. 

position of Winlield Scott; Root s opinion of 
nullification as revolution; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Confidential." 

1832 Evans, Benj[ami]n. Harrisburg, [Pa.] To Martin Van 

DEC. 10 Buren, New York [forwarded to Albany]. The 

conduct of the twelve electors in voting for Wil- 

kins; the senatorship; his own desire for the 

Leghorn consulate; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 10 [Albany]. Marcy s departure without leaving a 

recommendation of Throop; Poindexter and the 

Senate; sending the proclamation [on South 

Carolina affairs]; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1832 C[ambreleng], C[hurchill] C[aldom. Washington]. To 

Bet. DEC. 10 [Martin Van Buren, Albany ?] The Secretary s 

and 18 J war with the [United States] Bank; the Procla 

mation, [1832, Dec. 10]; its appeal to the people s 
good sense, despite its defect; the permanence 
of the Union; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1832 Overton, John. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, [Al- 

DEC. 12 bany]. The need of unanimity to develop useful 

effects of Republicanism in New York; Van Bu 
ren as Jackson s successor; the importance of 
New York to the Union; the influence of the 
South; his own anxiety for the Union; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1832 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 15 [Albany]. The Proclamation; the Nullifiers; 

waiting for the action of the South Carolina 
Assembly; a special message outlined; the Union 
to be preserved; acknowledgment of an in- 
closure [on Jackson s life]; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 Benton, Thomas H[art]. Washington. To [Martin] Van 

DEC. 16 Buren, Albany. The party majority in Mis 

souri; difficulties in Southern affairs; reduction 
of the tariff; the question of a called session; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 Hoffman, Michael. House of Representatives, Washing- 

DEC. 18 ton. To A[zariah] C[utting] Flagg, [Albany]. 

South Carolinian events; the Nullifiers informa- 

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Hoffman, Michael Continued. 

tion of what Happens in other states; what 
will be their policy; the public lands; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1832 [Van Buren, Martin]. Albany. To [John] Forsyth, 

DEC. 18 [Washington]. Sending a petition, etc., [for the 

pardon of Samuel Worcester and Elizur Butler], 
missionaries in the Cherokee country, to be for 
warded to Gov. Lumpkin. A. Df. 2 p. 

1832 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] Cfaldom]. Washington, To M[ar- 

DEC. 18 tin] Van Buren, Albany. The weakness and the 

happy effect of the Proclamation; the political 
speculations of the Montesquieu of the Cabinet 
[Edward Livingston]; tariff schemes; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Hoffman, Michael. House of Representatives, Washing- 

DEC. 19 ton. To Afzariah] C[utting] Flagg, [Albany]. 

War with South Carolina and Buenos Ayres; the 
tariff; the song of peace a delusion; Webster and 
Clay; the signature of Governor Throop s recom 
mendation by part of the New York delegation; 
etc. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To [Andrew Jackson, 

DEC. 22 Washington]. Inclosing a letter to Forsyth and 

one from Smith Van Buren; the course of New 

York outlined in the Argus [of Dec. 22] ; states 

rights in the proclamation; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To E[dward] De Krafft, 

DEC. 23 [Washington]. Acknowledging the notice [Dec. 

5] of election to honorary membership in the 

Central Hickory Club of Washington. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1832 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 23 Albany. As to the appointment of a minister 

to Mexico ; Nullifiers in the. Virginia Assembly ; 
danger to the Union; etc.; answering Van Bu- 
ren s letter of [Dec.] 19. A. L. S. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 4 p. 
. Transcript. 4 p. 

1832 Smith, S[amuel]. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

DEC - 23 [Albany]. The President s tender of an office; 

his own wish to leave public life to his own satis 
faction; his public service. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1832 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 25 Albany. Sending Overton s letter; Poinsett s 

belief that force must be exerted against the 
Nullifiers; measures to be adopted if treason ap 
pears; the absurdity of the Virginia doctrine de 
monstrated; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1832 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Washington. To 

DEC. 26 M[artin] Van Buren, [Albany]. Communicating 

a message from Col. W. S. Archer; Virginia s 
inability to accept the President s proclamation 
on nullification; the course of the Albany Argus; 
Broadnax s politics; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 Van Buren, M[artin], Albany. To Andrew Jackson, 

DEC. 27 Washington. No faltering; his own doubt of 

what constitutes treason; advice as to resting 
upon the execution of the laws; his own "cau 
tion"; doctrinal points of the Proclamation; 
South Carolina not to secede, but to ask the 
intercession of Virginia; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1832 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Washington. To 

DEC. 29 M[artin] Van Buren, Albany. Gen. Speight s 

wish for Van Buren s arrival on Jan. 26, the an 
niversary of the rejection; Clay, Calhoun, and the 
tariff; a characterization of the bill; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1832 Forsyth, John. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 
DEC. 30 [Albany], Dr. Holt s curious conduct; Smith s 

inability to succeed ; his own relations in matters 
of office; debts; choice between ambition and 
prudence; disinclination to leave the Senate. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1832?] Scholten, P. van. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. 
On reciprocity between the [Danish] West Indies 
and the United States; reduction of the sugar 
duty; cholera; etc. L. S. 3 p. (Fragment). 

[1832?] [Van Buren, Martin]. Defence of the Administration s 
action resulting in Van Buren s rejection as 
minister to England. A. Df. 118 p. 

[1832?] Van Buren, Martin. On the dissolution of the last Cabi 
net. A. Df. 4 p. (Incomplete). 

1833 Irving, Washington. Washington. To Martin Van Bu- 
JAN. 2 ren, Albany. On the rumor that [James Kirke] 

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Irving, Washington Continued. 

favor of Vanderpoel; Paulding s character and 
services; a pursership for Theodore Irving; con 
gratulations; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Eaton, J[ohn] H[enry]. Washington. To Martin V[an] 

JAN. 2 Buren, New York. Gouverneur s post-office to 

be taken from him; Smith s desire for the place; 
nullification and the tariff; diffidence and mod 
esty out of date. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Kane, E[lias] K[ent]. Senate Chamber, Washington. To 

JAN. 2 Martin Van Buren, [Albany]. His own con 

fidence in Smith not so great as Eaton s; oppo 
sition to Van Buren; answering Van Buren s 
letter of [Dec.] 28, [1832]. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Hall, Tho[ma]s H. House of Representatives, [Washing- 

JAN. 2 ton]. To Martin Van Buren, Albany. Ap 

proval of the President s course; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1833 Hoffman, Michael. Washington. To A[zariah] C[utting] 

JAN. 4 Flagg, [Albany]. Plots against Van Buren; at 

tempt to destroy him in the South; nullification 
and the tariff; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Hfamilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

JAN. 6 Van Buren, Albany. His own pleasure in the 

Governor s message; approval of the President s 
proclamation and his ideas on the origin and 
nature of the government; the idea of states 
rights examined; Mrs. Dunn and Miss Gardenier 
in real want; their brother s need of an office; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To A[ndrew] Jackson, 

JAN. 9 Washington. Introducing Silas Wright [United 

States senator]-elect ; recommending him strongly 
to Jackson s confidence; his own intention to be 
in Washington early in March; the bad position 
of the Nullifiers; the appointment of De Witt; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 King, William R[ufus]. Washington. To Martin Van 

JAN. 9 Buren, Albany. Marcy should Lave said some 

thing on the tariff; danger of the defeat of the 
pending bill; Calhoun "a dead cock in the pit"- 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1833 Haywood, William Hfenry], Jr. Newbern, N.C. ToMar- 

JAN. 10 tin Van Buren, Albany. Nullification and the 

Democratic party; representation and the North 

Carolina Constitution; asking his advice on 

amending; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Dickerson, M[ahlon]. Washington. To M[artin] Van 

JAN. 11 Buren, Albany. The tariff before the House; 

political considerations ; the question of revenue ; 

McLane s mischievous agency; victory gained 

by Jackson s popularity; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 13 [Albany]. His own favorable impression of Silas 

Wright; no reason for alarm at what he hears of 
the Nullifiers; his own intention to protect with 
firmness the citizen and the officer in performance 
of his duty; the need of Congress s giving ade 
quate powders to officers; the Government not to 
be weakened at home or abroad. A. L. S. 4 p. 
"Private." 

1833 Wright, Silas, Jr. Albany [i. e., Washington]. To Martin 
JAN. 13 Van Buren, Albany. The President s anxious 

wish for action on nullification by the New York 
Legislature; South Carolina to resort to force; 
Scott s belief that bloodshed will result; little 
prospect of the tariff bill s passing the House 
without serious modification; his own wish to 
know if Verplanck s bill should pass; the need 
of advice in this crisis; gossip concerning Clay 
and Calhoun; the President s firmness; etc. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

1833 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

JAN. 15 Van Buren, Albany. An error in reading his 

writing; Sullivan s application for an office; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1833 Benton, Thomas H[art]. Washington. To [Martin Van 

JAN. 16 Buren, Albany], His own gratification that Van 

Buren is "engaged on a work " ; personal matters ; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 25 [Albany]. Inquiry as to the reasons for the 

New York Legislature s silence at this juncture; 
evidence that Virginia sentiment is against nul 
lification ; Andrew Stevenson s answer to Thomas 



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Jackson, Andrew Continued. 

Ritchie; Floyd s message; efforts to injure Van 
Buren; his own intention to act firmly against 
South Carolina; Wild s action on the tariff bill; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. " Confidential." 

1833 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

JAN. 25 Cambreleng, [Washington]. Efforts to have Al 

bany made a port of entry; a friendly message 
for William S. Archer; the Committee on Federal 
Relations to report soon; personal messages ; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 29 [Albany]. His own course on the tariff; the Al 

bany meeting and Marcy s bad judgment ; sup 
port of the Administration ; etc. ; answering Van 
Buren s letter of [Jan.] 22. A.L.S. 4 p. "Con 
fidential." 

1833 [Van Buren, Martin. Albany]. To [Silas] Wright, [Wash- 

FEB. 4 ington]. The State Legislature s action on the 

tariff; politics and the feelings of the South; his 

own interests; a revenue tariff; the presidential 

question; etc. A. Df. 10 p. 

1833 McLean, John. Washington. To Samuel D[elucenna] 

FEB. 4 Ingham, New Hope, Pennsylvania. Will be 

gratified by receiving the support of Pennsylva 
nia; Van Buren and Clay in Ohio; his own in 
ability to explain the movement for Cass; the 
anti-Masons; the Convention and nominations; 
the activity of office-holders; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Vail, Afaron]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, Al- 

FEB.S bany]. Van Buren s revenge on his enemies; 

general approval of the President s proclamation 
on South Carolina; admiration of Jackson; 
Vaughan to return to Washington ; his own posi 
tion and wishes; Cubitt as a servant; etc. 
A. L. S. 7 p. 

1833 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Washington. To M[ar- 

FEB - 5 tin] Van Buren, Albany. His own strong ap 

proval of "the Report [of Louis McLane, Secre 
tary of the Treasury Dec. 5, 1832?]"; the tariff 
bills of the last and the present session unfavor 
able to New York; uncertainty of the fate of the 
present bill; South Carolina s actions embar- 



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Cambreleng, Qhurchill] C[aldom] Continued. 

passed by the President s message; the support 
of the Administration by its enemies ; Clay s land 
bill; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, 

FEB. 6 Washington. Sending Forsyth s letter; sug 

gesting Meigs of New York as a commissioner 
under the Treaty with Naples; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. " Private." 

[1833] Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To Martin Van 

FEB. 13 Van Buren, New York. Thanks for friendly sug 

gestions; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1833?] Benton, Thomas H[art]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. 
FEB. 16 To Martin Van Buren, [New York]. Urging Van 

Buren s prompt return; the political situation; 
the defeat of Administration measures; the 
pending South Carolina bill; the senatorial elec 
tion in Virginia and Tyler s chances; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Silas Wright, [Jr.], 

FEB. 20 Washington. His own intention to be in Wash 

ington soon; Blair s disappointment ; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

FEB. 20 Washington. Inclosing the governor s [mes 

sage?]; the tariff bill as a cure; the declaration 
of Governor Hayne; popular opposition to an 
array of force; Blair and his disappointment; 
etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

[1833 [Morning Courier and New Y]ork En[quirer. New York]. 

FEB. 21-25] Editorials: [1. Feb. 25]: The Executive s treat 

ment of Tobias Wat-kins; [2] Feb. 21 : The editor s 
reasons for not publishing an article by "Pub- 
licus;" his attitude toward President Jackson. 
Clippings. 

[1833 [Stevenson, Andrew. Washington]. Notes on the Presi- 

FEB. 26] dent s power to use military force. Df. and clip 

pings from the [Statutes at Large]. 4 p. (In 
dorsed by Francis Preston Blair: "Globe, 26 
Feby 1833"). 

1833 Macon, Nath[anie]l. Buck Spring, [N. CJ To Martin 

MAR. 2 Van Buren, Washington. New York s utter 

ances on the act of South Carolina; his own be- 



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Macon, Nath[anie]l Continued. 

lief that a state can leave the Union at pleasure; 
causes of the ruin of the South; etc. A. L. S. 

IP- 

1833 Holmes, Gab[rie]l, and P. W. Fanning. Resolutions 

MAR. 12 adopted at a town meeting, indorsing the Fed 

eral Administration. D. S. 4 p. 

[1833 Parker, Kich[ar]d EQliott]. Snickersville, [VaJ To Mar- 

MAR. 21] tin Van Buren, [Washington]. Perrin Washing 

ton and a clerkship; Jackson s [South Carolina] 
proclamation; the new tariff; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1833 Bennett, J[ames] G[ordon]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

MAR. 22 Van Buren, [Washington]. The necessity of 

winning the support of the Sutherland people; 
hostility among leaders of faction in the party; 
his own friends not politicians; a plan of cam 
paign; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1833 Slidell, John. New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 27 [Washington]. His own dismissal from office; 

the political consequences unless corrected; Gor 
don s influence; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1833 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To William H[enry] 

MAR. ?] Haywood, Jr., [Newbern, N. C.] As to amending 

the State Constitution; answering Haywood s 
letter of Jan. 10. A. Df. 4 p. 

1833 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Washington. To C[hurchill] Cfal- 

APR. 2 dom] Cambreleng, [New York]. The removal of 

Craven and the appointment of Spicer postponed; 
his own concurrence in the decision of the Presi 
dent. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." (Appended 
is a note by Cambreleng dated June 6, 1833). 

1833 Elmendorf, L[ucas]. Albany. To Mfartin] Vfan] Buren, 

APR. 8 [Washington]. President Jackson and the public 

land law. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Anonymous. Charleston. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

APR. 14 ington [forwarded to New York]. Van Buren 

certain to be the next president; nothing to be 
expected from the South; [T. S. Colburn] recom 
mended for postmaster at Charleston. 2 p. 

1833 Cass, Lewfis]. Washington. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

Ap *- 15 [Philadelphia ?] Friendly letter. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1833 Stebbins, C. Albany, [N. YJ To Martin Van Buren, 

APR - 17 Washington [forwarded to Philadelphia]. Much 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 201 

Stebbins, C. Continued. 

sensibility in New York on the removal of the 
deposits and selection of deposit banks; the 
privilege of the Manhattan bank; other institu 
tions under State control ; a combination of banks 
better. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1833 Van Buren, Martin. Philadelphia. To [John] Slidell, 

APR. 20 [New Orleans]. His removal explained by the 

President; no unfriendly feelings towards Slidell. 
A. Df. 3 p. 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. Philadelphia. To Andrew Jackson, 

APR. 21 [Washington]. Sending a letter from [C. Steb 

bins], one of the New York bank commissioners; 
other letters ; complaints of Forsyth ; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

APR. 25 [Philadelphia]. The death of Judge Overton; 

Elmendorf s suggestions to be rejected; Forsyth; 

Clay s tariff and the duties on French brandies; 

diplomatic appointments; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Whitney, R. M. Washington. To [Andrew Jackson, 

APR. 30 Washington]. On the transfer of the public de 

posits from the Bank of the United States and 
its branches to state banks. A. D. S. 23 p. 

[1833 Haywood, William H[enry, Jr. [Raleigh], N. C. To Mar- 

APR. ?] tin Van Buren, [Washington, forwarded to New 

York]. His own retirement from service in the 
State Legislature; the proposed change in the 
State Constitution on representation; his own 
request for advice [Jan. 10]; party suspicions 
aroused by Van Buren s replying; his own wish 
to use letters in his defence; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1833 Van Buren, Martin. New York. To William Hfenry] 

MAY 1 Haywood, Jr., [Raleigh, N. C.] Giving his con 

sent to the proposed use of his letters; his own 
lack of success in silencing slanders against him 
self; etc. A. Df. 2 p. 

1833 Van Buren, Mfartin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAY 2 Washington. As to a carriage for the President; 

a review for the " Globe"; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Van Buren, Mfartin]. New York. To [Andrew Jackson, 

MAY 7 Washington]. Introducing Mr. Van Schaick, [of 

New York]. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAY 9 Washington. Excitement caused by the insult 

to the President by Randolph; the insincerity of 
King and Sutherland in support of the Admin 
istration. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 12 [New York]. The insult by Lieut. Randolph; 

his own regret at not being prepared for the 

attack; Sutherland s course; his own health; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Allen, Sam[uel] Cflesson]. Northfield, Mass. To Martin 

MAY 13 Van Buren, New York [forwarded to Albany]. 

His pleasure at learning that the President 
and Van Buren will visit New England; political 
division and strong sentiment of equality; the 
President s course towards banks approved; his 
own relations with Van Buren while in Congress ; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAY 16 [Washington]. His regret to hear of Jackson s 

bad health; the proposed visit to New York and 
preparation for reception; Sutherland s attitude; 
"the last article in the Globe" , etc. A. L. S. 
5 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY. 19 [New York]. His health and proposed visit to 

New York; Randolph s insult not defended; the 
strange opinion of the Virginia judiciary; a guard 
for the President; personal messages; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Randolph, John, [of Roanoke]. Estate. Certificates by 

MAY 24 Isaac Parish, Francis West, Jr., and Edmund 

Badger, Philadelphia, relative to the will of John 
Randolph, with special reference to the manu 
mission of the slave John. Copy. 5 p. 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAY 25 Washington. Advice as to his visit to New 

York; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1833 Tillinghast, William I., and others. Providence, R. I. 

MAY 31 To Martin Van Buren, [New York ?] Proceed 

ings of a meeting on suffrage in Rhode Island, 
[Providence], Apr. 19, [1833]. D. S. 3 p. 



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1833 Van Buren, A[braham]. Washington. To Martin Van 

J UNE 3 Buren, [New York]. The death of John Ran 

dolph ; his last opinions on Van Buren and Jack 
son; the President to be able to make his tour; 
house decoration; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

J UNE Q [New York]. His departure to-day for Philadel 

phia; plans of his journey; ill-health and need of 
rest; the Bank and the change of deposits; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1833 Croswell, Edwin. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

J UNE 7 [New York]. As to Crabb s letter; no confi 

dence in James G. Bennett, Webb, or Sutherland. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1833 Kendall, Amos. Baltimore. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

J UNE 9 New York. The President s determination to 

remove the public deposits from the United 
States Bank; questions as to the manner of re 
moval; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. "Confidential." 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To John Van Buren, 

JuNE 10 [Albany]. Direction not to draw on him for 

money. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1833 Van Buren, A[braham]. Washington. To M[artin] Van 

J UNE 12 Buren, [New York]. General Jessup and his 

friends wish to know of Van Buren s treatment 

of De Witt Clinton; Jessup s view of the matter; 

etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Evans, Benjamin. Harrisburg, [Pa.] To Martin Van Bu- 

J UNE 26 ren, [New York]. His own persecution by Sam 

uel McKean; removal from office; the journal 
istic activity of Samuel D. Ingham; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1833 McClary, Silas C. Radnor, [Ohio]. To Martin Van Bu- 

JUNE 28 ren, Washington. Political parties almost ex 

tinct in his section; inquiry if Van Buren is to be 
a presidential candidate in 1836; etc. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1833 Foster, William. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

J UNB 30 bany [forwarded to Washington]. His Repub 

lican principles; the free trade party; the true 
policy of New York; John Quincy Adams; etc. 
A. K S. 5 p. 



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1833 T[uthill], L[ouisa] C. New Haven, [Conn.] To Martin 

JULY 2 Van Buren, Albany. Offering to marry Jackson. 

2 p. "Private." (A forgery. See Tuthill to 
Van Buren, August 8). 

1833 Barry, W[illiam] T[aylor]. Cincinnati. To Martin Van 

JULY 7 Buren, Albany. Pestilence in Kentucky; public 

interest in the President; the reception given to 
Daniel Webster by Jackson s friends ; the general 
opinion that Jackson has preserved the Union; 
attitude towards Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1833 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [VaJ To M[artin] 

JULY 11 Van Buren, [New York]. Introducing Mr. Niles 

and recommending him for the consulate at Paris ; 

politics in the Old Dominion; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. Charleston, [S. C.] To Martin 

JULY 12 Van Buren, New York [forwarded to Washington, 

thence to Albany]. Quarrels in the dominant 

party; a navy yard in the harbor would help to 

heal differences; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Emery, Isaac. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, Kinder- 

JULY 13 hook, N. Y. Van Buren s letter to Indiana; 

political results in Maine ; the Democracy of the 

Bay State sound to the core; appointments in 

the Boston Custom-house; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Cameron, Simon. Middletown, [Pa.] To John A[dams] 

JULY 17 Dix, Albany. Pennsylvania politics not under 

stood outside of the State; outline of the political 
history of the State; Governor Wolf; the press 
on a convention; what is said of Van Buren; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, 

JULY 22 Washington. The loss of General John Coffee; 

advice to remain at the Rip Raps till the recovery 

of his health; letters inclosed; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

JULY 2 Cambreleng, Saratoga Springs. New York city 

very disagreeable ; his own plan to visit Saratoga 

Springs; quarters he would wish; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1833 Hatch, W[illia]m S. Cincinnati. To Martin Van Buren, 

JuLY 2 [Albany]. The reorganization of the Cincinnati 

Republican , the new order favorable to Van 

Buren; an early nomination proposed; the in- 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 205 

Hatch, W[illia]m S. Continued. 

fluence of the paper; the question of a national 
bank; a request for Van Buren s views; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 24 [Albany]. Waiting to be taken to the Rip 

Raps; the removal of the deposits; his own 
doubts of the Cabinet s support; a request for 
Van Buren s views on announcing the removal; 
his own wish not to commit Van Buren as his 
successor; Coffee s death; the land bill; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 25 Albany. Returning the confidential letter from 

[Louisa C. Tuthill, July 2]; declining marriage. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1833 Forsyth, John. Georgetown, [D. C.] To [Martin Van 

JULY 25 Buren, New York]. Hatfield and an office; his 

own Northern trip and economy; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Rip Raps, [Va.] To Martin Van Bu- 

JuLY27 ren, Albany. His situation at the Rip Raps; 

a communication from Francis P. Blair con 
cerning McKean s attack on Van Buren; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. (Blair s statement inclosed. 
A. D. 1 p.) 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, [Rip 

JULY 29 Raps]. Acknowledging Jackson s reply [July 

25], to [Louisa C. Tuthill]; his own wish to see 

Wright before giving an opinion on removing the 

deposits; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Rip Raps, [Va.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 30 [Albany]. His reasons for withholding assent 

from Clay s land bill; his engrossment in the 

Bank question; his health improved; Livingston 

should be at Paris; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1833 Forsyth, John. Georgetown, [D. C.] To Martin Van 

AUG. 4 Buren, Saratoga Springs. As to the Russian 

mission; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1833 Bennett, J[ames] G[ordon]. Philadelphia. To M[artin] 

AUG. 6 Van Buren, [Albany]. Convention experiences 

in New York; politics in Pennsylvania; accusa 
tions against himself; need of aid. A. L. S. 3 p. 



206 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1833 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Saratoga Springs, [N. Y.] To An- 

AUG. 6 drew Jackson, [Rip Raps ?] McKean s pretences; 

John Slidell s displacement and desired vindica 
tion; Smith to go to Paris with Livingston; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 

1833 Tuthill, Louisa C. New Haven, Conn. To Martin Van 

AUG. 8 Buren, Albany. Denouncing as a forgery the 

letter written in her name [July 2]. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1833 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Saratoga Springs, [N. Y.]. To An- 

AUG. 8 drew Jackson, [Rip Raps]. Sending Forsyth s 

letter [Aug. 4]; the mission to Russia; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Rip Raps, [Va.] To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 12 t ren, [Saratoga Springs]. Sending a draft of his 

views on removing the deposits; grounds on 
which the action is based; the expense account 
of the Bank to be examined; the Secretary of the 
Treasury urged to put an end to the agency of 
the Bank; his own determination to use his 
powers to remove; Taney to give an opinion; 
etc. A. L. S. 5 p. "Private." 

1833 Smith, OQiver] Hfampton]. Connersville, Indiana. To 

AUG. 13 Churchill C[aldom] Cambreleng, New York. His 

own determination to support Van Buren for the 
Presidency; the strength of the McLean follow 
ing. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1833 Smith, OQiver] Hfampton]. Connersville, Ind. To Mar- 

AUG. 14 tin Van Buren, Washington, [forwarded to Al 

bany]. His own defeat by General McCarty, 
who will go for McLean; will be glad to corre 
spond confidentially. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1833] [Jackson, Andrew]. Rip Raps, [Va.] To [Martin Van 

AUG. 16 Buren, Albany?] The mission to Russia; Mc- 

Lane, Duane, Taney, and the removal of the de 
posits; A. Df. 2 p. (Incomplete). 

. A. L. 3 p. (Signature cut away). 

1833 Whitney, R. M. Philadelphia. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

AUG. 16 [Saratoga]. The conduct of the Bank of the 

United States ; private account of the President. 
A. L. S. 4 p. "Confidential." 

1833 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Rip Raps, [Va,] To Martin 

AUG - 17 Van Buren, [Saratoga]. Bad news from Moore; 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 207 

Blair, F[rancis] P[reston] Continued. 

the success of the Bank; time for removing the 
deposits; McLane and the Bank; Duane s posi 
tion; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Palmyra (Mo.) Courier. " Using up a demagogue" 

AUG. 17 [Birch]. Reprint; in the Missouri Intelligencer 

and Boon s Lick Advertiser, August 17, 1833. 
Clipping. 3 columns. 

1833 Law, John. Vincennes, Ind. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 20 Washington. Offering his influence to win the 

Presidency; efforts of McLean and Richard M. 
Johnson to forestall opinion; favors a conven 
tion; the Methodist influence; communications 
for publication. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Rip Raps, [Va.] To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 20 ren, [Saratoga]. Communicating an extract of 

a letter from a United States Bank director; 
bills for printing and secret service; the Bank 
not a safe depositary for government money; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1833 Harries, Abner. Centerville, Ind. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 3 Washington [forwarded to Kinderhook]. The 

presidency; claims of Van Buren and McLean; 
the attitude of the Clay men; a State conven 
tion ; the need of a good newspaper ; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1833 [Van Buren, Martin]. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, 

SEPT. 4 Washington. Views upon the deposits; various 

plans to be considered; what Congress can do; 

reasons for and against action by January 1; 

etc. A. L. 12 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 8 Albany. What is shown by the report of the 

government directors of the Bank; evil results 
of continuing deposits; the need of taking action 
before the meeting of Congress; McLane s ad 
vice; the precedent of William H. Crawford; his 
own hope for Van Buren s support; date of the 
change; a cause worthy of himself; etc. A. L. S. 
5 p. "Private." 

1833 Campbell, L. D. Hamilton, Ohio. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 9 Buren, Washington [forwarded to Albany and 



208 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Campbell, L. D. Continued. 

Kinderhook]. Inquiring as to Van Buren s 
candidacy and a subsidy for the writer s 
newspaper. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1833 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook, [N. Y.] To [Andrew 

SEPT. 11 Jackson], Washington. His own non-concur 

rence in McLane s suggestion; the power of 
Congress in the matter; the date of change; 
promise of support. Copy (extract). 3 p. 

1833 Vail, A[aron]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, Kinder- 

SEPT. 14 hook? N. Y.] Sending chintz and lining; as to 

announcing the removal of the deposits; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Chandler, John. Portland, Me. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 14 Albany. The State elections; the character of 

F. O. J. Smith, member of Congress elect; his 

own rejoicing at the defeat of Clay s schemes; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 15 [Kinderhook ?] The deposits to be removed at 

an early day; delay perplexing when promptness 
is a duty; the Cabinet on the matter; his own 
pain at William J. Duane s course. A. L. S. 
3 p. "Private." 

1833 Dillingham, Geo[rge] W. Columbus, Ga. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 16 Buren, Albany. The Government and the Creek 

Indians; influences at work; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 19 [New York?] The deposits to be removed on 

October 1, by executive order; Duane consider 
ing; Taney a sterling man; attacks upon Kendall; 
Bennett bought by the Bank ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 22 [New York ?] The Globe to give his reasons for 

removing the deposits; Duane s offensive paper; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 23 [New York ?] Duane dismissed; reasons for this 

action; Taney in his place; keen disappointment 
in Duane; an attorney-general wanted ; themes- 
sage begun. A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1833 Bennett, James Gordon. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

SEPT - 25 Buren, New York. The removal of deposits a 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 209 

Bennett, James Gordon Continued. 

plot to get rid of Duane and defeat Van Buren; 
Kendall the arch plotter; a meeting of Tammany 
Hall; Kentucky and the Frankfort Argus; plans 
of "Dick" Johnson; the need of taking some 
action; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson^ 

SEPT. 26 Washington. Washington Irving to present the 

letter; approval of Jackson s statement on re 
moving the deposits; general appreciation of it; 
no haste in appointing a new attorney-general; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 26 [New York]. Three banks in New York selected 

by Taney; one more desired; instructions to be 
issued this day; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 
1833 Bennett, Ja[me]s G[ordon]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

SEPT. 27 Van Buren, [New York]. Kendall plotting to 

defeat the nomination of Van Buren; signs of 
abandonment by Federal officials; Kendall s let 
ters; Richard M. Johnson. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1833 Van Buren, Mfartin]. New York. To [Andrew Jackson, 

SEPT. 28 Washington]. As to an additional bank in New 

York; Col. Canonge s wish to be auctioneer; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 29 [New York]. Gratified at approval of his course ; 

the Globe s explanation of the proclamation; the 
case of Judge Buffin; his own wish for Van Bu 
ren to come to Washington; Taney a host; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

OCT. 2 Washington. Jackson s illness due to coal fires; 

tactics of the opposition; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 5 [New York]. The Bank now under checkmate; 

Biddle s plan to destroy the state banks defeated; 
nothing to fear; Van Buren invited to the Presi 
dent s House; the message to Congress; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

[1833 Bennett, Ja[me]s G[ordon]. Philadelphia. To Martin 
OCT. 5] Van Buren, [New York]. Success assured; 

Kendall s plans for R. M. Johnson; rejoicing over 
40803 10 14 



210 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Bennett, Ja[me]s G[ordon] Continued. 

his own strength; the Globe s abuse of himself 
as a Bank man; his own wish for a letter for the 
Hicksite Quakers; the Globe s charges against 
Duane; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 [Van Buren, Martin]. New York. To [L. D. Campbell, 

OCT. 6 Hamilton, Ohio]. Reasons for not giving the 

pecuniary aid desired; purity of the press needed. 
A. Df . 2 p. 

1833 Stafford, Spencer. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 6 [New York]. The rise of great men with wishes 

to be fulfilled; De Witt Clinton and a farmer; 
the career of Knower; "the three great men s" 
advocacy of Jackson and opposition to Van 
Buren; a word of warning; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
". . . Confidential." 

1833 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To [Andrew] Jackson, 

OCT. 12 [Washington]. Congratulations on the elections; 

acceptance of his invitation; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1833 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To [Martin 

OCT. 29 Van Buren], Washington. His own serious ill 

ness; a plan to make a short tour; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1833 Ellsworth, Henry L[eavitt]. Fort Leavenworth, Mo. 

Nov. 8 To Martin Van Buren, Washington. His own 

success in Indian treaties; his plan of locating 
Indians wise and will prove successful; his wish 
to be superintendent; political matters; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. " Private." 

1833 Bennett, Ja[me]s Gordon. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

Nov. 9 Buren, Washington. McKean for the Senate; 

surprise that the Globe should support him; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1833 Carroll, W[illia]m. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 11 Washington. What the Legislature has done; 

Felix Grundy sent to the Senate after fifty-five 

ballo tings; his character and influence; McLean 

and his Methodist connection ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov - 16 Albany. Butler to accept the attorney-general 

ship; the Cabinet pleased with this acquisition; 
Judge White and the committees; a letter opened 
by mistake; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 211 

1833 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 19 [Xew York]. Butler sworn into office; charges 

against Slidell. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1833 Gooch, C[laiborne] W. Airfield, [Va.] To Martin Van 

Nov. 20 Buren, Washington. The violence of Richmond 

and politics; the conduct of Gov. Floyd; the case 
of J. H. Pleasants; sympathy for R. B. Randolph 
in jail; the Democrats hard road; the nature of 
the office-holders ; Ritchie and the Enquirer; the 
decision in favor of Pleasants; a remark of Wil 
liam S. Archer; some meditations; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. "Private." 

1833 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

Nov. 22 Van Buren, Albany. As to a coachman and 

horses; his own wish to go abroad; suggesting 
Naples; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 Forsyth, John. Steamboat "Columbus," Chesapeake 

Nov. 29 Bay. To Martin Van Buren, [Albany]. His 

own second slight; Southern men and the Cabi 
net; the Russian mission and his own position; 
reason for wishing to go abroad; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1833 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. YJ To 

DEC. l Archibald Mclntyre, New York. His own ad 

vocacy of Van Buren as Jackson s successor; his 
chances of winning doubtful; his own wish to be 
employed in his canvass; what is due to De Witt 
Clinton s friends; the Executive ability to give 
promotion; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1833 A[lley], Sfamuel]. New York. To R[oger] B[rooke] Taney, 

DEC. 7 Washington. Resignation as custom-house 

commissioner in view of a recent publication 

and of Blatchford s purchase of land. Copy. 

1 p. (With: Alley to Van Buren, 1833, Dec. 12). 

1833 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. YJ To 

DEC. 10 Archibald Mclntyre, New York. His own inten 

tion not to become an office-seeker; the election 
of Van Buren necessary to the Union, and capable 
of doing good; the publication of the Silas 
Wright letter; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1833 Hoffman, Michael. Herkimer, [N. YJ To Martin Van 

DEC. 10 Buren, Washington. The attempt of the Senate 

to force Van Buren to vote; the land measure, 



212 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Hoffman, Michael Continued. 

and Calhoun s revenue collection bills; the dis 
union attack by Sheldon Smith on Earll; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Alley, Samuel. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 12 Washington. Commissioners of the Custom 

house, etc; inclosing a copy of his letter [Dec. 7] 
to R. B. Taney on a purchase of land. A. L. S. 
3 p. (including inclosure, 1 p.) 

1833 Oswego County [N. Y.] Committee. " Memorial to the 

DEC. 12-16 House of Representatives of the U. States for 

the construction of a ship canal around the 
Falls of Niagara"; proceedings of a meeting; 
letter of transmittal, Dec. 16, 1833. Printed. 
3 p. (With: McWhorter to Van Buren, 1834, 
Feb. 2). 

1833 Mclntyre, Archibald]. New York. To Martin Van Bu- 

DEC. 13 ren, Washington. As to Jabez D. Hammond ; in 

closing his defence for publishing Silas Wright s 
letter; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1833 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. Y.] To 

DEC. 13 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. His own in 

ability to be an office-seeker; unionist principles; 
the incident of the Wright letter; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

[1833] H[oyt], J[esse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 
DEC. 19 Washington]. Commending Van Buren s speech 

to the Senate on taking his seat, Monday, [Dec. 
16, 1833]; the press. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1833 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To [Mar- 

DEC. 30 tin Van Buren], Washington. The merchants in 

great distress; the Bank and a panic. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

[1833?] Randolph, John, of Roanoke. Estate. Interrogatory for 
witnesses in the suit of George Braxton, executor 
of St. George T. Braxton, and others, v. William 
Leigh, executor of John Randolph, and others. 

4 p. 

[1833?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To the Duke of 
Sussex. Introducing Mr. Bond, "an agent for 
the Temperance and other societies" . . . ; the 
Reform agitation in England; Gen. Jackson s 
popular support; etc. A. Df. 4 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BTJREN 213 

[1833?] McLane, L[ouis. Washington]. To [Martin] Van Buren, 
[Washington]. Asking to see Van Buren this 
morning. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1833?] [Van Buren, Martin. Albany?] On the Bank of North 
America and its rights in New York. A. Df. 
8 p. 

1834 Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 3 [Washington]. Recommendations filed or re 

turned; Col. Hamilton in a panic; the policy of 
the Bank; his own firmness; prospects of Mc- 
DuffiVs resolution [House, Dec. 17, 1833]; friends 
of the Administration favoring the Bank; a 
panic possible if Congress delays action; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." (See: House Jour 
nal, 1833-4, p. 88, 149, etc.) 

1834 Lee, Gideon. New York. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

JAN. 6 ington]. The safety fund bank system; needed 

amendments and a new bank; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1834 Smith, Albert. Augusta, Me. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 7 Washington. Appointments to office in Maine 

and Massachusetts ; the party s lack of confidence 
in General King; his own wish to be collector of 
customs at New Bedford; the incumbent, Lemuel 
Williams, a friend of Calhoun; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1834 Suffern, Thomas. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 12 Washington. The proposed Bank of the State 

of New York; memorial to Congress for a char 
ter; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Van Buren, M[artin], Washington. To Thomas Suffern, 

JAN. 15 New York. Answering Suffern s letter of [Jan.] 

12, on the plan "of the friends of the present 
Bank" to ask a charter from Congress for a new 
one in New York; as to the legal right and the 
expediency of such application; his own inability 
to support the measure; its political effects. A. 
Df. 8 p. 

. Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 4 p. 

1834 Bunner, R[udolph]. Oswego, [N. Y.] To [Martin Van 

JAN. 15 Buren, Washington]. Congratulations on the 

contest with the Bank; his own wish to know 



214 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Bunner, R[udolph] Continued. 

President Jackson " intimately so as to hit him 
off dramatically " ; Taney s report ; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1834 H[amil ton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To [Martin 

JAN. 18 Van Buren], Washington. Evidences of a most 

alarming pressure for money; his own inability 

to suggest a remedy; effects on politics; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 Suffern, Thomas. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JAN. 21 Washington. A meeting on the proposed bank 

memorial to Congress; the movement abandoned; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Webb, Ja[me]s Watson. New York. To Martin Van 

JAN. 22 Buren, Washington. His own wish to support 

Van Buren; the country facing a crisis; Van 
Buren s duty to throw himself into the breach 
between the Executive and the Bank; as to a 
bank in the District of Columbia with branches; 
an offer of the support of the Courier and 
Enquirer. A. L. S. 4 p. "Confidential." 

1834 Van Alen, Ja[me]s J. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 27 Washington. Pressure on the money market; 

the remedy in renewing the charter of the Bank ; 
sufferings of millions caused by the act of one 
man; political effects; the legislative view; Van 
Buren s responsibility and opportunity; etc. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

1834 Van Schaick, M[yndert]. Albany, [N. YJ To Martin 

JAN. 28 Van Buren, Washington. Objections to a metal 

currency; paper currency; the effect of a con 
traction of credits; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 New York Fourth Ward Democratic Republican Elect- 

JAN. 29 O rs. New York. Resolutions upon the re- 

charter of the Bank of the United States and the 
restoration of the deposits. D. S. of Eldad 
Holmes, etc. 3 p. (With: Holmes to Van 
Buren, 1834, Feb. 7.) 

1834 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John Van Buren, 

- 29 Albany. The situation becoming daily more 

agreeable; Preston s speech and advances; Vir 
ginia, returning to old principles; Northern Fed 
eralists to aid Southern enterprises in return for 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 215 

Van Buren, M[artin] Continued. 

the support of the Bank; Forsyth s speech; 
Wright to present resolutions; etc. A. L. S. 
5 p. 

1834 Hoyt, J[esse], New York. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

JAN. 29 ington]. The merchants committee on com 

mercial embarrassments; letters to Joseph Ker- 
nochan and Elbert J. Anderson; the distress 
appalling; a meeting of friends of the Adminis 
tration; modification of the safety fund law; 
the danger of delay; the necessity for a national 
bank; etc. A. L. S. 9 p. 

1834 Burckle, C. J., and others. Oswego, [N. Y.] To William 

JAN. 29 L[earned] Marcy, [Albany]. On cheaper and 

more rapid communication with the Western 
lakes. Printed. 8 p. (Three copies). 

1834 Democratic Republicans of the Fourth Ward, New York. 

JAN. 29 Proceedings and resolutions of a meeting in 

favor of the Federal Administration s course in 
regard to the Bank and the removal of the de 
posits; Eldad Holmes, chairman. Copy. 3 p. 
(With: Holmes to Van Buren, 1834, Feb. 7). 

1834 Van Schaick, M[yndert]. New York. To Mfartin] Van 

JAN. 31 Buren, Washington. On the issue of treasury 

notes to relieve merchants; effects of refusing 

to take United States Bank exchange drafts; 

the New York banks; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Sedgwick, Theodore, Jr. Paris. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 1 Washington. Intorest in the domestic conflict; 

his own opposition to an immediate convention 

for the presidential nomination; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1834 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To M[artin] 

FEB. I Van Buren, [Washington]. The Tammany meet 

ing; the cause of the Administration strength 
ened; no great scarcity of money; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1834 McWhorter, George H. Oswego, [N. YJ To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 2 Buren, [Washington]. Inclosing a memorial 

[etc., of the Oswego County Committee, 1833, 

Dec. 12] for constructing a ship canal around 

the Falls of Niagara. A. L. S. 3 p. 



216 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

[1834] Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 4 Washington]. Political consequences of the 

Administration s attitude towards the Bank; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1834 Democratic citizens of Philadelphia. Proceedings and reso- 

FEB. 6] lutions of a public anti-Bank meeting, Hemy 

Horn, chairman. Printed; from [ The Pennsyl- 
vanianf Feb. 8?]. 2 columns. (Headed: "Our 
Country, and our Country s good. Democracy 
Unconquered and Unconquerable!!") 

1834 Holmes, Eldad. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 7 Washington. Inclosing proceedings of a meet 

ing [Jan. 29] of Democratic-Republicans, 4th 
Ward, New York City, on the recharter of the 
Bank. L. S. 1 p. 

1834 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John Van Buren, 

FEB. 10 Albany. The fate of the Administration and the 

civil career of Jackson dependent on the result 
of the contest; the strength of the Opposition; 
the attitude of the New York delegation on the 
appointment of a judge; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1834 Lewis, Morgan. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 11 [Washington]. A meeting at Tammany Hall ; the 

condition of the money market improving; the 
law applying to the removal of the deposits; 
the Bank and its paper; political rumors; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Vanderpoel, J[ames]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB - 13 [Washington]. Why he has not written earlier; 

Mrs. Ganzevoort s wish for her son s promotion 
in the Navy; Clay s attack upon Butler; approval 
of the course of the Administration; Biddle s 
attitude; John Van Buren s law studies; opinion 
of the Patroon [Stephen Van Eenssalaer] on the 
Bank; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1834 Teackle, Littleton Dennis. Annapolis, [Md.] To Martin 

FEB - 13 Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending a scheme 

for adjusting the bank question. A. L. S. 1 p. 
(Inclosure entitled: "A plan for compromising 
the bank question ; signed : "A Citizen of Mary 
land." Feb. 13, 1834. Broadside.) 

1834 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To the Cordwainers 

FEB - 15 of Philadelphia. Reply to their address offering 

him a public dinner. A. Df. 4 p. 
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V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To [Robert] Lucas, 
[Columbus, O.] Appreciation of his special mes 
sage ; sending the speech of [William Cabell Rives, 
Senate, Jan. 17, 1834]; the action of the Ohio 
Democrats; etc. A. Df. 4 p. 

Sutherland, Jacob. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 
[Washington]. The office of United States dis 
trict attorney at New York; the feelings of Sen 
ator [Nathaniel P.] Tallmadge and his conduct; 
how he came to be indorsed; his own position; 
Van Buren s assurances and his own inaction; 
the exceeding caution of Van Buren s letter; who 
can not remain neutral; etc. A. L. S. 9 p. 

Allen, Stephen. New York. Record of proceedings of a 
meeting in Tammany Hall [Feb.] 19, of signers of 
a memorial to Congress (" merchants, mechanics, 
and others ") against the restoration of the depos 
its and the renewal of the United States Bank 
charter. Printed. 3 columns. 

. Copy (extract) . (Both with: Allen to Van 
Buren, 1834, Feb. 21.) 

V[an] R[enssalaer], C. [Mrs.] Manor House, [Albany]. 
To [Martin Van Buren,] Washington. Friendly 
letter. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Allen, Stephen. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 
[Washington]. Sending transcript of proceed 
ings of a meeting in New York. [Feb. 19]. 
L. S. 1 p. 

Bowring, John. Paris. To Ferdinand List, Leipzig. 
Congratulations on his appointment; his own 
fight against monopoly; the repeal of corn laws; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Chambers, John R. Upper Mount Bethel, Northampton 
Co., Pa. Proceedings and resolutions of a citi 
zens meeting, in favor of the Federal Adminis 
tration. Copy. 3 p. (With: Bacon to Van 
Buren, 1834, Feb. 24-26.) 

Bacon, Rufus. Dills Ferry, Pa. To Martin Van Buren, 
-26 Washington. Sending a resolution indorsing 

Jackson and Van Buren, and the removal of the 
deposits; adopted [Feb. 22] by citizens of Upper 
Mount Bethel, Pa. A. L. S. 1 p. (Inclosure 
in the same hand. 3 p.) 



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1834 Barker, Jacob. Steamboat, between Louisville and New 

FEB. 25 Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, Washington. 

Great despondency among business men; his own 

efforts to defeat the movement at Cincinnati in 

favor of rechartering the bank; etc.; sending an 

editorial based upon his remarks. A. L.S. 4 p. 

1834 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To G[orham] A. 

FEB. 28 Worth, [New York?] An attempt to involve 

himself in the failure of Knower; is on no man s 

paper; inquiry if his name is still on Worth s 

bond; a request to have another substituted if 

agreeable; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

. A. Df. of Abraham Van Buren. 2 p. 

[1834? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington.] A defence of Jack- 

FEB. ?] son s course relative to the dismissal of Duane 

and the removal of the deposits. A. Df . 1 1 p. 

1834 Stebbins, Cfharles]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. l [Washington]. Undue importance attached to 

his visit to Washington; the action of the Albany 

banks in not receiving country paper and the 

remedy adopted; checks and the United States 

Bank; Gallatin s views; a strong fight to be waged 

in the charter election; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To J[ames] Thomp- 

MAR. 2 son. The President s willingness for the publi 

cation of his. letter to Governor George Wolf. 
A. Df. 1 p. "Confidential." 

1834 Leavenworth, H. Steamboat, Louisville and Portland 

MAR. 2 Canal. To M[artin] Van Buren, Washington. 

The state of opinion on the currency question; 

some national bank necessary; etc. A. L. S. 

Ip. 

1834 Throop, E[nos] Thompson]. New York. To M[artin] 

MAR - 2 Van Buren, [Washington]. Great stagnation of 

business for want of money; an infinite number 
of improbable stories; the credit of the country 
banks; a proposed ten million dollar bank; the 
influence of reduced customs-duties and credits; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 Paulding, James K[irke]. New York. To Marti i Van 

Buren, Washington. Rives speech [Senate, Jan. 
17]; the movement against paper money; econ 
omy in appropriations; the panic subsiding; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 






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1834 Hogeboom, John C. Ghent, [N. Y ] To Martin Van Bu- 

MAR. 3 ren, Washington. The distress for money in 

creasing; prices for grain and wool; the possible 
political effect; his own situation; his wish for 
Jackson to retire, and Van Buren to harmonize 
the country; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To James Thomp- 

MAR. 3 son, [Harrisburg, Pa.] As to the publication of 

the President s letter to Governor Wolf. A. Df. 
2 p. 

1834 Thompson, James. Harrisburg, [Pa]. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAR. 6 ren, Washington. The desperate struggle in 

the Pennsylvania House of Representatives over 
the Bank; action upon the report of the Com 
mittee of Ways and Means [Mar. 1, 1834] on 
State finances and currency; the President s let 
ter not to be published; the question of a national 
convention; etc., answering Van Buren s letters 
of [Mar. 2] and 3. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To G[orham] A. 

MAR. 9 Worth, [New York ?] Thanks for prompt at 

tention to his suggestion [of Feb. 28, relative to 
Worth s bond]; personal message. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1834 Anonymous. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAR. 10 ington. The distress of the country; the error 

of the bank policy; political effects; the necessity 

for a United States Bank; plan of a new bank 

outlined. 3 p. 

1834 Sedgwick, Theodore. New York. To Mfartin] Van Bu- 

MAR. 11 ren, Washington. Confidence being restored; 

the bad effect of the President s interviews with 
committees ; the necessity of reasoning down the 
Bank; the power of the Bank a danger; the re 
moval of the deposits; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1834 Van Schaick, M[yndert]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 12 Washington. Political prospects in New York; 

great commercial distress; no new paper dis 
counted by banks; Albany banks aided from 
New York; project of a ten million dollar bank. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Van Schaick, M[ynden] Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 13 [Washington ] The organization of a young men s 



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Van Schaick, M[yndert] Continued. 

convention; the proposed ten million dollar bank; 
less bank capital in New York than in other states, 
proportionately; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 King, James. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

MAR 14 ington]. As to a State bank with ten million dol 

lars capital; details of organization; advantages 
to be derived from such an institution; Senator 
Wright on metallic currency; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 Leavenworth, H. Alexandria, La. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 17 Washington. Business prostrated by the United 

States Bank; a suggestion that Van Buren resign 

to become a senator from New York; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1834 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington.] Speech before putting 

MAR. 17 the question on Henry Clay s motion not to re 

ceive a memorial from [York] Co., Pa. A. Df. 
30 p. 

1834 Gardiner, C. B. Lebanon, Ohio. To William B. Lewis, 

MAR. 24 [Washington]. The establishment of a news 

paper at the capital; intrigues of Amos Lane 
against him and their effects; condition of the 
party and press at Cincinnati; crisis in the 
Jackson-Van Buren party; the malice and 
revenge of the Bank; a meeting of McLean and 
Clay men; his own election; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 Gooch, C[laiborne] W. Airfield, [VaJ To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 24 Washington. The present state of parties in 

Virginia; his own wish to move about; a true 
crisis at hand; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 Goodsell, Thomas. Utica, N. Y. Memorial of the inhabi- 

M AR - 25 tants of Utica to the New York Legislature on 

a canal. Printed; in the Utica Observer Extra. 

1 p. 

1834 Hamilton], J[ames] Alexander]. [New York]. To [Martin 

MAR. 28 Van Buren], Washington. Prospects of the city 

election; on placing bets for Van Buren; the 

Standard likely to change owners; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1834 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To William L[earned] 

MAR - 31 Marcy, [Albany]. Praising his special message; 

the contest over the Bank and the popular will ; 



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[Van Buren, Martin] Continued. 

the object of creating public and private dis 
tress; an opportunity for the Democratic anti- 
Masons to return; etc. A. Df. 6 p. 

1834 Wright, Benjamin. New York. To Joseph E. Bloom- 

APR. l field. On a St. Lawrence canal project. Printed. 

3 p. (With: New York Assembly Report, 1834, 
Apr. 14). 

1834 Gibbes, Geo[rge] M. Paris. To William C[abell] Rives, 

APR. 2 Washington. The law for executing the Treaty 

rejected by the Chamber of Deputies; the 
advisability of the United States sending an 
extraordinary mission before resorting to re 
prisals; a suggestion for Edward Livingston; 
the debate; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Whittlesey, E[lisha], and other Representatives. [Wash- 

APR. 3 ington]. Petition to the President of the Senate 

and the Speaker of the House to abolish the sale 
of liquor in the Capitol. D. S. 3 p. 

1834 Van Buren, [Martin]. Washington. To the Editor of the 

APR. 5 Cincinnati Republican. Disavowal of a printed 

letter purporting to give his views on the 

charter of the Ohio Life Insurance and Trust 

Company. A. Df. of Silas Wright, Jr. 1 p. 

1834 Bozorth, William, and others. Philadelphia. To Martin 

APR. 8 Van Buren, [Washington]. Invitation to a cele 

bration of Jefferson s birthday. L. S. 1 p. 

1834 Rush, Richard. Sydenham, [Pa.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

APR. 9 [Washington]. Gratification at the vote on the 

Bank; a minister to the Court of St. James; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Washington. To William Bozorth 

APR. 10 and others, [Philadelphia]. Declining their in 

vitation [of Apr. 8] to a celebration of Jefferson s 
birthday. A. Df. 2 p. 

1834 Van Rensselaer, S[tephen]. Albany. To [Martin Van 

APR. 12 Buren, Washington.] His own inability to 

accept public office ; his wish to devote his fife to 
charities. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 New York Assembly. Report of the select Committee on 

APR. 14 the petition of the inhabitants of Oswego County. 

Printed. 11 pp. (Containing: Wright to Bloom- 
field, April 1, 1834.) 



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1834 Irving, John T[reat]. New York. To M[artin] Van 

APR. 14 Buren, Washington. Asking a place for James 

I. Roosevelt as a commissioner on claims under 

the Spanish treaty. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1834 Patriotic Bank. [Washington.] Statement of affairs. 

APR. 17 Printed. 2 p. 

1834 Alley, Sam[ue]l. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 17 Washington. The removal of the deposits and 

the elections; location of the Custom-house; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

MAY 5 Van Buren, Washington. News from France 

against the Treaty; the President s policy; a des 
perate disease needs a desperate remedy; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 Price, William M. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 15 Washington]. The disorganized condition of the 

press ; Reynolds suggested as the editor of a new 
paper; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. " Confidential." 

1834 Hamilton, James Alexander]. New York. To M[artin] 

MAY 15 Van Buren, Washington. A new paper in New 

York; asking Van Buren to recommend an 

editor; the position of the Times; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1834 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To [Martin] 

MAY 15 Van Buren, [Washington]. Views upon French 

affairs; the question of reprisals; contingent 
tariff duties on silks; the manner of imposing 
them; the deputies action through mistake; etc. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

1834 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To Martin 

MAY 16 Van Buren, Washington. The rumored predic 

tion of the failure of the French Treaty; American 
claims not popular in France; Congress should 
be sounded before definite recommendations are 
made; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Hamilton], J[ames] Alexander]. New York. To M[ar- 

MAY 17 tin] Van Buren, Washington. The conditions 

under which the Times can be secured; names 
suggested for its editor; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Gwin, Sam[ue]l. Clinton, Miss. To Martin Van Buren, 

20 [Washington]. Van Buren said to favor the 

interference of Congress in manumitting slaves; 
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1834 Vail, A[aron]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAY 22 ington]. His own confidence in the regulating 

power of the people; Smith Thompson Van Bu- 
ren s visit to London; his own routine of duties; 
a minister at St. James; conditions in England; 
the King s rumored illness; Jackson s autograph 
for the Princess Victoria; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1834 Macon, Nath[anie]l. Buck Spring, [N. C.] To Martin 

MAY 24 Van Buren, Washington. On the removal of the 

deposits; banks the nobility of the country; the 

magnitude of the struggle; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Gutierrez, J. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAY 29 ington. The editor of the Mercantile made sec 

retary to the Board of Aldermen; the question 
of the Bank; the colony of Texas; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. "Private." 

1834 Webb, S. H. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JUNE 3 ington. His brother [James Watson Webb] s 

course in the Courier and Enquirer condemned 
by his friends; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To Martin 

JUNE 16 Van Buren, Washington. The opposition of the 

French Chambers to an appropriation based on 
a misapprehension; the misuse made of the inci 
dent by the Opposition; an article in the Globe; 
politics in Virginia; his own candidacy; a visit 
from Major Donelson; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1834 Vail, A[aron]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JUNE 19 ington]. Smith Van Buren s visit to London; 

the question of church reform coming to the 

front; conditions at home; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

(including a subjoined account). 

1834 Frelinghuysen, Theo[dore]. Senate chamber, Washing- 

J UNE 27 ton. To Martin Van Buren, Senate. Trans 

mitting a petition [1834, Apr. 3J against liquor- 
selling in the Capitol. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1834 Logan, Andrew. Beaver, Penn. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 30 Washington. The political soundness of Penn 

sylvania; McLane s resignation and his successor; 
views on appointments; attempts to crush the 
Democracy of the Nation; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Gilpin, Henry D[ilwood]. "A speech delivered at the Dem- 

J ULY 4 ocratic celebration by the citizens of the Second 



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Gilpin, Henry D[ilwood] Continued. 

Congressional District of Pennsylvania . . . 
July 4, 1834" . . . Pamphlet. 27 p. (Auto, pre 
sentation copy to Martin Van Buren) . 

1834 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To Samuel Gwin, 

JULY 11 [Clinton, Miss.] Answering Gwin s inquiry of 

May 20, as to Van Buren s position on the power 
of Congress to abolish slavery in the slaveholding 
states. A. Df . 3 p. (Printed; in Mr. Van Buren s 
Opinions, [1835?] 

1834 Beaumont, A[ndrew]. Wilkes Barre, [Pa.] To Martin Van 

JULY 14 Buren, [New York]. The toast sent by President 

Jackson to the Wolf celebration ; the character of 
Wolf s following; political matters in Pennsyl 
vania; George Kremer; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Goundie, G. H. Bethlehem, Pa. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 15 Washington [forwarded to New York]. Van 

Buren s proposed tour in Pennsylvania; the vice- 
presidency; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Lewis, W[illia]m Berkeley]. Washington. To Martin Van 

JULY 19 Buren, [New York]. An extract from a letter 

from Jackson; meeting with Poindexter; Vir 
ginia to right herself; Van Buren s journey; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Elliott, Jfesse] D[uncan]. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 22 New York. On the location of a navy yard at 

Charlestown; a supper to Biddle; the construc 
tion of a ship; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1834 [Vail, Aaron]. Legation U. S., London. To [John For- 

JULY 24 syth], Washington. On diplomatic relations be 

tween Austria and the United States; his own 
feeling at the transference of the negotiation to 
Christopher Hughes; a conversation between 
Hughes and Hummelauer; the impropriety of 
Hughes s conduct; etc. A. L. 7 p. "Confiden 
tial." 

1834 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, 

JULY 25 [Washington]. A letter from Judge Sutherland; 

his own wish for the settlement of the question; 
Webster and the Bank; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1834 Whitehead, J. Germantown, Pa. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 30 [Albany]. The weakness of the press in defence 



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Whitehead, J. Continued. 

of the Administration s measures; its friends 
reliance upon individuals rather than on masses; 
his own writing on the bank question; offer of 
the result to the Administration; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1834 Bell, Tho[ma]s S. West Chester, Pa. To Martin Van 

JULY 31 Buren, Albany [forwarded to Saratoga Springs]. 

Invitation in behalf of the committee of arrange 
ments to attend a Democratic harvest-home. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Van Buren, M[artin]. Lebanon Springs, [N. Y.] To An- 

AUG. 2 drew Jackson, Nashville. Uneasiness as to his 

health; gratitude for his friendship; Tennessee 
and the Bank; on Jackson depends the de 
struction of the Bank s influence; Forsyth s 
letter; the vacancy on the Bench; etc. A. L. S. 
8 p. 

1834 [Van Buren, Martin. Saratoga]. To [Thomas S. Bell, 

[C.AUG. 4?] West Chester, Pa.] Declining the invitation 

[July] 31, to a Democratic harvest home. A. Df. 
of John Adams Dix. 3 p. 

1834 [Van Buren, Martin. Lebanon Springs, N. Y.] To H. 

AUG. 4 Bucke. General Cameron for the governorship 

of Michigan; the administration of Governor 
Wolf in Pennsylvania; etc. A. Df. 2 p. 

1834 Van Buren, Martin. Saratoga Springs, [N. Y.] To An- 

AUG. 7 drew Jackson, Nashville. His own belief that 

success will be gained; Webster s meeting; the 

removal of the deposits and the State address; 

a successor to Judge Johnson ; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1834 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 8 Albany. His journey homeward; coin a rarity; 

plan to attend a dinner at Nashville; Bell s posi 
tion injured by his silence on the Bank question; 
has seen no newspapers; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1834 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To [Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 16 Saratoga]. The Nashville gathering; the two 

toasts; his own attitude toward John Bell and 
his fear that he is destroyed politically; the plot 
of the Bank as to gold; a remedy outlined; a 
bank bill; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

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1834 Saunders, R[omulus] Mptchell]. Raleigh, [N. C.] To 

A UG . 20 Martin Van Buren, [Saratoga]. Elections to the 

State Legislature; McLane suggested for the jus 
ticeship; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

AUG. 26 Buren, Saratoga. Roper and his paper; Barry s 

sickness; his own need of an assistant; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Gilpin, II[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

AUG. 31 Van Buren, [Saratoga]. Cheering intelligence of 

the political situation in Pennsylvania; uncer 
tainty in Louisiana; Edward Livingston dissatis 
fied with the tone of the press on the French 
Treaty; etc, A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1834 [Green, Duff. Washington]. "Mr. Van Buren s Democ- 

AUG. ?] racy [Editorial on his opposition to universal 

suffrage, including an extract from the Advocate 
and Journal]". Clipping from the [United 
States Telegraph?] (With: Blair to Van Buren, 
1834, Sept. 2.) 

1834 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 2 Buren, Saratoga Springs [forwarded to Oswego]. 

Sending Duff Green s article on Van Buren s at 
titude toward suffrage; advising a reply; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1834 [Van Buren, Martin. Saratoga?] Draft for the part of 

SEPT. 10] the "Ilerkimer [Republican Convention] ad 

dress" referring to the anti-Masons, their ap 
proaching dissolution and new party affiliations. 
A. Df. 29 p. (See the printed address, Albany 
Argus, 1834, Sept. 13.) 

[1834 Van Buren, Martin. Saratoga ?] Notes on President Jack- 

SEPT. 10] son s course, especially with reference to the 

Bank of the United States, [for the Herkimer 
Convention?] address [to the Republicans of 
New York], in defence of the Administration. 
A. Df. 18 p. (Indorsed by Abraham Van 
Buren: " Notes Republican address". Com 
pare the printed report of the address of the 
Herkimer Convention in the Albany Argus, 1834, 
Sept, 13). 



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1834 Jackson, Andrew. Campbell s Station, [Tenn.] To Mar- 

SEPT. 14 tin Van Buren, [Saratoga?]. On his way to 

Washington; the appropriation for improving 
the Wabash; the people wide awake on the 
Bank s political influence; political prospects 
in the Southern states; Van Buren s health; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1834 H[amilton], J[ames] Alexander]. Dobbs Ferry, [N. Y.] 

SEPT. 16 To Martin Van Buren, [Saratoga]. On Matthew 

Davis s writings on politics; Van Buren to be 

pushed aside for a Pennsylvania man; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1834 Taney, R[oger] B[rooke]. Baltimore. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 16 Buren, [Oswego ?] Gratification at praise of his 

speech; its occasion; the panic-makers to have 
their reward; a local question on dividing Fred 
erick County; the address of the Herkimer Con 
vention; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 Brown, B[edford]. Caswell Co., N. C. To Mfartin] Van 

SEPT. 24 Buren [Cayuga?] State elections favorable; ef 

forts to divide the friends of the Administration; 
unusual prosperity prevailing; his own re-elec 
tion; the last session of Congress; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1834 Van Buren, M[artin]. C[ayuga?] To John Van Buren, 

SEPT. 27 [Albany ?] His own journeyings and entertain 

ment; "our friends" to be advised to issue the 
correspondence between the Treasury and the 
Bank as a hand-bill; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Rush, Richard. Sydenham. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 28 [Genesee?] The latest outrage of the Bank; 

the removal of the deposits generally approved; 
good political prospects in Pennsylvania; the 
death of William H. Crawford; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1834 Vaux, Roberts. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 29 [Genesee ?] Thanks for European letters of in 

troduction; the address of the New York Con 
vention [Sept. 10]; talk of Hugh L. White for the 
Presidency; his own letter of introduction given 
to Dr. Julius; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Forsyth, John. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 30 [Genesee?] Duel gossip; burning in effigy; the 

French Treaty; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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Van Buren, M[artin]. Utica, [N. Y.] To Andrew Jack 
son, Washington. The Young Men s Convention 
at Herkimer [Oct. 2 and 3] ; the question of inter 
nal improvements; no doubt of success in New 
York; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[Van Buren, Martin. Herkimer]. Speech to the Young 
Men s Herkimer Convention. A.Df. 7 p. (Com 
pare the printed synopsis in the Albany Argus, 
Oct. 8, 1834). 

Shepley, Ether. Saco, [Me.] To Martin Van Buren, 
[Utica, N. Y. ?] On a forged letter purporting to 
come from Henry Horn on Pennsylvania politics. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 
[Utica, N. Y. ?] His own arrival and health; 
Tennessee not wavering on the presidential suc 
cession; a national convention; the Jesuitical 
course -of the King of France; the message to 
Congress; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Vaux, Roberts. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 
[Utica, N. Y. ?] A message to Simpson delivered : 
a visit of inspection from Governor Wolf; the 
defeat of the Bank; Van Buren nominated by 
Montgomery County, Pa.; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, 
[Washington]. His own intention to return after 
the elections ; internal improvements ; desperation 
of the Opposition; French affairs; bright pros 
pects; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Rives, Wfilliam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To [Martin 
Van Buren, Albany]. The political contest in 
Virginia; instructions on the senatorship; 
Ritchie s efforts; the presidential message; rela 
tions with France; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

[Madison, James. Montpelier]. To Edward Coles. On 
the power of the President to make diplomatic 
and consular appointments in the recess of Con 
gress. Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 6 p. 
(With: Madison, Memorandum, 182- ?) 

Rush, Richard. Sydenham, [Pa.] To [Martin Van Buren, 
Albany]. A glorious victory in Philadelphia; 
Whig outrages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1834 Van Buren, M[artin]. Kinderhook. To A[ndrew] Jack- 

OCT. 18 son, [Washington]. Efforts to defeat him in his 

own county; a letter from James Hamilton, of 
South Carolina ; the appointment of Col. Cross ; 
victories in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Gaines, R. M. Natchez, [Miss.] To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 20 [Kinderhook]. The Administration well sup 

ported in the State; Benton a favorite for the 
vice-presidency; the senatorial election; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p." 

1834 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, 

OCT. 23 Washington. Rives s letter and the Virginia 

position; the defeat of the Opposition; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 27 [Albany]. The Ohio elections; nullification nulli 

fied; South Carolina returning to its senses; 
Rives s letter and real information from Paris; 
will speak of the Bank with point and energy; 
Tennessee to be true; the Hermitage burned; 
etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1834 Linn, L[ewis] Fpelds]. St. Genevieve, [Mo.] To Martin 

OCT. 30 Van Buren, Albany. On a letter in the Globe; the 

possibility of defeat ; his own intention to support 
Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Conclin, William, Charles Cist, and W[illiam] L. Hatch. 

Nov. 3 Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

[Albany]. Results of the elections; as to the 
presidential succession; no one like Jackson; 
traders in politics; a confidential agent should be 
sent to view the ground; the importance of 
Ohio s vote; etc, L. S. 6 p. "Confidential." 

1834 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, 

Nov. 5 [Albany]. Sending a sketch of what should be 

said on internal improvements; the subject of the 
judgeship; the unequal position of the Western 
States; the candidates reviewed; the New York 
election; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1834 D Oyley, Charles W. Greenville, S. C. To Martin Van 

Nov. 10 Buren, Washington. Sending a copy of the 

Greenville Mountaineer with questions addressed 

to McDuffie and Calhoun; a suggestion for legal 



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D Oyley, Charles W. Continued. 

proceedings against the Nullifiers; his own wish 
to carry the State for Van Buren ; the Union party 
to win; the strength of the Bankites; facts 
against Calhoun wanted; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 
"Confidential." 

1834 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To Martin 

Nov. 15 Van Buren, [Albany]. Congratulations on the 

New York elections; treatment of the French 
question; the President s present inability to 
recommend a resort to force; a statement of just 
causes for complaint ; a commercial measure sug 
gested; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

Copy by Mrs. Rives (extract). 4 p. 
(With: Rives to Van Buren, 1834, Nov. 13). 

1834 Bancroft, George. Northampton, Mass. To Martin Van 

Nov. 17 Buren, [Albany]. On the first volume of the 

History; New York to be noticed in the second; 
his own political activity; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
(Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, 
p. 382-3). 

1834 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To M[artin] 

Nov. 18 Van Buren, [Albany ?] Sending a copy of part 

of a letter [of Nov. 15]; also two letters from 

Barclay. A. L. S. 3 p. (Inclosure, copy. 

4 p.) 

1834 Goodenow, John M. Cincinnati. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 26 [Albany]. The danger of trusting false friends; 

Jacksonian principles maintained would win; his 
own services to the party; his wish for the office 
of surveyor-general of the district; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. "Private." 

1834 Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Snickers ville, [Va.] To Mar- 

Nov. 29 tin Van Buren, [Albany?] Congratulations on 

New York success; Jackson s strong position; 

results in Virginia; instructed delegates; anxiety 

to see the message; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 Duane, William. Philadelphia. Circular: Effort to re- 

No v - establish the Aurora; his own past services and 

prospects; etc. Printed. 1 p. 

1834 Scott, David. Wilkesbarre. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 2 [Washington?] General McKean s hostility; 



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Scott, David Continued. 

causes of the existence of two tickets; Beau 
mont s tactics as to appointments; the removal 
of General Ross; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. New York. To Martin Van 

DEC. 6 Buren, [Washington]. Unqualified approval of 

the message; Fenimore Cooper and the French 

question ; the wrong course of the Administration 

papers; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1834 Cameron, Simon. [Harrisburg, Pa. ?] To M[artin] Van 

DEC. 6 Buren, [Washington]. Buchanan elected to the 

Senate; congratulations. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1834 Vaux, Roberts. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 6 [Washington]. The President s message; the 

Philadelphia Mint in politics ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Sharkey. Answer- 

DEC. 7 ing Sharkey s letter asking facts as to Van 

Buren slife; reasons for not replying fully. A. 
Df. of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 3 p. 

1834 Logan, A[ndrew]. Beaver, Pa. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 12 Washington. The organization of the Senate dis 

tress committees and the Bank; Jackson s great 
victory; Pennsylvania certain to lead in the elec 
tion ; Buchanan and McKean ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Irving, Washington. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 15 [Washington]. The President s message; the 

French situation; letters of marque and reprisal; 

as to a cadetship for Richard Dodge Frothing- 

ham; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Benton, Thomas H[art]. Washington. To [Wiley?] 

DEC. 16 Davis, Manchester, Miss. Letter: "Mr.Benton s 

letter to Maj. Gen. Davis, of the State of Missis 
sippi, declining the nomination of the conven 
tion of that State; defending the nomination of 
Mr. Van Buren for the presidency . . . Wash 
ington . . . Blair & Rives, 1835." Pamphlet. 
16 p. (Including also: [1] Lytle and others to 
Benton, 1835, Jan. 1; [2] Benton to Lytle and 
others, 1835, Jan. 2. 

1834 Disney, D[avid] T[iernan]. Columbus, [O.] To Martin 

DEC. 18 Van Buren, Washington. Gratification at the 

course taken; McLean to be a candidate for the 

presidency; his defeat certain; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 



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1834 Fulton, William S. Little Rock, [Ark.] To W[illia]m 

DEC. 19 Berkeley] Lewis, Washington. Arkansas about 

to become a state; her wish to come in as a 

Jackson state; the factions described; Pope s 

position; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Chandler, John. Portland, [Me.] To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 19 [Washington]. The removal of Nathaniel 

Mitchell, postmaster, a mistake; the nature of 
the meeting recommending it; the success of the 
war upon the Bank; F. O. J. and his plans; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 New York Times, Editorial on the policy of the New 

DEC. 22 York Evening Post. Clipping. (With: Strong 

to Van Buren, 1834, Dec. 23.) 

1834 Strong, Geo[rge] D. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 23 [Washington]. On the policy of the [New York 

Evening] Post. A. L. S. 3 p. (Inclosing a clip 
ping from the New York Times, Dec. 22, 1834.) 
1834 Lee, Gideon. New York. To John T[yler] Morgan. The 

DEC. 25 course of the Evening Post described; no recon 

ciliation possible; an agrarian ticket a possible 
result; New York and the presidency; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1834 Sedgwick, Theodore, Jr. New York. To Martin Van 
DEC. 29 Buren, [Washington]. A packet for William 

C[abell] Rives ; the quarrel between the Post and 
the Argus; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1834] McLane, L[ouis. Washington]. To Martin Van Buren, 

Seven Buildings, [Washington]. On a dinner 
engagement of Van Buren and Archer in the 
light of "the occurrence yesterday." A. N. S. 
3 p. 

1835 Clark, Chauncey. Northampton, [Mass.] Prospectus of 
JAN. l the Hampshire Republican. Broadside. (With: 

Bancroft to Van Buren, 1835, Jan. 8). 

[1835 Cuthbert, A[lfred. Washington]. , To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. l?] [Washington]. On arrangements for filling the 

vacancy on the Supreme Bench, caused by the 
death of Justice [William] Johnson, and in the 
Senate; the claims of Judge Wayne and John 
Cuthbert; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Lytle, Rob[er]t T. and others. Washington. To Thomas 

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Lytle, Rob[er]t T. Continued. 

of his letter to the Committee of the State Con 
vention of Mississippi, refusing nomination for 
the vice-presidency. Printed. 1 p. (Prefixed 
to: Benton to Davis, 1834, Dec. 16). 

1835 Benton, Thomas Hart. Washington. To [R. T.] Lytle and 

JAN. 2 others, Washington. Answering their letter of 

Jan. 1. (Prefixed to: Benton to Davis, 1834, 
Dec. 16). 

1835 Sedgwick, Theodore, Jr. New York. To M[artin] Van 

JAN. 2 Buren, [Washington]. The wards of New York 

on the free banking question ; monopolies in gen 
eral and banks; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1835 Dallas, G[eorge] M[ifflin] and others. Philadelphia. To 

JAN. 2 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Invitation to 

a celebration of the battle of New Orleans. L. S. 
2 p. (In the hand of H. D. Gilpin). 

1835 Foster, W[illia]m. Boston. To Silas Wright, Jr., Washing- 

JAN. 3 ton. Advice to Van Buren to avoid a course of 

electioneering like Webster s; his own disinclina 
tion to print Van Buren s reply; his own anti- 
Masonic and Democratic principles; the essence 
of a republican government; his candidacy for 
the lieutenant-governorship; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Smith Thompson 

JAN. 5 Van Buren, Albany. Advice on courses and 

methods of reading in law. A. L. S. 9 p. 

1835 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [George Mpfflin] 

JAN. 6 Dallas, and others, Philadelphia]. Declining 

their invitation [Jan. 2] to the celebration of the 
battle of New Orleans. A. Df. 3 p. 

1835 Bancroft, George. Northampton, Mass. To Martin Van 

JAN. 8 Buren, [Washington]. Sending the first volume 

of his History; politics in Massachusetts ; a Demo 
cratic paper to be established at Northampton; 
inclosing a prospectus of the Hampshire Repub 
lican by Chauncey Clark. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Beasley, R. G. Havre. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

JAN. 8 ington]. The President s message and the 

French Treaty; effects of commercial measures; 

faults in the management of the affair; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1835 Ward, [Henry Dana]. New York. To E[lam] Tilden, New 

JAN. 9 Lebanon, N. Y. A new publication; the anti- 

Masons, "the influential classes," and a nomina 
tion for the presidency; an estimate of [Calhoun]; 
Van Buren s ability to unite the anti-Masonic 
vote; the impolicy of the candidate s declaring 
himself as an anti-Mason; etc. Copy. 4 p. 

1835 V[an] B[uren], J[ohn]. Albany. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 14 Washington]. On Van Buren s imprisonment 

for debt bill (18 17) -18; a paragraph disavowed; 

small bills; Marcy and the press; etc. A. L. S. 

5 p. 

1835 Lewis, William B[erkeley]. Washington. To Martin 

JAN. 15 Van Buren, Washington. Inclosing a letter 

from William S. Fulton; as to re-appointing Gov 
ernor Pope; Fulton for the Senate; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. Private." 

1835 Tilden, E[lam]. New Lebanon, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

JAN. 16 Buren, Washington. Sending a letter [Jan. 9] 

from Ward ; the question of anti-Masonic support 
in the presidential canvass; his own wish for 
suggestions for a reply; Webster s candidacy; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. New York. To [Martin Van 

JAN. 19 Buren, Washington]. The Senate s action on 

the report on foreign relations; alleged claims 
due to France; the President s course suggested; 
his own plan to write for the Evening Post] etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Vail, A[aron]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JAN. 22 ington]. The sensation produced by the Presi 

dent s message; the change in French opinion; 
the struggle of Tories to retain power; business 
to be done; personal items; the questions of a 
new appointment; etc. A. L. S. 9 p. 

1835 Vaux, Roberts. Philadelphia. To William M. Gouge, 

JAN - 24 Washington. Dread of the banking system; 

the necessity of doing without bank connection; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Watkins, Joseph S. Richmond, [Va.] To Silas Wright, 

JAN - 29 Washington. Asking for a reply from Van 

Buren to a former letter; the Senator not yet 
elected; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1835 Livingston, Edw[ard]. Paris. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 29 [Washington]. His perplexing situation; no in 

telligence from Washington; the reception of the 
President s message; parties in France; personal 
messages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1835 Harris, Levett. Paris. To Martin Van Buren, [Washing- 

JAX. 29 ton]. The reception given to the President s 

message; change in attitude; the question of 
paying claims; the appropriation bill to be re 
jected; a defence of the King; a hint from the 
Due de Bassano; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1835 Rives, Wplliam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To M[artin] 

JAN. 30 Van Buren, [Washington]. Clay s report on 

French relations to be criticized; the tone of 
the President s message dignified; the senatorial 
election in Virginia; rumored divisions in the 
party at Washington; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Mann, James. Wentworth Lodge. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 31 ren, [Washington]. The pedigree of a black filly 

sold to John Perfect. L. S. 1 p. 

1835 Goodin, Sam[ue]l H. Cincinnati. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN." 31 ren, Washington. The progress of reform in 

government; Van Buren as Jackson s successor; 

politics in Ohio; sending a book; etc. A. L. S. 

6 p. 

[1835 [Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington]. To William Foster. 

JAX.] Van Buren s opinion that a reply should be 

postponed; his attitude towards Free-masonry; 

monopolies; etc. A. Df. of Van Buren. 3 p. 

"Confidential." 

1835 Parmelee, T. U. Middletown, Conn. To Martin Van 

FEB. 7 Buren, Washington. The State elections; Van 

Buren asked to intervene; his own influence and 
expected reward; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Burgett, John P. Whitestown, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

FEB. 7 Buren, Washington. Proceedings in a town 

meeting; maneuvers of the Whigs; his own vote 

challenged; Whig nominations; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1835 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Joseph S. Watkins, 

FEB. 9 [Richmond]. Answering inquiries as to Van 

Buren s conduct in regard to Clinton, 1812, the 



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Wright, Silas, Jr. Continued. 

Missouri question, Rufus King for United States 
senator, 1812, and the tariff law of 1828; inclosing 
printed documents. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1835 Massachusetts Legislature, Republican members, Boston. 

FEB. 10 To Andrew Jackson, Washington. Commending 

the President s action on the Bank; the organi 
zation of the Democratic party in Massachusetts. 
Printed. 2 p. 

1835 Petrikin, David. Danville, Pa. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 11 Washington. The political contest in Pennsyl 

vania; asking Van Buren to win over Suther 
land; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Bates, B[arnabas]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 11 Washington. On a national convention and the 

Presidency; R. M. Johnson for the vice-presi 
dency; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1835 Bryson, David. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 18 Washington. Political opponents in the Custom 

house and Post-office; a delegation to visit Wash 
ington; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1835 Parker, Rich[ar]d Eflliott]. Snickersville, [Va.] To Mar- 

FEB. 22 tin Van Buren, [Washington]. Will be happy 

to write to Silas Wright; his high services in the 
panic days; Benton s good conduct; Virginia poli 
tics to be stormy; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Daniel, P[eter] Vpvian]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

FEB. 22 Buren, [Washington]. Effect of the advices 

from France; aid given to the Administration s 
enemies; the critical condition in Virginia; in 
fluence on the Baltimore Convention; Hugh L. 
White s course; Clay not to consent to White s 
promotion; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1835 [Donelson, Andrew Jackson. Washington]. To Martin 

FEB. 23?] Van Buren, Washington]. The President s sug 

gestion to tell Daniel not to despair. (Appended 
to the above letter) . A. Df. 1 p. 

1835 Brodhead, Dan[ie]l M. Harrisburg, [Pa.] To Martin Van 

FEB - 23 Buren, [Washington]. His own election as a 

delegate to the Harrisburg Convention; doubts of 
Van Buren s nomination; prophecy of destruc 
tion by his friends; George Wolf and Muhlen- 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 237 

Brodhead, Dan[ie]l M. Continued. 

burg s candidacy; Van Buren represented as op- 
posed to Wolf; Muhlenburg should retire; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. Confidential." 

1835 [Wright, Silas, Jr.] Washington. To [ , Harris- 

FEB. 28 burg]. Deprecating the report that Van Buren s 

friends intend interfering in the Pennsylvania 

State elections ; answering a letter of [Feb.] 24. 

A. Df. 2 p. 

[1835 "Van Buren Ticket for delegates [from Massachusetts] to 

FEB. ?] the National Convention." Printed. 

1835 Morgan, C. S. Richmond. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAR. l ington. As to documents to be used before the 

election: no fear of his name s appearing; a meet 
ing in the Senate Chamber on the bank question; 
White s and Van Buren s chances; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1835 Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To Silas Wright, Wash- 

MAR. 2 ington. As to a query prepared by a member of 

the Virginia Legislature; the point a good one; 
the inclosure asking for Van Buren s opinion on 
slavery and as to his support of Rufus King; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. (including inclosure). 

1835 Welles, Gideon. Hartford. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 5 [Washingt on]. Almost out of favor at court; as 

to withdrawing from office ; warning against some 

Connecticut political workers; a testimonial in 

his own behalf; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Nathan, N. Harrisburg, [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 7 Washington. The Convention; its action upon 

nominations of governor and delegates to the 
National Convention; people pledged to support 
Van Buren ; another convention for Muhlenberg 
and Van Buren; as to the vice-presidency; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Petrikin, David. Harrisburg. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 8 Washington. The action of the Harrisburg Con 

vention; a caucus of the Wolf faction, with nomi 
nations; a trick involved; good nominations to 
be made in the May Convention; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1835 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

MAR. 9 Buren, [Washington]. Progress of the scheme 



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Daniel, Pfeter] V[ivian] Continued. 

of treachery and defection; Judge White and 
his candidacy; his relations to the enemy; why 
he has entertained apprehensions; the French 
negotiations; his own thoughts of visiting New 
York; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Saunders, R[omulus]M[itchell]. Washington. To Martin 

MAR. 10 Van Buren, Washington. Sending a list of North 

Carolinians [for office ?] A. L. S. 3 p. (includ 
ing inclosure). 

[1835 [Kane, Elias Kent. Washington]. To [Thomas Ritchie, 

c. MAR. 10?] Richmond]. Van Buren s opinions on slavery; 

what has been done in Congress ; deprecation of an 

unnecessary discussion of the subject; etc. A. 

Df. of Van Buren. 4 p. "Confidential." 

[1835 Wright, Silas, Jr. [Washington?] To [Thomas Ritchie, 

c. MAR. 10 ?] Richmond]. Answering inquiries [in Ritchie s 

letter of Mar. 2] put in behalf of the Adminis 
tration members of the Virginia Legislature 
about Van Buren s opinions on Congressional 
interference with slavery in the District of 
Columbia and in the states. A. Df. of Van 
Buren. 2 p. (Of. Ritchie s editorial, " Correc 
tion" Enquirer, Mar. 12, 1835.) 

. A. Df . of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 2 p. 

1835 Penrose, Ch[arle]s B. Harrisburg. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAR. 15 ren, Washington. No hope of Wolf s election; 

good prospects of Muhlenberg s success, if nomi 
nated; factions in Pennsylvania; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p.. 

[1835? Cincinnati [Phoenix] new series, v. 13, no. 75. "An old 
MAR. 16?] calumny once more and forever put down": an 

editorial on the Butler-Spencer correspondence, 
1832, Mar. 28-29, on Van Buren s alleged be 
trayal of the identity of "Aristides." Clipping. 

1835 Rush, Richard. Toledo, [O.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 20 [Washington]. The boundary dispute between 

Ohio and Michigan; force to be employed; his 
own wish for influence to be brought to bear on 
the Governor of Michigan; his hope and efforts 
to avert strife. A. L. S. 3p. (Note of Jackson 
appended : "Cannot advise governor of Michigan. 
Ohio has no power to concentrate troops. Must 
not support Ohio in her ursurped jurisdiction"). 



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1835 Parker, John A. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 24 Washington. On his corresponding with the 

Pope; a request for some authentic answer. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1835 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [John A. Parker, 

MAR. 24] Washington]. Facts about the "Popish plot." 

A. Df. 4 p. 

1835 Parker, J[ohn] A. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 25 Washington]. Thanks for his reply; a stronger 

stand of the Enquirer; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1835 Taney, R[oger] Bfrooke]. Baltimore. To Martin Van 

MAR. 25 Buren, Washington. The vindication against 

charges based on McLane s instructions conclu 
sive; the change in the Post-office department; 
its possible effect on the elections; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

[1835 J[ackson], A[ndrew. Washington]. On the controversy 

M AR . ?] between Ohio and Michigan. A. D. S. 2 p. 

(With: Rush to Van Buren, 1835, Mar. 20). 

1835 Doty, James Duane. Detroit, [Mich.] To Martin Van 

APR 3 Buren, Washington. The political situation in 

Ohio; the Northern boundary question involved; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Gilpin, H[enry] Dplwood]. Philadelphia. To M[artin] 

APR 5 Van Buren, [Washington]. Party differences in 

prospect in Pennsylvania; the position of the 

Whigs; no political movements by the Bank; 

anxiety about Virginia; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To [Martin] 

ApR 10 Van Buren, [Washington]. On the elections for 

Congress in the County; reform of the represen 
tation; cross-examination of Van Buren from 
Virginia; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Butler, B[enjamin] Ffranklin]. New York. To M[artin] 

APR. 17 Van Buren, [Washington]. General Tallmadge s 

request for general letters of introduction from 
Jackson and Van Buren for use in Europe ; Van 
Buren and the Missouri question; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1835 Welles, Gideon. Hartford, [Conn.] To Martin Van Bu- 

APR. 27 ren, [Washington]. The address of the Demo 

cratic Convention; results of the election; claims 
for credit and reward; suggesting John M[ilton] 
Niles for office; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1835 Vaux, Roberts. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 27 Washington. Congratulations on political elec 

tions; the question of the next President; Penn 
sylvania s superfluity of sixpenny politicians; 
Gov. Wolf s services praised; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Winchester, [Va.] To [Mar- 

MAY 8 tin Van Buren, Washington]. The result of the 

Virginia election; his own intention to support 
the nominations of the Baltimore Convention; in 
ability to attend as a delegate; the appointment 
of Kendall condemned; a suggestion as to Van 
Buren s favoring the President s proclamation; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To C[hurchill] C[al- 

MAY 10 dom] Cambreleng, [New York]. On the rage for 

speculation in New York; recommendation of 
Oswego to Jesse Hoyt; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Taney, R[oger] B[rooke]. Baltimore. To Martin Van 

MAY 12 Buren, Washington. Kendall s appointment 

popular; the Virginia elections; Benton s letters 
and speeches ; the Convention and the vice-presi 
dency; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Sentiment for a Talbot 

MAY 12 County, Ga., Fourth of July celebration. A. 

Df. 1 p. 

1835 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To Martin 

MAY 13 Van Buren, Washington. The differences with 

France to be satisfactorily settled; the downfall 
of the Wellington ministry; the Virginia elec 
tions; his own proposal to come North; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Vail, A[aron]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAY 14 ington]. On an alleged article in the St. James 

Gazette , the shiftings of ministries; his own 
marriage; a position at Washington; Van Bu 
ren s accounts with the Barings; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. 

1835 Peyton, Balie. Sumner Co., Tenn. To H. M. Cryer, 

MAY 15 White House, Sumner Co., Tenn. Van Buren 

and a public improvement policy; a letter of 
Martin Beaty and a conversation with Senator 
[John] Tipton; Judge White s position; a request 
for direct information on Van Buren s position; 
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1835 Buchanan, James. Lancaster, [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 21 Washington. Letcher on the political situation 

in Kentucky; the Pennsylvania delegation to 

the National Convention; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

"Confidential." 

1835 Wright, Silas, Jr., Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 22 Washington. His own severe labors in the Con 

vention; the Virginian delegation in a trouble 
some position; an address to be prepared; etc. 
A.L.S. 2 p. 

1835 Stevenson, A[ndrew], and others. [Baltimore, Md.] To 

MAY 23 Martin Van Buren, New York. Official notifi 

cation of nomination for the presidency by the 
National Republican Convention. Copy. 1 p. 
(An undated fragment of Van Buren s answer 
inclosed) . 

[1835? [Van Buren, Martin, Washington]. To [William Cabell] 
MAY 26] Rives, [Washington?] On the importance of 

friendly personal relations to offset injurious 
reports arising from the action of the Virginia 
delegation in regard to the vice-presidency at 
the National Convention; invitation to visit 
Van Buren. A. Df. 3 p. "Confidential." 

[1835 [Van Buren, Martin. New York?] To [Andrew Steven- 

MAY ?] son and others, Baltimore]. Acceptance of the 

nomination for the presidency. A. Df. 1 p. 

(Fragments ; with : Stevenson and others to Van 

Buren, 1835, May 23.) 

1835 [Flagg, Azariah Cutting]. Comptroller s office, Albany. 

JUNE l Circular on the redemption of Erie and Cham- 

plain Canal stock. Broadside. 

1835 Rives, W[ffliam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [VaJ To [Martin 

JUNE 2 Van Buren, Washington]. The vice-presidency; 

his own attitude toward the nomination; his 
intention to work for the party s success; the 
French question; etc.; answering Van Buren s 
letter of [May] 26. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Taney, R[oger] B[rooke]. Baltimore. To Martin Van 

JUNE 2 Buren, [ Washington]. Congratulations on the 

nominations; his own intention to prepare a 

history of the Bank; Jackson s firmness; the 

time of publication; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

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1835 Sftevenson], A[ndrew]. Richmond. To [Martin Van Bu- 

J UNE 5 ren, Washington]. Van Buren s letter to Ritchie 

satisfactory; one word illegible; an address to be 
prepared; the frank; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Benton, Thomas H[art]. New Orleans. To Martin Van 

JUNE 7 Buren, Washington. The nominations well re 

ceived; his own belief that Van Buren will be 
elected ; as to the rumor of his succeeding Mar 
shall as chief justice; introducing Mouton; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Wilson, Noah. [Findlay], O. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 8 Washington. Van Buren reported to have 

strong prejudices in favor of the Catholic re 
ligion; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Parker, R[ichar]d E[lliott]. Snickers ville, Va. To Mar- 

JUNE 18 tin Van Buren, [Washington]. The offer of the 

commissionership of the Land Office; inability 
to accept for private reasons; Virginia and the 
vice-presidency; the position of Rives; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To Noah Wilson, 

JUNE 20 [Findlay, O.] No foundation for the belief that 

he favors the Roman Catholic religion. A. Df. 
2 p. 

1835 Allen, W[illiam]. Columbus, [Ohio]. To Martin Van 

JUNE 20 Buren, Albany. The Legislature s passage of an 

act appropriating money for running the bound 
ary line; also a "compromise bill" (inclosed); 
a conference to he beld with the President, who 
must agree to conditions proposed; etc. A. L. S. 
5 p. (including inclosure). 

1835 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John Murten? 

JUNE 22 Thanks for suggestions. A. Df. S. 2 p. 

1835 Brown, Ethan A[llen]. Cincinnati. To Martin Van 

JUNE 24 Buren, [Washington]. Presenting [David T.] 

Disney, speaker of the Ohio Senate; a committee 

on the Michigan boundary dispute ; the need of a 

compromise; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1835 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To M[ar- 

JUNE 24 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. France irre 

deemably disgraced; general readiness to sup 
port the Administration in any course ; efforts to 
create an American party; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1835 Garland, Hudson M. New Glasgow, Va. To Martin Van 

JUNE 25 Buren, Washington. As to a rumored secret 

understanding at Baltimore between North and 

West against Southern principles. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1835 Rives, W[illiam]C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va]. ToM[artin]Van 

JUNE 25 Buren, Washington. Edward Livingston may 

be biased by attacks; the action of the Balti 
more Convention final ; why the vice-presidency 
is not favored; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

[1835 Editorial: "Freehold tenure of office;" a denunciation of 

JUNE?] Calhoun s report in the Senate, [Feb. 9, 1835], 

on executive patronage. Newspaper clipping. 
1835 [Van Buren, Martin.] Washington. To - . On in- 

JUNE ternal improvements. A. Df. 12 p. 

[1835 Van Buren, Mfartin]. To James Goodman and W[illia]m 

JUNE ?] O. Kline, [Philadelphia]. Declining an invita 

tion to a Fourth of July dinner of Democratic 
citizens of the Third Congressional District, 
Pennsylvania. Printed ; in the American Sentinel 
(Philadelphia), July 10, 1835. 

1835 Commercial Bulletin. New Orleans. Editorial on the 

JULY 1 United States-Mexican boundary, headed li Tex 

as, etc." Clipping. 

1835 Saunders, R[omulus] M[itchell]. Raleigh, [X. C.] To 

Ju- T Y l Martin Van Buren, Washington. Loss by fire; 

movements of the Opposition; political candi 
dates and prospects; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1835 Commercial Bulletin. New Orleans. Editorial on the 

JULY 3?] historical basis of the claim of the United States 

to Louisiana; including an extract "from the Bee 

of yesterday." Clipping. With an anonymous 

letter to Martin Van Buren, 1835, July 4. 

1835 Anonymous. New Orleans. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 4 Washington?] On obtaining Texas; sending 

an extract from the New Orleans Bulletin. 1 p. 

1835 Whitfield, James, and L. W. Hudson. Eatontown, Ga. 

JULY 6 To Martin Van Buren, Washington [forwarded 

to Albany]. Questions as to his position on the 

Bank, the tariff, internal improvements and 

slavery. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Law, John. Vincennes, [Ind.] To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

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Law, John Continued. 

Western Ohio and Indiana; a talk with William 
Henry Harrison ; as to Richard M. Johnson ; pre 
diction of a great victory for Van Buren; the 
movement of migration, and the effect on poli 
tics; the State Convention; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
"Confidential." 

1835 Anonymous. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JULY 7 ington [forwarded to Albany]. The death of 

Chief Justice Marshall; Daniel Webster sug 
gested for the succession. 1 p. 

1835 Marsh, J. B. and others. New York. To Martin Van 

JULY 7 Buren, Washington [forwarded to Albany]. In 

quiry as to his views on a national bank and in 
ternal improvements. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Van Buren, Martin. New York. To the committee on a 

JULY 13 dinner to Edward Livingston, [New York]. 

Declining their invitation to a public dinner in 
honor of JCdward Livingston. A. Df. 4 p. 

1835 Garland, Hudson M. New Glasgow, Va. To Martin Van 

JULY 16 Buren, Washington. A clumsy story and fab 

rication; the Convention and its dissatisfaction; 
efforts of Whigs to discredit the nomination ; his 
own dislike of the nomination for vice-president ; 
the French matter; his own powers of prophecy 
in the case of Leigh and Rives; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1835 Vail, A[aron]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, Albany]. 

JULY 18 A conversation with the King; opinions of Jack 

son and Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. Y.] To 

JULY 19 N. R. Packard or Edwin Croswell, [Albany]. 

Sending a toast and article to be printed in the 
Argus; his own opposition to Jackson and friend 
ship to Van Buren ; Van Buren the most national 
candidate yet offered; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1835] Spirit of the Times. Philadelphia. Editorial : "Coal trade 

JULY 28 with France." 1 column. 

1835 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To C[hurchill] C[aldom] 

JULY 30 Cambreleng, [N. Y.] Sending a questioning let 

ter, of whose good faith he has doubts. A. L. S. 
2 p. 



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1835 Strother, G[eorge] F. [St. Louis?] To [Thomas H.] Ben- 

AUG. 3 ton, [St. Louis?] Calling for satisfaction for 

undue and improper language towards him; 

Capt. Thomas sent to make arrangements. 

Copy. 1 p. 

1835 Fulton, William S. Little Rock [Ark.] " To the Public." 

AUG. 4 On convening the Legislature of Arkansas Terri 

tory. Printed ; in the Little Rock Gazette, August 
4, 1835. 4 columns. 

1835 Thomas, M. St. Louis. To G[eorge] F. Strother, [St. 

AUG. 6 Louis ?] Colonel Benton s refusal to accept 

Strother s letter. Copy. 1 p. (With: Strother 
to Benton, 1835, Aug. 3.) 

1835 Andrews, Sam[uel] C. Columbus, O. To Martin Van 

AUG. 7 Buren, Washington [forwarded to Albany and 

Oswego]. General order on the issue between 
Ohio and Michigan. Broadside, with a manu 
script addition. 

1835 [Van Buren, Martin]. Saratoga Springs. Views on public 

AUG. 11 lands; banks and paper currency. A. Df. 6 p. 

1835 Butler, Charles. Geneva, [N. Y-.] To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 13 Saratoga [forwarded to Oswego]. On the im 

provement of a property. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Gwin, Sam[ue]l. Clinton, Miss. To Martin Van Buren, 

A.UG. 15 [Oswego ?] Inquiry as to Van Buren s views 

upon the principles of Clay s land bill and the 
distribution of proceeds among the states; his 
ow r n attitude; the political situation in Missis 
sippi; the character of Plummer; the slavery 
question; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Gwin, Sam[ue]l. Clinton, [Miss.] To S[elah] R. Hobbie, 

AUG. 16 Washington. Plummer s poor prospects; send 

ing a letter [Aug. 15] for Van Buren; an election 
bet; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1835 Fulton, W[illia]m S. Little Rock, [Ark.] To Martin Van 

AUG. 17 Van Buren, [Oswego, N. Y.] Sending a copy of 

his letter of the 4th, and asking Van Buren s 

vie\vs; Lowndes s speech and the question of a 

constitution; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1835 Parker, Rich[ar]d Eflliott]. Snickersville, Va. To Mar- 

AUG. 21 tin Van Buren, [Oswego ? N. Y.] Virginia and 

the vice-presidency; Rives not to divide the 



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Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott] Continued. 

party; the feeling aroused by Northern Aboli 
tionists; Harrison the available Whig candidate; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Jackson Democratic Citizens of Iowa County, Michigan. 

AUG. 22 Mineral Point. Address to the Jackson Demo 

crats of Western Michigan; signed by Charles 
Bracken and two others. Broadside. 

1835 Schley, W[illia]m. Athens, Ga. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 22 [Auburn ? N. Y.] Irritation caused by the Aboli 

tionists of New York; Van Buren said to be in 
favor of abolishing slavery; the necessity of an 
explanation; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Scholten, P. van. St. Croix. To Martin Van Buren, [Au- 

AUG. 25 burn? N. Y.] Introducing Harold Oxholm. 

L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Saunders, R[omulus] M[itchell]. Raleigh, [N. C.] To 

AUG. 25 Martin Van Buren, [Auburn? N. Y.] Results of 

the elections for Congress and the Legislature; 
a Van Buren majority; the Opposition s oppor 
tunity to gain by the feeling aroused by the 
Abolitionists; Taney for the Supreme Bench; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1835 [Louisville Public] Advertiser. Louisville, [Ky.] "Anti- 

AUG. 25] abolition meeting in Philadelphia." Reprinted 

from the American Sentinel [Philadelphia]. 

Clipping. (With: Lockhart to Van Buren, 1835, 

Sept. 6). 

1835 Strother, G[eorge] S. St. Louis, [Mo.] To Martin Van 

AUG. 28 Buren, Washington [forwarded to Albany, thence 

to Auburn, N. Y.] His own loyalty to Van Buren 

and his reward by the government; etc. A. L. S. 

13 p. 

1835 Baptist, Richard H. Sycamore Grove, [Va.] To Martin 

SEPT - 2 Van Buren, Washington [forwarded to Albany 

and Auburn, N. Y.] Government founded on 
public opinion; excitement over the vice-presi 
dential nomination ; his own address at Mecklen 
burg; the abolition agitation and Van Buren s 
prospects; Virginia likely to favor Van Buren; 
etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1835 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Niagara. To [Andrew] Jackson, 

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Van Buren, M[artin] Continued. 

Washington; Jackson s health; etc. [inclosing 
Vail to Van Buren, 1835, July 18-21]. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1835 Lockhart, J. J. Blakely, N. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 6 Washington [forwarded to Albany]. Calling for 

an opinion on the recent movements of the North 
ern Abolitionists; inclosing a newspaper clipping 
from the [Louisville Public] Advertiser [Aug. 25, 
1835], giving account of an anti-abolition meeting 
in Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Van Buren, Martin. Owasco, [N. Y.] To William Schley, 

SEPT. 10 [Athens, Georgia]. Outlining his position on 

slavery; answering Schley s letter of [Aug.] 22. 
A. Df." 6 p. 

1835 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. Circular on pre- 

SEPT. 10 miums on Erie and Champlain Canal stock. 

D. S. (Broadside). 

1835 Vaux, Roberts. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 16 [Owasco, N. Y.] Travels in New York; a visit 

to Kinderhook; Van Buren s birthplace; Betsy 

Bean s tavern; Pennsylvania politics; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Hobble, S[elah] R. Delhi, N. Y. To E[dwin] CrosweU, 

SEPT. 25 [Albany]. Sending a letter from Samuel Gwin to 

Van Buren. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To [Martin Van 

SEPT. 25 Buren, Albany ?] Political agitation in Vir 

ginia; domestic slavery; New York a center of 
disturbance; calling for more action to prevent 
the circulation of incendiary matter; proceedings 
of a meeting ; Leigh ; Tyler ; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 
1835 Carroll, W[illia]m. Nashville. To John Williams, Knox- 

SEPT. 27 ville, [Tenn.] As to receiving an appointment 

from the General Government; what occurred on 
the Mexican mission; proceedings of the [Ten 
nessee] Legislature; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Clinton, George W. Canandaigua, [N. Y.] To Martin 

SEPT. 28 Van Buren, New York, [forwarded to Albany]. 

Asking for the clerkship of the Supreme Court 
at Geneva. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Bracken, Charles. Card "to the public" on his relations 

SEPT. 28 with Col. G. Wallace Jones. Broadside. 



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1835 Democratic Republican General Committee of the City and 

SEPT. 29 County of New York. Resolutions condemning 

the abolition agitation. Broadside. (With: 
Tyack to Van Buren, 1838, Nov. 4). 

1835 Williams, John. Knoxville, [Tenn.] To Martin Van Bu- 

OCT. 1 ren, Washington. Sending a letter from Gov 

ernor Carroll; indorsing him for a Federal 
office. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1835 [Van Buren, Martin]. Albany. To L. W. Hudson, etc., 

OCT. 3 [Germantown, Pa.] Sending documents giving 

his opinions on public questions; answering in 
quiries of [July 6]. A. Df. 1 p. 

1835 Davezac, Auguste. The Hague. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 4 [Albany]. The gloomy situation caused by the 

agitation of the slave question; a request for 
Van Buren s views; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Lee, H[enry]. Paris. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Albany]. 

OCT. 6 Introducing Lieut. Munn [ ?], of the Navy, who 

had a duel with a brother officer; his character; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 McWhorter, Geo[rge] H. Oswego, [N. Y.] To M[artin] 

Nov. 1 Van Buren, [Albany]. About lots in Oswego. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To M[ar- 

Nov. 2 tin] Van Buren, [Albany]. Bank charters in the 

District; his own views on banking; politics; etc. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

1835 Burckle, C. J., and others. Oswego, [N. Y.] Circular of 

Nov. 6 a citizens committee of Oswego County, on 

the advantages of a proposed canal around 
Niagara Falls. Printed. 2 p. 

[1835 Tun-ill, J[oel]. Oswego, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 6?] Washington. On a ship canal round Niagara; 

its effect on the value of property; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. (Appended to the above circular.) 

1835 Hart, Samuel. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 10 [Washington?] Announcing Van Buren s elec 

tion as an honorary member of Democratic Club 
No. 1, of Philadelphia; including an extract from 
the constitution . A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Irvine, W. N. Gettysburg. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov - 13 [Washington ?] Political affairs in Pennsylvania; 

misconduct of office-holders; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1835 Holland, William M. Hartford, [Conn.] To Martin Van 

Nov. 13 Buren, Washington. Sending his biography of 

Van Buren. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Lee, Henry. Paris. To Mfartin] Van Buren, [Washing- 

Nov. 14 ton]. On possible war with France; commercial 

reprisals; a campaign by the French in the 
United States outlined; calling out the slaves; 
the exposure of seaports to attack; etc. A. L. S. 
8 p. 

1835 Mason, Charles, and others. Fredericksburg, [Va.] To 

Nov. 16 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Offering a 

public dinner. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Van Buren, J. M. Theological Seminary, Auburn, [N. Y.] 

Nov. 17 To Martin Van Buren, Washington. The con 

nection of families; his own history, prospects, 
and desire for aid. A. L. S. 3 p. (Indorsed: 
". . . Sent him $30 . . .") 

1835 Simpson, John K. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 19 Washington. The chief justiceship; political 

feeling in New England; a talk with Edward 

Everett ; the question with France ; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. "Private." 

1835 Van Antwerp, V. P. Terre Haute, Ind. To Martin Van 

Nov. 20 Buren, [Washington]. On appointments for In 

diana; dissatisfaction over the United States 
District Judge [Holman]; objections urged 
against him; Lane of little influence; charges 
against Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 10 p. 

1835 Beers, J[oseph] D! New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 21 [Washington]. The Morris Canal Bank and pub 

lic deposits; weakness of the institution; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Marcy, Wplliam] Lfearned]. Albany. To Martin Van 

Nov. 22 Buren, [Washington]. Asking what shall be 

said on abolition in a message. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1835 Bracken, Charles. Iowa Co., Michigan Ty. To Martin 

Nov. 25 Van Buren, Washington. Charges of peculation 

against General Harrison; Wisconsin soon to 

have population enough to be a state; his own 

wish to be marshal; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 V[an] Rensselaer, Sftephen]. Albany. To Martin Van 

Nov. 25 Buren, [Washington]. In behalf of [Lewis 

Morris] Wilkins, cashiered from the Navy. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 



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[1835 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Washington]. To [Andrew Jack- 

c. Nov. 29?] son, Washington]. Inclosing a paper on the case 

of [Midshipman Wilkins]. A. N. S. 1 p. 

[1835 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To William M. Hol- 

Nov. ?] land, [Hartford, Conn.] Gratification with the 

biography; B.F.Butler to point out some defects; 
etc. A. Df. 4 p. 

[1835 [Van Buren, Martin, and [Benjamin Franklin] Butler, 

Nov. ?J Washington]. To William L[earned] Marcy, 

[Albany]. Sending a sketch of subjects proper 
to be treated in the message ; the demands of the 
South; answering Marcy to Van Buren, 1835, 
Nov. 22. A. Df. 7 p. 

[1835 W., E. J. Two broadsides: 

DEC. l?] [l] "The producer s election hymn, or an address 

to poor men." 
[2] " Election eulogy . . ." 

1835 Marcy, W[illiam] Lfearned]. Albany. To Martin Van 

DEC. 3 Buren, Washington. Explaining the meaning 

of his " saying nothing"; little or no legislation 
satisfactory to the South possible; etc. A. L. S 
2 p. 

1835 Kop, John M., and A. J. McCall. Hamilton College, [Clin- 

DEC. 3 ton, N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, Washington. 

Notification of Van Buren s election to honorary 

membership in the Phoenix Society. L. S. 2 p. 

[1835?] Boston Daily Advocate. Editorial on the Masonic Con- 
DEC. 3 vention at Washington, Dec. 7; the question of 

dissolving the Masonic and the anti-Masonic 
organization. Clipping. 

1835 Catron, J[ohn]. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

DEC. 12 ington]. Asking an opinion on his plea in a 

cause involving the Cherokees; political condi 
tions favorable to Van Buren; views on Van Bu 
ren as a lawyer; insidious attacks on Jackson; 
office-seeking; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1835 Vaux, Roberts. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC - 15 [Washington]. The President s message; the 

French question; politics in the Southern states 
and in Pennsylvania; his own wish for Jackson 
to throw his influence in favor of Wolf; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1835 Foster, W[illia]m. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 15 [Washington]. On Freemasonry and a repub 

lican government; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. New York. To Martin Van 

DEC. 16 Buren, Washington. Commending the Presi 

dent s message; his own apology for slavery in 
the United States; lack of sympathy with the 
Evening Post and the Times; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Neale, Christopher ?] Alexandria, [Va.] To Martin Van 

DEC. 18 Buren, [Washington]. The contest over mon 

eyed corporation charters in Alexandria; the 
importance of Alexandria in Virginia affairs; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Vaux, Roberts. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 19 Washington. The New York fire; the greatest 

losers those who took sides with the Bank; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1835 Elmendorf, Lucas. [Kingston, N. Y.] To Martin Van 

DEC. 21 Buren, Washington. Impressions of the Presi 

dent s message; war with France unjustifiable; 
relations with Europe to be pacific, based upon 
just treatment; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1835 Carr, D[abney] S[amuel?] Richmond. To Martin Van 

DEC. 21-22 Buren, [Washington]. The subject of abolition 

in the Governor s message; the discussion be 
tween Gilmer and Garland; difficulty over the 
vice-presidency; B arbour favored as a justice 
for the Supreme Court ; later speeches on aboli 
tion; Ritchie s wish for a copy of Holland s 
book; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1835 Vail, A[aron]. London. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

DEC. 22 ington]. Keen expectation of the message; the 

position of the French; domestic English politics; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1835?] Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Retreat, Va. To M[artin] 
DEC. 25 Van Buren, [Washington]. Proceedings in the 

Virginia Legislature and in Republican caucus 
relative to expunging the Senate s vote of 
censure of President [Jackson, Dec. 26, 1833]; 
action on Governor [Tazewell s] "incendiary" 
message [Dec, 7, 1835], and the Whig pressure 
for anti-abolition legislation; his own connection 
with these questions: Benton s promised expung- 



252 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott] Continued. 

ing resolutions [offered Mar. 18, 1836]; Jackson s 
message [Dec. 7, 1835], especially the part rela 
tive to France; the triumph of Ritchie [in his 
election as State printer] and of [Peter Vivian] 
Daniel [in his election as a member of the Execu 
tive Council]; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

[1835? Van Buren, M[artin]. [Washington]. To [Andrew Jack- 
DEC. 26?] son, Washington]. Relative to the case of Mid 

shipman [Lewis Morris] Wilkins. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1835 Holland, W[illia]m M. Washington College, Hartford, 

DEC. 30 [Conn.] To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. 

Why his sheets had not been revised by B. F. 

Butler; literary men in politics; difficulty in 

selling the book; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1835] Gooch, C[laiborne] W. [near Richmond, Va.] To Martin 
Van Buren, [Washington]. Jackson and Van 
Buren hated by the aristocracy; mistaken policy 
of Ritchie and the Enquirer; division of the 
party; his own relations with Ritchie, Steven 
son, Archer, and Campbell; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 
" Confidential." 

[1835?] Burn, John. Manchester. "Bum s commercial glance, 
by which merchants, manufacturers, spinners 
. . . may . . . see the quantity of cotton yarn, 
and all descriptions of manufactured cotton 
goods, exported from . . . London, Liverpool, 
Hull, Bristol, Goole, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
. . . 1834." Broadside. 

[1835?] Editorial: " [Philadelphia] County Delegation"; election 
of delegates to the 4th of March [State] Conven 
tion. Newspaper clipping. 

[1835?] "Mr. Van Buren s Opinions [on the right of Congress to 
abolish slavery in the slave states or the District 
of Columbia; etc.]" Pamphlet. 28 p. (Con 
tents: [1] Van Buren to Gwin, 1834, July 11; 
[2] Wright to Ritchie, [1835, Mar. 10?]; [3] But 
ler to Garland, 1835, March; [4] Jones to Van 
Buren, 1820, Jan 19; [5] Van Buren to Jones, 
1820, Jan. 20; [6] Van Buren to Suffern, 1834, 
Jan. 15; [7] Extract from Van Buren s speech 
in the Senate, 1827, [1828, Feb. 12-13], on the 
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"Mr. Van Buren s Opinions Continued. 

spoken in debate; [8] Extract from Van Buren s 
speech in the Senate, 1823, Dec. 29, on a pro 
posed amendment to the Constitution changing 
the mode of presidential elections). 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To Thomas S. Mea- 

JAN. 2 cham. Acknowledging a cheese; New York 

farming; etc. A. Df. 5 p. 

1836 levy, C. Pickensville, Ala. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 4 Washington. His political services; an inquiry 

as to how Van Buren voted on the Missouri 
question; references. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Gibson, Geo[rge]. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JAN. 5 ington. As to Van Buren s position on the Ma 

sonic question; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 D Oyley, Charles W. Greenville C. H., S. C. To Martin 

JAN. 7 Van Buren, Washington. On crippling Calhoun 

in his state; his own control of the Mountaineer; 

belief in Van Buren s cause; letters of Foeder- 

atus; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. " Private." 

1836 Wright, W[illia]m. Boston. To Amos Kendall, Wash- 

JAN. 7 ington. Van Buren and the Freemasons; no 

reason for expressing an opinion; the effect of 

Webster s anti-Mason letter; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Morgan, C. S. Richmond. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JAN. 9 ington. As to a caucus on the vice-presidency; 

Judge William Smith, of Alabama, the favorite; 
the evil effect of Col. Johnson s candidacy; the 
expunging resolution; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
" Confidential." 

[1836 [Benton, Thomas Hart. Washington]. "A bill to pro- 

c. JAN. 13?] vide for the future application of the surplus rev 

enue deposited with the States, and of the stock 
which may be received from the B[ank of the] 
U[nited] S[tates]." A. D. 1 p. (Cf. Benton s 
resolution of Jan. 25, 1836). 

1836 Vaux, Richard. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 14 [Washington]. The death of his father, [Roberts 

Vaux]; asking for the original, or a copy, of his 
father s last letter. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 McLane, Allen. Wilmington, Del. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 14 ren, Washington. The Harrisburg Convention; 



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McLane, Allen Continued. 

Harrison nominated by the Whigs in Maryland ; 
his own attitude; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1836 Hamilton, James Alexander]. New York. To Martin 

JAN. 20 Van Buren, Washington. Deep apprehension 

caused by the message; war in prospect; his 

own hope that Van Buren has power to avert it; 

etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Rush, Richard. Sydenham, [Pa.] To M[artin] Van Bu- 

JAN. 22 ren, [Washington]. As to letters to B. F. Hal- 

lett; effects of Harrison s nomination on Penn 
sylvania anti-Masons; resolutions not approved; 
the message and documents on France; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Vail, A[aron]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JAN. 22 ington]. France has come to terms; the agency 

of the British government; the Ministry and 
Parliament; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 Lee, James. New York. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

JAN. 23 ington]. Actuation in the State bank law; for 

eign credits; existing confusion and uncertainty; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 Macon, Nath[anie]l. Buck Spring, [N. C.] To Martin 

JAN. 24 Van Buren, Washington. A picture [of Van 

Buren] not yet received. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 Morell, George. Detroit, M. T. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 25 Washington. As to a report that he is to be 

dropped because of an opinion on the territorial 
governor. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To M[artin] 

Van Buren, [Washington]. Marcy s message 
and the abolition agitation; the President s mes 
sage on France; Jefferson s rebuke to George 
Hammond; political results in Louisiana and 
Mississippi; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1836 Smith, W[illia]m. [Washington]. To M[artin] Van Bu 

ren, [Washington]. A series of questions as to 
Van Buren s views on public policy. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

[1836 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Richard Vaux, 

JAN -! Philadelphia]. Regret at his inability to send a 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 255 

[Van Buren, Martin] Continued. 

copy of [Roberts Vaux s] last letter; offering 
other letters; message of condolence. A. Df. 
4 p. " Substance only." 

[1836 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Lord Palmers- 

JAN. ?] ton, London]. On the present difficulties with 

France and Great Britain s offer of mediation. 
A. Df. 13 p. (Incomplete). 

1836 Irving, Washington. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. l [Washington]. On the reinstatement of Edgar 

Irving in the Marine Corps; his resignation a 
hasty act; the proposed mediation by England; 
Van Buren s moderation counted upon to temper 
Jackson s " heady valour;" etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 McWhorter, Geo[rge] H. Oswego, [N. Y.] To M[artin] 

FEB. 2 Van Buren, [Washington], Sending a copy of a 

memorial to the State Legislature on the Erie 
Canal; Canada s passage of the Welland Canal 
bill; congratulations; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
(Inclosure printed. 2 p.) 

1836 Hamilton, James Alexander]. Nevis, [Dobbs Ferry, 

FEB. 4 N. Y.] To [Andrew Jackson], Washington. 

About some cotton and wheat seed; the happi 
ness of his present life. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Whitcomb, James, and others. Indianapolis, [Ind.] To 

FEB. 7 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Expressions of 

confidence and support from the Democratic 

Convention, held January 8; invitation to visit 

the State. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 Foster, W[illia]m. Boston. To Silas Wright, Jr., Wash- 

FEB. 12 ington. Van Buren and the anti-Masons; rea 

sons for the political action of the latter; his own 
confidence in the great prudence of Van Buren; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Rives, Wplliam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To M[artin] 

FEB. 19 Van Buren, [Washington]. The final termina 

tion of difficulties with France; Leigh s ratiocina 
tions; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Hunt, Hiram. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

FEB. 22 ington. Sending a question as to Van Buren s 

views on the naturalization law and foreign office 
holders, from the Native American Mutual Pro 
tective Association of New York. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1836 Irving, Washington. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 24 [Washington]. Delight at the President s mes 

sage; a hope that the same spirit will mark all 
the papers on the side of the Government; credit 
given to Van Buren for the outcome; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Carroll, W[illia]m. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 27 Washington. Inclosing an address to the people 

of Tennessee; preparations for the approaching 
campaign; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1836 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To James Whitcomb 

FEB.] and others, [Indianapolis, Ind.] Acknowledging 

their letter of confidence [Feb. 7, 1836]; his in 
ability to visit Indiana at this time. A. Df . 4 p. 

1836 Pillow, Gideon J. Columbia, [Tenn.] To Martin Van 

MAR. 2 Buren, Washington. Van Buren s letter on the 

abolition movement approved; slanders against 
Van Buren; the Tennessee press and public 
opinion; wishes for his success; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [Junius Amis 

MAR. 4 and others, Jackson, N. C.] Answering their 

inquiry as to his views on slavery in the district 
of Columbia. A. Df. 18 p. (Printed: " Opin 
ions of Martin Van Buren . . . upon the po\vers 
and duties of Congress . . ." under date Mar. 6, 
1836). 

1836 Mallory, J[ames] B. Richmond. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 5 Washington. Asking a statement as to Van 

Buren s views on slavery in the District. 

A. L. S. 1 p. (Printed: "Mr. Van Buren on 

the War of 1812-15 . . .") 

1836 Pierse, Allen. Lebanon, Ohio. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 6 Washington. His own support of Jackson; 

promises of the Whigs; questions as to Van Bu 
ren s views on a national bank, four years law, 
slavery in the District, and instructions from 
state legislatures to United States senators. A. 
L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Taney, R[oger] B[rooke]. Annapolis. To Martin Van 

MAR - 7 Buren, Washington. On his own appearance 

before the House of Delegates in support of Rev- 

erdy Johnson s claim; efforts to make it a party 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 257 

Taney, R[oger] B[rooke] Continued. 

question; a bank matter connected with it ; the 
mob spirit fostered; his own debt of gratitude 
to Johnson ; action on his nomination to be post 
poned; etc, A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1836 Vail,-A[aron]. London. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Wash- 

MAR. 7 ton]. A letter to the President; his own willing 

ness to remain with Andrew Stevenson for a time; 
his future position at home or abroad; the Brus 
sels mission; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 Taney, R[oger] B[rooke]. Annapolis. To Martin Van 

MAR. 8 Buren, Washington. As to action upon his own 

nomination; the political outlook in Maryland 
favorable; the settlement of the French ques 
tion; the new United States Bank; etc. A. L. 
S. 3 p. "Private." 

1836 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Washington. To [Philemon] Dick- 

MAR. 8 erson, [Trenton, N. J.] As to an appointment; 

inclosing a letter from [the applicant]. A. L. S. 

i p . 

1836 Groesbeck, John H. Cincinnati. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 11 Washington. On the Ohio Life Insurance and 

Trust Company and its charter; its power and 

influence; requesting Van Buren to express an 

opinion with a view to influencing the election; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 [Van Buren, .Martin]. Washington. To [James B. Mal- 

MAR. 11 lorjj Richmond]. Sending a copy of his letter to 

North Carolina on slavery in the District of Co 
lumbia; answering Mallory s letter of [Mar.] 5. 
A. Df. 2 p. (Printed:. " Opinions of Martin 
Van Buren . . . upon the powers and duties of 
Congress . . . 1836"). 

1836 Vail, A[aron]. London. To Mfartin] Van Buren, [Wash- 

M AR. 14 ington]. Van Buren s letter on mediation read 

by Lord Palmerston; his own information on 
French matters from Lord Palmerston ; all favor 
able for the Liberals and all well disposed to 
America; Stevenson to have an easy task; Van 
Buren and the presidency; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1836 Brandon, Byrd. Huntsville, Ala. To Martin Van Bu- 

M AR. 14 ren , Washington. Acknowledging Van Buren s 

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Brandon, Byrd Continued. 

letter on the abolition movement ; activity of tho 
Judge White faction; Van Buren to receive Ala 
bama s vote; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Taney, R[oger] B[rooke]. Baltimore. To Martin Van 

MAR. 15 Buren, Washington. Suggesting Upton S. 

Heath for the vacancy created by Judge Glenn s 

resignation ; no delay or hurry wished upon his 

own nomination; etc. A.L.S. 3 p. "Private." 

1836 " Opinions of Martin Van Buren, Vice-president of the 

[MAR. 15] United States, upon the powers and duties of 

Congress, in reference to the abolition of slavery 
either in the slave-holding states or in the Dis 
trict of Columbia." Washington. Blair and 
Rives. 1836. Pamphlet. 7 p. (Contents: [1] 
Editorial from the Richmond Enquirer [1836, 
Mar. 15; extract]; [2] J. B. Mallory to Van Buren, 
1836, Mar. 5; [2] Van Buren to Mallory, 1836, 
Mar. 11; [3] Junius Amis and others to Van 
Buren, 1836, Feb. 23; [4] Van Buren to Amis 
and others, 1836, Mar. 6). 

1836 " Opinions of Martin Van Buren . . . upon the powers 

[MAR. 15] and duties of Congress ... to which are added 

sundry documents showing his sentiments upon 
other subjects." Washington. Blair and 
Rives. 1836. Pamphlet. 32 p. (Contents as 
above; and, in addition, Butler to Garland, 1835, 
Mar.; etc. Two copies, one incomplete). 

1836 Taney, R[oger] B[rooke]. Annapolis. To Martin Van 

MAR. 18 Buren, Washington. His own appearance before 

the Legislature and his opposition to having 
action on his nomination retarded or hastened 
because of his engagement; mob spirit; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1836 Dawson, Moses. Cincinnati. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR - 25 [Washington]. On agitation against the Ohio 

Life Insurance and Trust Company; the effort 
of the [Cincinnati] Republican to involve Van 
Buren; sending an extract [Mar. 25] to show 
what is being done; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Parker, Stafford H. Port Royal, [Va.] To Martin Van 

MAR - 28 Buren, Washington. As to the story of Van 

Buren s favoring the Roman Catholics; the effect 
upon the Baptists, etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 259 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. [To Hiram Hunt, 

MAR. New York?] Unfinished reply to questions of 

the Native American Mutual Protective Associa 
tion of the City of New York. A. Df. 2 p. 

[1836 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Washington]. To [Andrew Jack- 

MAR. ?] son, Washington]. Sending a letter of Governor 

Carroll and two of Taney. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [Stafford H. 

APR. 4 Parker, Port Royal, Va.] Denial of any Roman 

Catholic predilections. A. Df. 1 p. 

1836 V[an] B[uren], Mfartin]. Washington. To Doom [?] and 

APR. 5 Ramsay, [Cincinnati]. Sending a communica 

tion to be printed in their journal, disavowing 
alleged interference in local politics. A. Df. 
S. 1 p. 

1836 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To M[oses] Daw- 

APR. 5 son, [Cincinnati]. Inclosing a copy of his letter 

Apr. 5] to the editors of the [Cincinnati] Repub 
lican; thanks for his interest; answering Dawson s 
letter of [Mar.] 25. A. Df. S. 1 p. 

1836 "Mr. Van Buren s opinions. Correspondence." Pamphlet. 

APR. 7- 10 p. (Contents: Williams to Van Buren, Apr. 

7; Van Buren to Williams, Apr. 20; Williams to 

Van Buren, June 9 ; Van Buren to Williams, June 

14 and Aug. 8). 

1836 Williams, Sherrod. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 7 [Washington]. Asking a statement of opinions 

on the distribution of surplus revenues and pro 
ceeds of public land sales among the states, the im 
provement of navigable streams, -a United States 
bank, and the constitutional power of Congress 
to expunge. Printed ; in " Mr. Van Buren s Opin 
ions. Correspondence," Apr. 7-Aug. 8, 1836, 
p. 1. (With: Van Buren to Williams, 1836, 
Aug. 8.) 

1836 Penn, S|had S. ?], Jr. Louisville, [Ky.] To Martin Van 

APR. 12 Buren, Washington. On Grundy s bill and the 

Postmaster General; patronage centered in one 
man; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. Confidential." 

1836 Vail, A[aron]. London. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Wash- 

APR. 12 ington]. His own future employment ; the possi 

bility of aiding Stevenson for a time as secretary 



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Vail, A[aron] Continued. 

of legation; the possibility of a return to America; 
suggestions about further service abroad; Wil- 
kins s return; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1836 Gillespie, W. A., and others. Louisa Co., Va. To Martin 

APR. 13 Van Buren, Washington. Asking his opinion on 

the power of Congress to abolish slavery in the 
District of Columbia; slaves as private prop 
erty; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Beardsley, S[amuel]. Albany. To Martin Van Bureri, 

APR. 17 [Washington]. As to legislative action on canals; 

railroad charters and banks; the restraining law; 
Van Buren said to be against further extension of 
the banking system ; employment of the dormant 
surplus revenue; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1836 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To Sherrod Williams, 

APR. 20 [Washington]. Acknowledging Williams s letter 

of Apr. 7; promising a full answer to inquiries 
after the adjournment of Congress. Printed; 
in " Mr. Van Buren s opinions. Correspondence," 
Apr. 7-Aug. 8, 1836, p. 1. (With: Van Buren to 
Williams, 1836, Aug. 8). 

1836 Ewing, Nath[anie]l. Vincennes, [Ind.] To Mfartin] Van 

APR. 22 Buren, [Washington]. As to the powers of Con 

gress over slavery ; the Southern people too sensi 
tive on the subject; the states adoption of a 
foolish system of internal improvements; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Washington. To M[ar- 

APR - 24 tin] Van Buren, [Washington], His own wish 

for pressure to be brought at Albany to stop an 
tagonizing important pecuniary interests; the 
measure one of public good; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Gemmill, J. M. Birmingham, Pa. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 6 ren, Washington. Inquiry as to Van Buren s 

attitude in regard to Catholicism, the late war 
with England, and the elective franchise in the 
New York Constitutional Convention; the po 
litical situation in Pennsylvania. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Ward, Henry Dana. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 6 Washington. Sending a letter from the United 

States Anti-Masonic Convention to Van Buren; 

the nature of the Masonic oath; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 261 

1836 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To George M[ifflin] 

MAY 11 Dallas, [Philadelphia]. His own inability to in 

tervene to secure the appointment of Harris; his 
rule not to meddle in such matters; etc. A. Df. S. 
4 p. 

[1836 [Henderson, Jo[seph]. Washington. To J. M. Gemmill, 

MAY 14] [Birmingham, Pa.] Sending documents explain 

ing Van Buren s position; answering Gemmill s 
inquiry of [May 6]. A. Df . of Martin Van Buren. 
2 p. (With: Henderson to Van Buren, 1836, 
May 15). 

1836 Henderson, Jo[seph]. Washington. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 15 ren, [Washington]. Returning Van Buren s 

draft for an answer to Dr. Gemmill s inquiry 
[May 6]; copy sent to Dr. Gemmill, to appear 
over Henderson s signature in the Huntington 
Co. [Pa.] papers. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 Owens, G[eorge] W. [Washington]. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 16 ren, Washington. A report on abolition to be 

presented to the House on the next day; Van 

Buren requested to rally the Northern clans; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Peyton, Balie. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 19 Washington. A former question on internal 

improvements and Van Buren s reply; the ques 
tion repeated; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To William W. IP- 

MAY 19 win and others, [Philadelphia]. Reply to the 

question of the National Anti-Masonic Conven 
tion. Draft, with corrections in Van Buren s 
hand. 2 p. 

. Copy. 2 p. 

1836 [Triplett, Robert]. Near New Orleans. To - , 

MAY 24 [Richmond, Va.] His own relations with the 

Texian government; his influence and arguments 
with Santa Anna and Almonte; the United States 
as umpire; etc. Copy. 2 p. (With: Ritchie to 
Van Buren, 1836, June 9). 

1836 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To Martin Van 

MAY 27 Buren, [Washington]. The Legislature s action 

and the public feeling; the governorship; the 

Legislature moved by baleful influences; a sound 

body to be gained in 1837; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1836 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To Balie Peyton, 

MAY 28 [Washington]. Promising to define his own at 

titude on public improvements after the ad 
journment of Congress; answering Peyton s 
letter of [May] 19. A. Df. 3 p. 

[1836? D[avies], E[dgar] W. [New York]. To Martin Van 

MAY 28] Buren, Washington. The activity of political 

enemies in New York; the Times lack of energy; 

etc. ; noting inclosure [an essay on the Bank ?] 

A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1836 Law, John. Vincennes, [Ind.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 28 [Washington]. A spirit of speculation rife; the 

future destiny of the West; political matters in 

Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1836 Gilleland, James C. Pittsburgh, [Pa.] To M[artin] Van 

MAY 30 Buren, Washington. As to stating his position 

on anti-Masonry; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 " A Whig." Washington. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAY 30 ington. Van Buren s talents as a political man 

ager; the disposition of the surplus revenue; the 
Bank of the United States; etc. 3 p. 

[1836 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Washington]. To [Andrew Jack- 

JUNE 4] son, Washington]. Inclosing a confidential let 

ter from Thomas Ritchie [1836, May 9]. A. L. S. 
1 p. (Indorsed: "Confidential to be shown to 
Mr. Forsyth handed to him A. J.") 

1836 Bryan, Jos[eph] H. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 6 Washington. His own removal from North 

Carolina; expressions of joy over the Texan vic 
tory ; introducing Samuel P. Carson, Secretary of 
State of Texas. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To [Martin] Van 

JUNE 7 Buren, [Washington]. Van Buren s escape from 

all the toils of the enemy; the abolition move 
ment an example; misrepresentation inevitable; 
Jackson said to have been invited to visit Eng 
land; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 Dix, John A[dams]. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JUNE 7 [Washington]. Disagreeable legislative winter 

bargain and sale; a purification possible; action 
on internal improvements; pecuniary burdens 
and banks; the claim of Miss Lawrence; etc. 
A. L. S. 7 p. 



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1836 Slidell, Alexander. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 7 Washington. Sending a pamphlet on naval 

matters; the reorganization of the Navy; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 9 Washington]. Sending letters on Texas affairs 

from a Richmond correspondent, June 9, and from 
[Robert Triplett], May 24; Van Buren s views on 
annexation; how the measure is to be brought 
about; Adams s position in Monroe s cabinet and 
now; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. (Inclosure, 3 p.) 

1836 ? Richmond. To Thomas Ritchie. Sending ex- 

[JUNE] 9 tracts from his correspondent [Robert Trip- 

lett] s letter, [May 24, 1836]; the question of 
Texas and an independent government ; an ac 
knowledgment by the United States; etc. Copy. 

IP- 

1836 Williams, Sherrod. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 9 [Washington]. Dissatisfaction with Van Bu 

ren s refusal to give an immediate answer to Wil 
liams s inquiries of Apr. 7. Printed ; in " Mr. Van 
Buren s opinions ..." Apr. 7-Aug. 8, 1836, 
p. 1. (With: Van Buren to Williams, 1836, 
Aug. 8). 

1836 Democratic Committee of New York City and County 

JUNE 13 (Alexander F. Vache" and others) . New York. 

To Martin Van Buren, Washington. Submitting 

a declaration of principles in favor of equal rights 

and against monopolies. Copy. 2 p. 

1836 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Sherrod Williams, 

J UNE 14 [Washington]. Answering Williams s letter of 

[June 9]; reiterating his promise to reply to in 
quiries after the adjournment of Congress. 
Printed; in " Mr. Van Buren s Opinions . . . 
Apr. 7-Aug. 8, 1836, p. 1-2. (With: Van Buren 
to Williams, 1836, Aug. 8). 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To Dauphin County 

JUNE 24 [Pa.] Citizens Committee. Declining their in 

vitation to a Fourth of July celebration. A. Df. 
5 p. 

1836 Cooper, Thomas. Columbia, S. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

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Cooper, Thomas Continued. 

connection with the writer s petition for the 
return of his fine. A. L. S. 1 p. (See Senate 
Journal, 1835-6, p. 109, 466, etc.) 

1836 Parker, Rich[ar]cl E[lliott]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

JUNE 29 Buren, [Washington]. The deposit bill and its 

effects; Texas and the reduction of the tariff may 
be postponed; political action beginning in Vir 
ginia; a senator in place of Leigh; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1836 Democratic Committee of the City and County of New 

JULY 1 York in favour of Equal Rights and Opposed to 

all Monopolies. New York. To Martin Van 

Buren, Washington. Declaration of principles. 

Copy. 2 p. 

1836 Vache, Alexander F. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 1 [Washington]. Asking if Van Buren has re 

ceived the letter of the Democratic Committee 
of the City and County of New York, [1836, 
June] 13; inclosing copy. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 Republican Convention, Virginia. Proceedings of a con- 

JULY 4 vention of Republican Delegates . . . held in 

Fredericksburg, including an address to the 

Republicans of Virginia. Pamphlet. 17 p. 

(Auto, presentation copy of W. G. Minor.) 

1836 Ramsey, William S., and others. Harrisburg, [Pa.] To 

JULY 6 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending pro 

ceedings of the Democratic Republican Young 
Men s Convention; hostility to the Bank; etc. 

L. S. 2 p. 
\ 
1836 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To the Democratic 

JULY 8 Committee on equal rights, etc., of the City and 

County of New York. Partial approval of the 
declaration of principles. A. Df. 4 p. 

1836 Blair, F[rancis] Pfreston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

JlTLY 14 Buren, [Philadelphia?] On a charge against Van 

Buren of speculating in public lands; letters from 
Jackson in Tennessee; Kendall s project of an 
express mail; its favor to the rich; Earle paying 
the reformer; the land distribution scheme; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. (With it is a note of Van Buren 
denying any speculation in the public lands. 
A. Df. 2 p.) 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 265 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Philadelphia. To the Philadelphia 

JULY 18 Committee. Declining their offer of a public 

dinner. A. Df. of Martin Van Buren, Jr., with 

corrections by Van Buren and H. D. Gilpin. 8 p. 

1836 Patterson, Sam[ue]l D. Harrisburg, Penn. To Martin 

JULY 23 Van Buren, [New York?] Sending authentic 

proceedings of the Democratic Convention of 

Young Men on July 4; prospects of success 

bright; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 Claiborne, John F[rancis] H[amtramck]. Madisonville, 

JULY 27 Miss. To Martin Van Buren, Albany. His own 

plan to visit Europe; a request for an appoint 
ment from the President, preferably as agent 
of the Smithson bequest. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Albany. To Democratic Young 

JULY 30 Men s Convention, Harrisburg. Gratitude for 

their support; political and personal views; etc. 
A. Df. 4 p. (Incomplete). 

[1836 [Woodbury, Levi? Washington?] Answers to queries on 

JULY ?] banking and currency in the United States and 

foreign countries. Df. 3 p. 

[1836 [Woodbury, Levi. Washington]. Notes on gold coinage 

JULY ?] in 1836; the United States and the deposit 

banks; currency. A. D. 3 p. 

1836 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, 

AUG. 5 Nashville. His own journey northward ; political 

appearances; his letter to Sherrod Williams 
[Aug. 8]. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Sherrod Williams. 

AUG. 8 Answering Williams s inquiry, Apr. 7, [1836]. 

Drafts. 109 p. 

. Printed; in "Mr. Van Buren s Opinions. 
Correspondence," Apr. 7-Aug. 8, 1836, p. 2-10. 

. Printed, with the title, "A letter from 
the Hon. Martin Van Buren . . . relative to the 
Bank of the United States . . ." London, 1836. 
Extract. 28 p. (Explanatory introduction, 6 p.) 

1836 Olmstead, James. Binghamton, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

AUG. 11 Buren, Kinderhook. Dissensions in the Demo 

cratic ranks of Broome County ; Van Buren the 
man of the hour; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1836 Martin Van Buren s record on negro suffrage in the New 

c. AUG. 11] York Constitutional Convention of 1821, headed: 



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Martin Van Buren s record on negro suffrage, etc. Continued. 

"Read!! Pause and Reflect. Van Buren in 
favor of Negroes voting and opposed to the Poor 
White Man s enjoying this inestimable privi 
lege !" Broadside. (Printed extracts from the 
Reports and Journal of the Convention, with 
additions and comments). 

1836 Harris, L[evett]. Paris. To Martin Van Buren, [Al- 

AUG. 15 bany ?] On the report of the Secretary of State 

against him, [June 18, 1835]; proofs of his inno 
cence laid before the Due de Broglie ; a letter on 
the French question communicated to Count de 
Rigny, minister of foreign affairs; the extent of 
his indiscretion; Forsyth s conduct; the Presi 
dent s message; etc. A. L. S. 12 p. 

1836 Summers, J[ameson] C. New York. To M[artin] Van 

AUG. 20 Buren, [Lebanon Springs? N. Y.] Sending a 

suggested reply to the "Declaration of Princi 
ples" of the Locofoco Committee. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Ten Eyck, Egbert, and others. Watertown, [N. Y.] To 

AUG. 21 James Le Ray de Chaumont, [Le Raysville, 

N. Y.] Invitation to a farewell public dinner at 
Watertown. Reprinted from the North Ameri 
can, Watertown; preceded by editorial com 
ment ; followed by the reply, Aug. 23. Clipping. 

1836 Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Forest Hill, [Pa.] To [Martin 

AUG. 21 Van Buren, Lebanon Springs ? N. Y.] Praising 

Van Buren s letter to Sherrod Williams [Aug. 8]; 
the question of vested rights; nominations to 
Congress; the State Convention; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1836 Jackson, Andrew. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG - 2 Albany [forwarded to Lebanon Springs]. His 

visit to Nashville; Tennessee not to go over to 

the Federalists; his own return to Washington; 

etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Le Ray de Chaumont, [James]. Le Raysville, [N. Y.] To 

AuG - 23 Egbert Ten Eyck, [Watertown, N. Y.] Declin 

ing the proffered farewell public dinner. Re 
printed from the North American, Watertown; 
following Ten Eyck and others to Le Ray de 
Chaumont, Aug. 21. Clipping. 2 columns. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 267 

1836 Van Buren, M[artin]. Saratoga Springs. To G[orham] A. 

AUG. 25 Worth, [New York]. Assurances against appre 

hension of misunderstanding; the currency and 
the United States Bank; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Saratoga Springs. To Balie Pey- 

AUG. 26 ton, [Sumner Co., Tenn. ?] Sending a copy of 

his letter [Aug. 8] to Sherrod Williams. A. Df. 

I p. (Appended to: Van Buren to Peyton, 1836, 
May 28.) 

1836 Blair, F[rancis] Pfreston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

AUG. 28 Buren, [Saratoga?] Letters from the President; 

political news from North Carolina; the plan of 
the Opposition; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Moore, T[homas] P[atrick]. Harrodsburg, Ky. To Mar- 

AUG. 28 tin Van Buren, [Saratoga?] On Poins s attacks 

upon Van Buren in the Louisville Journal; Peter 
G. Rives ; inclosing Smedley [etc.] to Van Buren, 
1836, Aug. 28. A. L. S. 2 p. (including in- 
closure). 

1836 Smedley, John L., and others. Harrodsburg, Ky. To 

AUG. 28 Martin Van Buren, [Saratoga?] Asking a denial 

of his alleged connection with the [Minnebago] 
Land Co. of New York, operating in the West 
and borrowing from deposit banks. L. S. 1 p. 
(With: Moore to Van Buren, 1836, Aug. 28). 

1836 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill. To Martin Van 

AUG. 29 Buren, Albany [forwarded to Lebanon Springs]. 

As to the papers of James Madison ; the Govern 
ment might purchase; Van Buren s letter to 
[Williams]; politics in Virginia; [Harrison]; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 

1836 Bowmar, Herman. Versailles, Ky. To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 29 ren, Albany [forwarded to Columbia Hall]. The 

Indian question and war; the removal of the 
Creeks and Seminoles; specie payment for land 
too radical; lands for actual settlers; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 

1836 Hiker, R[ichard]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 29 [Saratoga?] The letter to Williams praised; its 

expression of cardinal principles of national 
policy; must triumph over all and every combi 
nation ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. Postscript marked : 

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1836 Van Buren, M[artin]. Saratoga Springs. To [Andrew] 

SEPT. i Jackson, [Nashville]. Why he has not written; 

his plans and movements; Jackson s letter to 
Gov. Cannon; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Buchanan, James. Lancaster. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 3 Saratoga, [forwarded to Columbia Hall]. Van 

Buren s views not "non-committal;" proceeds 

of the sale of public lands; his own re-election; 

etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 Wright, Silas, Jr. Canton, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

SEPT. 4 Buren, [Lebanon Springs ? N. Y.] Ritchie s 

conduct; Van Buren s letter to Williams; the 

North Carolina election; news from the Western 

states; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Forsyth, John. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 5 [Lebanon Springs ? N. Y.] Personal and po 

litical. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 7 Buren, [Lebanon Springs ? N. Y.] On Van Bu 

ren s letter to Williams [Aug. 8]; the doctrine of 
instructions; political Virginia and his own con 
tributions; the situation in Pennsylvania; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Kinnard, George L. Indianapolis, [Ind.] To Nathaniel 

SEPT. 10 West, Indianapolis, [Ind.] The Cumberland 

road; injury done to the interests of the State; 

the political importance of the State; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Van Buren, M[artin]. Lebanon, N. Y. To John L. Smed- 

SEPT. 12 ley and others, [Harrodsburg, Ky.] Denying 

charges of land interest and loans from deposit 
banks. A. Df. 3 p. 

. L. S. in the hand of Abraham Van Buren. 
3 p. (Wrapper addressed to Wm. McAfee, Lex 
ington, Kentucky; indorsed: " Opened through 
mistake by Wm. McAfee;" stamped: "C. P. 
office. Dead Letter. 20 Jany." 

1836 West, Nath[aniel]. Indianapolis, [Ind.] To Martin Van 

SEPT. 13 Buren, Albany. Sending a tetter [Sept. 10] of 

Col. Kinnard; difficulties encountered in the 

State; political maneuvering and prospects; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 269 

1836 Anonymous. Baltimore. To Mfartin] Van Buren, Al- 

SEPT. 14 bany. Asking that he be non-committal on 

Lowrie s retirement as secretary of the Senate. 
IP- 

1836 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To [Martin 

SEPT. 14 Van Buren, Lebanon Springs, N. Y.] Van Bu- 

ren s letter to Williams; the Bank charter; Dal- 

las s communication; the plan to run him for 

Congress; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Fort, W[illia]m. Huntsville, Mo. To Lewis F. Linn, St. 

SEPT. 16 Genevieve, Mo. Questions to Van Buren on 

public lands; the contest in Randolph county; 
splendid victory in Missouri; asking that his 
letter be communicated to Van Buren; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1836 Birmingham Journal, Birmingham, Eng. Account of an 

SEPT. 17] anti-slavery meeting in Birmingham on [Sept. 

12, 1836]. Clipping. 5 columns. (Reprint; in 

the St. Christopher Advertiser, [Basseterre], Nov. 

[22?], 1836). 

1836 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Albany. To J. J. Lockhart, Blake- 

SEPT. 18 ley, N. C.] Sending material showing his views 

on the movements of the Abolitionists. A. Df. 

S. 4 p. 

1836 Jackson, Andrew. Cincinnati. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 19 Albany. His progress eastward; not to visit 

New York; Tennessee politics; etc. A. L. S. 
IP- 

[1836?] Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott. Snickersville, Va.] To M[ar- 
SEPT. 20 tin] V[an] Buren, [Albany]. Acknowledging re 

ceipt of the correspondence [Apr. 7-Aug. 8] with 
Sherrod Williams; the political situation; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 Rives, W[illiam] Cfabell]. Oak Ridge, Va. To Martin 

SEPT. 20 Van Buren, Albany. Van Buren s letter to 

Williams; his own disagreement on one point; 
politics in Virginia; Collier s defection; General 
Harrison s progress in Virginia; etc. A. L. S. 
5 p. 

1836 Hamer, Th[omas] L. Georgetown, O. To M[artin] Van 

SEPT. 22 Buren, [Albany]. The vote of Ohio to be cast 

for Van Buren; the political contests for Con- 



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Hamer, Th[omas] L. Continued. 

gress; Thomas Morris and his statements; the 
vote of Southern and Western states forecast; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 McKim, Isaac. Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

SEPT. 23 bany. Republican electors have chosen no 

State senate; a public town meeting at Balti 
more ; a visit from General Harrison ; the reform 
spirit strong; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Christy, W[illia]m. New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 24 New York [forwarded to Albany]. The import 

ant question of abolitionism; Van Buren should 
declare himself at once; a newspaper to be 
established which would publish his reply; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Albany. To J[ames] Alexander] 

SEPT. 28 Hamilton, [New York]. His own inability to 

give his future movements; Talleyrand and 
Alexander Hamilton; etc. A. Df. 3 p. 

1836 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

OCT. l Van Buren, [Albany ?] Results of the township 

election; General Harrison s visit; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1836 Jackson, Andrew. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 2 Albany. Reasons preventing a visit to New 

York; much sickness in the family; the political 

horizon bright; Bell and White s poor chance; 

etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

OCT. 8 Buren, Albany. About the repair of a gig; Jack 

son s return and good health; the earliest elec 
tion returns to be sent ; his own intention to buy 
a home; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Linn, L[ewis] F[ields]. St. Genevieve, [Mo.] To M[artin] 

OCT. 9 Van Buren, Albany. Success in Missouri; his 

own election apparently safe; Van Buren s letter 
to Williams; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Brown, Bedford. Caswell, N. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

CT - n Columbia Hall, N. Y. [forwarded to Albany]. 

Political prospects in North Carolina; the elec 
tion for governor no test; good tidings from 
other Southern states; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 271 

1836 Atherton, C[harles] G[ordon]. Dunstable, N. H. To 

OCT. 11 Martin Van Buren, [Albany]. Praise for Van 

Buren s letter [Aug. 8] to Williams; the New 
Hampshire electoral ticket; North Carolina to 
awake; a prediction on the vote for President; 
Georgia and Virginia in doubt; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1836 Logan, A. Beaver, Penn. To Martin Van Buren, Al- 

OCT. 12 bany. A success for the United States Bank; 

the State may go for Harrison, white slavery, 

and the Bank; Van Buren s Catholicism; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Rives, Wfilliam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To M[artin] 

OCT. 13 Van Buren, [Albany]. Political prospects in 

Virginia very favorable; the good organization 
of the party; Mrs. Randolph s death; Garland 
the author of the "Jefferson" articles; his own 
forbearance; Harrison s electioneering tour; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 "Address of the claimants for spoliations by the French 

OCT. 14 prior to 1800," adopted by the Convention in 

New York, Oct. 13-14, 1836. Printed. 3 p. 

1836 Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

OCT. 14 Van Buren, [Albany]. The Philadelphia elec 

tions and his own prediction; Dallas s letters on 
the Bank; the Democratic majority in Philadel 
phia County; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 "Castellano." [Madrid?] Description of a "romantico." 

OCT. 25 Clipping, with an accompanying translation in 

the hand of Cornelius Peter Van Ness. 

1836 Gwin, Sam[ue]l. Clinton, [Miss.] To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 27 [Albany ?] As to the probable outcome of the 

elections in Mississippi; the country about Pon- 
totoc; Judge Quitman s candidacy; the doubtful 
and hostile counties; the license of the press; his 
own political activity; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 Van Buskirk, Cfornelius]. Louisville, [KyJ To Martin 

Nov. 5 Van Buren, Washington. Sending a gold- 

mounted cane. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 Patton, Benj[ami]n, Jr. Dayton, O. To M[artin] Van 

Nov. 7 Buren, [Albany?] Sending returns of the presi 

dential election; great excitement prevalent; 
experiences of a Van Buren flagstaff; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1836 Rives, Wplliam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To Martin 

Nov. 9 Van Buren, [Albany?] Virginia s vote given to 

Van Buren; the effect of a double ticket; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Toland, Henry. Philadelphia. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 9 [Albany?] Reduced Democratic majority; the 

amazing scarcity of money; Van Buren to get 
the vote; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Henry, H. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Albany. 

Nov. 10 Van Buren has gained Pennsylvania; a wager 

placed. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Democratic Press. Reading, [Pa.] The election in Berks 

Nov. 15 County. Clipping. (With: Buchanan to Van 

Buren, 1836, Nov. 18). 

1836 Buchanan, James. Lancaster, [Pa.] To Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 18 ren, [Washington?] The election in Pennsyl 

vania; what will save the party in that State; 
Muhlenberg and the Senate; inclosing a clipping 
from the Democratic Press, Reading, Nov. 15, 
1836; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

[1836] Edmonds, J[ohn] W. [Hudson, N. Y.J To M[artin] V[an] 

Nov. 18 Buren, Washington. Official canvass of Colum 

bia County, New York. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1836 Petrikin, David. Danville, Pa. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 18 Washington. Results of the Pennsylvania elec 

tion; causes of a reduced majority. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1836 lewis, W[illiam] Berkeley]. Washington. To [Martin] 

Nov. 22 Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending a letter 

from Ritchie ; the manner of laying it before the 
President. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 Peirce, Caleb. Chester, [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 22 [Washington]. Application for office. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1836 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [John? Van Bu- 

Nov. 22 r en, Albany?] News of the Southern and West 

ern elections; Jackson s dangerous illness. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John Van Buren, 

Nov - 25 [Albany?] No final results can yet be sent; ap 

prehensions about Mississippi; as to the Argus 
and a libel suit; regret at deprivation of his so 
ciety; Abraham s plans; Jackson s health; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 273 

1836 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

Nov. 27 Buren, [Washington]. Congratulations; Jack 

son s health; his contest with the Bank; elec 
tions in other states; abolition and its influence; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To Thomas Ritchie, 

Nov. 28 [Richmond]. The matter discussed in Ritchie s 

letter to be laid before the President and care 
fully considered; etc. Copy by Martin Van 
Buren, Jr. 4 p. 

1836 Proudfit, Abrfaham]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 28 Washington. Congratulations on the elections; 

the New York Colonization Society; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1836? Jackson, Andrew. [Washington]. Memorandum on rec- 
Nov. ?] ognizing the independence of Texas. A. D. 1 p. 

[1836? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] To- . Assur- 
Nov. ?] ances of continued personal regard despite po 

litical differences; answering a letter of the 12th 
inst. A. Df. 4 p. 

[1836? [Van Buren, Martin]. To the Republican Committee of 
Nov.?] Albany. Thanks for congratulations. A. Df . of 

Martin Van Buren, Jr. 3 p. 

1836 Poinsett, J[oel] R[obertsj. Columbia, S. C. To [Martin 

DEC. 2 Van Buren, Washington]. Introducing Col. J. P. 

Richardson; a letter given to Col. D Oyley. 
A. L. S. 2 p. "Private and confidential." 

1836 Moore, George W., and others. Indianapolis, [Ind.] To 

DEC. 6 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Congratula 

tions from Indiana electors; politics in Indiana; 
etc. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To M[artin] 

DEC. 8 Van Buren, [Washington]. Congratulations on 

the result of the elections; the report of the Sec 
retary of the Treasury; paper money; the rem 
edy for excessive issues; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 Law, John. Indianapolis, [Ind.] To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 8 Washington. Sending the vote of Indiana; the 

West to be looked to in future; the effect of the 

specie circular; the election of a senator; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Democratic Association of the Northern Liberties (Benj[a- 

DEC. 9 min] E. Carpenter, [etc.], committee) . Northern 

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Democratic Association of the Northern Liberties Continued. 

Liberties, Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 
Washington. Invitation to participate in a 
celebration of victory. Printed circular; ms. 
address and signatures all in the same hand. 1 p. 

1836 Spencer, A[mbrose]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 12 [Washington]. Why he did not aid in Van Bu 

ren s election; a reminiscence; retirement from 
politics ; felicitations on his election ; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. "Private and confidential." 

1836 V[an Buren], M[artin]. Washington. To [Benjamin E. 

DEC. 13 Carpenter and others, Northern Liberties, Phila 

delphia]. Declining their invitation to a cele 
bration of victory. A Df . of Abraham Van 
Buren. 3 p. 

1836 Boon, R[atliff]. House of Representatives, [Washington], 

DEC. 21 To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Reason 

for the senatorial vote in the Indiana Legislature; 

his own democracy; the Harrison majorities in 

the counties; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To John Van Buren, 

DEC. 22 Albany. An [election] bet; President Jackson s 

Texas message, the Telegraph, the Nullifiers, etc.; 
the Treasury order, Webster, and the Opposi 
tion; Van Buren s casting vote against Calhoun; 
personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1836 Strong, Geo[rge] D. New York. To Levi Woodbury, 

DEC. 24 Washington. Banks as government deposito 

ries; the Commercial Bank overlooked; etc. 
Copy. 3 p. 

1836 Strong, Geo[rge] D. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

DEC. 24 Washington. Sending a copy of his letter to 

Secretary Woodbury, [Dec. 24]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To - - Warren. 

DEC. 25 Thanks for his congratulations. A. Df. S. 4 p. 

1836 Pierce, Benjamin. Hillsborough, [N. H.] To Martin 

DEC - 26 Van Buren, Washington. Gratification at the 

election; Jackson s health; good wishes; etc. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1836 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To George W. Moore 

DEC - 29 and others, [Indianapolis, Ind.] Reply to their 

letter of congratulation, [Dec. 6]. A. Df. of 
Abraham Van Buren. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 275 

1836 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Washington. To John Van Buren, 
DEC. 30 Albany. His success in court; nothing decided 

as to the Cabinet ; his own wish for Butler to re 
main; questions pressing upon the President in 
regard to Texas, Michigan, the Florida War, etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1836?] Linn, L[ewis] F[ields]. To [Martin Van Buren, Washing 
ton]. Prescription for stomach disorder. A. D. 

S. 1 p. 

[1836?] V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Poughkeepsie, [N. Y.] To John 
V[an] B[uren, Albany]. Disavowal of connection 
with the "Woolen Meeting" of 1827, to be pub 
lished in answer to [Jesse] BueFs attack, if [Ed 
win] Croswell thinks best; the City [Tammany?] 
meeting [Sept. 26, 1827 ?]; expenses; indorsement 
of L. Gardinier [ ?] to Gov. Marcy, etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

[1836?] [Van Buren, Martin]. To - , [Tenn. ?] Answering 
inquiries as to his attitude toward internal im 
provements. A. Df. 17 p. (Incomplete). 

[1836?] G[ilpin], H[enry] D[ilwood]. Life of Martin Van Buren. 
Pamphlet. 14 p. (Headed: "Martin Van Bu 
ren" on all odd pages; on the even pages, 
"National portraits.") 

[1836] " Surplus revenue"; opinions of Gen. William H. Harri 

son and Martin Van Buren upon its distribution 
among the states; New Jersey s share. Broad 
side. 

[1836?] [Van Buren, Martin]. To - . Letter, in the third 
person, on Van Buren s negro suffrage vote and 
abolition; sending a copy of the correspondence 
with Sherrod Williams. A. Df. 4 p. 

1837 Macon, Nath[anie]l. Buck Spring, [N. CJ To Martin 
JAN. l Van Buren, Washington. Approving the Presi 
dent s message; paper money; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1837 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. "Notes [outline and 

bet. JAN. draft of a speech] in anticipation of a casting 

2 and 28] vote on the Cumberland Road [bill, S. 85]." 

A. Df. of Abraham Van Buren. 31 p. (Bill 
introduced Jan. 2; Van Buren retired Jan. 28. 
See: Senate Bills and Resolutions, 1836-7; De 
bates, XIII, p. 1019). 



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[1837? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] Notes on Congres- 
bet. JAN. sional legislation on internal improvements, 

2 and 28?] especially the Cumberland Road, Apr. 30, 1802- 

July 2, 1836. 29 p. 

1837 Skinner, S. Milton. Naperville, [111.] To M[oses] Y. Til- 

JAN. 3 den. On the price of government lands; the 

present system a help to speculators; the posi 
tion of the settlers ; the President s message ; the 
question of claims; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

JAN. 11 Buren, Washington. On the collectorship in the 

Niagara district; preparing for the Whig Legis 
lature; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Hallett, W. R. Mobile. To M[artin] Van Buren, Wash- 

JAN. 12 ington. Commending Joshua Kennedy to his 

notice ; Col. Johnson a dead weight ; Van Buren s 
majority in Alabama; disapproval of the specie 
order; a story about Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

[1837 "Democratic meeting of North Penn Township, [Pa.]" 

JAN. 15 ?] (Michael Riter, President.) Proceedings. News 

paper clipping. 

1837 Viator, [Richard Rush]. London. To F[rancis] P[res- 

JAN. 20 ton] Blair, [Washington]. The British govern 

ment and the slave question; an unfortunate de 
cision; limits of the power of Britain; slaves as 
property; etc. A. Df. 7 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] Thompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

JAN. 28 Van Buren, [Washington]. As to his own stand 

ing with Van Buren; no ill feeling toward Marcy, 
Wright, and Flagg; Marcy s constraint; no con 
nection with legislation for banks ; dissatisfaction 
with Marcy; banks and railroads; Van Buren s 
letter to Williams; the paper system; etc. 
A. L. S. 17 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To the Senate. 

JAN. 28 Farewell address. A. D. S. 5 p. 

1837 Stevenson, A[ndrew]. London. [To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN - 30 Washington]. Congratulations; fate of the pres 

ent ministry; O Connell and Ireland; Brougham 
and the Radicals; claims for shipwrecked slaves; 
Jackson s message on Texas; the Secretary of 
Legation; etc. A. L. S. 18 p. "Private." 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 277 

[1837 Slidell, John. [New Orleans?] To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. ?] [Washington]. On SlidelPs defeat and [Alex 

ander] Mouton s election as United States Sen 
ator from Louisiana. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Tilden, E[lam]. New Lebanon, [N. Y.] To M[artin] V[an] 

FEB. 2 Buren, [Washington]. On the report of the 

Committee of Ways and Means on the tariff, and 
a reduction in duties. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To Joel R[oberts] 

FEB. 4 Poinsett, Georgetown, S. C. Offering the secre 

taryship of war. A. Df. of Abraham Van Bu 
ren. 2 p. 

1837 Thomas, Joseph L. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 5 Washington. Letter of congratulation. A. L. S. 

Ip. 

1837 Irving, Washington. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 6 [Washington]. Asking for a letter of introduc 

tion for his niece and her party to Gov. van 
Scholten, St. Croix; Van Buren s election and 
position; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Parker, Rich[ar]d EQliott]. Washington. To [Martin 

FEB. 7 Van Buren], Washington. On the composition 

of the Cabinet; criticism of Cass and Dickerson; 
representation from the Southern states; Vir 
ginia s position; the situation in other states; 
etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] Thompson]. New York. To M[artin] 

FEB. 9 Van Buren, [Washington]. Governor Marcy not 

a candidate for the collectorship; his own in 
ability to account for Marcy s hostility; reasons 
for making an explanation; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Poinsett, Jfoel] R[oberts]. South Santee, [S. C.] To Mar- 

FEB. 9 tin Van Buren, Washington. Accepting the sec 

retaryship of war. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1837 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. Reply to the joint 

FEB. 10?] committee of the House and Senate notifying 

him of the result of the presidential election. 
A. Df. 1 p. 

1837 Van Ness, Cfornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To Martin Van 

FEB. 10 Buren, [Washington]. Forsyth s unfriendly feel 

ings towards him; relations with A. Middleton; 
Middleton s indiscretions of dress and speech; 



278 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter] Continued. 

Eaton s maladroitness; allowances to Barry and 
Eaton; Eaton s conduct and that of his wife; 
etc. A. L. S. 8 p. "Confidential." 

1837 Pretty man, Tho[ma]s G. Washington. To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 11 Buren, Washington. Views on slavery. A.L.S. 

3 p. 

[1837 Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 11] Washington. Excitement caused by the House 

vote on abolition ; no division among the South 
ern men; the arrest of R. M. Whitney; possible 
dissolution of the Union; his own advice and 
fears; fortunate that Van Buren is President. 
A. L. S. 3 p. (Including a copy of an extract 
from a letter to Ritchie, dated "Washington, 
10th Feby.") 

1837 Tallmadge, N[athaniel] P[itcher]. Senate Chamber, 

FEB. 14 [Washington]. To Martin Van Buren, Seven 

Buildings, [Washington]. The wish of the Sen 
ate Committee on Foreign Affairs to consult his 
views on Mexican affairs; suggesting an inter 
view. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1837 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington.] To Nfathaniel P[itch- 

FEB. 14?] er] Tallmadge, [Senate, Washington]. Declining 

to give his views on Mexican affairs. A. Df. 
3 p. 

[1837 [Butler, Benjamin Franklin]. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 15?] [Washington]. The President s approval of Van 

Buren s letter [Feb. 14?] to N. P. Tallmadge; etc. 
A. L. 1 p. 

1837 Elliott, J[esse] D[uncan]. Port Mahon, Spain. To Wil- 

FEB. 15 Ham B[erkeley] Lewis, [Washington]. Sending 

papers relating to a controversy; his hope to com 
plete his service; a visit to the Sultan; Arabian 
horses; the Barton question; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 
" Private and Confidential." 

1837 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. Washington. To Martin 

FEB. 15 Van Buren, [Washington]. Reasons why he can 

not continue in the Cabinet ; regrets ; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1837 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To B[enjamin] 

FEB. 15 Ffranklin] Butler, [Washington]. Asking to see 



PAPEES OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 279 

V[an] B[uren], Mfartin] Continued. 

him; promising not to distress him by pressing 
upon him what may be disagreeable ; etc. Copy. 
I p. 

1837 United States House of Representatives. Washington. An 

FEB. 16 act to prohibit the sale of public lands, except to 

actual settlers, in limited quantities, and for other 
purposes. [Senate 20.] Printed. 4 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To George M[ifflin] 

FEB. 16 Dallas, [Philadelphia ?] The Cabinet; the Secre 

tary of War to be taken from the South; offering 
him the Russian mission; etc. A. Df. 3 p. 
" Confidential." 

1837 Democratic City and County Convention. Philadelphia. 

FEB. 17 To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Proceed 

ings and message to Van Buren. Printed. 4 p. 
1837 Ely, William M. and Alfred B. Binghamton, [N. Y.] To 

FEB. 17 Martin Van Buren, Washington. On the expedi 

ency of abolishing the slave trade in the District of 
Columbia. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Buchanan, James. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 19 Washington. Pennsylvania s expectation and 

demand for a representative in the Cabinet. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Simpson, Henry. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 20 [Washington]. On his claims to office and 

his wishes. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Cuba, Deputies of. Madrid. "Protesta de los Diputados 

FEB. 21 electos por la isla de Cuba a las Cortes generates 

de la Nacion." Broadside. (With a memoran 
dum from C. P. Van Ness. A. D. 1 p.) 

1837 Cass, Lew[is]. Paris. To [Andrew Jackson, Washing- 

FEB. 21 ton]. Reporting a conversation with the King; 

a rumored offer to cede Cuba to England; the 

Prince de Joinville s visit to the United States; 

etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Cameron, Simon, and Ovid F. Johnson. Harrisburg, [Pa.] 

FEB. 24 To Martin Van Buren, Washington. As to 

Pennsylvania s representative in the Cabinet; 

their belief that Muhlenberg is the only man who 

can be safely taken. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 25 [Washington]. At Manga de Clavo, recupera 

ting; good wishes, Translation. 1 p. 



280 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1837 Vaughan, Cha[iie]s R[ichard]. London. To Martin Van 

FEB. 26 Buren, [Washington]. His appointment to go to 

Constantinople on a special mission; congratu 
lations and good wishes; awaiting news from 
Spain; the General s health; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1837 El Mundo. Madrid. ". . . Proyecto de constitucion [de 

FEB. 26 la monarqula espanola] presentado a las Cortes 

por la comision especial nombrada al efecto, que 
se leyo a las mismas en la sesion del dia 24 de 
febrero de 1837 ..." 4 p. 

1837 Buchanan, James. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. To 

FEB. 28 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Party strength 

in Pennsylvania dependent upon a selection for 

the Cabinet; no wishes for himself; etc. A. L. S. 

IP- 

1837 Patterson, Daniel F., George Bomford, and W. Noland. 

FEB. [Washington]. Rates of wages in Washington 

for men employed on public buildings or works, 
[Jan.-Mar., 1837]. D. S. 1 p. 

1837 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To [Martin Van 

MAR. 1 Buren, Washington]. On the reported arrange 

ment between France and England as to Cuba; 
how the hoax originated; efforts to borrow, and 
military success; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Guier, Geo[rge]. Philadelphia. To Henry Toland, Wash- 

MAR. 3 ington. His claims to office; etc. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared. Philadelphia]. To [John] 

MAR. 3 Forsyth, [Washington]. Van Buren should an 

nounce his ideas of rotation in office; an explor 
ing expedition to the West; encouraging foreign 
trade; personal griefs; Pennsylvania and the 
Cabinet; his own position; etc. A. L. S. 14 p. 
1837 United States Senate. Washington. Executive proceed- 

MAR. 3-7 ings on the appointment of Alcee La Branche as 

charge d affaires to the Republic of Texas; in 
cluding President Jackson s message of nomina 
tion, Mar. 3. Copy from the Executive Journal, 
4: 631; 5: 17. 3 p. 

1837 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. Inaugural address 

MAR - 4 ... New York. G. Hopkins and Son. 1837. 

Pamphlet. 12 p. (Three copies) . 

1837 Republican General Committee (Peter Wendell and others) , 

MAR - 4 Albany, N. Y. To Martin Van Buren, [Washing- 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 281 

Republican General Committee Continued. 

ton]. Letter of congratulation. Signed by 41 
members of the committee. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Toland, Henry. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 9 [Washington]. Popular disappointment over the 

failure of the President to sign the currency bill ; 

the rescinding of the Treasury order; etc. A. 

L. S. 2 p. 

1837 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To John Forsyth, 

MAR. 9 [Washington]. Regret that he cannot remain 

at the head of the Department of State ; his con 
versation with Woodbury misunderstood; etc. 
A. Df. 3 p. 

. A. Df . of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 3 p. 

1837 Worth, G[orham] A. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 12 [Washington]. The deplorable state of the 

moneyed affairs of the country; the situation in 
New York; the quantity of specie and the work 
it must do; the immediate repeal of the specie 
circular urged. A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1837 Republican Convention. Suffolk, [Virginia]. " Proceedings 

MAR. 13 of the Republican Convention held in Suffolk 

on the 13th March, 1837." Norfolk, 1837. 
Pamphlet. 8 p. 

1837 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. Minutes of a Cabi- 

MAR. 14 net council on the Northeast boundary. A. Df. S. 

IP- 

1837 lee, James. New York. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

MAR. 14 ington]. Great pressure on the money market; 

the remedy to modify the Treasury order; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 White, Campbell P. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 14 Washington]. On modifying the Treasury cir 

cular. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1837 Tallmadge, Nfathaniel] Pfitcher]. New York. To Mar- 

MAR. 15 tin Van Buren, [Washington]. The Treasury 

order; the currency bill; political aspects of the 
questions; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Lawrence, C[ornelius Van] W[yck?] New York. To 

MAR. 18 Martin Van Buren, Washington. On the money 

stringency. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1837 Paulding, Jfames] K[irke]. New York. To [Martin Van 

MAR. 18 Buren, Washington]. On Mr. Persico and stat 

uary for the Capitol. A. L. S. 2 p. 



282 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1837 Bates, Joshua. London. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAR. 18 ington. Congratulations; the cause of the dis 

tressed state of commerce ; the balance of trade ; 
about Aaron Vail. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1837 Gaines, E[dmund] P[endleton]. Washington. To Joel 

MAR. 18 R[oberts] Poinsett, [Washington]. Movements 

of the troops proposed for the protection of the 
Southern and Southwestern frontier. Copy. 
5 p. (Appended note: "In addition to record 
ing this letter in the letter Book send a copy of it 
to the Gov r . of Florida the Governor of Arkan 
sas, and the Governor of Louisiana. E. P. 
Gaines." A. N. S. 1 p.) 

1837 [Woodbury, Levi ? Washington]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 19 Washington]. On the probable consequences of 

the repeal of the Treasury circular. 8 p. 

1837 Wright, Silas. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAR. 21 ington. Condition of the mercantile interests in 

New York; their attitude toward the Treasury 

order; effect of the failure of the Josephs, New 

York; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. "Private." 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

MAR. 22 Van Buren, [Washington]. Friendly message; 

their correspondence; the trouble at Albany; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Ward, Eobert I. Louisville, [Ky.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 22 Washington. On the Banks and the Treasury 

circular; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Smithland, Ky. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAR. 22 ren , [Washington]. His journey homeward and 

reception on the route; the Treasury order ac 
ceptable to the people; the deposit banks; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Massachusetts Legislature, Democratic Members. "Con- 

MAR - 23 vention of the Democratic Representatives of 

the Legislature of Massachusetts." Printed. 2 
p. (With: Turner, etc., to Van Buren, 1837, 
Mar. 31 ; and with: Foster, [etc.], to Van Buren, 
1837, May). 

1837 Mann, A[bijah], Jr. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

[Washington]. On the paper money system. 
A. L. S. 7 p. "Private." 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 283 

1837 [Woodbury, Levi? Washington]. "Comparative view 

MAR. 24 of condition of Louisiana banks, as presented in 

Treasury report of Jan. 4, 1837, and report of 
Committee of Legislature Feb., 1837." 1 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. Questions to his 

MAR. 24 Cabinet on the repeal or modification of the 

Treasury Order of July, 1836. A. Df. S. 3 p. 
. Copy. 2 p. 
. Copy. 1 p. 

. Copy. 1 p. (Third copy indorsed: 
"... Not submitted, as I decided to take the 
entire responsibility & had . . . reason to be 
lieve that the Cabinet would be divided . . . 
M V B." The copies are in the hand of Martin 
Van Buren, Jr.) 

1837 Welch, Bartholomew] T. Albany. To Martin Van 

MAR. 24 Buren, [Washington]. A pastoral letter. A. L. 

S. 4 p. 

1837 Mills, Rob[er]t. [Washington.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 27 [Washington]. Questions on the public build 

ings, Patent Office, Treasury, and grounds. L. S. 
2 p. (With an appended memorandum of Van 
Buren s opinion, Mar. 29). 

1837 Cooper, Thomas. Columbia, S. C. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAR. 27 ren, Washington. Sending his reply to an attack 

upon Van Buren in the Charleston Mercury [of 

Mar. 14] ; the question of abolition; etc. A. L. S. 

1 p. (Clipping inclosed). 

1837 Van Schaick, M[yndert]. New York. To Martin Van 

MAR. 28-29 Buren, Washington. Election prospects; strin 

gency of the money market ; the need of repeal 
ing the Treasury order; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Fletcher, Tho[mas] K. Nashville, [Tenn]. To Martin 

MAR. 28 Van Buren, [Washington]. Reasons for not re 

pealing the Treasury order. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Washington]. Notes in regard to 

MAR. 29 the material, etc., for the Patent Office and the 

Treasury. A. D. 3 p. (Appended to: Mills to 
Van Buren, 1837, Mar. 27). 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 30 Washington. His arrival and health ; gratifica 

tion at his reception; a review of his administra 
tion ; the paper system and deposit banks in the 



284 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Jackson, Andrew Continued. 

South and West; the Treasury order universally 
popular with the working class; etc. A. L. S. 
7 p. 

1837 Spain, Cortes. Palacio, [Madrid]. Decree authorizing 

MAR. 30 certain imports at Bilboa and San Sebastian, and 

fixing duties ; included in: Isabel II, Cedula . . . 

1 837 , Apr. 1 . Newspaper clipping. (With : Van 

Ness to Van Buren, 1837, Apr. 4). 

1837 Turner, John B., Junius Tilden, and Jonathan Nayson. 

MAR. 31 Boston. To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. 

Sending proceedings of the Convention of the 
Democratic Representatives of the Legislature of 
Massachusetts, March 23 and 24. L. S. 2 p. 
(Printed inclosure. 2 p.) 

1837 Smith, Thomas L. Washington. To . Correcting 

MAR. 31 an injustice against Amos Kendall. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1837? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Speech to the Texan 
MAR. ?] minister [Memucan Hunt ?] on the presentation of 

his credentials. A. Df. 2 p. 

[1837 Van Buren, Martin. To [Richard Elliott] Parker, [West- 

MAR. ?] moreland County ?, Va.] Tendering the position 

of attorney-general. A. Df. 7 p. 

[1837 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To [Andrew Jackson, 

MAR. ?] Hermitage]. Gratification at the Surgeon-Gen 

eral s report of the journey; Ritchie s view of the 
Farewell Address; the Court of Inquiry; the 
money market; memorials praying for the repeal 
of the Treasury circular; the budget. A. L. 
4 p. (Incomplete). 

[1837? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [George Mifilin 
MAR. ?] Dallas, Philadelphia ?] On the appointment of 

a secretary to the Russian legation. A. Df. 2 p. 
"Private." 

[1837 [Woodbury, Levi. Washington]. Statements on banking 

MAR. ?] conditions: 

[1] " Condition of deposit banks from about July to 
November, 1836, as to discounts in each 
State." Df. 2 p. 

[2] " Comparative discounts in States Nov. 36 & 
Mar. 37 by deposit banks about middle of 
each month. Df . 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 285 

[Woodbury, Levi] Continued. 

[3] " Comparative condition of deposit banks in dis-^ 
counts between July 31st, 36, & March 25th, 
1837." Df. 2 p. 

[4] "Exhibit of the comparative situation of banks 
on the 1 July 1836 & the 1st March 1837." 
Ip. 

[5] " Table 4. Deposit banks Condition of at dif 
ferent periods [Oct. 1, 1833-Mar. 1, 1837.]" 
Ip. 

1837 [Isabel II, by Maria Cristina]. Order, in pursuance of the 

APR. l decree of Cortes, 1837, Mar. 30, on imports and 

duties. Newspaper clipping. (With: Van Ness 
to Van Buren, 1837, Apr. 14.) 

1837 Taney, R[oger] B[rooke]. Baltimore. To Martin Van 

APR. 1 Buren, [Washington]. On the appointment of 

Murray; rejoiced that the specie order is to 
stand; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Democratic Convention Committee. Baltimore. To Mar- 

APR. 2 tin Van Buren, [Washington]. Urging a state 

ment of his views on rotation in office. L. S. of 
John C. Legrand and Robert M. Welch. 2 p. 

1837 Williams, John. Knoxville, [Tenn.] To [Martin Van 

APR. 2 Buren, Washington]. On conditions under the 

Cherokee treaty; the influence of Ross; force may 
be necessary to remove the Indians from their 
lands ; General Wool s good conduct ; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1837 Isabel II, by Maria Cristina. Cedula publishing the de- 

APR. 3 cree of Cortes, 1837, Mar. 30, on imports and 

duties. Newspaper clipping. (With: Van Ness 
to Van Buren, 1837, Apr. 4). 

1837 Toland, Henry. Philadelphia. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

APR. 3 [Washington]. The situation becoming worse; 

advising the repeal of the Treasury order; the 
party to be prostrated. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Boon, R[attliffe]. Boonville, Ind. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 4 [Washington]. The Treasury order unpopular 

and not producing its intended effect; regret that 

the currency bill did not become a law; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To Martin Van 

APR. 4 Buren, [Washington]. The progress of the revo- 



286 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter] Continued. 

lution in Spain; financial needs of the govern 
ment; aid from England or France; smuggling 
from England; the proposed constitution; ar 
rangement with General Evans; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. (Clipping inclosed) . 

1837 Read, John M[eredith]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

APR. 5 Buren, Washington. The political situation in 

Pennsylvania; Governor Wolf and rotation in 
office ; removals must be made or the party lost ; 
Pennsylvania misunderstood at Washington; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Arnold, Robert. Perth Amboy, [N. J.] To Martin Van 

APR. 5 Buren, [Washington]. The political situation in 

New Jersey; more influence and talent to be 

enlisted if the party is to be saved; about Col. 

Joseph W. Scott; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Barker, J[ames]N[elson]. Philadelphia. To M[artin] Van 

APR. 5 Buren, [Washington]. Excitement over changes 

in the Custom-house subsided ; a meeting to urge 
removals; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Westcott, James D[iament], Jr. Tallahassee, [Fla.] To 

APR. 5 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Recommend 

ing Col. William J. Mills for secretary of Florida. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Steuart, W[illia]m. Baltimore. To Robert Mills, Wash- 

APR. 6 ington. Rates of wages paid in Baltimore; rail 

ing and flagging for the Washington monument; 
etc.; answering Mills s letter of [Apr.] 4. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1837 Strickland, William. Philadelphia. To Robert Mils, 

APR. 6 [Washington]. On "the prices of labor" in 

Philadelphia; answering Mills s letter of [Apr.] 4. 
A. L. S. 1 p. (Notes appended by Mills on 
11 Washington prices" and on Philadelphia prices 
for iron pipe) . 

1837 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Va.] To M[artin] 

ApR - 7 Van Buren, Washington. The Treasury circu 

lar; its political effects injurious; adherence to 
it would impose a great burden on the Adminis 
tration; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1837 Gilpin, Hfenry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

APR - 7 Buren, [Washington]. Rumored opposition of 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 287 

Gilpin, Hfenry] D[ilwood] Continued. 

the Secretary of the Treasury to the Treasury 
circular; the good effect of that circular; local 
politics; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Linn, L[ewis] F[ields]. St. Geneview, [Mo.] To Silas 

APR. 8 Wright, Canton, N. Y. Good opinion of the 

Van Buren administration; the organization of 

the House should be for legislation; Benton and 

Rives; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Buchanan, James. Lancaster, [Pa.] To Martin Van 

APR. 8 Buren, [Washington]. Recommending Henry 

Petrikin for a clerkship. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Reynolds, Levi, Jr. Chester, Penn. To Martin Van 

APR. 8 Buren, [Washington]. The poor quality of the 

House of Representatives; measures adopted 

and mistakes made; discouragement about the 

Democratic party; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] Cfaldom]. New York. To [Mar- 

Am. 8 tin Van Buren], Washington. A meeting of 

gamblers in land and stocks; the action of the 
Bank no remedy ; the suspension of other banks ; 
financial crisis natural and inevitable ; the cause 
of the present crisis an excess of paper ; the Gov 
ernment should deal with banks without circula 
tion ; the specie order and the banks of the West ; 
etc. A. L. S. 10 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To W[illia]m Cfabell] 

APR. 8 Rives, [Castle Hill, Va.] Will welcome his ad 

vice; the currency question; the situation of the 
Western banks; etc. A. Df. S. 7 p. 

1837 Barker, J[ames] N[elson]. Philadelphia. To M[artin] 

APR. 9 Van Buren, [Washington]. The conduct of John 

M. Read and Henry Simpson; a contest between 

Henry and Stephen Simpson; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [John B. Turner 

APR. 9 and others, Boston]. Acknowledging proceed 

ings of the Convention of Democratic Represent 
atives of the Legislature of Massachusetts [Mar. 
23]. A. Df. 2 p. 

1837 Flagg, Afzariah] C[utting]. Albany. To Martin Van 

APR. 10 Buren, [Washington]. Effects of speculation; the 

specie order should not be repealed ; the country 



288 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

Flagg, A[zariah] C[uttingJ Continued. 

entirely sound; the credit of New York State; 
the progress of luxury and corruption; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 

1837 Logan, Andrew. Beaver, Pa. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 10 Washington. The influence of the Bank; Gen. 

Samuel Power a candidate for marshal; his ca 
reer; his own removal to Wisconsin territory or 
Illinois, and his wish for office; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1837 Claiborne, John F[rancis] H[amtramck]. Madison Co., 

APR. 10 Miss. To Martin] Van Buren, [Washington]. 

Unparalled distress; the Treasury order the 

greatest cause; some prices of plantations; what 

is expected of Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 "Fair Play. . . . Mr. Van Buren s Administration". 

APR. 11 Clipping from the Charleston Patriot. (With: 

Cooper to Van Buren, 1837, Apr. 14.) 

1837 Lehman, Geo[rge] F. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

APR. 11 Buren, [Washington]. New Federal appointees 

in Philadelphia should be in favor of the Gov 
ernor; non-interference of the old office-holders 
in the election; what the people expect; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Sutherland, Jacob. Geneva, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

APR - 12 Buren, [Washington]. Suggesting James Feni- 

more Cooper as minister to Vienna. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1837 Lewis, W[illiam] Berkeley]. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR - 13 [Washington]. Sending a letter of Commodore 

J. D. Elliott, of February 15. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Hudson, Eob[er]t E., and E. Gonon. Washington. To 

APR - 14 Martin Van Buren, Washington. On their proj 

ect for a telegraph line from New York to New 
Orleans; their wish to exhibit a model of their 
system. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Cooper, Thomas. Columbia, S. C. To [Martin Van 

Buren, Washington]. Popular prejudice against 
Van Buren ; his own favorable opinion ; the South, 
slavery, and the tariff; the Treasury circular and 
Texas; etc. ; inclosing a clipping from the Charles 
ton Patriot, April 11. A. L. S. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 289 

[1837 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Speech to [Edouard] 

APR. 14] Pontois on receiving the latter s credentials as 

French minister to the United States. A. Df. 
4 p. 

1837 Baltimore Democratic Convention, Committee. Balti- 

APR. 15 more. To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. 

Urging a statement of his views on rotation in 
office. L. S. of John C. Legrand, [etc.]. 3 p. 

1837 Cass, Lew[is]. Marseilles. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

APR. 15 ington]. On his way to the Levant; as to the 

leave of Lieut. Prentiss; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Philadelphia General Ward Committee. Philadelphia. 

APR. 17 Resolutions on rotation in office. Copy (extract) . 

1 p. (With: Phil. Gen. Ward Delegation, Com 
mittee, to Van Buren, 1837, Apr. 26). 

1837 Barker, J[ames] N[elson]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

APR. 17 Buren, [Washington]. The meeting of the so- 

called General Ward Committee, and that in the 
Northern Liberties; who were the leading actors; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Mifflin, Benj[ami]n. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 18 Washington. On Col. Simpson s activity in agi 

tating the question of rotation in office; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. (Inclosures: Three " volunteer 
toasts" in Simpson s hand, two of them bear 
ing other names). 

1837 Barker, J[ames] N[elson]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

APR. 19 Buren, Washington. Proceedings of the Gen 

eral Ward Committee ; efforts of Read and Simp 
son; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Phelps, Thad[deu]s. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 20 Washington. The banks inability to increase 

their specie; forbearance needed; imminent dis 
tress; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To Martin Van 

APK. 20 Buren, [Washington]. The Com[mercial] Bank 

of Buffalo ; its condition and the charges made 

against it ; the persecution attributed to Olcott ; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Stevenson, A[ndrew]. London. To [Martin Van Buren, 
APR. 22 Washington]. On an article in the Globe, un 

friendly to himself; VaiPs opinion of it; Duer s 
friendship for Van Buren. A. S. S. 2 p. 
" Private." 
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[1837 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Andrew Jack- 

APK. 24?] son] Donelson, [Davidson Co., Tenn.] Condo 

lence on Mrs. Donelson s death; disappointment 
at being unable to retain Donelson in office. 
A. Df. 3 p. 

1837 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Washington. To [Andrew] Jack- 

APR. 24 son, [Hermitage]. His own peculiar and difficult 

position; the dreadful state of the money market 
in New York; a letter from Sir Charles Vaughan ; 
a likeness of the King of England for Jackson; 
appointments, the Cabinet, and state elections; 
etc, A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Wheaton, H[enry]. Berlin. To Martin Van Buren 

APR. 25 [Washington]. Thanks for his appointment as 

envoy at Berlin; the message; the Reporter of 

the Supreme Court; commercial negotiations 

with Germany; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1837 McClure, John. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 26 [Washington]. A meeting of the merchants; dis 

satisfaction over the result; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Lane, Andrew. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 26 Washington. The importance of New York city; 

the Treasury order should be repealed; etc. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Philadelphia General Ward Delegation Committee (John W. 

APR. 26 Ashmead, Henry G. Freeman, etc.) Philadel 

phia. To Martin Van Buren, Washington. 
Sending resolutions adopted by the Democratic 
Ward Committee. L. S. 1 p. (Inclosure, 1 p.) 

1837 Lewis, Morgan. New York. To [Martin Van Buren], 

APR- 27 Washington. Warning against a deputation of 

New York merchants. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Welles, Gideon. Hartford. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 27 Washington. On appointments in Connecticut. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 James, J[ohn] W. Boston. To F[rancis] Pfreston] Blair, 

APR. 27 Washington. As to articles on banks and bank 

ing; cannot accept the position of assistant 
editor offered; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Anonymous. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

APR. 27 ington. On the specie circular and trade in 

specie. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 291 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

APR. 29 Van Buren, [Washington]. The number and 

classes of failures ; " the anonymous letter"; the 
poor affected; the immediate danger in the coun 
try banks; the English banks and houses; ex 
cessive credits and expansion of paper issues; the 
specie circular; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1837 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To [Martin Van 

APR. 29 Buren, Washington.] Extraordinary measures 

adopted in New York; extravagant speculation; 

a method of dealing with the new diplomacy; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1837 Patterson, K[obert]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 29 [Washington]. Confidence entirely destroyed; 

rescinding the Treasury order; a call for Congress 
would produce relief; the domestic exchanges 
and the Bank of the United States; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. 

1837 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

APR. 30 Van Buren, [Washington]. The crisis and poli 

tics; the panic at a fortunate time; confined to 
the commercial cities; Muhlenberg s prospects 
and Pennsylvania politics; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

APR. 30 ington]. The Merchants Distress Committee to 

go to Washington; a threat of Draper; a Phila 
delphia meeting; a rebuke to the Whigs; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Taney, R[oger] B[rooke]. Baltimore. To Martin Van 

APR. 30 Buren, Washington. Certain persons plotting 

mischief; a suggestion to write to Howard or 
McKim. A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

[1837 Darcy, John S., and others. Newark, N. J. To Martin 

APR. ?] Van Buren, Washington. Asking the revoca 

tion of the specie circular, Julv 11, [1836]. L. S. 
Ip. 

[1837 [Trist, Nicholas Philip. Havana]. "Overtrading. 1 A. Df. 

APR.?] 3 p. 

[1837 "A Real Friend." New York. To [Martin Van Buren 

c. MAY!?] Washington]. Reassurance; Morris Robinson, 

Nicholas Biddle, and the merchants movement 

in New York; the specie circular, the Bank of 

England; etc. 2 p. 



292 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1837 Commercial Bulletin. New Orleans. Account of a meet- 

MAY 4 ing of New York merchants, [April] 25, to devise 

measures of relief for the present commercial 
distress. 1 column. 

1837 Neckar [Jacob Barker]. New Orleans. On the present 

MAY 4 depression and the remedy. Clipping from the 

New Orleans Commercial Bulletin. 2 columns. 

[1837 [Butler, Benjamin Franklin. Washington]. To [the New 

MAY 4?] York Committee of Fifty?] A draft for [Van 

Buren s] answer to their application of [May 3 ?] 
for a repeal of the Treasury order of July 11, 
1836, an extra session of Congress, and an order 
to the collectors of customs to [postpone collec 
tions on duty bonds?], etc. A. Df. 3 p. 

1837 Barker, Jacob. New Orleans. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 4 Washington]. The New York Committee; his 

own reply under the signature of "Neckar"; a 

special session of Congress; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To M[ar- 

MAY 6 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. The affairs of 

the Dry Dock Bank; a run on all the banks; 

suspension of specie payments; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

M AY 6 Van Buren, [Washington]. Injunctions against 

the Buffalo banks; his own relation to the Com 
mercial Bank s downfall; inability to convince 
the world of his innocence; his stock holdings; 
the situation of the bank better than was sup 
posed; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

MAY 7 Van Buren, [Washington]. On the bill filed by 

Stebbins and unnecessarily harsh measures; 
points he had overlooked ; his motives and pecu 
liarities; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Hamilton, James Alexander]. Florence. To [Martin 

MAY 8 Van Buren], Washington. Inclosing a letter in 

favor of Ambrosic s retention as consul; the case 

of the Consul at Rome ; the inaugural message ; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1837 Lehman, Geo[rg]e F. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 9 ren, [Washington]. Something necessary to har 

monize his supporters; politics and financial 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 293 

Lehman, Geo[rg]e F. Continued. 

distress; theory of "two terms" in office; 
Muhlenberg in the Cabinet, and Governor Wolf; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Anonymous. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, W T ash- 

MAY 9 ington. Warning against the Girard Bank. 1 p. 

1837 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] Cfaldom]. New York. To [Mar- 

MAY 10 tin Van Buren], Washington. The Dry Dock 

Bank and the ruin of the paper party; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Page, J[ames]. Philadelphia. To Amos Kendall, [Wash- 

MAY 10 ington]. The situation in Philadelphia. A. L. S. 

2 p. " Private." 

1837 Gilpin, Henry D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

MAY 10 Buren, [Washington]. The suspension of New 

York and Baltimore banks; what is taking place 
in Philadelphia; the Bank of the United States 
and the Girard Bank; banks to suspend; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To Martin Van 

MAY 10 Buren, Washington. A crisis and panic; the 

conduct of the banks; what is happening in Eng 
land; a suspension of the safety fund law pro 
posed; the suspension of specie payments general 
and approved; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Lehman, Geo[rge] F. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 11 ren, [Washington]. The banks in Philadelphia 

and specie payments; forfeiture of charters; the 

Treasury order should be maintained; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Smith, Henry K. Buffalo. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 11 [Washington]. On a newspaper paragraph and 

its origin. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Gilpin, H[enry] Dplwood], Philadelphia. To Martin 

MAY 11 Van Buren, [Washington]. Two letters: 

[1] The sequel of the bank history begun in his letter 
of [May 10]; meetings at the Exchange ; specie 
in the Bank; the deposit banks; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

[2] The suspension of specie payments and politics; 
the issue of notes and making of loans; the law 
imperative; the course of the Government; 
awaiting instructions; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



294 LIBRAE Y OF CONGRESS 

1837 Van Schaick, M[yndert]. New York. To Martin Van 

MAY 12 Buren, [Washington]. All look to him for some 

measure of relief; the crisis of an extraordinary 
character; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 12 Washington. The maneuvers of the Bank in 

the West; legislative history; Mississippi bank 
rupt ; a claim against Mexico ; the Administration 
record in seeking to check speculation a strong 
one; his own rumored embarrassments; etc. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Barker, J[ames] N[elson]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

MAY 13 Buren, [Washington]. Solms s trip to Washing 

ton ; his record and dependability ; a public meet 
ing of merchants; the military ready for use; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

MAY 13 Van Buren, [Washington]. Renewing activity 

of business; who will be benefited; the suspen 
sion of banks to be defended; a national bank 
and the banking system; the politics in the situa 
tion; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Wright, Silas, Jr. Canton, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 13 ren, [Washington]. Causes preventing his writ 

ing; political differences at Albany; Porter s re 
gret at having left the House at Washington; 
the Legislature and a banking law; etc.; send 
ing a letter from Dr. Linn. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Saresche, V. M. Tuscumbia, Alabama. To Martin Van 

MAY 14 Buren, [Washington]. On the condition of pub 

lic opinion. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

MAY 15 Buren, Washington. A large public meeting of 

the working classes against banks and issues of 
small tickets by corporations; suits for unpaid 
bonds ; Biddle s exculpatory letter ; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1837 Henshaw, David. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAY 16 ington. The excitement caused by the order re 

quiring specie for bonds at the custom-house and 
at the post-office ; a meeting called ; etc. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1837 Lewis, W[illiam] Berkeley]. Nashville, [Tenn.] To Mar- 

MAY 17 tin Van Buren. Fletcher s visit to Washington; 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 295 

Lewis, W[illiam] B[erkeley] Continued. 

the banks of Tennessee and the payment of the 
volunteers; embarrassment general; Armstrong 
for governor; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1837 Donelson, A[ndrew] JTackson]. Davidson Co., [Tenn.] 

MAY 17 To Martin Van Buren, Washington. The loss 

of Mrs. Donelson; some modifications in the 
Treasury order drawn up by himself but not 
submitted; the real distress heightened by the 
efforts of the Bank; local politics; Jackson s 
health; etc.; answering Van Buren s letter of 
[Apr.] 24. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1837 Foster, W[illia]m. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren], 

MAY 17 Washington. The Democracy to adopt resolu 

tions of confidence in the Administration; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Medary, Samuel. Columbus, [Ohio]. To Martin Van 

MAY 18 Buren, [Washington]. The stoppage of the 

banks and the political effect; Benton mint- 
drops versus Biddle s paper rags; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1837 Booth, John B. Goshen, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 18 Washington. The views of the Orange Co. 

Democracy on the specie circular; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1837 Me Whorter, Geo[rge] H. Oswego, [N. Y.] To L[evi] Wood- 

MAY 19 bury, [Washington]. On the management of 

public moneys. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Solms, [Joseph]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 19 Washington. On the remedy for the present 

situation. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Nicolson, John B. Boston Harbor. To Martin Van 

MAY 19 Buren, [Washington]. As to an extra session of 

Congress; a suggestion for fiscal reform. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] Thompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

MAY 19 Van Buren, [Washington]. Bad news from Eng 

land; the premium on exchange; dues to the 
Government; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Kane, J[ohn] Kpntzing]. Philadelphia. To [Martin Van 

MAY 20 Buren, Washington]. On Macalester s plan for 

resumption; Elihu Chauncey s plan outlined; 

Cashier Jau don s opinion; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

"Confidential." 



296 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 20 Washington. Recommending Henry Toland for 

office; the Bank situation in Tennessee; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Graham, Cha[rle]s. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 20 Washington]. On the payment of customs 

bonds. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 McWhorter, Geo[rge] H. Oswego, [N. Y.] To M[artin] 

MAY 20 Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending a copy of 

his letter to the Secretary of the Treasury; on 

depositing public collections; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1837 Price, William M. [New York ?] To [Martin Van Buren, 

c. MAY 20?] Washington]. Commending the call for the 

[special session] of Congress, Globe, [May 15]: 

describing conditions. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Brockenbrough, John. Richmond. To W[illia]m C[abell] 

MAY 20 Rives, [Castle Hill, Va.] His views on the cur 

rency situation; suggestions for a metallic cur 
rency and Government commissioners to handle 
the revenues; the July instalment under the 
deposit law; etc. A.L. S. 7 p. (With: Brock 
enbrough to Van Buren, 1837, May 22). 

1837 Gilpin, H[enry] Dplwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

MAY 21 Van Buren, [Washington]. On the course of the 

Bank of the Metropolis; the scheme of the United 
States Bank; the tone of sentiment excellent; 
the rumored suspension of the Bank of England; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 21 Washington]. Swartwout s position; "oppres 

sive orders" from Washington; specie and the 
payment of bonds; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

MAY 21 Van Buren, [Washington]. Swartwout blamed 

rather than the Administration; etc. A. L. S. 

IP- 

1837 National laborer, Extra. Proceedings of an adjourned 

MAY 2 town meeting of citizens of the City and County 

of Philadelphia. 2 p. (With: Stoever, [etc.], 
to Van Buren, 1837, May 26.) 

1837 Brockenbrough, John. Richmond. To [Martin Van Bu 

ren, Washington]. Sending a copy of his letter 
[May 20] to William C. Rives. A. L. S. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 297 

1837 Gilpin, H[enry] Dplwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

MAY 22 Van Buren, [Washington]. A town meeting of 

the laboring classes; Biddle s attempt to influ 
ence; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1837 Anonymous. Near Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 22 Washington. On relations with Texas. 5 p. 

[1837?] [Dickerson, Mahlon. Washington]. To [Alexander James] 
MAY 23 Dallas. Extract from instructions in regard to 

the General Urrea. Copy. 1 p. (Indorsed: " To 
the President.") 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew] Jackson, 

MAY 23 Fountain of Health, Tenn. Sending "the con 

stitutional carriage" and wine; astounding re 
sults of the last few weeks; a special session of 
Congress; rumored embarrassment of Jackson; 
causes of the abuse of Jackson by "the Tory 
school"; no word from Eaton; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 
1837 Kane, J[ohn] K[intzing]. Philadelphia. To [Martin Van 

MAY 24 Buren, Washington]. Rumored proposition by 

the Government to the United States Bank; no 
indication of its policy given out; Pennsylvania 
to favor a specie currency ; some public announce 
ment should be made; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
"Private." 

1837 Horn, Henry. Philadelphia. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 24 Washington]. The crisis and the political situa 

tion; the effect of the Treasury order; the check 
to luxury and speculation; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1837 Bates, Bfarnabas]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 25 Washington. Opinion of New York Democrats; 

political difficulties to be overcome; a proposal 
to establish a new journal; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1837 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [William Cabell] 

MAY 25 Kiv,es, [Castle Hill, Va.] Asking for his views on 

the Bank question and distinct government agen 
cies. A. Df. 4 p. "Confidential." 

1837 Marcy, W[illiam] Lfearned]. Albany. To [Martin] Van 

MAY 25 Buren, [Washington]. Suspension of the State 

banks and forfeiture of their charters ; a measure 
of relief; resumption in England after twenty 
years suspension of specie payments; as to 
what Congress can do; etc. A. L. S. 10 p. 

1837 Stoever, Frederick], Israel Young, and Joseph Dean. Phil- 

MAY 26 adelphia. To Martin Van Buren, Washington. 



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Stoever, Frederick] Continued . 

Sending resolutions of the citizens of the City and 
County of Philadelphia on the suspension of 
specie payments. L. S. 2 p. (Resolutions in 
closed ; from the National Laborer) . 

1837 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To [Martin Van 

MAY 26 Buren, Washington]. The remaining instal 

ments of the Federal surplus revenue and the 
State loan law; distribution should be carried 
out till Congress interferes; the crisis in New 
York City; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 [Parker, Richard Elliott. Snickersville, Va.] To Thomas 

MAY 27 Ritchie, [Richmond]. On the causes and rem 

edies of the present situation. Copy. 6 p. 
(With: Parker to Butler, 1837, May 29). 

1837 Lane, Andrew. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 27 Washington]. On the suspension of banks and 

an entire paper currency; a national bank neces 
sary; the tariff and equalizing imports and ex 
ports ; the division of the surplus revenue ; power 
and responsibility; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Pro 
foundly confidential." 

1837 Gilpin, H[enry] Dplwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

MAY 28 Buren, [Washington]. A letter of gratitude; the 

excitement past; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Polk, James Kfnox]. Columbia, Tenn. To [Martin Van 

MAY 29 Buren, Washington]. On the efforts of the Op 

position to turn the panic to political account; 
the special session of Congress; the bank mo 
nopoly; local politics; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington.] To [F. Stoever, Israel 

MAY 29 Young and Joseph Dean, Philadelphia]. Opinion 

on the resolutions adopted by the citizens of 
Philadelphia, A. Df. 2 p. 

1837 Pearce, Dutee J[erauld]. Newport, R. I. To Martin Van 

MAY 29 Buren, [Washington]. An anti-bank party form 

ing; the resumption of specie payments by the 
deposit banks; Rhode Island politics; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Retreat, near Snickersville, 

MAY 29 Va. To B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Butler, Washing 

ton. Reading Gouge; inability to see how the 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 299 

Parker, Rich[ar]d Eflliott] Continued. 

entire banking system can be done away; send 
ing an extract of a letter to Ritchie, May 27; 
the Virginia banks; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. (In- 
closure, 6 p.) 

1837 Ellice, Edward. London. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

MAY 30 ington]. Introducing John Auldjo; the suspen 

sion of cash payments by the Bank of England; 
political affairs; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To A[bra- 

MAY 30 ham] Van Buren, [Washington]. As to the 

length of the extra session; the impossibility of 
making a bank director a Democrat; an issue of 
Treasury notes; local agents of the Treasury; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Benton, Thomas H[art]. St. Louis. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 31 ren, Washington. On the deposit banks and 

government revenues; sale of the public lands; 

to be in Washington in August; etc. A. L. S. 

IP- 

1837 Foster, William, Abel Gushing, Abij ah Monroe, etc. BOS- 

MAY ton. To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. A 

message from the Executive Committee of the 
Democratic Representatives of the Legislature; 
banks the enemies of republican institutions; 
the specie orders upheld; etc. L. S. 7 p. (In- 
closure, 2 p.) 

1837 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Memoranda of a 

M AY Cabinet council on convening Congress in special 

session and on measures to be submitted. A. Df. 
3 p. 

1837 Lindsley, Philip. Nashville. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JuNE l Washington]. On oppressive measures of Gov 

ernment towards the state banks. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Littell, E. Philadelphia, To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JuNE 2 ington. Sending an article on the situation; 

what measure of remedy is necessary. A. L. S. 
1 p. (Article inclosed; newspaper clipping). 

1837 Warfield, Henry R. Fredericktown, [Md.] To Martin 

J UNE 2 Van Buren, Washington. On local politics and 

his own services ; the character of Frank Thomas ; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1837 Harrison, A. G. Fulton, [Mo.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JUNE 3 [Washington]. On the protection of the Western 

frontier; should be noticed in the message; the 

financial crisis; local politics; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To William Foster, 

JUNE 3 and others, [Boston]. Acknowledging the mes 

sage of Democratic members of the Massachu 
setts Legislature. A. Df. 3 p. 

1837 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill. To M[artin] Van 

JUNE 3 Buren, [Washington]. Views on the bank ques 

tion; his belief in the state bank system as 
adequate to all fiscal wants of the government; 
distinct government agencies; etc.; answering 
Van Buren s letter of [May] 25. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Wright, Silas. Canton, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 4 [Washington]. His own concern on what to 

recommend greater than on the action of Con 
gress; Dr. B s plan; politics in the question; 
the belief of the people in banks; the constitu 
tional powers of Congress over the currency; 
will write to Benton, Rives, and Buchanan; etc. 
A. L. S. 7 p. 

1837 Buchanan, James. Lancaster, [Pa.] To Martin Van Bu- 

JuNE 5 ren, Washington. Revenue should be collected 

and disbursed without banks ; the deposit banks ; 

an "agency" proposed; the advantages of Dr. 

B s plan; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Attwood, T. Speech in the House of Commons on the 

[JUNE 5] financial situation. Clipping from the Liverpool 

Mail, June 8. 2 columns. 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

JuNE 6 Washington. A good editor of the Union want 

ed; the suspension of specie payments; warning 
against Pharisees; exhortation to go on without 
turning; the outrageous course of the banks; 
White s charge of corruption; the Cabinet; the 
special session and a message ; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1837 Otis, H[arrison] G[ray]. Boston. To Mfartin] V[an] Bu- 

JUNE 6 n>n, [Washington]. On Jackson s measures to 

wards the United States Bank; the currency and 
a bank; governments must yield to circum 
stances; outline of an institution; etc. A, L. S. 
lip. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 301 

1837 Van Ness, C[ornelius] Pfeter]. Madrid. To Martin Van 

JUNE 7 Buren, Washington. Remarks and explanations 

on his official conduct and removal from office; 
the sacrifice of himself to make a place for Barry 
and Eaton; the combination of interests against 
him; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 
1837 Welles, Gideon. Lewistown, [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 9 Washington. As to appointing Holland to office ; 

Henry L. Ellsworth; want of tact on the part 

of the Globe; Leggett of the Plaindealer; etc. 

A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

JUNE 9 Van Buren, [Washington]. Accepting the office 

of [solicitor of the United States Treasury]; his 

successor [as United States district attorney]; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Van Ness, C[ornelius] P[eter]. Madrid. To [Martin Van 

JUNE 10 Buren, Washington]. On a rumor of a loan by 

England on the income of the Spanish islands in 
America; political considerations involved; views 
of Saco, representative of Cuba; movements of 
the Pretender; etc.; inclosing a letter from 
Dronyn de Lhuys, June 10. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1837 Dronyn de Lhuys, E. To C[ornelius] P[eter] Van Ness, 

JUNE 10 Madrid. Note on a rumored loan and commer 

cial treaty between Spain and England. A. L. S. 
IP- 
1837 Bannatyne, Dugald. Glasgow. To the Editor of the 

JUNE 12 Argus, [Glasgow?] On the situation of the 

money market and a remedy for its difficulties. 
Copy. 2 p. (With: Rae to Van Buren, Sep 
tember 18, 1837.) 

1837 Fanning, Edmund. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 12 Washington. On a voyage of exploration to 

South America. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To M[ar- 

JUNE 13 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Recalling some 

statements in a speech of his own of 1834 on 

being independent of issuing banks ; etc. A. L. S. 

IP- 

[1837? "Old Amicus". [New York]. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JUNE 15] Washington. On increasing the army. 1 p. (In 

the same hand as six other anonymous letters 



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Old Amicus Continued. 

on the frontier question: two of [1837 ?]; one each 
of Feb. 25, 1838, "An Old Friend " ; Mar. 6, [1838]; 
Nov. 4, 1838, B. P. K.; Nov. 20, 1838, L. F.) 

1837 Gates, T[heophilus] R. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

JUNE 16 Buren, Washington. On the "new period of 

things." A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Eaton, John H[enry]. Madrid. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 17 Washington. The unhappy situation of Spain; 

the campaign of Don Carlos; the Constitution; 
Jackson s removal of the deposits criticized; a 
question as to leave of absence; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. "Private unofficial." 

1837 Macon, N[athaniel]. Warren Co., [N. C.] To [Martin] 

JUNE 18 Van Buren, [Washington]. Introducing Samuel 

Seawell Jones. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 " Mandamus case. Letter of the Postmaster General [1837, 

JUNE 19-28 June 24] and opinion of the Attorney General 

[1837, June 19] in reference to the power of the 
Circuit Court for the District of Columbia to con 
trol executive officers of the United States in 
the performance of their official duties; also, an 
exposition of the reasons of the Postmaster Gen 
eral for refusing to execute a part of the award of 
the Solicitor in favor of the Messrs. Stockton, 
Stokes, and others." Washington. 1837. Pam 
phlet. 76 p. 

1837 Ingersoll, Charles A. New Haven, [Conn.] To M[artin] 

JUNE 21 Van Buren, [Washington]. Recommending 

Charles H. Pond for some appointment; political 
matters in Connecticut; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 [Gouge, William M. Washington]. Draft of a request 

JUNE [21?] [by Van Buren] for advice on questions to come 

before Congress in special session on the national 
revenues and the banks. Df., with corrections 
by Woodbury and Van Buren. 7 p. "Private 
and confidential." (Note on p. 1 : "One to Major 
Donelson also 21 June"). 

[1837?] "Hancock." Communication to the New York American, 
JuNE 21 setting forth a plan for banking and currency 

reform. Clipping. 1 column. 



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1837 Lee, James. New York. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

JUNE 22 ington]. The sale of goods in store to pay du 

ties ; the position of the creditors of the Govern 
ment; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1837 Wright, Silas, Jr. Canton, [N. YJ To Martin Van Bu- 

JUNE 22 ren, Washington. His own wish to be able to 

write without looking at the past ; people in favor 
of the entire separation of the Treasury from 
banks; Mr. Rives s letter; provisional resort to 
Treasury notes; the payment of the fourth in 
stalment of revenue to the states; when banks 
can resume; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1837 Hamilton, James, Jr. Charleston, [S. C.] To Martin Van 

JUNE 24 Buren, Washington. His own plan to visit New 

York; his desire to see Biddle and bank presi 
dents; his wish for Van Buren s counsel; the 
position of the South; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Private and confidential." 

1837 Bleecker, H[armanus]. Albany. ToBenjaminF[ranklin] 

JUNE 27 Butler, Washington. Sending a " Suggestion of 

a plan to establish a fiscal agent for the United 

States government", signed "H." A.L.S. 1 p. 

(Inclosure, 9 p.) 

1837 Averett, Tho[ma]s H. Halifax C. H., Va. To Blair and 

JUNE 28 Rives, Washington. The opinion of Virginia 

papers not to be taken as that of Virginia; anx 
iety as to the course of the President; the ac 
tion of the Legislature; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Lewis, John. Frankfort, Ky. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 28 Washington. The pernicious influence of party 

spirit; the Constitution violated in chartering the 
Bank; the remedy; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 A Philadelphian. On the currency and the reform of the 

JUNE 30 banking system. Clipping from the National 

Gazette [and Literary] Register, 1837, July 20. 
3 columns. 

1837 Jennison, Timothy L. Cambridge, Mass. To [Martin 

JUNE Van Buren, Washington]. On a desertion from 

the Army and its punishment. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Mes, J[ohn] Mfilton]. Hartford, [Conn.] To [Martin 

JULY 1 Van Buren? Washington?] Letters of William 

C. Rives; financial system of the Federal Govern 
ment; the three plans proposed; Mr. Brocken- 



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Niles, Jfohn] Mfilton] Continued. 

brough s scheme; the deposit banks and a state 
banking system; the proposed substitute; a paper 
currency; etc. A. L. S. 15 p. 

1837 Hulme, Tho[ma]s. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY l [Washington]. On the present crisis and perni 

cious banking system; the remedy ; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1837 Hamilton, A. Troy, [N. Y.] To [Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 2 Washington]. Collectors of customs should re 

ceive bank notes as collateral for duties; diffi 
culties of the present system; on limiting the 
number of passengers from Europe ; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1837 Anonymous. Washington. Letter on the causes of the 

JULY 4 financial depression and the attitude of the 

Administration. Clipping from a New York 
newspaper, July 10. 1 column. 

1837 Hill, Isaac. Concord, N. H. To Levi Woodbury, 

JULY 4 [Washington]. People generally right in their 

view; further delay in duty bonds; indefinite 
postponement of the October distribution to the 
states; Treasury notes and deposit banks; the 
future methods; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1837 [Dix, John Adams]. Albany. [To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 5 Washington.] As to withholding the October 

instalment of the distribution of surplus revenue ; 
resulting embarrassment to the State; the ad 
dress of the Albany Republican General Com 
mittee; etc. A. L. 4 p. (Incomplete). 

1837 New Hampshire Legislature. [Concord]. Instructions of 

JULY 7 the Legislature to senators and representatives 

in Congress to oppose a Bank of the United 

States. Printed circular, attested by Ralph Met- 

calf, Secretary of State. 1 p. 

1837 Sullivan, G. Liverpool. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JuLY 8 iiigton]. Desolation in the manufacturing dis 

tricts; due to expansion and contraction of the 
Bank circulation; the present representative of 
the United States; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

[1837 ? Morris, F. Chicago. To Martin Van Buren, Washington. 
JULY 9 ] Sending a i project for a national bank." A. L. S. 

3 p. (including the document). 



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1837 Macy, E. H. Kalamazoo, [Mich.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 10 [Washington]. On a general pre-emption law; 

conditions in Michigan; etc. A. L. S. 9 p. 

1837 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To [Benjamin 

JULY 12 Franklin Butler ? Washington ?] The banks and 

State duties; the loan to the Delaware and Hud 
son Canal Company ; rates of specie ; joint house 
keeping with the Croswells ; the Albany address ; 
the divorce of government and banks; etc. 
A. L. S. 8 p. 

[1837? "An American." [E. Richfield? New York.] To Martin 
JULY 14] Van Buren, Washington. On currency reform. 

3 p. 

1837 Adams, Samuel. Boston. "To the President and Hon- 

JULY 14 [orable] Senate and House of Representitives 

of the United States and the whole of the 
people thereof. On the amendment of the Con 
stitution [on the tenure of office, slaves, banking, 
etc]." D. S. 2 p. 

1837 Anonymous. Philadelphia. To - . "Texas. No. 

JULY [14] IV. (From the Pennsylvania^." Reprint; in 

the Richmond Enquirer, [1837, August 14]. 
(Fragment) . 

1837 Tilton, James. Lancaster, [Ind.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 16 Washington. On a general bankrupt law. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

Lindsley, Philip. Nashville, Tenn. To Martin Van Bu 
ren, [Washington]. On deposit banks as a sub 
stitute for a United States Bank; opposition to 
any system of incorporated banks; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1837 Mallett, E. J. Providence, R. I. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 17 [Washington]. The effect of nominating Dutee 

J. Pearce ; proceedings of the Convention at New 
port, [June] 22; Pearce s crooked course; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 "A Scotch Emigrant." [Pavilion, New York.] To Mar- 

JULY 19 tin Van Buren, Washington. On the money 

question. 7 p. 

1837 Democratic Republican Electors of the Eleventh Ward 
July 19 (Thomas P. Walworth, chairman). New York. 

Proceedings and resolutions on the financial 
40803 10 20 



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JULY 17 



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Democratic Republican Electors Continued. 

crisis and in support of the Administration. 
Clipping from a New York newspaper. 1 column. 
(With : Cambreleng to Van Buren, 1837, July 20) . 

1837 Wheaton, H[enry]. Aix-la-Chapelle. To [Martin Van 

JULY 20 Buren, Washington]. Reception by the King of 

Prussia; visit to the Rhine provinces; the money 
distress and its remedy; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Rantoul, Robert, Jr. Gloucester, [Mass.] To Levi Wood- 

JULY 20 bury, [Washington]. On delay in duty bonds; 

postponement of the October distribution to the 

states; Treasury notes; future methods; etc. 

Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 20 p. 

1837 Taney, R[oger] B[rooke]. Baltimore. To Martin Van 

JULY 20 Buren, Washington. Public moneys in the de 

posit banks; replies to queries of [June 21 ?] on 
questions to come before Congress on duty bonds, 
revenue and resumption; the power of the 
United StatesBank. A.L.S. 14p. "Private." 

1837 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To [Abra- 

JULY 20 ham Van Buren, Washington]. Specie or its 

equivalent; temporary Treasury notes; the little 

intriguers at work ; Democratic ward resolutions ; 

Tallmadge s efforts; etc, A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Forsyth, John. [Washington]. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

JULY 21 [Washington]. The Mexican General here to talk 

only; holding out an idea of a cession; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Jack, C. J. To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Some 

JULY 22 radical measure needed to restore confidence in 

the Democratic party; change in office-holders; 
etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Welles, Gideon. Hartford, [Conn.] To Martin Van Bu- 

JULY 24 ren? Washington. Regret at the altered tone of 

the Globe; the impolicy of an incorporated bank 
ing system; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 levy, Chapman. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 25 Washington]. On the rejection of Roberson 

James s application. A. L. S. 25 p. 

1837 Gushing, C[aleb]. Newburyport, [Mass.] To Martin Van 

JULY 25 Buren, [Washington]. On the Northeastern 

boundary question. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1837 Raymond, Dfaniel], Friend[s]ville, [Pa.] To Martin Van 

JULY 26 Buren, [Washington]. The Government s op 

portunity to put an end to the false banking sys 
tem; intentions of the banks to maintain their 
power; Government currency; no compromise 
should be made; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Simpson, Henry. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 27 Washington. Measures to influence his appoint 

ments in Pennsylvania; a Democratic associa 
tion formed; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Howard, Benj[ami]n C[hew]. Baltimore. To Martin Van 

JULY 28 Buren, Washington. Announcing his own re 

election; difficulties of Van Buren s position; 
the coming session of Congress to be an angry 
one; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Riley, James. Cincinnati. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JULY 28 ington. The Locofocos policy on banks; their 

trust in Van Buren to carry out their plans; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. To Andrew Jackson, Fountain of 

JULY 28?] Health, Tenn. Woodbury to explain; Biddle s 

offer to guarantee deposits; as to appointing To- 

land to office; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. On the Northeastern 

JULY 29 boundary question. A. Df. 2 p. 

1837 Webster, Taylor. Hamilton, O. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 30 Washington. On claims of old Indian soldiers 

for a pension. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Aspinwall, Tho[ma]s. Consulate of the U. S., London. 

JULY 31 To Martin Van Buren, Washington. Sending 

the last number of the Edinburgh Review, con 
taining an article on the Bank of England ; errors 
and omissions in the article; the origin of the 
movement against the United States; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Flagg, Afzariah] C[utting]. Albany. Circular on loans 

JULY 31 under the United States deposit fund. 1 p. 

(With: Flagg, Circular, 1837, Aug. 8.) 

1837 Rocafuerte, Vicente. Quito, [Ecuador]. To Martin Van 

AUG. 2 Buren, [Washington]. Friendly messages of con 

gratulation; treaties with the United States; rec 
ommending Consul S[eth] Sweetser. Transla 
tion. 2 p. 



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1837 Cambreleng, C[hurchill]C[aldom]. New York. To [Abra- 

AUG. 2 ham] Van Buren,[ Washington]. A meeting and 

some resolutions; public sentiment distinctly 
anti-Bank. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John Brough, 

AUG. 3 etc. Declining their invitation to a public dinner 

to William Allen. A. Df. 3 p. 

1837 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 3 Washington]. An interview of Gov. [James] 

Hamilton with banks on the resumption of 
specie payments; the action of Congress on the 
deposit law; his own opinion and that of Cam 
breleng; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklrn]. New York. To [Martin] 

AUG. 4 Van Buren, [Washington]. As to a consulate 

for Worth s son; a general bankrupt law indis 
pensable to the success of his administration; 
banks should be included; a stamp duty on small 
bank bills; banks able to resume soon; etc. 
A. L. S. 8 p. 

1837 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley. To M[artin] 

AUG. 4 Van Buren, [Washington]. Opinion on banks; 

the restraining law should be repealed; effects 

that would follow such action; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1837 Chazotte, P[et]er Stephen. Jersey City. To [Martin] Van 

AUG. 4 Buren, [Washington]. His own relations with 

earlier Presidents; the question of the currency. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Hoyt, Jfesse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 5 Washington]. On a national bankrupt law; a 

talk with B. F. Butler; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Brockenbrough, John. Richmond. To W[illia]m C[abell] 

AUG. 5 Rives, [Castle Hill, Va.] The critical situation 

of the party; his own preference for a system of 

Treasury agency to deposit banks; dangers of 

state banks; a national bank; etc. Copy. 8 p. 

1837 Brockenbrough, John. Richmond. To Martin Van Bu- 

. 7 ren, [Washington]. Inclosing a copy of his let 

ter to W. C. Rives [Aug. 5], suggested by a letter 
from Garland to Rives; Garland and Rives s 
advocacy of deposit banks; patronage should be 



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Brockenbrough, John Continued. 

commensurate with public utility; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. (Undated newspaper clipping by C. B. 
inclosed) . 

1837 Cantine, A. Albion, [N. Y. ?] To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 7 Washington. The charter of the Bank of Or 

leans; the change in the sentiment of the bank 
men; the change in the opinion of the people; 
interest in the proceedings of the next session of 
Congress; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 B., D. S. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, Washing- 

AUG. 7 ton. A plan for a currency, good the world 

round. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 " Procurator." Liverpool. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

AUG. 8 ington. On a bank and foreign exchanges. 3 p. 

1837 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. Circular letter on 

AUG. 8 the certificates issued under the United States 

deposit fund. D. S. 1 p. (A circular of July 

31 appended). 

1837 Morrow, John S. Ellicotts Mills, [Md.] To Martin Van 

AUG. 9 Buren, Washington. Intelligence greater than 

money; the banking system ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin. Washington]. To Thomas Ritchie, 

AUG. 11 [Richmond]. Two letters: 

[1] As to appointing Ritchie s son secretary of lega 
tion at London; the Government and the 
banks; politics of the question; wrangling 
among friends deprecated ; Rives and the Op 
position; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

[2] Explaining his failure to answer a letter ; defining 
his attitude toward the press; an appointment; 
a call for a Bank meeting; etc. Df. 6 p. 

1837 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 11 ren, Washington. On New York and the fourth 

instalment of surplus national revenue. A. L. S. 

IP- 

[1837 Forbes, G. Y. H. " The Lone Star of Texas [verse]. (From 

AUG. 14] the Cincinnati Evening Post)." Clipping from 

the [Richmond] Enquirer. 

[1837 " A Democrat of Hanover " [W. E. Fontaine]. Defining 

AUG. 14] Whig and Democratic doctrine on the currency; 

editorial comment. Clipping from the [Rich 
mond Enquirer]. 2 columns. 



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1837 Anonymous. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

AUG. 14 ington. Banking matters. 4 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew Jackson 

AUG. 15 Donelson?] Encouraging political news; Mary 

land; Mississippi; Judge White s appeal; appli 
cants for General Armstrong s place ; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1837 Loomis, Ashbel. Fort Plain, N. Y. To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 18 ren, Washington. A plan of a bank that shall 

be truly democratic. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To [Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 20 Washington]. How he took his position on the 

sub-treasury system; the state bank deposit 
plan not fully tried; division of opinion; a ma 
jority in Virginia to be against the sub-treasury; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Irving, Washington. Tarrytown, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

AUG. 22 Buren, [Washington]. Sending some articles by 

Peter Irving; a good word for Poinsett; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Williams, James. Abingdon, [Va.] To [Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 24 ren], Washington. Sending two communications 

on the currency; a claim for damages to a sugar 
plantation in East Florida, destroyed by the In 
dians. A. L. S. 2 p. (Inclosures: 1. No bank 
of discount and circulation a safe depository for 
the public moneys; danger of a national bank. 
A. D. S. 4 p.; 2. "A plan for the collection 
and safe keeping of the revenue of the United 
States.") A. D. 4 p. 

1837 Ellis, W[illia]m. Dedham, Mass. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG - 24 Washington. On the bank question. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

[1837 R., O. "Queries for Statesmen and Legislators" on cur- 

AuG.25?] rency, banking, etc. Printed. 1 p. (With: 

Griffith to Van Buren, 1837, Aug. 25.) 
1837 Griffith, Tho[ma]s W. Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, 

Washington. Submitting printed queries on the 

state of the money market. A. L. S. 1 p. (1 

printed page appended.) 

1837 Lawhon, Noel. Lee Co., Ga. To Martin Van Buren, 

Washington. On the banking system. A. L. S. 
2 p. 



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1837 Welles, Gideon. Hartford. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 26 Washington. The President and the Treasury- 

Bank question; measures to be taken; will await 
the message; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Van Schaick, Mfyndert]. New York. To Martin Van 

AUG. 28 Buren, [Washington]. On present financial con 

ditions, banking, and currency reform. A. L. S. 

11 P . 

1837 Buchanan, James. Lancaster. [Pa.] To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 29 ren, Washington. The death of Bonsai, marshal 

of the Eastern District; his successor should be 
appointed from the interior, as patronage of the 
Custom-house has gone to Philadelphia. A. L. 
S. 1 p. "Private." 

1837 H[oyt], J[esse. New York]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 30 Washington]. Cambreleng and the Committee 

of Ways and Means. A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 
1837 Gwin, Sam[ue]l. Tyrees Springs, Tenn. To M[artin] Van 

AUG. 30 Buren, Washington. His own search for health; 

mismanagement of the political contest by want 
of leadership in Tennessee; the Western elec 
tions; his wish for an office about to become 
vacant; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1837? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] Notes on the ques- 
AUG. ?] tion of the annexation of Texas. A. Df. 2 p. 

1837 Fenner, J. Providence, [R. L] To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. l [Washington]. Pearce for Congress; no abate 

ment in his own attachment to Van Buren; no 
connection with banks; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Smith, Walter A. Salem, Va. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 2 Washington. Reasons for voting for him; the 

convening of Congress an error; a warning against 

yielding; banks characterized; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1837 Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Foresthill, [Pa.] To John 

SEPT. 3 Forsyth, [Washington]. The candidacy of Riter 

and Thompson compared; what he wishes the 
President to do ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1837 [Poinsett, Joel Roberts. Washington]. Notes [for the 

SEPT. 4?] President s special session message ?] on banking 

and currency reform. A. Df. 4 p. 

[1837? [Woodbury, Levi? Washington]. Notes [for the Presi- 
SEPT. 4?] dent s special session message, Sept. 4, 1837] on 



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[Woodbury, Lovi] Continued. 

proceeds of land sales, 1834-1836, continental 
currency, imports of grain and breadstuffs, 
1834-1836. Df. 3 p. 

[1837? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes [for the extra 
SEPT. 4?] session message ?] : 

[1] Notes on a national bank, coinage, and currency. 
A. Df. with a newspaper clipping appended. 
3 p. 
[2] Notes on the "conduct of the Bank of the Ufnited] 

States." A. Df. 2 p. 
[3] Notes on the operation of the Treasury order of 

[July 11, 1836]. A. Df. 2 p. 
[4] Notes on bank capital in seven states, 1836-37, 

Sept.-August. Df. 1 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Congress. Mes- 

SEPT. 4 sage. Drafts. 186 p. 

. Broadside. 

[1837 [Woodbury, Levi. Washington]. 

SEPT. 5] [l] Abstract of the proposed Report of the Secre 

tary of the Treasury" [presented to Congress 
Sept, 5, 1837]. Copy[?] 8 p. (See Debates, 
XIV, II, J^p. 11 f.) 

[2] " Report on the finances] ; 5th Head: On the safe 
keeping of the public money hereafter." 
Df. 7 p. (Incomplete ; see Debates, XIV, 
II, Appendix, 15-19). 

[1837 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on the Treas- 

SEPT. 5] ur y Report [submitted Sept. 5, 1837]. A. Df. 

12 p. 

1837 Hart, Benjamin F. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 6 Washington. Gratitude for expressions in the 

message; the Government should manage its 
revenue; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Butler, Charles. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

SEPT - c Washington. Gratification at the message; con 

fidence in the country s indorsement of it; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Skidmore, Walter. To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. 

SEPT - 6 Congratulations on the message; encouragement 

to persevere; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To F[rancis] P[reston] 

SEPT - 6 Blair, Washington. Warning against the Madi- 

sonian; will be patronized by the Opposition; the 



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Jackson, Andrew Continued. 

course of Tallmadge and Rives; the Register of 

the Treasury interested in this paper; the choice 

of Speaker, Clerk, and Printer; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Welles, Gideon. Hartford, Ct. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 8 Washington. Approval of the message; his own 

anxiety to see it. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Tilden, E[lam]. New Lebanon, [N. Y.] To Mfartin] Van 

SEPT. 8 Buren, Washington. Praise of the message; 

T. W. Olcott s approval of measures proposed; 

the Globe and theMadisonian;etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Graham, Cha[rle]s. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 9 Washington. David C. Colden s appointment 

and declination; commendation of the message; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Dawson, Moses. Cincinnati, O. To [Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 9 Washington]. Praise of the message; the con 

fidence of the party raised; proceedings of a 
Democratic meeting; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1837 Paulding, Jfames] K[irke]. New York. To [Martin Van 

SEPT. 10 Buren, Washington]. The message and its views 

on the powers of government ; support from the 
South; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond, Va. To [Martin Van 

SEPT. 11 Buren, Washington]. The message and its pol 

icy ; regret for defection in the Democratic press ; 
power and its abuse; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Private." 

1837 Edwards, Sam[ue]l L. Albany, N. Y. To M[artin] Van 

SEPT. 11 Buren, Washington. Praise for the message. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Sedgwick, Theodore. Stockbridge, Mass. To M[artin] 

SEPT. 11 Van Buren, Washington. Praise for the mes 

sage. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1837 United States Congress. First draft of S. 1., introduced 

SEPT. 11 Sept. 11, or H. R. 1, Sept, 12: "No. 6. An Act 

postponing the fourth instalment of deposites 
with the States, and the authority to recall the 
deposites already made with them." 2 p. (See : 
Debates, XIV; Statutes at Large, V; Bills and 
Resolutions, Senate and House, 1837-8.) 

[1837] Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Retreat, [Va.] To M[artm] 

SEPT. 11 Van Buren, [Washington]. Commending the 



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Parker, Rich[ar]d Eflliott] Continued. 

message [of Sept. 4, 1837] and Van Buren s 
political courage. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1837 United States Senate. First draft of S. 3: "No. 1. An 

SEPT. 13] Act, authorizing a longer postponement of pay 

ment on duty bonds." 2 p. (See: Debates, 
XIV; Statutes at Large, V; Bills and Resolutions, 
Senate, 1837-8). 

[1837 United States Congress. First draft of S. 2 or H. R. 2: 

SEPT. 13] "No. 2. An Act, authorizing the issue of Treas 

ury notes & for other purposes." 5 p. (See: 
Debates, XIV; Statutes at Large, V; Bills and 
Resolutions, Senate and House, 1837-8.) 

1837 Jones, Sanborn. Columbus, O. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 13 [Washington]. The Government and the cur 

rency; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1837 United States Congress. First draft of S. 4 (Sept. 13) or 

SEPT. 13 H. R. 5 (Sept. 15) : "No. 4. An Act for adjusting 

the remaining claims on the late depositories of 
the public money." 2 p. (See: Debates, XIV; 
Statutes at Large, V; Bills and Resolutions, Sen 
ate and House, 1837-8.) 

1837 Lewis, Morgan. Staatsberg, N. Y. To [Martin Van 

SEPT. 14 Buren, Washington]. Disagreement with some 

of the views of the message; some objections 
stated; postal service ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Nashville, Tenn. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 14 Buren, Washington. Two letters: 

[1] Van Buren s message on the sub-treasury; the 
feature of Treasury notes alone criticised ; the 
approval of Cincinnati to be general; attempted 
fraud through the United States Bank; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. (Indorsed: " Recovered from 
the lost mail, robbed 19th last Sept. near Co 
lumbus, O."; also: "Rec d January 19th, 1838. 
MVB.") 

[2] Biddle s instructions to the Tennessee branch of 
the United States Bank; his own warning to 
John Somerville of the consequences; Van 
Buren s message well received. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1837 United States Congress, First draft of S. 6 (Sept. 14) or 

SEPT - !4 H. R. 4 (Sept. 15) [Sub-treasury bill]: "No. 3. An 

Act, imposing additional duties as depositories in 



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United States Congress Continued. 

certain cases on public officers." 5 p. (See: 
Delates, XIV; Bills and Resolutions, Senate and 
House, 1837-8.) 

[1837 United States Congress. First draft of S. 7 (Sept. 14) or 

SEPT. 14 or 18] H. R. 7 (Sept. 18): "No. 5. An Act concerning 

the suspension of specie payments by the Banks 
in the District of Columbia." 2 p. (See: 
Debates, XIV; Statutes at Large, V; Bills and 
Resolutions, Senate and House, 1837-8.) 

1837 Perez, A. E. Havana. To Martin Van Buren, [Washing- 

SEPT - 15 ton]. Sending observations on the crisis in com 

merce. A. L. S. 1 p. (Inclosures, manuscript 
and printed. 17 p.) 

1837 McHenry, John. New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 16 Washington. On the letter of Peter K. Wagner 

in the New Orleans Bee; alleged opposition to 
his own nomination to the United States judge- 
ship for the Louisiana district; his party serv 
ices; etc.; inclosing an extract (clipping) from 
Wagner s letter. -A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Kane, J[ohn] Kpntzing]. Philadelphia. To [Martin Van 

SEPT - 16 Buren, Washington]. His own opinion on the 

message; legislation to be adopted; etc. A. L. 
S. 4 p. "Private." 

1837 Throop, E[nos] Tfhompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

SEPT - 16 Van Buren, [Washington]. Views on govern 

ment deposits, banking, and currency; one cause 
of the failure; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John Van Buren, 

SEPT - 16 [Albany]. Messages for Judge Vanderpoel; etc. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Gillich, Charlotte. Weinheim, Baden. To [Martin] Van 

SEPT - 17 Buren, New York [Washington]. On his gene 

alogy; their probable relationship. Translation. 
2 p. 

1837 Rae, William. Glasgow. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

SEPT. 18 ington]. Sending a communication from Dugald 

Bannatyne, [June 12, 1837], on the money mar 
ket in England. A. L. S. 1 p. (Inclosure, 
2 p.) 

1837 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 18 Buren, [Washington]. Approval of the message ; 

Judge Vanderpoel s illness; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1837 Olcott, Tho[mas] W. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 19 [Washington]. The message regarded as of ultra 

doctrines; course of the Globe; national and 
state banks; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. New York. To [Martin Van 

SEPT. 19 Buren, Washington]. As to legislation on banks ; 

Tarrytown tableau; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Bleecker, H[armanus]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 20 [Washington]. Views on the policy of the mes 

sage. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1837? [Trist, Nicholas Philip. Havana]. To Martin Van Buren, 
SEPT. 20?] Washington. Summary of James Madison s 

letter to Charles J. Ingersoll, February 2, 1831, 
on state power to make banks; comments on its 
applicability to present conditions. A. Df. 3 p. 
(Postmarked: "New York, Ship Ariel Sep 26"; 
seal attached bearing the motto " Veritas non 
verba magister," and the initials N P T). 

1837 Ingersoll, C[harles] Jfared]. Philadelphia Co. To [Mar- 

SEPT. 21 tin Van Buren, Washington]. Effect of the mes 

sage; suggesting steps to be taken; foreign rela 
tions; cotton and tobacco exports; etc. A. L. S. 
8 p. "Private and confidential." 

1837 Paulding, Jfames] K[irke]. New York. To M[artin] Van 

SEPT. 22 Buren, Washington. The question of Texas char 

acterized as the abolition question in disguise; 
its various phases and conflicting interests; 
Bryant s attitude; the danger of forcing "a 
Yankee power" on our borders into English alli 
ance; the Southern menace ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Van Schaick, M[yndert]. New York. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 23 Buren, [Washington]. The sub-treasury and 

party opposition; against a return to state 
banks; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1837] Democrats of Hamilton Co., [O.] (John C. Avery, chair- 

SEPT - 23 man) . Proceedings and resolutions on financial 

policy. Broadside. (Headed: " Democratic 

meeting"; -with: Dawson to Van Buren, 1837, 

Sept. 29). 

1837 Trist, N[icolas] P[hilip]. Havana. To [Martin Van 

SEPT - 24 Buren, Washington]. Indorsing the message; 

his own views; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 317 

1837 McClure, John. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 27 Washington]. On primary assemblies and a 

Tammany meeting. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Democratic Republicans of New York. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 27 Buren, [Washington]. Proceedings of a meeting 

at Tammany Hall, [Sept. 25]; resolutions on the 

sub-treasury s}^stem; indorsing the Rives- 

Tallmadge policy. Printed. 3 p. 

1837 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. New York. To M[artin] Van 

SEPT. 28 Buren, Washington. On the bill for issuing 

Treasury notes. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Dawson, Moses. Cincinnati. To [Martin Van Buren], 

SEPT. 29 Washington. Sending a copy of the proceedings 

of the Democrats of Hamilton County, O., in a 
meeting at Carthage, [Sept.] 23. Printed pro 
ceedings (broadside) on the same sheet. A. L. S. 

i P . 

1837-38 levi, [Woodbury. Washington]. Memoranda on " Loans 

SEPT.- or treasury notes " furnished to Wright and Cam- 

MAR - 23 breleng; with an appended memorandum, Mar. 

23, 1838, based on later experience. Df., with 

corrections by Woodbury. 2 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

OCT. 3 Fountain of Health, Tenn. The sub-treasury 

plan and treasury notes; Blair s defeat; debate 
in the Senate; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Mason, J[ohn] Y[oung]. Hicks s Ford, [Va.] To [Martin 

OCT. 3 Van Buren, Washington]. Commending the 

message; recommending John Wilkinson for an 

appointment at West Point or in the Navy; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1837 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. YJ To 

OCT. 7 A[zariah] C[utting] Flagg, Albany. On elections 

to the Assembly; the influence of the banks; 
their great profits; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Con 
fidential." 

1837 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To G[orham] A. 

OCT. 9 Worth, New York. On a business transaction. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Rantoul, Robert, Jr. Gloucester, [Mass.] To Martin Van 

OCT. 10 Buren, Washington. On the appointment of a 

collector and the elections; the candidates de 
scribed; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 



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1837 Gooch C[laiborne] W. Richmond, Va. To Martin Van Bu- 

OCT. 12 ren, Washington. The message gaining ground; 

opinion of Charles Hunton cited; Ritchie s 
course; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To Martin Van 

OCT. 12 Buren, Washington. His own hopes for the pas 

sage of the sub-treasury bill; party harmony; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Wharton, Charles H. W. Washington. To Martin Van 

OCT. 12 Buren, Washington. Claims against clerks of 

the General Government ; the error in Jackson s 
attitude; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Eaton, John H[enry]. Madrid. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 14 [Washington]. Acknowledging the receipt of the 

message; the situation of affairs in Spain; his 
leave of absence; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Van Buren, J[ohn]. Albany. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 15 [Washington]. Political sentiment in New York ; 

the action of Congress ; law business and personal 
matters; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1837 Democratic Republicans. Brooklyn, N. Y. To Martin 

OCT. 16 Van Buren, Washington. Expression of opin 

ion. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Schaumbourg, Ja[me]s W. Washington. To Martin Van 

OCT. 17 Buren, [Washington]. On changes in office; 

some cases cited; etc. A. L. S. 9 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew] Jackson, 

OCT. 17 [Hermitage]. A partial success in carrying his 

measure; Bancroft s proposal to write his biog 
raphy; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Hoyt, Jfesse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

O CT - 18 ington]. The action of Congress; candidates 

called upon for their opinions on the sub-treasury 
bill; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Toland, Henry. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

CT - 23 Washington. On the capture of the packet Sus- 

quehannah by a pirate vessel; urging measures 
of rescue; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

CT - 24 [Washington]. Regret over the position of 

William C. Rives; Ritchie s course; dangers of 
Treasury notes; friendly messages; the sena 
torial election; the message gaining friends ; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 319 

1837 Birchard, Mfatthew]. General Land Office, Washington. 

OCT. 24 Report on pre-emptions and graduation. Copy. 

65 p. (With: Birchard to Van Buren, 1837, 
Oct. 24.) 

1837 Birchard, M[atthew]. Washington. To [Martin Van Bu- 

OCT. 24 ren, Washington]. Sending his views on pre 

emptions and graduation. A. L. S. 1 p. 
"Private." (Inclosure, 65 p.) 

1837 V[an] B[uren], A[braham]. Washington. To Henry To- 

OCT. 24 land, Philadelphia. On measures taken to inter 

cept the pirate ship which took the SusqueJian- 
nah; answering Toland s letter of [Sept. 23] "in 
the President s absence from the city." A. Df. 
3 p. 

1837 Gwin, Sam[ue]l. Clinton, Miss. To [Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 25 Washington]. The effect of the message; the 

West and banks ; Calhoun s conduct commended; 

application for appointment as marshal; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Anonymous. Harrisburg, [Pa.] To Charles J[ared] Ingersoll, 

OCT. 27 [Washington]. Democratic opinion in Pennsyl 

vania on Van Buren s administration; influence 
and patronage not used to produce harmony; 
etc. 2 p. 

1837 Benham, Josfeph] F. Alexandria, [O. ?] To Martin Van 

OCT. 27 Buren, [Washington]. His own party connections 

and services; party journalism in Ohio; his wish 

to be appointed receiver; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

"Private." 

1337 Benton, Thomas H[art]. St. Louis, [Mo.] To [Martin] 

OCT. 28 Van Buren, [Washington]. His own wish for 

specie and not paper to be used in military pay 
ments; etc. A. Li. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 29 Washington. Congratulations on the success of 

the financial bills; party division on the sena 
torial election; steadiness enjoined; Bancroft 
and his papers; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. "Private." 

1837 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To Mar- 

OCT. 30 tin Van Buren, [Washington]. Introducing the 

Rev. Mr. Wolff, about to visit the Indian coun 
try. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1837 Cass, Lew[is]. Mahon. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

OCT. 31 ington]. On the cruise in the United States; 

impressions of the Old World; Commodore El 
liott; sending seltzer water and Cypress wine; 
etc, A. L. S. 5 p. "Private." 

[1837 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To New York Demo- 

OCT. ?] cratic Republicans. Acknowledging proceed 

ings of the Tammany Hall meeting, [Sept. 25]; 
freedom of opinion; etc. A. Df. 2 p. (With: 
Democratic Republicans of New York to Van 
Buren, 1837, Sept. 27.) 

1837 Proctor, Lucien. Ludlow, [Vt.] To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. l Washington. On a plot to succor the Indians in 

Florida. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Holland, W[illia]m M. Hartford, [Conn.] To M[artin] 

Nov. 5 Van Buren, [Washington]. On a charge that 

Van Buren s father was a Tory in the Revolution; 
politics in New York; operations of the United 
States Bank; political prospects in Connecticut; 
his own personal affairs; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Flagg, A[zariah] Glutting]. Albany. To Martin Van 

Nov. 5 Buren, [Washington]. The State elections; the 

conduct of the Argus; the prevalence of specula 
tion; political measures and the election address; 
the Madisonian; the doctrines of the President s 
message should have been urged; etc. A. L. S. 
8 p. 

1837 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. Y.] To 

Nov. 7 B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Butler, [Washington]. 

His own fear of the result on this the second day 
of the election ; the real issue not yet presented 
to the people; the influence of banks; the 
President must hold firm; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Pettit, George. Fabius, [N. Y.] To A[zariah] Glutting] 

Nov. 7 Flagg, Albany. Divisions in the Democratic 

party in Onondaga County ; a convention and its 
resolutions; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Williams, J. New York. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash 

ington]. Religious comfort in view of the ad 
verse elections. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Flagg, A[zariah] Glutting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

Nov. 9 Buren, Washington. Defeat conceded; the Con 

servatives alliance with the enemy, the banks 



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Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting] Continued. 

and speculators; hope for a recovery; etc.; 

sending a letter of Hammond of October 7. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To [Mar- 

Nov. 9 tin Van Buren], Washington. Defeat; the Con-, 

servatives junction with the Whigs ; Tallmadge s 

vote for the Whig ticket; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Benton, N[athaniel] S[oley]. Little Falls, [N. Y.] To 

Nov. 10 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Politics in 

Herkimer County. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Spencer, A[mbrose]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 10 Washington. His own plan to visit Santa Cruz 

with his son; asking for a letter of introduction. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Hart, Samuel. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 11 [Washington]. Political divisions in Pennsyl 

vania; Muhlenberg should be recognized; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1837 Benton, N[athaniel] S[oley]. Little Falls, [N. Y.] To 

Nov. 11 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Causes of the 

defeat; the influence of the local banks; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Bennett, James G[ordon]. New York. To M[artin] Van 

Nov. 11 Buren, [Washington]. Words of comfort and 

advice; a bold and firm course of conduct to 
save him; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Brockenbrough, John. Richmond. To [Martin Van 

Nov. 12 Buren, Washington]. Woodbury s harshness in 

administering the specie law; the position of the 

deposit banks; etc. A. L.S. 3 p. "Private." 

1837 [Kearney, - ]. Denmark, [N. Y.] Causes of defeat; 

Nov. 12 error in retaining Kendall, Blair, and Benton in 

his confidence; no confidence in Woodbury; 
Silas Wright s position; etc. 4 p. 

1837 Gillet, Rfansom] H. Ogdensburg, N. Y. To Martin Van 

Nov. 13 Buren, [Washington]. The counties safe; causes 

of the defeat ; encouragement for the militia; the 
Indian Commissioner; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. New York. To Mfartin] Van 

Nov. 13 Buren, Washington. The elections in New 

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Paulding, J[ames] K[irke] Continued. 

York; the delusion to be temporary; hope for 
redress from the South; a journal needed in New 
York; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Wendell, Peter. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 13 [Washington]. The terrors of Locofocoism ; the 

State in arms on the specie question; etc. A. 
L. S. 5 p. 

1837 Parker, R[ichard] E[lliott]. Richmond. To M[artin] 

Nov. 14 V[an] Buren, [Washington]. His own warning 

to Blair not to denounce the Conservatives; the 
possibility of using a confidential letter of Van 
Buren to advantage; Ritchie s wish to drop the 
discussion of the Treasury scheme, and his advo 
cacy of Van Buren against the field; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. "Strictly private." 

1837 Vanderpoel, A. Kinderhook, [N. Y.] To [Martin Van 

Nov. 14 Buren, Washington]. Causes of the defeat; fear 

of Locofocoism ; Blair s want of tact; his own 
good spirits; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1837 Gould, Jacob. Rochester [N. Y.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 14 [Washington]. Politics in the city of Rochester; 

the late defeat examined; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Gorman, Jonathan B. Danby, [N. Y.] To [Martin] Van 

Nov. 15 Buren, [Washington]. The political situation 

discussed. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. ToM[ar- 

Nov. 15 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. The defeat; 

course of the journals and candidates; the Whigs 

and the banks; an effort to be made to win the 

next election; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

[1837 [Van Buren, Martin.] Washington. To [Richard Elliott] 

Nov. 16?] Parker, [Richmond]. The results in New York 

astounding, but temporary; prudence to mend 
matters; rejoiced to have friends in Virginia; 
Ritchie s support; no unkind feelings towards 
those who felt bound to differ from him; etc.; 
answering Parker s letter of [Nov. 14]. A. Df. 
3 p. 

1837 Bancroft, George. Springfield, Mass. To Martin Van 

Nov - 16 Buren, [Washington]. The election in Hamp- 

den; his own confidence in the policy and future 



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Bancroft, George Continued. 

of the Administration; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
(Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, 
p. 383-4). 

1837 Flagg, A[zariah] Glutting]. Albany. To [Martin Van 

Nov. 17 Buren, Washington]. The defeat caused by 

banks and Conservatives; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To M[ar- 

Nov. 18 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. The position of 

the party in New York ; the State Administration 
hostile; the banks opposed; the Whigs should 
shoulder the bank question; a campaign of three 
years; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Van Buren, Mfartin], Washington. To [Andrew Jackson, 

Nov. 18 Hermitage]. Not carried away by the New 

York tornado; his belief that it is temporary; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Hubbard, David. Memphis, [Tenn.] To [Martin Van 

Nov. 20 Buren], Washington. On the subject of public 

lands. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1837 Cramer, John. Waterford, N. Y. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 21 [Washington]. Urging political harmony; a sys 

tem of credits and banking; the course of the 
Globe; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Haywood, WillRam] H[enry], Jr. Raleigh, [N. CJ To 

Nov. 21 M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Van Buren 

to be appreciated by the people; party schism 
in Virginia; no "Conservatives" in North Caro 
lina; the deposit instalment; the sub-treasury; 
etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1837 Cayuga Patriot. Editorials: Comparative statement of 

Nov. 22 votes of [Cayuga] County ; influence of the Banks 

on the election; rumors as to Republicans voting 

the Whig ticket. Clipping. 1 column. (With: 

Throop to Van Buren, 1837, Nov. 28). 

1837 Nicholson, A. O. P. and J. H. Roberts. Nashville. To 

Nov. 22 [Andrew] Jackson, Hermitage. Introducing Mr. 

Raines, who wishes to inquire about revolutionary 
pensions. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To Mfartin] Van 

Nov. 23 Buren, [Washington]. Wright s opinion on the 

bank contest ; the State banks in opposition and 

to be gained; Whig policy; the indiscretion of 

the Globe; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. "Private." 



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1837 Tilden, E[lam]. New Lebanon, [N. Y.] To Mfartin] Van 

Nov. 23 Buren, Washington. Effect of the Albany ad 

dress; dissatisfaction with the Albany Argus; 
the party betrayed; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Pond, Cha[rle]s R. Milford, Conn. To Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 25 ren, Washington. Comments on the message; 

the effect on the elections; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Sedgwick, Theodore. Stockbridge, [Mass.] To M[artin] 

Nov. 26 Van Buren, [Washington]. Features of the elec 

tion; the power of the aristocracy to rule; errors 
committed in the campaign against the Bank; 
attitude to be taken; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Cambreleng, Cfhurchill] Cfaldom]. New York. To [Mar- 

No v. 27 tin Van Buren, Washington]. News from Gooch 

that Rives will not join the opposition; Benson 
and the T[allmadge] letter; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Webster, James. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 27 Washington]. The division of the Democratic 

party due to the sub-treasury bill; how the 
measure may be made palatable to all; the posi 
tion of the banks; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 27 Washington. Introducing Mr. Raines; inclos 

ing the letter of Nicholson and Roberts, Nov. 22. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Richmond. To [Martin] Van 

Nov - 27 Buren, [Washington]. A new party projected in 

Virginia; the treasury scheme in the message; 

Blair on the banking interests of the South; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

Nov - 28 Van Buren, [Washington]. Returns of Cayuga 

County ; will prepare a table showing the influence 

of banks in the election; wishes of the country 

bankers; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Lane, Andrew. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Washington. The people not ready to adopt the 
policy of the message; the need of a national 
bank; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Martin 

Van Buren, Washington. On the bonds of ac 
counting officers; opinion in New York; the 
course of Ritchie and the Argus , actual war in 
Canada; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 325 

1837 Throop, E[nos] Thompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

Nov. 29 Van Buren, [New York]. The action of country 

bank delegates in the Convention; the question 
of resumption; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1837 Ewing, W[illia]m L. D. Vandalia, 111. To Martin Van 

Nov. 29 Buren, [Washington]. Asking to be appointed 

register of the Land Office. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Phelan, John D. Tuskaloosa, [Ala.] To Martin Van 

Nov. 29 Buren, Washington. His own composure over 

the defeat in the election; the action of New 

York due to*the bank oligarchy; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] Thompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

Nov. 30 Van Buren, [Washington]. Country delegates in 

favor of resuming on a day fixed by law; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 H[oyt], J[esse]. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. 

Nov. 30 On the rumored policy of a Rives-Biddle party. 

A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

[1837? [Cambreleng, Churchill Caldom. New York?] To [Mar- 

Nov. ?] tin Van Buren, Washington]. Extract from 

Cambreleng s letter to [Azariah Cutting] Flagg 

on the recent [Democratic] defeat at the polls. 

A. L. 2 p. 

[1837? Editorial: "New York Elections." Clipping from a 
Nov. ?] [Pennsylvania] newspaper. 

[1837? "A Chart, showing the progress of the Great Political 

Nov. ?] Tornado which swept over the Empire State 

during the 6 th , 7 th , & 8 th November, 1837." 

N. Y. Carvill & Co. Colored maps, tables. 

IP- 

[1837 B,, J. E. The Sunbury and Erie Railroad. Newspaper 

Nov. ?] clipping. 1 column. 

1837 Campbell, James. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

D EC. l [Washington]. On the New York collectorship; 

his former recommendation of Coe and Throop; 

present recommendation of Jesse Hoyt. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1837 McKeon, John. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

D EC. 2 [Washington]. In favor of Jesse Hoyt for the 

collectorship. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1837 Edmonds, J[ohn] W. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

DEC. 2 [Washington]. Proceedings of the Bank Con 

vention; resumption voted down; influence on 
a national bank; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 2 Washington. The New York election; the 

recoil to be tremendous; danger from treacher 
ous friends; Tennessee soon to be herself again; 
firmness advised; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] Thompson]. New York. To M[artin] 

DEC. 4 Van Buren, [Washington]. The Convention ad 

journed; the date of resumption; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1837 Oakley, J., H[enry] Ulshoeffer, William C[ullen] Bryant, 

DEC. 4 and others. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

[Washington]. Recommending Jesse Hoyt; 
signed by twenty signers. D. S. 1 p. 
. - . Copy. 1 p. 

1837 Bryant, William C[ullen]. New York. To Martin Van 

DEC. 5 Buren, Washington. Indorsing Jesse Hoyt for 

the collectorship. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1837?] F., L. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Washing- 

DEC. 5 ton]. Urging the immediate appointment of 

Benjamin F. Butler as district attorney, in view 

of dishonesty in the [New York] Custom-house. 

2 p. 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

DEC. 5 Hermitage. Sending the annual message; true 

Democrats braced up by the result of the New 
York election; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Foster, W[illia]m. Boston. To Joseph P. Blair, Wash- 

DEC. 6 ington. The Government and its agents; his 

own political labors in New England ; the Aboli 
tionists; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Throop, Efnos] Thompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

DEC - 6 Van Buren, [Washington]. Praise for the mes 

sage; his own motives disinterested; the Globe 
should take the proper course; banks; etc. A. 
L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Coddington, Jonathan] J. New York. To [Martin Van 

DEC. 7 Buren, Washington]. Recommending Jesse Hoyt 

for the collectorship. A. L. S. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 327 

1837 Smith, Francis O. J. Washington. To Martin Van 

DEC. 7 Buren, [Washington]. On the Northeastern 

boundary question. A. L. S. 8 p. (Inclosure: 
"Instructions proposed to be given to an agent 
on the n[orth]e[astern] boundary &c." A. D. 
4 p.) 

1837 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To M[artin] V[an] 

DEC. 8 Buren, [Washington]. Approval of the message ; 

the separation of the bank interest from other 
interests one ugly feature; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Tucker, H[enry] S[t.] G[eorge]. Richmond, Va. To Mar- 

DEC. 9 tin Van Buren, [Washington]. Commending the 

message; the people of Virginia in need of en 
lightenment; dividends and resumption; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Eaton, J[ohn] H[enry]. Madrid. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 10 Washington. Unable to take his leave of ab 

sence, owing to disturbed conditions in Spain; 
sending for approval a form of leave to be used 
when occasion may justify it; Mr. Middleton s 
promotion; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 
(The postscript relative to Middleton marked 
"Quite private.") 

1837 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To G[orham] A. 

DEC. 11 Worth, [New York]. Thanks for a friendly letter 

on the New York elections; personal message. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Harvey, Jacob. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 11 [Washington]. Recommending Jesse Hoyt as 

collector of the port of New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1837 Ingersoll, C[harles] Jfared]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

DEC. 11 Van Buren, Washington. The message well sup 

ported; a real treasury required by the Consti 
tution; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Welles, Gideon. Hartford, Conn. To Martin Van Bu- 

DEC. 12 ren, Washington. Comments on the message 

and its propositions; special deposits; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 [Illinois] State Democratic Convention. Vandalia, 111. 

DEC. 12 Resolutions. Newspaper clipping. 1 column. 

1837 Hamilton, James Alexander]. Dobbs Ferry, [N. Y.] To 

DEC. 13 Martin Van Buren, Washington. His return 

from Europe ; some wheat and cotton-seed sent ; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1837 Dawson, Moses, William Burke, and Robert Punshon. 

DEC. 13 Cincinnati, O. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash 

ington]. Congratulations on the message; the 
influence of local political matters; in favor of a 
sub-treasury; etc. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Barbour, P[hilip] P[endleton]. Frescati, [Va.] To [Mar- 

DEC. 15 tin Van Buren, Washington]. Concurrence in the 

message save in relation to the mode of keeping 
and disbursing public money; his own leaning 
to special deposits in state banks; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1837 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

DEC. 15 Van Buren, [Washington]. On state prohibi 

tion of small bills ; the condition of the exchanges ; 
bills of the old Bank of the United States; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Ewing, W[illia]m L. D. Vandalia, 111. To [Martin Van 

DEC. 15 Buren], Washington. On the appointment of a. 

register; protests against McLaughlin s being 
given the place; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Democratic-republican general committee. [New York]. 

DEC. 15 To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. Indorsing 

Jesse Hoyt; signed by eighteen members. D. S. 
2 p. "No. 2." 

1837 Haywood, W[illia]m H[enry], Jr. Raleigh, N. C. To 

DEC. 16 M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. The pecu 

liarity of North Carolina politics; hearty ap 
proval of the message; Calhoun s next move 
ment; special deposits; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

[1837? Leiper, W[illia]m J. House of Representatives, [Harris- 
DEC. 17] burg, Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, Washington. 

The " Cunningham House" without a quorum; 
etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Ludlow, Tho[mas] W. Paris. To [Martin Van Buren, 

DEC - 18 Washington]. Regret at the result of the New 

York elections; American ministers to foreign 

countries; the situation of France; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1837 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 18 Washington. His own delight in the message; 

its certainty to unite the Democracy and purify 
it of apostates ; the people to free themselves from 
the despotism of the banks; the divorce bill must 
pass; Rives and Ritchie; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAX BUREN 329 

1837 Young Men s General Democratic Committee, New York. 

DEC. 19 To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Indors 

ing Jesse Hoyt. D. S. 23 signatures (No. 3, 
15th Ward). 

. D. S. 12 signatures (No. 4). 

. D. S. 4 signatures (No. 5, 10th Ward). 

. D. S. 8 signatures (No. 6, dated Dec. 
21). 

. 3 signatures (no. 7, 5th Ward). 



1837 Evening Post, etc. New York. Clippings from the 

DEC. 21-26 ing Post (Dec. 21-22) , Daily News (Dec. 25) , and 

New Era (Dec. 26) , on the New York collectorship. 

1837 Alley, Sam[ue]l. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 22 [Washington]. Indorsing Jesse Hoyt for the 

collectorship. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Edwards, W[eldon] N[athaniel]. Warrenton, N. C. To 

DEC. 23 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. In favor of 

the message and the solution of the issue offered; 

the attitude of the people of North Carolina; 

etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Ingersoll, C[harles] Jfared]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

DEC. 23 Van Buren, [Washington]. The importance of 

the Canadian difficulty; proposal for a commis 
sion to repair to the frontier and observe condi 
tions. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1837 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley. To M[artin] 

DEC. 24 Van Buren, [Washington]. In favor of Jesse 

Hoyt. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Foster, W[illia]m. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, W r ash- 

DEC. 24 ington. An opportunity to swing Massachusetts 

into line. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Philadelphia. To [Martin 

DFC. 24 Van Buren, Washington]. The Monroe doc 

trine ; Canada, Texas, and Mexico ; the abolition 
movement; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1837 Campbell, G[eorge] Washington]. Nashville. To Martin 

DEC. 25 Van. Buren, [Washington]. The State Legisla 

ture and the senatorship; the State parties ; the 
late message; Clay s intentions; the sub-treas 
ury; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1837 Pierce, Benjamin. Hillsborough, N. H. To Martin Van 

DEC. 25 Buren, Washington. Approval of the message. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 



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Wright, Silas, Jr. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. To 
John I. De Graff, House of Representatives, 
[Washington]. Sending letters to be used as di 
rected. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Flournoy, M. Fayette, Ky. To Martin Van Buren, 
[Washington]. On changes in the temper of the 
country; suggestions as to measures; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Mumf ord, John J. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren], 
Washington. Indorsing Jesse Hoyt. A. L. S. 

IP- 

De Graff, John J. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 
Washington]. Sending letters in support of 
Jesse Hoyt. A. L. S. 1 p. 

New York Delegation in Congress (John I. De Graff and 
others). To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. 
In favor of Jesse Hoyt. D. S. 2 p. 

" Ellen." New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, Wash 
ington. Lukewarm supporters; appointments 
to office; no halfway men in the ranks; a meet 
ing; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Anonymous. Clarksville, Ga. To Martin Van Buren, 
Washington. Sending a paper on the situation 
of relations with Great Britain. 1 p. "Private 
and confidential." 



[Van Buren, Martin. Washington ?] To 



. Thanks 
A.Df. 2 p. 



[1837?] 



for the author s presentation copy. 

[Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Memorandum on 
courts-martial. A. Df. 4 p. 

[Trist, Nicholas Philip. Havana]. To [Martin Van Buren, 
Washington]. Urging negotiations for the pur 
chase of Cuba. A. L. 2 p. 

[Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes on treaty pro 
visions for Indian removals to the West. A. Df. 
3 p. (Written on the blank pages of an undated 
note, [1837?] of George M. Keim. Indorsed: 
"A note of my recollection of the contents of a 
paper read to me by Mr. Jno. Mason Junr)." 

[Woodbury, Levi ? Washington]. "Value of imports and 
exports of foreign merchandise and of bullion 
and specie in 1836." 1 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 331 

[1837?] [Woodbury, Levi? Washington]. Memoranda on the 
independent treasury; objects; restrictions; pay 
ments for public lands; etc. Df. 7 p. (Cor 
rections in Woodbury s hand). 

[1837?] [Woodbury, Levi. Washington]. "Summary of consid 
erations in favour of an independent treasury/ 7 
A. Df. 5 p. 

[1837] [Poinsett, Joel Roberts ? Washington ?] Reflections on 

the present system of education at the U. S- 
Military Academy." 10 p. (Indorsement in 
Abraham Van Buren s hand). 

[1837?] Anonymous. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington ?] How 
to avoid debt and preserve national independ 
ence. 1 p. 

[1837?] Anonymous. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. On 
the guilt of R. H. White, and the impropriety of 
his friend Greer s holding a Treasury office. 2 p. 

[1837?] Anoymous. New Orleans. To Levi Woodbury, Washing 
ton. "Project of a uniform plan of banking 
throughout the United States, for the purpose of 
securing a sound currency and safe depositaries 
for the funds of the Federal Government in its 
fiscal operations." 5 p. 

1837 [Forsyth, John? Washington]. Synopsis of relations of 

the United States with Austria. Df. 2 p. 

[1837?] Anonymous. Argument in favor of an improved national 
bank. 8 p. 

[1837?] K[endall], A[mos. Washington]. " Remarks on the man 
agement of the Public Revenue, &c. [especially 
postal exchanges]." A. D. S. 4 p. (Indorsed 
in Van Buren s hand: "Mr. Kendall Fiscal 
agent preparatory to a subsequent Message.") 

[1837?] Anonymous. To M[artin] Van Buren, Washington. Con 
ditions on the frontier; measures necessary. 2 p. 
"Private." 

[1837?] . A similar letter of later date in the same hand. 

3 p. "Private." (See: "Old Amicus" to Van 
Buren, [1837? June 15]). 

[1837?] " A Citizen of the United States." "To the People of the 
United States [on currency and banking]." 
Pamphlet. 8 p. 



332 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1837] [Van Buren, Martin? Washington]. Plan for a sub- 

treasury. Df. 1 p. 

[1837?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] On removals from 
office; answering a query. A. Df. 3 p. 

[1837?] [Rives, William Cabell. Castle Hill, Va.?] On banking 
and currency reform. Copy by Mrs. Rives. 3 p, 

[1837?] [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. [To Vicente Roca- 
fuerte, Quito]. His own anxiety to promote re 
lations between the United States and Ecuador; 
as to- a treaty of amity and commerce; etc. 
A. Df. 2 p. (With: Rocafuerte to Van Buren, 
1837, Aug. 2). 

[bet. 1837 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts. Washington]. To [Martin Van 

and 1841?] Buren,Washington]. On a letter of the Mexican 

Envoy, asking assurances of American neutrality 

in the event of Mexico s attempting to subjugate 

her revolted provinces. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 United States Congress. Proceedings on Texas. Copy 

JAN. 4-JuNE 15. from the Senate Journal, p. 110, 470; House 

Journal, p. 1087, 1102. 2 p. (Fragment). 

1838 Stevenson, A[ndrew]. Paris. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JAN. 5 Washington. Reasons for expressing his opin 

ions ; what he urged upon Ritchie ; his opinion of 
the contest with the Bank; political considera 
tions; Ritchie s high character; harmony needed 
for success; questions with Great Britain; etc. 
A. L. S. 14 p. "Private." 

1838 United States House of Representatives. [Washington]. 

JAN - 5 Proceedings on Mexican and Canadian frontier 

relations. Clipping from the [ Washington] Globe. 
3 columns. 

1838 Murphy, Edward. London. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

JAN - 5 [Washington]. Indorsing his bank policy. 

A. L. S. 6 p. 

1838 Hamilton, James Alexander]. Nevis [Dobbs Ferry, N. 

J AN - 8 Y.] To Martin Van Buren, Washington. Re 

gret at the frontier troubles ; his wish to be made 
useful to the Government; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

JAN. 8 Hermitage. Anniversary greetings; Congress 

doing nothing; Rives s declaration of his posi 
tion; the Major s marriage; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 333 

1838 Gould, Jacob. Rochester. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JAN. 8 ington. Talk of war with England; affairs on 

the Xorthern frontier; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Trist, Nicholas] P[hilip]. Havana. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 9-11 ren, Washington. Introducing Mr. Lewis; de 

plorable results of the lighthouse legislation; 
needed reforms; Sanford; the creation of ficti 
tious credits; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1838 " Veteran." Lansingburg, N. Y. "Revolutionary Rem- 

JAN. 10 iniscences [including a reprint of the General As 

sociation, 1775, May 22]." Clipping from the 
Democratic Press. I column. (With: Lansing 
to Van Buren, 1839, Aug. 8). 

1838 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. Naples. To [Martin] Van 

JAN. 10 Buren, [Washington]. Want of news from 

America; the elections; future success; his own 
situation in Naples; interview with the Prince of 
Salermo; is satisfied, but would like a place of 
higher salary; sending wine; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To T. Spalding. 

JAN. 10 Acknowledging a friendly letter. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew] Jackson, 

JAN. 10 [Hermitage]. Adams s call for the Fulton 

letter; suggestion for a full publication; expec 
tation of victory in the Treasury plan; Swart- 
wout s conduct; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1838 Barney, John. Baltimore. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 12 Washington]. A case under the tariff. A. L. S. 

6 p. 

1838 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

JAN 13 Fountain of Health, Tenn. Distress at news of 

his ill-health; public opinion of Jackson; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 [Ewing, John ?] Washington. To- . On party suc- 

J AN. 14-30 cess and naturalized foreigners. 3 p. "Private." 

(Signature crossed out). 

1838 Democratic Committee of Suffolk County. Boston. To 

JAN. 15 [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. Resolutions 

commending George Bancroft s appointment to 
be collector of the port of Boston. D. S. of 
Peter Dunbar, chairman. 2 p. (Printed : Mass. 
Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 384). 



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1838 Croswell, E[dwin]. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JAN. 17 [Washington]. . Sending a letter from David 

Robinson; Marcy still on the frontier; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Parker, Rich[ar]dE[lliott]. Richmond. To M[artin] Van 

JAN. 18 Buren, [Washington]. The political situation in 

Virginia; the proposal for a convention; Blair s 
good conduct; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Grundy, Felix. Washington. Circular letter (litho- 

JAN. 18 graphed) to his constituents on public affairs 

in Washington; etc. 2 p. 

1838 Dix, John Afdams]. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JAN. 19 [Washington]. Affairs in the Boston Custom 

house; letters of John A. Bolles; Powers s bill 
objectionable; a corruption bill intended; a 
financial organ needed; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Reynolds, Levi, Jr. Lewistown, [Pa.] To Martin Van 

JAN. 20 Buren, Washington. Approval of the Adminis 

tration s measures; the governorship; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Daniel, Pfeter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To [Martin Van 

JAN. 23 Buren], Washington. On corporate monopolies ; 

a treacherous message from the Governor; Ed- 
munds s resolution; an Administration paper; 
Garland and Ritchie; his own office and inade 
quate salary; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1838 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. [Washington]. To Jfames] 

JAN. 23 Alexander] Hamilton, [Nevis]. A war policy 

not considered by the President; the Cabinet 
united against it; etc. A. Df. S. 3 p. 

1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN - 23 [Washington]. Adams s hostility, and his use of 

the Fulton letter; the letter not found in his own 
letter-book; an inquiry addressed to Fulton; the 
address to the citizens of New York, and conduct 
ofSwartwout; Virginia and the divorce bill; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Jarvis, Leo[nar]d. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JAN - 24 Washington]. The affair of the Fulton Bank; 

bad condition of other institutions; so-called 
Democratic banks; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 "A Citizen." New York. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

JAN - 24 ington]. On the currency. 12 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 335 

1838 Hun ting ton, Ralph. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 27 [Washington]. Failures of government officers 

and bank troubles ; list of office-holders involved ; 
Democracy and banks; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Foster, W[illia]m. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 27 Washington. The character of the NewEngland 

people; question as to who are the leaders of 
opinion; defalcation should be exposed; Simp 
son s conspiracy; Abel Gushing; the Navy 
Agency; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1838 Kane, J[ohn] Kfintzing]. Philadelphia. To H[enry] D[il- 

JAN. 28 wood] Gilpin, [Washington]. The effect of the 

House Bank bill. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1838] McKean, [Samuel]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. To 

JAN. 29 [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. Explanation 

of his failure to meet a dinner engagement. 
A. N. 1 p. 

1838 The Advertiser. Manhattan, [O.] Editorial: "John A. 

JAN. 31 Bryan." Clipping. 2 columns. (With: Bryan 

to Van Buren, 1838, Feb. 19). 

1838 [Butler, Benjamin Franklin. Washington]. Opinion on 

[JAN. ?] the rank of Lieut. Downing. A. D. 4 p. 

(Compare: Van Buren, Opinion, 1838, Feb. 6). 

[1838 [New York Herald?] Editorial: " The true state of parties" ; 

BET. JAN. the sub-treasury bill; the "panic of 38"; bad 

AND JULY 9] Whig tactics ; etc. Clipping. 

1838 Lewis, Morgan. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. i [Washington]. Congratulations on the public 

measures; the Seminole war; etc.; asking for an 

appointment for Lewis Livingston. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1838 Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. Boston. To Martin 

FEB. 3 Van Buren, Washington. Circular letter com 

municating resolutions adopted at the annual 
meeting, Jan. 25, 1838, condemning the House 
resolutions, Dec. 21, [1837], on anti-slavery peti 
tions; etc. L. S. of Francis Jackson, president, 
and A. A. Phelps, secretary. 1 p. (Body of the 
letter lithographed) . 

1838 Patterson, W[illia]m. House of Representatives, [Wash- 

FEB. 5 ington]. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. 

Services of his brother, John Patterson, in Ohio ; 

the recommendation of Davis; etc.; asking for 

his brother s reappointment. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1838 Virginia Senate. Resolutions: (1) Mr. Ellis s resolutions 

FEB. 5 on banking; (2) Mr. Ellis s resolutions on the 

Congress; (3) Resolutions of Mr. Smith (of Cul- 

peper) on the currency. Printed. 4 p. (With: 

Smith to Van Buren, 1838, Feb. 6). 

1838 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Opinion on the rank 

FEB. c of Naval Lieutenants Ridgway, Downing, and 

Long. A. Df . 9 p. 

1838 Smith, W[illia]m. Senate Chamber, Richmond. To [Mar- 

FEB. 6 tin Van Buren], Washington. Sending Ellis s 

resolutions on banking, intended as an olive 
branch; Bland s recommendation of the removal 
of Singleton for unfitness; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
(Resolutions inclosed) . 

1838 Williams, R[euel]. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 7 Washington]. Sending letters on the rank of 

naval lieutenants. A. L. S. 1 p. (Inclosures: 
Letters of John Rodgers to Crowninshield, Feb. 
11 and Feb. 19, 1817, Crowninshield to Rodgers, 
Feb. 17, 1817). 

1838 Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Philadelphia. To [Martin 

FEB. 9 Van Buren, Washington]. Appropriations for 

party and selfish ends; banks and resumption: 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Confidential." 

1838 Hamilton, J[ames]. Charleston. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 10 Washington. Introducing Robert DewarBacot, 

applying for admission to West Point. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1838 Marcy, William L[earned]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 12 Buren, [Washington]. The Buffalo collector- 

ship one of Jackson s mis-appointments ; his own 
message sent to Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Private." 

1838 Dix, John A[dams]. Albany. To [Martin Van Buren, 

FEB - 12 Washington]. The course of Croswell and the 

Argus; state internal improvements; specie pay 
ments and the small bill law; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 [Segar, Joseph]. Richmond. To [J. L.] Martin, [Wash- 

FEB - 13 ington]. A caucus of the Subservatives and the 

Conservatives; their object to prevent anything s 

being done. A.L. 3 p. (Part of the second leaf 

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1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 13 [Washington]. Introducing William Nichol. 

L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Salisbury, S. Harrisburg, Pa. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 17 Washington. The State Senate s instructions 

against the sub-treasury bill; the alarming 
power of the banks; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Martin, [J. L. Washington]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 17 Washington]. Sending an extract from Segar s 

letter [of Feb. 13], suggesting some Bank re 
solves; etc. A. N. 2 p. 

1838 Horn, Henry. Philadelphia. To [Martin Van Buren], 

FEB. 19 Washington. The rumored transfer of George 

Wolf; troubles that would follow; Wolfs political 

standing; an office for John Horn; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1838 Bryan, John A. Columbus, O. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 19 [Washington]. Van Buren s impressions of him; 

New York politics of the past; his political 

opinions and support of Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1838 Segar, Jos[eph]. Richmond. To J. L. Martin, Washing- 

FEB. 21 ton. The vote on the resolutions; the question 

of the sub-treasury; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 22 Washington]. On Jefferson County appoint 

ments ; Bronson s candidates ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1838 Tilden, E[lam]. New Lebanon, [N. Y.] To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 22 Buren, Washington. On Lieut. Warner s pro 

motion; the people s difficulty in grasping the 
sub-treasury question; hopes for success; resolu 
tions by Samuel J. Tilden; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1838 Sterling, M. W^atertown, [N. Y.] To Benjamin F. 

FEB. 23 Butler, Washington. An invasion of Canada by 

the Patriots; unfortunate effects of the agitation; 
difficulties encountered by Van Buren; rotation 
in office; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1838 Marcy, Wfilliam] L[earned]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 25 Buren, [Washington]. Introducing a delegation 

from the Six Nations. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 "An old Friend." Long Island. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 25 Washington. Thoughts on the frontier war. 

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"An old Friend" Continued. 

2 p. "Private." (See: " Old Amicus " to Van 
Buren, [1837?] June 15). 

1838 Smith, Henry K. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 27 Washington. Inclosing an affidavit in exonera 

tion of [George W.] Clinton from charges of con 
nivance at the acts of Patriots. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Segar, Jfoseph]. Richmond. To J. L. Martin, Washing- 

FEB. 27 ton. Another vote on the currency resolutions. 

A. L. S. 3 p. (Note by J. L. Martin appended) . 

1838 Turrill, J[oel]. Oswego, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 28 Washington. The expedition against Kingston a 

failure; pressure of the political contest; the 
collector of the port; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1838 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Morgan Lewis, 

FEB.] New York]. Respect and regard not to be im 

paired by differences of opinion on public meas 
ures ; his inability to give Lewis s nephew [Lewis 
Livingston] an appointment ; etc. A. Df. 3 p. 

[1838? Buchanan, James. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 
FEB. ?J ren, Washington]. On the resignation of [George] 

Wolf. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin], Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAR. 2 Nashville. The appointment of Clark delayed; 

pleasure at his recovery to health ; Cilley s death ; 

the sub-treasury measure in Congress; hope for 

success; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Throop, [Enos] [Thompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

MAR. 2 Van Buren, Washington. On banks and the re 

sumption of specie payments; possible conse 
quences of the attempt to resume; Wright s 
bill; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Barton, J[ames ?] L.[ ?] Buffalo. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 2 Washington. The robbery of the arsenal; good 

service of Col. Worth; disorganizes not receiv 
ing countenance from Washington; the collector- 
ship; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1838 Anonymous. Inclosing a clipping from the [New York] 

MAR - 6 1 Heral[d], Mar. 6, 1838, on Canadian invasion 

from the United States, and peace between Eng 
land and America. 1 p. "Private." (See "Old 
Amicus" to Van Buren, [1837? June 15]). 



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1838 Leggett, W[illia]m. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 7 [Washington]. Bryant and the straitened con 

dition of the Post; something should be done to 
prevent its fall; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Charles Per- 

MAR. 8 rone[?]. On the Constitution and the distribu 

tion of surplus revenue among the states. 
A. Df. S. 3 p. 

1838 Barton, J[ames ?] L.[ ?] Buffalo, N. Y. To Mfartin] Van 

MAR. 8 Buren, Washington. The political effects of 

George W. Clinton s appointment; Pierre A. 

Barker s good conduct; the frontier troubles; 

friends should be rewarded; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Maine, Legislature, Democratic Members. Augusta. 

MAR. 9 Resolutions on the Graves-Cilley duel. D. S. 

of Nathaniel Littlefield, etc. 12 p. 

1838 Muhlenberg, Hen[ry] Afugustus]. Reading, Pa. To Mar- 

MAR. 12 tin Van Buren, Washington. Introducing Gen. 

Keim; results of the Harrisburg Convention; 

Porter not quite a safe man; Wolf s appointment 

a false move; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Anonymous. New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 13 Washington. On Van Buren s prospects in 

Louisiana. 2 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAR. 17 Nashville. Birthday congratulations; the inde 

pendent treasury bill before Congress ; confidence 
of success; the Supreme Court s decision against 
Kendall; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1838?] Edmonds, J[ohn]W. New York. To M[artin] V[an] Buren, 
MAR. 17 [Washington]. On Biddle s statement as to the 

resuming of specie payments. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Leiper, Geo[rge] G[ray]. Leiperville, [Pa.] To [Martin 

MAR. 18 Van Buren, Washington]. Congratulations on 

the political aspects of Pennsylvania; the -con 
test over the governorship; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 " Visor." Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAR. 19 ington. Charges against public officers. 3 p. 

1838 Cooper, Thomas. Columbia, S. C. To [Martin Van Bu- 

MAR. 19 ren, Washington]. Claims of the Columbia Iron 

Company to a United States foundry; the State 
to go with Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1838 Silliman, W., and others. Cleveland, O. Resolves of an 

MAR. 22 anti-sub-treasury meeting. D. S. 2 p. 

1838 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 23 Washington]. Auburn friends and appoint 

ments; recommending Capt. Lynds. A. L. S. 

IP- 

1838 Michigan Historical Society, Henry Rfowe] Schoolcraft, 

MAR. 23 President. Detroit, [Mich.] To Martin Van 

Buren, Washington. Notifying Van Buren of 

his election to the Society. D. S. (printed form 

filled in) of the president and secretaries. 1 p. 

1838 Benton, Thomas H[art.]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. 

MAR. 23 To [Martin] Van Buren, [Washington]. On a 

possible division on the issue of treasury notes. 
A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 26 [Washington]. The appointment of Clark rec 

ommended; his health; the divorce bill and the 
people; a message to Woodbury; the Cilley 
duel; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1838 New York Commercial Advertiser. On the possibility of 

MAR. ?] war with Great Britain. Reprint, headed 

"United States," in a [St. Christopher] news 
paper. Clipping. (Marginal note (A. N. S.) by 
Ja[me]s K. Marr). 

1838 Lehman, George F. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Bu- 

APR. 1 ren, Washington. Pennsylvania politics; the 

governorship and next presidential election; 

Wolf and custom-house appointments; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Brownson, O[restes] A[ugustus]. Boston. To Martin Van 

APR. 2 Buren, Washington. Sending an article on 

slavery-abolitionism, Democracy and the mon 
eyed power; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 4 Washington. His returning health; the passage 

of the divorce bill by the Senate; the defeat of 
the money power; the position of Rives and of 
White compared; Murphv s letter; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1838 [A Whig Member of Congress]. Washington. To - - ? 

APR. 5 O n naturalized foreigners, offices, and party suc 

cess. 3 p. (Signature and address crossed out). 



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1838 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

APR. 9 Van Buren, [Washington]. Biddle s letter to 

J[ohn] Q[uincy] Adams on resumption all that 
could be desired; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Sutherland, Jacob. Geneva, [N. Y.] To M[artin] Van 

APR. 9 Buren, Washington. Reasons for declining the 

office of secretary of the Navy; resumption and 
political success; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Richmond. To [Martin Van 

APR. 10 Buren, Washington]. The adjournment of the 

Legislature; conditions of political success; Ha- 

mer s coup d etat; the Cabinet not a source of 

strength; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 " A Plan for a Mutual Loan Company." Printed. 1 p. 

APR. 10 (With: Pico to Van Buren, 1838, Apr. 24.) 

1838 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. Wasliington. To Martin 

APR. 11 Van Buren, [Washington]. Tendering his resig 

nation of the office of attorney-general. A. L. S. 

IP- 

1838 V[an] Buren, Mfartin]. Washington. To Benjamin 

APR. 11 F[ranklin] Butler, [Washington]. Regret at his 

resignation. Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 
3 p. 

[1838 Scott, [Winfield. Washington]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 11] Washington]. Memorandum for instructions [is 

sued Apr. 11, 1838] for his mission to the Chero 
kee Nation. A. D. 3 p. 

[1838 [Butler, Benjamin Franklin. Washington]. Memoran- 

APR. 11] dum for the instructions [issued Apr. 11, 1838] to 

Gen. Scott for his Cherokee mission. A. Df. 
2 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Winfield Scott, 

APR. 11 Washington. Instructions for his mission to the 

Cherokee Nation. A. Df. S. 5 p. 

. Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 6 p. 

1838 Turrill, J[oel]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

APR. 11 ington. On Nicolas Biddle and the Philadelphia 

and New York banks. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To [Abraham] Van Buren, 

APR. 12 [Washington]. Prophesying success at the elec 

tion; the Bank Convention; fall in stocks; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1838 McClure, John. [New York]. To [Abraham Van Buren, 

APR. 12 Washington]. Note on the New York election. 

A. L. S. 1 p. (On the second leaf of Hoyt s 
letter of the same date) . 

1838 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To Martin Van 

APR. 12 Buren. Marcy s special message on the resump 

tion of specie payments; an issue of State stock; 
the message held back for the election; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew] Jack- 

APR. 15 son, [Hermitage]. Sending letters from New 

York; results of the elections; changes in the 

Cabinet; banks and resumption; Grundy s 

measure; land bills; etc. A. L. S. 8 p.. 

1838 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To [Martin] 

APR. 17 Van Buren, Washington. Congratulations on 

the elections; Wilkes s expedition; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1838 leech, Henry. Philadelphia Co. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 17 [Washington]. Kegret at the appointment of 

Wolf; his character and acts; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 "Anon." New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, Washing- 

APR. 17 ton. Political matters. 2 p. 

1838 Macaulay, P. London. To Martin Van Buren, Washing- 

APR. 20 ton. The weakness of the Administration on the 

Canadian question; Lord Brougham, O Connell, 
and negro emancipation; the Bank [of England] 
and the shipment of gold to the United States; 
the coronation ; personal news ; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1838 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To Washington Ir- 

APR. 23 ving, [Tarry town]. Offering him the portfolio 

of the Navy Department. A. Df. 4 p. "Con 
fidential." 

1838 Pico, Joshua. New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

APR. 24 ington. Sending a plan of a Mutual Loan Com 

pany. A. L. S. 2 p. (Written on the blank 
leaf of a printed prospectus, Apr. 10, 1838). 

1838 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

APR - 24 [Hermitage]. Sending a letter from Smith [Van 

Buren ?] ; New York matters ; resumption by the 
banks; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. New York. To [Martin] 

ApR - 26 Van Buren, [Washington]. Smith to leave the 



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Throop, E[nos] T[hompson] Continued. 

Times, and to visit Washington; joy over the 
passage of the general banking law; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1838 Colman, Henry. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

APR. 26 ington]. On the manufacture of sugar from 

beets. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Welles, Gideon. Hartford, [Conn.] To Silas Wright, 

APR. 27 [Washington]. Office-seeking becoming a regu 

lar business; a cabinet position for Judge Niles; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Letcher, John. Lexington, Va. To Ely Moore, Washing- 

APR. 28 ton. Fear of defeat in Virginia; Rives and 

Ritchie to blame; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

APR. 29 Nashville. Asking for a letter introducing John 

Van Buren to the Duke of Wellington; the Bal 
timore defeat and Virginia results; regeneration 
in New York complete; Martin as editor for the 
Union; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Richardson, C. W. White Plains, N. Y. To M[artin] Van 

APR. 29 Buren, Washington. On the sub-treasury plan. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Irving, Washington. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 30 [Washington]. Declining the offer of a cabinet 

office. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To [Martin 

APR. 30 Van Buren, Washington]. On Washington Ir- 

ving s declination of office. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 30 Washington]. Inclosing an answer from Mr. 

W.; news of defeat in Virginia; etc. A. N. S. 
ip. 

[1838 Barney, John. Baltimore. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. ?] Washington]. On the prospect for the resump 

tion of specie payments. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Hayne, A[rthur] P. Charleston. Circular to Col. John 

MAY 1 Millson, etc., on the duties of the Committee of 

Correspondence appointed by the Mercantile 
Convention, Augusta, Ga., Apr. 1; subjoined to 
the editorial on " The direct trade" in the Souih- 
ernPatriot, 1838, [June ?] 7. Clipping. 1 column.. 



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1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 1 [Washington]. The noble stand of New York 

against the money power; the eyes of the people 

being opened ; the position of Rives and of Tall- 

madge; Donelson s burdens; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

"Private." 

[1838 Van Buren, Martin. To - ? Offering the portfolio of 

C.MAY 2?] the Navy Department. A. Df. 4 p. 

1838 Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Richmond. To [Martin] Van 

MAY 2 Buren, Washington. Declining the [attorney- 

generalship]; confidence in the ultimate success 
of his administration; etc.; answering Van Bu- 
ren s letter of [Apr.] 29. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Walter Bowne, 

MAY 3 [Albany ?] Reasons for not complying with his 

request as to security to the Government; note 
of action taken; etc. Copy by Martin Van Bu 
ren, Jr. 3 p. 

1838 [Butler, Benjamin Franklin]. New York. To Martin 

MAY 4 Van Buren, Washington. On the appointment 

of [Thomas N.] Carr [as consul] to Tangier. 
A. L. 2 p. (Incomplete). 

1838 M., Z. To Martin Van Buren, Washington. On the ad- 

MAY 5 visability of forcing proper party activity on 

the part of Federal officers in New York. 3 p. 

[1838 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Speech to Alexandre 

MAY 5] de Bodisco on the presentation of his credentials 

as Russian minister. A. Df. 3 p. 

1838 Randolph, Thfomas] J[efferson]. Edgehill, [Va.] To M[ar- 

MAY 6 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Suggesting N. P. 

Trist as one of the commissioners of claims. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse. New York?] To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 9 Washington]. A jangle with Craig; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. "Private." 

1838 Croswell, E[dwin]. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

M^ n [Washington]. Ritchie and the sub-treasury 

measure; the next State election to be a great 
struggle; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Letcher, John. Lexington, Va. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAYl2 Washington]. Benton s speech on the inde 

pendent treasury; divisions in the ranks the 
cause of defeat in Virginia; no test of the pop 
ular vote; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1838 Worth, G[orham] A. New York. To Mfartin] Van Bu- 

MAY 13 ren, Washington. His own disposition to a 

foolish compassion for rogues, yahoos and hum 
bugs; sympathy for the Administration; a tender 
of help to Woodbury; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [James Kirke 

MAY 13 Paulding ? New York ?] Tendering the secre 

taryship of the Navy. A. Df. 3 p. 

1838 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. Y.] To 

MAY 16 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Extreme 

anxiety about the national Treasury; a State 
general banking law; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 " Public Informer." New York. To Mfartin] Van Bu- 

MAY 17 ren, Washington. In favor of a national bank. 

3 p. 

1838 Fisk, J. S. Green Bay, [Wis.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 19 Washington. Charges against Judge William C. 

Frazer. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Flournoy, John J. Athens, Ga. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAY 20 Washington. The Cherokee Indians to be re 

moved beyond the Mississippi; urging that they 
be given a fee simple of the Arkansas lands. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Strong, Joseph. Rochester, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 21 ren, Washington. On the currency. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1838 Leiper, George G[ray]. Leiperville, [Pa,] To [Martin 

MAY 21 Van Buren, Washington]. The outlook for 

Democratic victory in Pennsylvania; office-hunt 
ers and the Cabinet; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Retreat, [Va.] To [Martin] 

MAY 21 Van Buren, Washington. Approval of the ap 

pointment to the Navy portfolio; a wish that 
other appointments may turn out as well; Vir 
ginia politics; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Hayne, A[rthur] P. Charleston. To Henry William DC- 

MAY 21 saussure, [Charleston]. Transmitting his circular, 

[May 1]; subjoined to the editorial on " The 
direct trade," in the Southern Patriot, 1838, 
[June?] 7. Clipping. 2 columns. 

1838 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To [Martin Van 

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Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian] Continued. 

over appointments to the exploring expedition; 
Clay s pretensions in Virginia; the salaries of 
judges; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1838 Rudd, Theron. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAY 24 [Washington]. His course as editor of the New 

Era; Conservatives and Locofocos; the effect of 

politics, etc., on the fortunes of the paper; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Hammond, Jabez D[elanoj. Cherry Valley, [N. Y.] To 

MAY 26 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. The currency 

question; suggestion for a new Cabinet ; qualities 
of the men now in it ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. " Pri 
vate." 

1838 Pierce, Benjamin. Hillsborough, [N. H.] To Martin 

MAY 29 Van Buren, Washington. On Benton s speech 

and the support given to Van Buren s measures. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1838? [Van Buren, Martin ? Washington]. "Circular to all Re- 
MAY 31?] ceivers and Collectors of Public Money." Copy 

by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 1 p. (Incomplete. 
Of: Woodbury s circular, June 1, bearing the 
same title, and "A Resolution relating to the 
public revenue and dues to the Government," 
May 31, 1838, Statutes at Large, V). 

[1838 Ritchie, Tho[ma]s. To [- -? Washington]. The po- 

MAY ?] litical situation; a plan for a compromise special 

deposit system; the sub-treasury. Copy. 3 p. 

1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

JuNE ! Washington. Directing attention to Indian af 

fairs; hints of corruption; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
"Confidential." 

1838 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Watertown, [N. Y.] To 

JuNE 2 Edwin Croswell, Albany. An account of the 

seizure and burning of the British steamboat 
Sir Robert Peel A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Desaussure, Henry W[illia]m. [Charleston]. To A[rthur] P. 

JuNE 2 Hayne, [Charleston]. Acknowledging his circu 

lar, May 1, and his military biography; trans 
mitting his own semi-centennial speech, 1826, 
July 4; subjoined to the editorial on "The 
direct trade," Southern Patriot, 1838, [June ?] 7. 
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1838 Croswell, E[dwin]. Albany. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

JUNE 3 [Washington]. No reconciliation possible be 

tween the two Administration papers; his own 
desire for party harmony; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 4 Washington. The unfortunate disclosures in 

Indian affairs; war possible if Indians are not 

removed ; dangers of the situation; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. "Confidential." 

1838 Stillwell, Smith. Ogdensburg, [N. Y.] To Silas Wright, 

JUNE 6 Washington. As to indemnity for a boat burned ; 

offering full support. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Bacheler, Origen. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 6 Washington. Communicating a resolution of 

the New York Peace Society, commending Van 
Buren s action in agreeing to arbitration between 
the United States and Mexico. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1838 Me Cully, Alexander, and others. Massillon, [O]. To 

JUNE 6 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Circular invi 

tation to celebrate July 4. Printed. 1 p. 

1838 Anonymous. New Orleans. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

JUNE 7 Washington. On the political danger in appoint 

ing Catholics and foreigners to office. 4 p. 

1838 Southern Patriot. Charleston. Editorial: "The direct 

[JUNE ?] 7 trade." Clipping. 2 columns (including sub 

joined correspondence: Hayne, Circular, 1838, 
May 1; Hayne to Desaussure, May 21; Desaus- 
sure to Hayne, June 2) . 

1838 King, Preston. Ogdensburgh, N. Y. To Martin Van 

JUNE 8 Buren, Washington. Remonstrance against any 

compensation for burning the Sir Robert Peel. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Hayne, A[rthur] P. Charleston, S. C. To M[artin] Van 

JUNE 8 Buren, Washington. On the foreign commerce 

of the Southern states; inclosing letters on the 

subject and a letter for Gen. Jackson. A. L. S. 

2 p. " Private." 

1838 Buchanan, James. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 10 [Washington]. In favor of General Jones as 

governor of Iowa. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Faxon, Charles. Buffalo, N. Y. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 11 Washington. Replying to objections to his being 

made postmaster. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 
Washington]. Sending a letter of Smith Stil- 
well; the letter too highly spiced in feeling; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 
Hermitage. The War Department and Indian 
affairs; the Opposition in great confidence of 
success; Poinsett s slip of language; Paulding s 
appointment; difficulty in finding an attorney- 
general; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. "Private. " 

McCarty, R[ichard]. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 
Washington. On an appointment of a collector 
of the port. A. L. S. 3 p. " Private." 

Sedgwick, T[heodore]. Stockbridge [N. Y.] To M[artin] 
Van Buren, [Washington]. On Van Buren s 
message [June 20? 1838] on border affairs and 
peace with England. A. L. S. 

Bleecker, Hfarmanus]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 
[Washington]. Declining the offer of a commis- 
sionership; the independent treasury measure; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Jamaica Assembly. Protest of the Assembly against the 
interference of the British Parliament. Clipping. 
3 columns. (With: St. Christopher, Assembly, 
Address, July 11, 1838). 

Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To [Martin Van Buren, 
Washington]. An expected visit to Washington ; 
wish to compromise; suggestion to bring about 
this result; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Strictly con 
fidential." 

Danforth, John. Old Plymouth, Mass. To [Martin Van 
Buren, Washington]. What the abolition socie 
ties are doing in New England; their operations 
in Connecticut; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 
[Washington]. The Indian service and land 
speculations; removal of the Cherokees; the 
divorce bill and the banks; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 
"Private." 

. Transcript. 6 p. 

Lucas, Robert. Friendly Grove, Ohio. To Martin Van 
Buren, Washington. As to his appointment to 
be governor of Iowa. A.L.S. 1 p. "Private." 



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1838 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To [Martin] 

JULY 9 Van Buren, [Washington]. On Grundy s ap 

pointment; inability to visit Virginia; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To M[artin] 

JULY 10 Van Buren, [Washington]. Suggesting Dr. Gam- 

melt?] for the [Washington ?] postmastership. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Hunter, John. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

JULY 10 ington. Bronson or Foster for the vacant judge- 

ship ; political aspects of New York ; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1838 St. Christopher Assembly. Address to Lt.-governor Sir 

JULY 11 Henry MacLeod in reply to his opening speech; 

with MacLeod s reply, same date, appended. 
Clipping. 

1838 Talbot, Jos[eph] H. Jackson, Tenn. To Martin Van 

JULY 14 Buren, Washington. Declining appointment as 

United States district attorney. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1838 Iverson, A., and J. C. Watson. Washington. To M[artin] 

JULY 15 Van Buren, [Washington]. On the Watson con 

tract [for the sale of Creek reservations]. L. S. 
3 p. 

1838 Buchanan, James. Lancaster, [Pa.] To Martin Van Bu- 

JULY 18 ren, Washington. In regard to Judge Frazer of 

Wisconsin. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

JULY 22 Nashville. Ross to be appointed if found cor 

rect; Congress dispersed; the politicians at fault; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Jesse Hoyt, [New 

JULY 23 York]. Inquiry concerning the Seventh Ward 

Bank. Copy. 1 p. "Private." (With: Hoyt 
to Van Buren, Aug. 10, 1838.) 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To Levi Woodbury, [Wash- 

JULY 25 ington]. As to the Seventh Ward Bank. Copy. 

2 p. (With: Hoyt to Van Buren, Aug. 10, 
1838.) 

1838 Dodge, Ezra. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JULY 27 Washington. As to Charles Burclet, adopted son 

of Aaron Burr. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JULY 30 [White Sulphur Springs, Va.] Post-office busi- 



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Kendall, Amos Continued. 

ness light; his health and the Spanish mission; 
political news; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Confiden 
tial." 

[1838 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] On the investigation 

JULY ?J of J. C. Watson and Co. s contract [for the sale 

of Creek reservations]; answering Iverson and 
Watson s letter of [July 15]. A. Df. 12 p. 

1838 Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Forest Hill, Philadelphia Co. 

AUG. 2 To [Martin Van Buren, White Sulphur Springs, 

VaJ A suggestion for the next annual message. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Democratic Citizens Committee of Newark, [N. J.] (Aaron 

AUG. 2 Johnson and others). To Mahlon Dickerson, 

[Suckasunny, N. J.] Invitation to a public din 
ner. Printed; in the New Jersey Eagle Extra, 
Aug. 21, 1838. 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse]. To William M. Price, New York. An 

AUG. 2 item of bonds not accounted for. Copy. 1 p. 

(No. 1 ; with: Hoyt to Van Buren, 1838, Dec. 7). 

1838 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. White Sulphur Springs, Va, To 

AUG. 6 Amos Kendall, [Washington]. As to his retire 

ment and the Spanish mission. Copy. 2 p. 
"Private." 

1838 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

AUG. 8 Buren, White Sulphur Springs, Va. Regret at 

one stage of the President s journey to the 
Springs ; opinion of Rives ; society at the Springs ; 
acts of Joseph M. Selden; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 
"Private." 

1838 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 9 White Sulphur Springs. The cases of Truett 

and the Register of the Treasury; moneys re 
ceived on indemnities; contingencies should be 
provided for; heavy expenditures for July; in 
curring debts and appropriations; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. White Sulphur Springs. To Miss 

AUG. 10 Vanderpoel, [Hudson, N. Y. ?] Friendly letter. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, WTiite 

. 10 Sulphur Springs, Va.] On correspondence with 

Woodbury as to the place where public moneys 
are to be kept. A. L. S. 4 p. (Inclosure, 3 p.) 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 351 

1838 Van Buren, Martin. White Sulphur Springs. To G[or- 

AUG. 10 ham] A. Worth, [New York]. As to a credit for 

A. J. Donelson. A. L. 8. 2 p. 

1838 Smith, Nathaniel. Cherokee Agency East. To R[ich- 

Auo. 13 ard] Mfentor] Johnson, [Washington]. On Gen 

eral Scott s arrangement with John Ross for the 
removal of the Cherokees ; criticism of the meas 
ure; etc. L. S. 7 p. "Private." 

1838 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

AUG. 13 [White Sulphur Springs, Va.] His health and 

Eaton s return from Spain; finances of the Post- 
office; Democratic spirit rising; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To F[rancis] P[reston] 

4.UG. 14 Blair, [Washington]. Adams and the Mayo let 

ter; Col. Howard s inquiry; Mayo s situation; 
his health; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

. Transcript. 3 p. 

1838 Marr, Ja[me]s W., St. Christophers. To [Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 15 ren, White Sulphur Springs, Va.] On slavery and 

the policy of the Home Government. A. L. S. 
24 p. 

1838 Dickerson, Mahlon. Suckasunny, [N. J.]. To Aaron John- 

AUG. 18 son and others, [Newark, N. J.] Declining their 

invitation [Aug. 2] to a public dinner at Newark. 

Printed ; in the New Jersey Eagle Extra, Aug. 

21, 1838. 4 columns. 

1838 Gillmer, D[avid] R. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 20 ren, Washington. On a report that Van Buren 

is an infidel. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 New Jersey Eagle, extra. Newark. [1] Editorial on the 

AUG. 21 correspondence Aug. 2-15 (subjoined) of the 

Democratic citizens of Newark with Mahlon 
Dickerson. [2] Great Democratic County Con 
vention [at Camptown, Essex Co., Aug. 18]". 
1 sheet. 

1838 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 24 White Sulphur Springs. On extraordinary de 

mands by the War Department on the emigration 
account. A. L. S. 2 p. "Confidential." 

1838 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 25 [White Sulphur Springs]. The unreasonableness 

of Harris s new demand; political news; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1838 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

AUG. 26 Buren, White Sulphur Springs. On appoint 

ments in the public buildings from the Opposi 
tion. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Cass, Lew[is]. Paris. To [Martin Van Buren, Washing- 

SEPT. 5 ton]. Introducing Mr. Prentiss of the Army. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Van Amringe, H. H. Pittsburg, [Pa.] To Martin Van 

SEPT. 6 Buren, Washington. On a petition of 1818 to 

transfer public deposits from a branch bank of 

the United States at Chilicothe, Ohio, to a state 

bank. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Van Buren, [Martin]. Natural Bridge, Va. To John For- 

SEPT. 18 syth, [Washington]. On the "Mexican business." 

A. Df. 6 p. 

1838 Wellesley, Lady. Knightsbridge[, Eng.] To [Martin] 

SEPT. 20 Van Buren, Washington. The visit of [John] Van 

Buren; no presentations at court; Charles Wel 
lesley to visit the United States; etc. A. L. S. 
19 p. 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To William M. Price, [New 

SEPT. 24 York]. On the question of regulating customs 

bonds; inclosing bonds to be accounted for. 

Copy. 1 p. (No. 2; with: Hoyt to Van Buren, 

1838, Dec. 7). 

1838 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT - 27 Warrenton Springs, Va. His own visit to the 

eastward; the removal of Truett; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1838 Irvine, C[allender]. Commissary General s Office, Phila- 

SEPT. 28 delphia. To William Pursall and others. Re 

fusing to make a campaign contribution. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. Naples. To Martin Van 

CT - 2 Buren, [Washington]. The cause of the delay in 

reaching Naples; embarrassment from not know 
ing the language; quarters and personal matters; 
etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1838 Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Retreat, [Va.] To [Martin] 

O CT - 6 Van Buren, [Washington]. Van Buren s visit to 

Virginia; disappointment at not seeing him; the 

schism among the Virginia Republicans; etc. A. 

L. S. 3 p. "Private." 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 353 

1838 Muhlenberg, Hen[ry] A[ugustus]. Vienna. To [Martin] 

OCT. 6 Van Buren, [Washington]. His journey over; 

Paris and Germany described; the reception by 
Metternich; the cost of living and accounts; 
Niles s incumbency; Pennsylvania politics; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1838 Van Buren, [Martin]. Washington. To [Andrew] Jackson, 

OCT. 8 [Hermitage]. Earle s death; the political reac 

tion; election conditions in various states; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 V[an] B[uren], M[artin, Washington]. Memorandum on 

OCT. 8 returning the bond of A. J. Donelson. A. D. 

lp. 

1838 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. New York. To [Martin Van 

OCT. 11 Buren, Washington]. Reasons for appointing 

Storer; provision for Green; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew] Jack- 

OCT. 17 son, [Hermitage]. The New Jersey elections; a 

nobly sustained struggle in Pennsylvania; pros 
pects in New York; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Engle, Peter Hill. Dubuque,Iowa. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 17 [Washington]. As to the office of surveyor-gen 

eral of Wisconsin; promises and their perform 
ance; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Croswell, E[dwin]. Albany. To Afbraham] Van Buren, 

OCT. 18 [Washington]. The conduct of [John Van Buren] 

placed in a favorable light; political prospects; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Dix, John A[dams]. Albany. To [Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 18 Washington]. Flagg s illness; the prospect of 

carrying the State; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Croswell, E[dwin]. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 19 [Washington]. Flagg s sickness; gratifying re 

sults of the elections; good prospects for a vic 
tory in New York; congressional elections; etc. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

1838 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

OCT. 20 Buren, Washington. Congratulations on the 

elections; Rives and the deserters; his character 

and ambitions; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Private. 7 

1838 Strong, Joseph. Rochester. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 20 [Washington]. On currency and banks. A. L. 

S. 4 p. 
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1838 Kendall, Amos. Hermitage, Tenn. To M[artin] Van 

OCT. 20 Buren, Washington. How he found Jackson; 

an account of his journey; political prospects as 
he sees them; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 22 [Washington]. Earle s death; his own health; 

resignation to the call ; his wish to see the issue of 

the conflict; confidence in the people; situation 

of the Conservatives; Kendall with him; the 

Bank legislation; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. "Private." 

1838 Claiborne, J[ohn] Ffrancis] H[amtramck]. Jackson, Miss. 

OCT. 26 To M[artin] Van- Buren, [Washington]. On some 

appointments in Mississippi. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Croswell, E[dwin]. New York. To A[braham] Van 

OCT. 27 Buren, [Washington]. Government deposits in 

New York; nothing should be said before elec 
tion; confidence of his following; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1838 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To [Mar- 

OCT. 30 tin Van Buren, Washington]. His prediction as 

to a certain officer fulfilled ; a good meeting in the 
city; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1838 ? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Joel Roberts Poin- 

c. Nov. 1?] sett, Washington]. Directing an order to Gen. 

Gratiot to pay into the United States Treasury 

certain public moneys illegally retained by him. 

A. Df. 3 p. 

1838 Hallett, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. Boston. To Martin Van 

Nov. 2 Buren, Washington. The use made of one of 

Van Buren s utterances; encouraging prospects 
of success; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Throop, G[eorge] B. Auburn, [N. Y.] To [Martin Van 

Nov. 3 Buren, Washington]. As to supporting Marcy; 

attendance at the County Convention; political 
conditions of the town; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To M[ar- 

Nov. 3 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. On the manner 

of disposing of collection bonds; the duties of 
receivers-general; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1838 Tyack, William. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Washington. A meeting of the Conservatives, 
but no resolutions; his political past; too old to 
be active. A. L. S. 2 p. (On the blank pages 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 355 

Tyack, William Continued. 

of a printed circular and resolutions of the New 
York Democratic Republican General commit 
tee, September 29, 1835). 

1838 K., B. P. [New York.] To Martin Van Buren, Washing- 

Nov. 4 ton. On frontier conditions. 1 p. "Private." 

(See: "Old Amicus" to Van Buren, [1837?] 
June 15). 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse. New York ?] To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

Nov. 4 ington]. On the Custom-house complication; 

prospects of success in the elections ; etc. A. L. 
S. 2 p. "Private." 

1838 Kendall, Amos. Hermitage. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 6 [Washington]. Congratulations on the elections; 

a hope that some difficulties will be removed by 

them; the sub-treasury bill; Jackson s health; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1838 N Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Philadelphia. To [Martin] 

Nov. 8 Van Buren, [Washington]. On manufactures 

and protection; the message should indicate 

great republican prosperity; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Flagg, Afzariah] C[utting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

Nov. 9 Buren, Washington. New York gone against 

the party; causes of the defeat; the influence of 
the money power; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To M[ar- 

Nov.9 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Explaining the 

results of the election. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Ingersoll, R[alph] I[saacs]. New Haven, Conn. To M[ar- 

Nov. 11 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Political feeling 

in Connecticut; examination of the elections; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Walworth, R[euben] H[yde]. Saratoga Springs, [N. Y.] 

Nov. 12 To M[artin] Van Buren, Washington. On the 

mistakes and compensation of the election in the 
State. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1838 [New York] Morning Herald. Editorials: [1] "Extraordi- 

Nov. 12 nary movements in New York Secret Meeting 

of Canadian Refugees in Concert Hall Intrigues 
of Russia in Europe and America"; [2] "Late 
and Important from Canada." Clipping. 2 col 
umns. 



356 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1838 Hubbard, S. Norwich, Conn. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 12 Washington. Sympathy in view of the New 

York elections. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Buchanan, James. Greensburg, Pa. To Martin Van 

Nov. 12 Buren, Washington. Recommending Peter Hill 

Engle for the Supreme Court of Wisconsin; 

denouncing Thomas McKnight; etc. A. L. S. 

Ip. 

1838 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. New York. To M[ar- 

Nov. 12 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. The Swartwout 

affair abroad; history of the fraud; the New 
York election; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Anonymous. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

Nov. 13 ington. The political situation. 3 p. 

[1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. [Washington]. To John J. Morgan, 

Nov. 14] [New York]. On the possibility and the advan 

tages of inducing Gen. Dix to stay in Albany 
after he has fallen "a, sacrifice to Whig ven 
geance." A. L. S. 3 p. "Confidential." 
(Printed : Dix, Morgan, Memoirs of John A. Dix, 
I: 163). 

1838 Vanderpoel, James. Albany. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 15 [Washington]. Not vanquished or disheartened; 

the currency question and party treachery respon 
sible; the conduct of the Post-office officials; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Dix, John A[dams]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 15 Washington. The Conservatives vote unfavor 

able; want of a decided stand at the outset; 
anxiety for Flagg s health; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1838 Parker, Rich[ar]d EQliott]. Richmond. To M[artin] Van 

Nov - 16 Buren, [Washington]. Comments upon a paper 

submitted by Van Buren; doubtful topics should 
be avoided ; his own dealing with the New York 
election in the Enquirer; a letter to Blair; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew Jackson, 

Nov - 16 Hermitage]. The New York election; reckless 

use of money; Delaware makes good the losses; 

the election in Massachusetts; the Canadian 

question; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 



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1838 Mumford, J[ohn] I. New York. To J[esse] Hoyt, [New 

Nov. 16 York ?] On reported frontier troubles. A. L. S. 

Ip. 

1838 Ronaldson, James. [New York]. To James Magee, [New 

Nov. 18 York]. On the importance of the Louisville and 

Portland Canal. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Flagg, A[zariah] Glutting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

Nov. 19 Buren, Washington. Inability to visit Washing 

ton; the results of the elections canvassed; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 19 Washington. Frauds in elections; Whigs exult 

ing over New York results; the new head of the 
Indian Bureau; the election of senators in New 
York and Pennsylvania; trust in the people; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 F., L. [New York]. To M[artin] Van Buren, Washing- 

Nov. 20 ton. On frontier troubles. 2 p. (See: Old 

Amicus to Van Buren, [1837 ?] June 15). 

1838 Hamilton, J[ames]. Charleston. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 21 [Washington]. The Republic of Texas and the 

presidential message; the question of annexa 
tion; his son s voyage; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Throop, G[eorge] B. Auburn, [N. Y.] To [Martin] Van 

Nov. 21 Buren, [Washington]. Probably no direct use of 

money in the election; the hardest questions 

small bills and State prison; a recommendation 

to office; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

Nov. 23 Buren, Washington. Troubles on the frontier; 

attitude and conduct of the Canadians; etc. A. 
L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Green, Duff. Westernport, [Md.] To [Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 23 ren ] ? Washington. The sub-treasury plan and 

patronage ; the sub-treasury and deposit systems 
compared; another editor in place of Blair; the 
question of responsibility; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Confidential." 

1838 Croswell, E[dwin]. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 25 [Washington]. The question of an office; the 

Canadian disturbances; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



358 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To C[hurchill Cfaldom] Cam- 

Nov. 26 breleng, [Washington ?] On methods of conduct 

ing business in the Custom-house. Copy. 1 1 p. 
1838 Hoyt, Jesse. New York. To William M. Price, [New 

Nov. 28 York]. A protest against the manner of con 

ducting a suit of the government. Copy. 1 p. 
(No. 8; with: Hoyt to VanBuren, 1838, Dec. 7.) 

[1838 [Crawford, Thomas Hartley. Washington]. On lands 

Nov. ?J ceded to Indian tribes. 2 p. (Cf: Van Buren, 

Annual Message, Dec. 3, 1838). 

[1838 [Woodbury, Levi]. On legislation favoring agricultural 

Nov. ?J and manufacturing interests, etc. A. Df. ; some 

corrections in Van Buren s hand. 2 p. (Cf: 
Van Buren, Annual Message, 1838, Dec. 3). 

[1838 [Woodbury, Levi. Washington]. Memoranda on fiscal 

Nov.?] concerns. A. Df. lip. (0/V Van Buren, Annual 

Message, Dec. 3, 1838). 

1838 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Annual Message to 

DEC. 3 Congress. A. Df. of Van Buren, Martin Van 

Buren, Jr., J. K. Paulding, and Amos Kendall. 
250 p. 

1838 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To [Andrew] Jack- 

DEC - 4 son, [Hermitage]. Sending the message; the 

election of Garland as clerk; an appointment J 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 4 Washington. Corrupt practices in the election; 

the virtue of the people; apostates and specula 
tors; Senator Grundy; the prosecution of Ran 
dolph; etc. A. L. S^ 4 p. "Private." 

[1838 Leiper, W[illiam] J. Harrisburg. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC - 5 1 Washington. Two letters describing the opening 

of the Pennsylvania Legislature, the election of a 
United States senator, disturbed conditions, 
etc.: [1] Wednesday, 4 P. M. A. L. S. 3 p.; 
[2] Wednesday night. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Chandler, Daniel H. Batavia, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

DEC - 5 Buren, Washington. As to a secret association 

on the Canadian frontier. t A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Coe, William S. New York. To J[esse] Hoyt, New York. 

DEC - 5 Recommending counsel to be associated with 

Price in seizure trials. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1838 S[tevenson], A[ndrewJ. London. To Lord Palmerston, 

DEC. 6 [London]. On news from Canada and the New 

York Enquirer. Copy. 2 p. (With: Steven 
son to Van Buren, 1838, Dec. 12). 

1838 Price, William M. New York. Power of attorney to 

DEC. 6 Daniel Kingsland. Copy. 1 p. (No. 10; with: 

Hoyt to Van Buren, 1838, Dec. 7.) 

1838 Price, William M. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 6 Washington]. Doubts about the prosecution of 

Swartwout; resignation of the office of United 
States district attorney. Copy. 1 p. 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To W[illiam] M. Price, [New 

DEC. 6 York]. On matters to be settled before Price 

goes to Washington; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

DEC. 6 ington]. Price s departure for England; the 

mystery surrounding his departure; a prosecut 
ing officer needed; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1838 Blythe, Calvin. Harrisburg. Warrant for the arrest of 

DEC. 7 Charles F. Muench. Copy. 2 p. (With: Forsyth 

to Van Buren, 1838, Dec. 27). 

1838 Harvey, Jacob. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 7 Washington. A conversation with Price on the 

affairs of Swartwout; details of his going; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1838 Edmonds, J[ohn] W. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

DEC. 7 [Washington]. His own wish for the office of 

district attorney; possible reasons for not ap 
pointing him; Price s doings and his successor; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To Daniel Kingsland, New 

DEC. 7 York. Asking that a statement of the Treasury 

accounts of Price be prepared. Copy. 1 p. 

(No. 4; with: Hoyt to Van Buren, 1838, Dec. 7). 

1838 Kingsland, D[aniel], Jr. New York. To Jesse Hoyt, New 

DEC. 7 York. His duties in the office of William M. 

Price. Copy. 2 p. (No. 9; with: Hoyt to Van 
Buren, 1838, Dec. 7). 

[1838 New York Custom House. "List of Bonds [Sept,30-Oct, 17, 

DEC. 7?] 1822]." Copy. 1 p. (No. 7; with: Hoyt to 

Van Buren, 1838, Dec. 7). 



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1838 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To Philip Hamilton, New 

DEC. 7 York. Asking that he remain in office and pro 

tect the government s interests. Copy. 3 p. 
(No. 5; with: Hoyt to Van Buren, 1838, Dec. 7). 

. Copy. 1 p. 

1838 Hamilton, Philip. New York. To Jesse Hoyt, New York. 

DEC. 7 Promising to take charge of Price s office. Copy. 

1 p. (No. 6; with: Hoyt to Van Buren, 1838, 
Dec. 7). 

1838 New York Custom House. Statement of bonds delivered 

DEC. 7 to the District Attorney for suit since Mar. 29, 

1838. 1 p. (No. 3; with: Hoyt to Van Buren, 
1838, Dec- 7). 

1838 Hamilton, Philip. New York. To [Martin Van Buren], 

DEC. 7 Washington. As to the custody of the books and 

papers in Price s office; Kingsland s claim; etc. 
L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

DEC. 7 ington]. His belief that Price went abroad to 

stop Swartwout s return; inability to see how he 
has spent the money; Price s accountings; cer 
tain irregularities; etc. A. L. S. 15 p. "Pri 
vate." (Inclosures, 11 p.) 

1838 Palmerston, Lord. London. To Andrew Stevenson, 

DEC. 8 London. Gratification at his explanations. 

Copy by Stevenson. 2 p. (With : Stevenson to 
Van Buren, 1838, Dec. 12.) 

1838 Stratton, W. W. Harrisburg. To H[enr]y D[ilwood] Gil- 

D EC. 8 pin, Washington. State senators for Philadel 

phia; nominations for United States senator; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1838 Leiper, W[illia]m J. Harrisburg. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC - 8 1 Washington. On contested seats in the State 

Senate; the military ordered out. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1838 Knower, B[enjamin]. Watervliet, [N. Y]. To M[artin] 

DEC - n Van Buren, Washington. Recommending Rob 

ert H. Morris for district attorney. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1838 Marcy, William] L[earned]. Albany. To Mfartin] Van 

DEC - n Buren, [Washington]. Approval of the message; 

doubts in the party; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Sedgwick, Theodore. New York. To M[artin] Van 

Buren, Washington. Recommending Samuel 
Jones for office; the case of the Commonwealth 
Bank; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 361 

1838 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Martin 

DEC. 12 Van Buren, [Washington]. Accepting the ap 

pointment of [United States district attorney for 
the Southern district of New York]. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1838 Stevenson, A[ndrew]. London. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

DEC. 12 [Washington]. The late revolt in Canada; the 

New York elections; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. (In- 
closure, 2 p.) 

1838 Buchanan, James. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 16 [Washington]. On Captain Ramsay s conduct in 

supplying powder and ball "to be used against 

the people of Pennsylvania." A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Barstow, S. F. Wysox Township, Pa. To Martin Van 

DEC. 17 Buren, Washington. Political. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To [Martin] 

DEC. 18 Van Buren, [Washington]. His own professional 

success; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 18 Washington. Approval of the message; a full 

union of the Republicans in the House ; Rives and 

Ritchie in Virginia; trouble at Harrisburg; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1838 Veazey, Edw[ar]d. Harrisburg. To Sam[ue]l D. Patter- 

DEC. 19 son, [Harrisburg]. Certificate in favor of Charles 

F. Muench. Copy. 1 p. (With: Forsyth to 
Van Buren, 1838, Dec. 27). 

1838 Neale, Christopher]. To M[artin] Van Buren, Washing- 

DEC. 23 ton. About a judgeship. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Turrill, J[oel]. Oswego, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 23 [Washington]. The causes of the defeat; pros 

pects of future success; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1838 Patterson, Samuel D. Philadelphia. To John Forsyth, 

DEC. 24 Waslu ngton. Investigation of the troubles at 

Harrisburg. Copy. 4 p. (With: Forsyth to 
Van Buren, 1838, Dec. 27). 

1838 Forsyth, John. Department of State, [Washington]. To 

DEC. 27 [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. Sending Mar 

shal Samuel D. Patterson s letter and inclosures 
on Harrisburg disturbances. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Washington. To 

DEC. 27 [Martin Van Buren], Washington. Sending copy 



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Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom] Continued. 

of bill (H. R. 898) to prevent frauds in handling 
the public revenue. A. L. S. 1 p. (Bill in 
closed) . 

[1838?] Anonymous. [Philadelphia?] To Martin Van Buren, 
[Washington]. Urging a political alliance with 
Nicholas Biddle. 3 p. "Private." 

[1838 ?] Anonymous. To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Urg 
ing a political alliance with Nicholas Biddle. 6 p. 
(In the same hand as the letter just preceding). 

[1838 ?] Johnson, Cephas. On specie currency. A. D. S. 4 p. 

[1838?] "Circular to the Young Men s Democratic Committee of 
Organization in the several counties, towns, 
and school districts in the State. Plan of 
Organization." Broadside. 

[1838?] "The [Rochester] City [Republican] Convention Col- 
lectorship of Genesee District." Newspaper 
clipping. 1 column. 

[1838?] Internal Improvements. Three statistical and historical 
statements : 

[1] Canals and railroads constructed under State 
authority, c. 1800-1837. Df. 32 p. 

[2] Congressional action in regard to lighthouses, 
rivers and harbors, and roads and canals, 
1824-1837. Df. 15 p. 

[3] Proceedings of the Convention of 1787, presiden 
tial policy, and Congressional legislation, 
1789-1837, on internal improvements. Df. 
82 p. 

[1838?] Anonymous. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. On 
fiscal reform and internal improvements. 4 p. 

[1838?] Keim, Geo[rge] M. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 
ren ; Washington]. Acceptance of a dinner invi 
tation. A. N. S. 1 p. 

1839 Snyder, John. Philadelphia. To [Martin Van Buren], 

JAN - 4 Washington. Urging the removal of George 

Wolf from the collectorship. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Tornel, Jose Maria. Mexico. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN - 5 [Washington]. Announcing his appointment; 

Mexico regards the United States as a friend. 
A. L. S. ? 3 p. (Accompanied by English trans 
lation. 3 p.) 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 363 

1839 Bennett, James Gfordon. Washington]. To Martin Van 

JAN. 7 Buren, [Washington]. Asking for all the depart 

ment reports bearing upon the late financial his 
tory of the United States. A. L. S. 1 p. (In 
dorsed: "Ref d to the Sec y of the Treasury. If 
there are spare copies in the Depmt. which can 
be thus disposed of I see no objection to a com 
pliance with Mr. B s request. M. V. B.") 

1839 McKenzie, A. K. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 11 Washington. Offering to prepare a statement of 

Canadian affairs. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Jack, W[illia]m. Pittsburg. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 11 Washington. On the rumor that Major Lynch 

is to bring out Commodore Stewart for the presi 
dency. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Phillips, Tho[ma]s. Pittsburg. To M[artin Van Buren], 

JAN. 11 [Washington]. On the Lynch-Stewart rumor. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Morrow and Smith. Pittsburg. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 11 Washington. On the Lynch-Stewart report. 

L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Jackson, Andrew. Nashville. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JAN*. 11 Washington]. The situation of Robert Arm 

strong; his service in the Creek war; suggesting 
the removal of Gen. Gaines; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Strictly confidential." 

1839 [Grundy, Felix? Washington]. To [Martin Van Buren ? 

JAN. 12 Washington]. Report on agencies established 

and arms, etc., furnished the African Colony; the 
slave trade. 6 p. 

1839 Van Antwerp, V. P. Burlington, Iowa. To [Martin Van 

JAN. 13 Buren], Washington. Sales of public lands; the 

question of depositing the public funds; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To the Bang of 

JAN. 13 t France. Good understanding between the two 

countries; the French representatives in the 
United States; Pageot s indiscretion; reasons for 
making the communication through John Van 
Buren instead of Cass. A. Df. 8 p. 

-. A. Df. S. 8 p. 

1839 Buchanan, [James]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. To 

JAN. 16 [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. Sending a 



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Buchanan, [James] Continued. 

communication from the editors of three Dem 
ocratic papers of Pittsburg William Jack, 
Thomas Phillips, and Morrow and Smith. A. N. 
Ip. 

1839 Mcleware, John C. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 20 [Washington]. On Armstrong s services. A.L.S. 

3 p. 
1839 Anonymous. New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 21 Washington. Political. 3 p. 

1839 Anonymous. Albany. To [Martin Van Buren, W^ashing- 

JAN. 21 ton]. On the political situation in New York; 

suggestions for betterment. 3 p. 

[1839 Frierson, John, and others. [Burlington, Iowa]. "Pro- 

JAN. 21?] test of the minority of the House of Represent 

atives, against the memorial [of Jan. 21, 1839], 
for the removal of Governor Lucas." Broadside. 
1839 Stevenson, A[ndrew]. London. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 25 [Washington]. The tobacco trade and the tariff; 

good disposition of the Ministry; Lord Durham; 
European affairs; the slavery question; etc. 
A.L.S. 9 p. "Private." 

1839 Eaton, John H[enry]. Madrid. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 28 Washington]. On Forsyth s strange conduct as 

to accounts; precedents given. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1839? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?] Opinions on bank- 
J AN - ? 1 ing; Van Buren s record; the small bill law; the 

influence of New York legislation in the United 
States. A. Df., p. 1-15; A. Df. of Martin Van 
Buren, Jr., p. 15-17. 17 p. (An article for the 
Albany Argus; written in the third person). 

1839 Anonymous. Washington. On the President s lofty char- 

FEB - ! acter and freedom from responsibility for recent 

defalcations. Extract, printed; in a clipping 

from the New York Evening Post, 1839, Feb. 6. 

1839 Branch, John. Live Oak, [Fla.] To M[artin] V[an] Bu- 

FEB - 5 ren, Washington. On the political situation in 

Florida. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1839 T[rist] Nicholas] P[hilip]. Havana. To Martin Van Bu- 

FEB - 5 ren, Washington. The death of the consul at 

Matanzas; the urgent need of consular reform; 

his own ill -health; great clamor against him; 

etc. A. L. S. 4 p. " Private." 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 365 

1839 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Prelate Dimick. Re- 

FEB. 5 plying to a campaign roorback; no diminished 

confidence in Van Buren. L. S. 2 p. (With: 
Jackson to Blair, 1839, Feb. 7). 

[1839] Hunter, John. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Washing- 

FEB. [5] ton. The passage of the [Act in relation to small 

bills] "suspending the law of 1835," in the New 
York Senate ; its chances in the Assembly ; the 
Assembly debate on Holly s anti-sub treasury 
bill; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1839] [New York] Evening Post. Clipping, containing editorials 

FEB. 6 on the mayoralty, the annual report of the Mer 

cantile Library Association, etc., and an extract 
from a letter dated Washington, Feb. 1. 2 col 
umns. 

1839 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To F[rancis] P[reston] 

FEB.? Blair, Washington. Dimick s letter; the Swart- 

wout committee packed; an editor obtained for 

the Union; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. (Inclosure, 2 p.) 

1839 Hoes, John C. F. Ithaca, [N. Y.] To M[artin] Van Bu- 

FEB.II ren, Washington. On charges against J. F. 

Schermerhorn in Cherokee Indian affairs. A. L. S. 

7 p. 

1839 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

FEB. 17 Nashville. Plans for his Summer journey and 

doubts about visiting Tennessee; the independ 
ent treasury bill and the defalcations; a survey 
of the political situation; plans of the Whigs; 
his own complacency; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

[1839] Anonymous. Washington. On the vote for United States 

FEB. 18 senator in the Legislature of Virginia. In a clip 

ping from the [New York] Evening Post, Feb. 20, 
[1839]. 

1839 [New York] Evening Post. Clipping, containing part of an 

FEB. 20 editorial on the Senate s recent vote on Wright s 

independent treasury bill, and an extract from a 
letter dated Washington, Feb. 18. 2 columns. 

1839 Fairfield, John. Augusta, [Me.] To [Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 22 Washington]. Public opinion set against British 

insolence and British oppression; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. "Unofficial and confidential." 

1839 Turrill, J[oel]. Oswego, [N. Y.] To Silas Wright, [Jr., 

FEB. 24 Washington]. On the agitation against Canada. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1839-[1841?] United States, Northeastern Boundary. Summary of offi- 
FEB. 27- cial correspondence and agreements on the North 

east boundary. A. Df. of Henry Dihvood Gilpin. 
12 p. (Contents: [1] Agreement between [John] 
Forsyth and [Henry Stephen] Fox, 1839, Feb. 27 ; 
[2] Agreement between Gen. [Winfield] Scott and 
Sir John Harvey, 1839, Mar. 21 ; [3] Fox to For 
syth, 1839, Nov. 2; [4] Forsyth to Fox, 1839, 
Dec. 24; [5] Fox to Forsyth, 1840, Jan. 12; [6] 
Forsyth to Fox, 1840, Jan. 16; [7] Fox to For 
syth, 1840, Jan. 24; [8] Forsyth to Fox, 1840, 
Jan. 28; [9] Forsyth to Fox, 1840, Dec. 24; [10] 
Fox to Forsyth, 1840 [i. e., 1841?], Jan. 12; [11] 
Forsyth to Fox, 1840 [i. e., 1841?], Jan. 16; [12] 
Fox to Forsyth, 1840 [i. e., 1841 ?], Jan. 24). 

1839 Worthington, J. W. Dubuque, Iowa. To Martin Van 

FEB. 28 Buren, [Washington]. As to certain charges 

made against him. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Bacheler, Origen. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 28 Washington. A suggestion for settlement of the 

Northeastern boundary matter by arbitration. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1839? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Draft of a note to be 
FEB. ?] presented by Lewis Cass to the French Govern 

ment, tendering the President s good offices in 
adjusting the difficulties between France and 
Mexico. A. Df. 3 p. 

1839 Harvey, Jacob. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. l [Washington]. The boundary message; extract 

from a letter of T. Spring Rice. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Private." 

1839 Worthington, J. W. Du Buque, Iowa. To Martin Van 

MAR. 1 Buren, Washington. Explaining a transaction 

involving himself. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 A member of Congress. Washington. To - . On 

MAR - l the political situation in Virginia. Clipping from 

the [Richmond Enquirer, Mar. 14 ? 1839]. 

[1839 B[enton], T[homas] H[art. Washington]. To [Martin 

c MAR. 2?] y an Buren, Washington]. On the Senate amend 

ment making appropriation for the salary of 
Commodore Porter as minister resident at Con 
stantinople. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 367 

1839 Everett, Edward. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 4 Washington]. The boundary dispute should not 

be settled by a compromise; American points 

restated; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. t( Unofficial and 

confidential." 

1839 Tritts, Henry and others. Warrenton, N. C. To Martin 

MAR. 4 Van Buren, [Washington]. An invitation to 

visit Warrenton. D. S. 2 p. 

1839 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 4 [Washington]. The investigating committee; 

the defaulters should be punished; Rives s course 
not unexpected; Van Buren s Southern tour; 
the Bell candidacy and Burton; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1839 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Washington]. Disapproving a 

MAR. 5 joint resolution received on Mar. 4 without cer 

tification of the clerk of the House in which it 
originated. A. Df. S. 2 p. 

-. A. Df. 2 p. 

1839 New York State Society for the improvement of Education 

MAR. 5 in Common Schools. Constitution; including a 

"form of a constitution for a town auxiliary." 
Printed. 4 p. 

1839 Republicans of Norfolk, Va. Resolution indorsing the 

MAR. 6 Administration. Copy. 1 p. (In: Whitehead 

to Van Buren, 1839, Mar. 9). 

[1839 Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Resolutions 

MAR. 6] indorsing the Administration s course on the 

boundary dispute. Copy. 3 p. (See Pennsyl 
vania House Journal, 1838-9, p. 550-567; Senate 
Journal, p. 560, 601.) 

1839 Palmer, John. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 8 Washington]. The condition of opinion in fron 

tier counties; fear of too great severity of punish 
ment; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

[1839 Williams, Reuel, and others. [Washington?] Memorial 

C.MAR. 9] to Martin Van Buren, recommending that the 

special minister to England to negotiate the 

Northeastern boundary be taken from Maine or 

Massachusetts. D. S. 4 p. 

1839 Whitehead, N. C. Norfolk [,Va.] To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 9 Washington]. Communicating a resolution of 

Norfolk Republicans, [Mar.] 6, approving his 
policy. A. L. S. 4 p. " Confidential". 



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1839 Derby, Elias Hasket. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 11 Washington. Suggestions on the Northeastern 

boundary dispute. L. S. 5 p. 

1839 Mason, Edward R. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 11 Washington. Offering to reveal a Whig con 

spiracy for one hundred thousand dollars. 
A. L. S. 1 p. " Private and confidential." 

1839 Davee, Thomas, and others. Augusta, [Me.] To [Martin 

MAR. 13 Van Buren, Washington]. Recommending Web 

ster s appointment on the special English mis 
sion. D. S. 2 p. 

1838 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [N. C. Whitehead, 
MAR. 13 Norfolk, Va.] Acknowledging a resolution of 

Norfolk Republicans, [Mar. 6], transmitted [Mar. 
9]. A. Df. 2 p. 

1839 Lewis, W[illiam] Berkeley]. Washington. To Joseph A. 
MAR. 15 Larwill, Bucyrus, O. Asking for a statement as 

to what was done by himself in the Baltimore 
Convention of 1832; Lucas as presiding officer; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Wright, Silas, Jr. Canton, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 16 Washington. On the opening of navigation on 

the St. Lawrence; morbid feeling against Canada 

on account of the prisoners; information from 

Judge Turrill; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1839 Bland, Theodorick. Annapolis. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 16 Washington. Against the removal of John S. 

Skinner, postmaster at Baltimore. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Wright, Silas, Jr. Canton, [N. Y.] To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 17 Washington]. On troubles at Oswego in the 

Post-office and Patriot Society. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Ohio, General Assembly. Resolutions on the Maine 

MAR. 18 boundary. Printed. 1 p. (See: Shannon to 

Van Buren, 1839, Apr. 15). 

1839 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Theodorick Bland, 

MAR. 18 Annapolis, Md. Reasons for the removal of 

Skinner from the Baltimore Post-office. A. Df . S. 
2 p. "Private." 

1839 Williams, Reuel. Augusta, [Me.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR - 18 Washington. On the boundary dispute ; Webster 

best fitted for a negotiation; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 369 

1839 Bradish, L[uther]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR - 19 Wasliington. Sending resolutions of the Senate 

of New York, Mar. 19, 1839. A. L. S. 1 p. 
(Resolutions inclosed). 

1839 Evans, Geo[rge]. Gardiner, Me. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 20 Washington. Transmitting a paper signed by 

the members of the House of Representatives 

from Maine on the special mission to England; 

Webster recommended. A. L. S. 3 p. (See: 

Davee and others to Van Buren, March 13, 1839). 

1839 Ingersoll, Cfharles] J[ared]. Philadelphia. To [Martin 

MAR. 21 Van Buren, Washington]. Sending an article; 

prophesying neither war nor a settlement with 

Great Britain; etc. A. L. 3 p. 

1839 [Hill, Isaac]. On Webster for the English mission. 

MAR. 21 Copy. 2 p. 

1839 Scott, [Winfield], and Sir John Harvey. [Augusta and 

MAR. 2l-[23] Fredericton]. Agreement. See: U. S. N. E. 

boundary, Summary . . . 1839-1841, Feb. 27- 
Jan. 24. 

1839 Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 22 Washington]. Suggesting reports on depart 

ment clerks; the manner of making application 
for office; a hard battle to fight in Virginia; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Everett, Edward. Boston. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 22 Washington. Less sanguine of an amicable set 

tlement of the boundary question; politics in 
volved; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. "Private," 

1839 Fairfield, John. Augusta, [Me.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 22 Washington. Urging Webster s appointment to 

a special mission to England. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Private." 

1839 New York Assembly. Albany. Resolutions approving 

MAR. 23 the President s course and Congressional action 

in the boundary dispute. Copy. 1 p. (With: 
Lake to Van Buren, 1839, Mar. 25). 

1839 Van Bnren, [Martin. Washington]. To [Andrew] Jack- 
MAR. 23 son, Nashville, Tenn. The Southern tour aban 

doned; why he must remain in Washington; the 
case of Gen. Armstrong; new appointments; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
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1839 Van Buren, M[artin]. Wasliington. To Henry Tritts and 

MAR. 25 others, [Warrenton, N. C.] Thanking them for 

their invitation [Mar. 14] to visit Warrenton in 

the course of a proposed tour in which the South 

was to be included. Copy. 2 p. 

1839 Lake, J. N. Albany, N. Y. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

MAR. 25 ington. Sending resolutions of the Assembly, 

Mar. 23, approving the President s course in the 
boundary dispute. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 26 [Washington]. Sending an article from the 

February Eclectic Review (London) presenting 
the English view of the Northeastern boundary; 
Ebeling s statement as to the Highlands; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. (Printed. Mass. Hist. Soc., 
Proceedings, v. 42, p. 385). 

1839 Larwill, Joseph H. Bucyrus, O. To W[illia]m Berkeley] 

MAR. 27 Lewis, [Washington]. James B. Gardiner s op 

position; what Lewis accomplished in 1832; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Martin 

MAR. 28 Van Buren, Washington. Messages from Astor, 

who recommends Gallatin for the special mission 

to England; his course approved; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1839 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To New York As- 

MAR. 29 sembly, Albany. Acknowledging resolutions of 

approval [Mar. 23]. A. Df. of Martin Van Bu 
ren, Jr. 3 p. 

1839 Jarvis, Leo[nar]d. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 29 [Washington]. Opposing the appointment of 

Webster. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1839 Northeastern boundary. Points on a negotiation for a 

MAR. ?] settlement of the boundary dispute with Great 

Britain. 6 p. (With: Van Buren to Forsyth, 
[1839, Mar.?]) 

[1839? V[an] B[uren], M[artin Washington ?] To [John] Forsyth, 
MAR.?] [Washington]. Inclosing [the above?] A. L. S. 

lp. 

[1839 Van Buren, Martin. On the appointment of [Daniel 
MAR.?] Webster] as special envoy to Great Britain to 
arbitrate the Northeastern boundary dispute. 
A. Df. 6 p. 
. A. Df. 12 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 371 

1839 Williamson, W[illia]m D. Bangor, Me. To John For- 

APR. 1 syth, [Washington]. Suggestions as to a bound 

ary line. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Wright, Si!:-. Tr. Canton, [N. Y.] To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 1 Wellington]. On the Canadian difficulties and 

a reply to Turrill; answering Van Buren s letter 
of [Mar. 25]. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Daniel, Pfeter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To [Martin Van 

AIR. 2 Buren], Washington. On the case of Mr. Brent. 

A. L. S. 6 p. "Private." 

1839 Kemble, Gouv[erneur]. New York. To J[oel] R[oberts] 

APR. 3 Poinsett, Washington, Favorable differences at 

Albany; political use of Canadian troubles; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1839 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 4 [Washington]. On threatening troubles with 

Great Britain; offering his services; politics in 
Tennessee; Burton to oppose Bell; an office for 
Armstrong or his son; Harris s contract; his 
own hope to visit Mississippi ; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 
"Private." 

1839 Anderson, H. J. Belfast, Me. To [Martin Van Buren], 

APR. 6 Washington. On the appointment of Webster 

as special minister to England. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 "A Citizen of the United States." Paris. To the Editor 

APR. 9 of Galignani s Messenger, Paris. "The English 

and American boundary question" ; with edito 
rial note and map. Printed; in Galigiiani s Mes 
senger, 1839, Apr. 12. 7 columns. 

1839 Wright, Silas, Jr. Canton, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 11 Washington. Illness of his wife; reported dis 

charge of Canadian prisoners; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1839 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Martin 

APR. 12 Van Buren, Washington. Congratulations on 

the New York elections. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. Washington. To [Martin Van 

APR. 12 Buren, Washington]. On the organization, pres 

ent strength, and disposition of the army; an 
swering the President s inquiry of Mar. 29. D. S. 
12 p. 

1839 Bronson, J. H. Watertown, N. Y. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

APR. 13 re n, [Washington]. [1] Sending a letter contain 

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Bronson, J. II. Continued. 

2 p. [2] Inclosure in the above: Condition of 
public feeling on the Canadian frontier. A. L. S. 
8 p. 

1839 Randolph, Th[omas] J[efferson]. Edgehill, [VaJ To Mar- 

APR. 14 tin Van Buren. Trist s failing; Virginia poli 

tics; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

APR. 14 Hermitage. The political triumph in New York 

city; hope for Virginia; reflections on Jackson s 
successful career; relations with England; per 
sonal matters and messages; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1839 Shannon, Wilson. Executive Office, Columbus, O. To 

APR. 15 M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending res 

olutions [Mar. 18] of the Ohio General Assembly 
on the Maine boundary. L. S. 1 p. (Printed 
resolutions on the same sheet. 1 p.) 

1839 Brewster, D. P. Oswego, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 18 [Washington]. On the distracted condition of 

the Democratic party in Oswego. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1839 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To F[rancis] P[reston] 

APR- 20 Blair, Washington. Good prospects in Tennes 

see; Rives s ill conduct; Van Buren should 
change some officers; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Slidell, John. New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR - 20 Washington. Recommending Denis Prieur to 

be collector of customs in the Mississippi district. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1839 Lucas, Robert. Burlington, Iowa Ty. To Martin Van 

APR - 22 Buren, Washington. Introducing Sydney Rig- 

don, a Mormon, visiting Washington to solicit a 
Federal investigation of the expulsion of the 
Mormons from Missouri. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Bryant, W[illiam] C[ullen]. New York. To M[artin] Van 

APR- 27 Buren, [Washington]. As to sending Leggett to 

Central America as charge d affaires; his salary. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Fairfield, John. Augusta, [Me.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

27 [Washington]. The Opposition s gain by the im 

pression that the Administration is backing out; 
recommending a commission for running the line ; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Unofficial and confiden 
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1839 Worthington, J. W. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Bu- 

APR. 29- ren, Washington. Threatening suicide or death 

JuNE 6 because of losing office. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Flagg, A[zariah] Glutting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

APR. 30 Buren, Washington. As to change in the elec 

tion laws; some appointments; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

[1839 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [William CuUen] 

APR. ?] Bryant, [New York]. As to William Leggett s 

mission to Central America; answering Bryant s 
letter of [Apr. 27]. A. Df. 4 p. " Private." 

1839 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 2 Washington. The New York victory; success 

apparent in Tennessee; Rives s downfall; the 
boundary dispute with Great Britain; the Donel- 
son duel; the " matchless sanative "; Donelson s 
colts; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1839 Grundy, Felix. Washington. To A. O. P. Nicholson, 

MAY 9 Columbia, Tenn. Transmitting documents show 

ing Van Buren s course in the war of [1812-15]. 
(In: "Mr. Van Buren on the War" . . . 1839? 
p. 5). 

1839 Buchanan, James. Lancaster, [Pa.] To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 11 ren, Washington. Some appointments; Ritchie s 

good conduct; politics; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Daily Advertiser and Patriot. Boston. Editorial: "The 

MAY 15 North Eastern Boundary." Clipping. (With: 

Everett to Roberts, 1839, May 20). 

1839 Stevenson, A[ndrew]. London. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 16 Washington. On the boundary question. A. L. S. 

15 p. 

[1839? Anonymous. To Martin Van Buren, Washington. Ask- 
MAY 16] ing for an interview in New York. 1 p. (Post 

marked Albany) . 

1839 Wood, Fernando. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 17 Washington. Acknowledgment of the appoint 

ment of E. Moore [in the New York Custom 
house]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Extra Globe. [Washington]. Editorial: "Mr. Van Buren 

MAY 18 and the War" [7 p.]; and other political articles, 

original and exchanges. 16 p. 



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Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To [Martin] 
Van Buren, Washington. Gouverneur and the 
pirates; the appointment of Bleecker; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

Wood, Fernando. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 
Washington. On the men who criticize Moore s 
appointment. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Everett, Edward. Boston. To J[oel] R[oberts] Poinsett, 
Washington. On the Northeastern boundary 
question. A. L. S. 8 p. "Private." 

Wright, Silas, Jr. Gascon, [N. YJ To [Martin Van 
Buren], Was y iington. Mrs. Wright s health; 
charges against Hawley; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Van Buren, M[artin. Washington]. To Andrew Jackson, 
Nashville. Political success in Virginia; Tennes 
see should follow suit; Grundy and the Cabinet; 
plans for a summer in New York; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

Parker, Rich[ar]d E[lliott]. Retreat, [Va.] To Martin 
Van Buren, Washington. The Whigs defeated 
in Virginia; how the Republican forces were or 
ganized ; recommendations to office ; etc. A. L. S. 

5 p. 

V[an] S[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To [John] Forsyth, 
[Washington]. Memorandum on Maine and the 
negotiations upon the Northeastern boundary. 
A. Df. 12 p. 

[Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Levi Woodbury, 
Washington]. Asking information regarding the 
United States Treasurer s frequent applications 
for leave of absence. A. Df. 3 p. 

Barber, Isaac B. Halifax, Vt. To [Martin Van Buren, 
Washington]. On his relations with the General 
Land Office. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[Vail, Aaron. Washington]. To [John C. Spencer, Albany]. 
Answering Spencer s letter of [June 10] on Gov. 
Se ward s suggestion relative to Federal in pref 
erence to State action on the requisition of the 
Governor of Upper Canada upon the State of 
New York for the escaped criminal, Benjamin 
Leet. A. Df. of Van Buren. 14 p. (Indorsed 
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Edmonds, J[ohn] W. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 
Washington]. As to Van Buren s reception in 
New York. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Mackenzie, William Lyon. [Canandaigua, N. Y.] De 
fence and sentence. Newspaper clipping. 2 
columns. 

[American] Manufacturer. Pittsburgh, [Pa.] Editorial: 
"Appointment by the President. John P. An 
derson to be attorney of the United States for the 
Western district of Pennsylvania ..." Clip 
ping. 1 column. (With: Bigler to Kendall, 
1839, June 26). 

1 Jefferson. " " Official Appointments District Attorney, 
[John P. Anderson]." Clipping from the Amer 
ican Manufacturer. 1 column. (With: Bigler 
to Kendall, 1839, June 26). 

Davenports & Co. London. Invoice of glassware for the 
President s house, ordered by John Van Buren. 
Ip. 

The Pittsburgh [Pa.] Mercury. Editorial: "U. S. District 
Attorney [John P. Anderson]." Clipping. 1 col 
umn. (With: Bigler to Kendall, 1839, June 26). 

Bigler, John. Pittsburg, Pa. To Amos Kendall, Wash 
ington. The unpopularity of Anderson s ap 
pointment as district attorney of the Western 
district of Pennsylvania. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Edmonds, J[ohn] W. New York. To M[artin] Van Bu 
ren, Washington. Two letters: 
[1] Introducing Richard J. Smith, of the committee 
of arrangements for Van Buren s reception 
in New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[2] On Van Buren s reception ki New York. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

Van Buren, Martin. Easton, [Pa.] To the People of Eas- 
ton. Answering their letter of welcome; declin 
ing a public dinner. A. Df. 7 p. 

Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. Washington. To Martin Van 
Buren, Suckasunny, N. J. ^n the instructions 
to boundary commissioners. A. L. S. 3 p. 

United States Circuit Court, Michigan District, Grand Jury. 
Presentment in reference to alleged violations of 
neutrality by citizens of Michigan in Canada. 
Clipping from the Detroit Daily Free Press, July 
1, [1839]. 



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1839 Haile, W[illia]m F. Plattsburg, [N. YJ To Levi Wood- 

JUNE 29 bury, Washington. Reporting British troops on 

territory claimed by the United States. Copy. 

2 p. 

1839 Seward, William H. Albany. To Thomas G. Talmage, 

JUNE 30 [New York]. Declining participation in the pro 

posed reception to Van Buren in New York City. 
L. S. 3 p. (In the hand of William Coventry 
H. Waddell). 

[1839 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?]. To [Levi Wood- 

JUNE?] bury, Washington]. On the dismissal of [John] 

Campbell from the office of United States treas 
urer. A. N. 1 p. 

1839 Irving, Washington. Greenborough, [New York]. To 

J ULY 2 Martin Van Buren, New York. An invitation 

to visit Irving s cottage. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1839 New York Democratic Citizens. Address to Martin Van 

JULY 2] Buren on the occasion of his visit to the city. 

A. Df. of John W. Edmonds. 4 p. 

1839 [Van Buren, Martin. New York]. To New York Demo- 

JULY 2 crats. Answer to their address at Castle Garden. 

A. Df. 13 p. 

1839 Clive, Edward. Portsmouth, [England]. To [Martin 

JULY 10 Van Buren, White Plains, N. Y. ?] Introducing 

W. H. Tancred. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Forest Hill, [Pa.] To [Mar- 

JULY 11 tin Van Buren, Tarrytown, N. Y.] Gratification 

at the popular reception of Van Buren; some 
suggestions arising from his Castle Garden ad 
dress; condition of his son [Lieut. Harry Inger 
soll] and Commodore Ballard s men; Navy mis 
management; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1839 Spencer, John C. Albany. To John Forsyth, [Washing- 

JULY 11 ton]. Gov. Seward s unchanged views on the 

duty of the Federal Government in the matter 
^>f delivering to the Canadian government per 
sons charged with crimes; answering Vail to 
.Spencer, [1839, June 20]. Copy. 3 p. 

1839 Forsyth, John. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JULY 11 [Tarrytown, N. Y.] Mr. Fox and the boundary 

commission; diplomatic matters; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 



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1839 Kent, Edward. Bangor, [Me.] To [John] Fail-field, [Saco, 

JULY 12 Me.] On Van Buren s attitude on the boundary 

dispute. Copy. 3 p. (With: Fairfield to Van 
Buren, 1839, July 22). 

1839 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. Washington. To Martin Van 

JULY 12 Buren, [Peekskill, N. YJ Dr. Rice s desire for 

an appointment; Wilkinson s wish for arms for 
Liberia; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Albany. Citizens meeting. Resolutions in regard to Van 

JULY 18 Buren s reception. 2 p. (With: Van Rensse- 

laer and others to Van Buren, 1839, July 20). 

1839 Van Rensselaer, Stephen. Albany. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

JULY 20 ren, Kinderhook. Sending resolutions of the 

Committee of Seventy-six (Albany reception 
committee,) July 18. 1 p. (Resolutions in 
closed) . 

[1839 [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook]. Address to the citi- 

c. JULY 20] zens of Kinderhook. A. Df. 4 p. 

1839 Fairfield, John. Saco, [Me.] To Martin Van Buren. 

JULY 22 [Kinderhook]. Sending a copy of Edward 

Kent s letter, July 12, 1839. A. L. S. 1 p. 
"Private and confidential." 

1839 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 24 [Plattsburg ? N. Y.] On Chickasaw funds. D. S. 

2 p. 

1839 Gordon, W. W. Savannah, [Ga.] To John Forsyth, 

JULY 26 Washington. On a mail contract. A. L. S. 

2 p. (Indorsed by Aaron Vail) . 

1839 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JULY 26 [Ogdensburg, N. Y.] New Orleans post-office 

receipts; employment of apprentices on public 
works; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1839 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 27 Albany. Efforts to bring about another suspen 

sion df specie payments; measures for a crisis; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Andrew Jackson, 

JULY 30 Nashville. A good Democratic hat for Jackson; 

his reception on the journey; New York re 
deemed; the postmaster at New Orleans a de 
faulter; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1839 Van Buren, S[mith] T[hompson]. Albany. To M[artin] 

JULY 31 Van Buren, Jr., Washington. A day at Kinder- 

hook; a name for the farm; on the road to Sara 
toga; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1839 Jones, S. W. Schenectady, [N. Y.] Address to Van Bu- 

JULY 31 ren in behalf of the citizens. A. D. S. 3 p. 

[1839 [Van Buren, Martin. Schenectady, N. Y.] Reply to the 

JULY 31] address from the citizens of Schenectady. A. Df . 

6 p. 

[1839 [Schenectady?] Committee in attendance. Address to 

AUG. 1?] Martin Van Buren on his departure from the city. 

2 p. 

[1839 [Van Buren, Martin. Schenectady]. Reply to the ad- 

AUG. l] dress of the Young Men s Association of Schenec 

tady. A. Df. 4 p. 

1839 Sutherland, Jacob. Geneva. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

AUG. 2 [Saratoga]. Van Buren s visit to New York 

State and its political effect; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Cass, Lew[is]. Paris. To [Martin Van Buren, Saratoga]. 

AUG. 5 General Henderson s conduct; Mexico and 

Texas; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. "Private." 

1839 Lansing, Jacob C. Lansingburg, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

AUG. 8 Buren, Saratoga. Sending the reception address 

from Lansingburg to Van Buren and manuscript 
and printed copies of the General Association, 
1775, May 22. A. L. S. 2 p. (Indorsement by 
the committee of arrangements appended ; inclo- 
sure) . 

1839 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 8 [Saratoga ?] Banks selling Treasury notes in 

payment of duties; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Confi 
dential." 

1839 Me Whorter, Geo[rge] H. Oswego, [N. Y.] To Levi Wood- 

A UG. 8 bury, [Washington]. The case of the schooner 

Guernsey. L. S. 2 p. ^ 

1839 Ellis, Powhatan. Mexico. To Martin Van Buren, [Sara- 

AUG. 9 toga Springs]. Van Buren s views not yet pre 

sented to Bustamante; his own conduct since 
reaching Mexico; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Jackson, Andrew. Tyrys Springs, Tenn. To Martin Van 

Auo - 12 Buren, [Saratoga Springs]. Tennessee redeemed 

and Federalism in the State killed; reasons of 

Burton s defeat; removals from office necessary; 

politics and family news; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1839 Anonymous. Georgetown, Ky. To [Amos Kendall, Dun- 

AUG. 12 stable ?] Life and morals of Vice-president John 

son. 2 p. "Private." (Incomplete; writer s 
name withheld by Kendall. With: Kendall to 
Van Buren, 1839, Aug. 22). 

1839 Forsyth, John. Niagara Falls. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

AUG. 15 [Saratoga Springs]. On the British insult to the 

St. Lawrence. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 W . Saratoga Springs. To Martin Van Buren, Sara- 

AUG. 17 toga Springs. Sending a book and a copy of the 

Emancipator containing account of the late 
National Convention of Abolitionists at Albany. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 18 [Saratoga Springs]. The House of Representa 

tives in political complexion; the money market ; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Southwick, Edward. Geneva, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

AUG. 18 Buren, [Saratoga]. As to Clay. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Balch, Alfred. Sans Souci, [Tenn.] To Martin Van 

AUG. 20 Buren, Buffalo, N. Y. The elections in Ten 

nessee; the success of Polk against Bell; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1839 [Van Buren, Martin. Whitehall, N. Y.] Reply to citizens 

AUG. 21] address. A. Df. 8 p. 

1839 Kendall, Amos. Dunstable [Ky. ?] To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 22 r en, [Keesville, N. Y.] Inclosing a letter [Aug. 

12] in regard to Vice-president Johnson s life and 
morals; troubles with the Eastern mail transpor 
tation; Western elections; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Ellis, Powhatan. Mexico. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

SEPT. 1 ington. A conversation with Bustamante. 

A. L. S. 10 p. 

1839 Birchard, M[atthew]. Washington. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 3 Buren, [Buffalo, N. Y.] Arrearages of the Patent 

Office; a new man needed for recorder; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Paris. To [Martin 

SEPT. 3 Van Buren, [Buffalo, N. Y.]. On differences 

between the President s messages and depart 
ment reports. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1839 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 8 Albany. The Land Office ; appointment to the 

Patent Office; the situation of the Treasury; his 
wish to resign; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 



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1839 Bleecker, H[armanus]. The Hague. To M[artin] Van 

SEPT. 9 Buren, [Auburn, N. Y.] The condition of the 

Netherlands; his reception; title of charge d af 
faires. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Douglas, Tho[mas]. Macariz, [Fla.] To D. W. White- 

SEPT. 13 hurst. Replying to political charges. Clipping 

from The News. (With: Douglas to Gilpin, 
1839, Sept. 27). 

1839 Cass, Lew[is]. Paris. To J[ohn] Forsyth, [Washington]. 

SEPT. 17 Thanks for the appointment of Ledyard as secre 

tary of legation. A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1839 Miller, And[re]w, and others. Philadelphia. To Martin 

SEPT. 18 Van Buren, New York. As to Van Buren s visit 

to Philadelphia. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Forsyth, John. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 18 Albany]. Opinion of the Cabinet on the Span 

ish claim. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Ellis, Powhatan. Mexico. To Martin Van Buren, [Al- 

SEPT. 20 bany]. The treaty submitted to the Chambers; 

the press; the celebration of Mexican independ 
ence; etc. A. L. S. 14 p. 

1839 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To Silas Wright, Jr., 

SEPT. 21 [Canton, N.Y. ?] The independent treasury and 

the message; etc. A. L. S. 12 p. 

1839 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 22 Kinderhook. The resignation of Justice Story; 

the case of the Amistad; the financial situation; 
the new Treasurer; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Confi 
dential." 

1839 Forsyth, John. Department of State, Washington. To 

SEPT. 23 [Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook]. The case of 

the Amistad. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Douglas, Tho[mas]. St. Augustine, [Fla.] To H[enry] 

SEPT. 27 D[ilwood] Gilpin, Washington. Sending a clip 

ping containing his letter, 1839, Sept. 13, in reply 
to charges. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 27 Buren, Kinderhook. As to a place for Martin 

[Van Buren, Jr.] as Recorder of the General Land 
Office; the action of Garland and " other dis 
carded clerks"; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Kane, J[ohn] K[intzing], and others. Philadelphia. To 

OCT - l Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Invitation to 

visit Philadelphia. L. S. 2 p. 



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1839 Mumford, John I. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 4 Kinderhook. The case of [Nicholas Philip] Trist. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Benton, Thomas H[art]. Lexington, Va. To Arthur L. 

OCT. 4 McKenzie, New York. On the charges against 

Col. Brant. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 5 Washington. The case of the Cherokees; Koss 

a great villain; senators to be instructed; the 

political services of Armstrong ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Panlding, J[ames] Kfirke]. Washington. To [Martin 

OCT. 5 Van Buren, Kinderhook ?] Work in the Navy 

yards; political and financial prospects; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1839 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 6 New York. The case of Garland; prospects 

of the money market; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
"Confidential." 

1839 Bustamante, Anastasio. Mexico. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 8 [New York ?] Letter in commendation of Consul 

W. D. Jones. Translation. 1 p. 

1839 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To E[dwin] Croswell, 

OCT. 17 [Albany ?] Denial of the report that Van Buren 

sought to prevent Jackson from calling on Mrs. 
De Witt Clinton. Copy by Martin Van Buren, 
Jr. 3 p. (With: Jackson to Van Buren, 1839, 
Oct. 8.) 

1839 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 18 Washington. A celebration at Nashville; Folk s 

fine inaugural speech; instructions to senators 
and representatives; inclosing a letter to Cros 
well. [1839, Oct. 17]. A. L. S. 3 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1839 Woodbury, Levi. Treasury Department, [Washington]. 

OCT. 21 To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. Report 

on expenditures. A. Df. 6 p. 

1839 Parker, Rich[ar]d E[fflott]. Retreat, [Va.] To Martin 

OCT. 21 Van Buren, [Washington]. Van Buren s jour 

ney; reforms in the government; suspension in 
Philadelphia; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Mackenzie, William Lyon. Rochester prison, [N. YJ 

OCT. 23 To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Memorial. 

D. S. 12 p. 



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1839 Niles, J[ohn] Mplton]. Hartford, [Conn.] To [Martin 

OCT. 27 Van Buren, Washington]. The elections ; Charles 

Douglas s wish to be consul at St. Salvadore, 
Brazil; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Hulme, Tho[ma]s. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. [Washington]. Thoughts on public affairs. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Fox, [Henry Stephen. Washington]. To [John] Forsyth, 

Nov. 2 [Washington]. See: U. S., N. E. boundary, 

Summary . . . 1839-1841, Feb. 27-Jan. 24. 

1839 Lee, James. New York. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

Nov. 6 ington]. On the United States Government and 

issues of State currency. A. L. S. 3 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1839 . Louisville, [Ky.] To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

Nov. 6 ington]. On the situation of Supreme Court 

judges. 4 p. (Incomplete). 

1839 Rigdon, Sidney. Springfield, 111. To Martin Van Buren 

Nov. 9 and the Heads of Departments, Washington. 

Introducing Joseph Smith, Jr., and Elias Higbee, 
Mormons. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Adams, J. Springfield, 111. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 9 Washington. Introducing two Mormons, Jo 

seph Smith, Jr., and [Elias] Higbee. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Polk, James K[nox]. Nashville. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 11 Washington. The election in Tennessee; in 

structions to the senators; Grundy for the suc 
cession; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1839 McCarty, R[ichard]. New York. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

Nov. 12 ren? Washington. Indorsing Seaman for an ap 

pointment; the New York elections; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. "Confidential." 

1839 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

Nov. 14 ington]. Collection statements. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1839 Van Antwerp, V. P. St. Louis, Mo. To Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 19 r en, Washington. The failure of Watson s news 

paper; suggests Thomas Watson for the post- 
office; the secretaryship of Iowa; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. "Confidential." 

1839 Dix, John A[dams]. Albany. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

Nov - 19 [Washington]. The New York election; Wright 

may be instructed; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1839 Fairfield, John. Saco, [Me.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 22 [Washington]. His own confidence in the Ad 

ministration; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Martin 

Nov. 23 Van Buren, Washington. The Stuyvesant note; 

the office of United States marshal ; etc. A. L. S. 
5 p. 

1839 Trist, N[icolas] P[hilip. Havana]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 23 ren, Washington]. Two letters: 

[1] Material gathered for replying to charges; per 
sonal threats; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
[2] As to charges against him; a letter to the State 
Department; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Ludlow, H. G. New Haven. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 28 [Washington]. On the case of the imprisoned 

blacks. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. War Department, [Washing- 

Nov. 29 ton]. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. On 

the conduct of the Governor of Florida. L. S. 

3 p. 

[1839 Mumford,J[ohn]I. [New York] To Martin Van Buren, Jr., 

Nov. ?] Washington. On the recent election; pernicious 

activity of the banks; Cambreleng s defeat; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

[1839? Wright, Lyman. Petition to Martin Van Buren for re- 
No v. ?] dress of grievance in view of religious persecution 
of the petitioner and other Mormons. A. D. S. 

4 p. 

[1839 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Tlu rd annual mes- 

DEC. 2] sage. Drafts and rough notes. 52 p. 

1839 Forsyth, John. Department of State, [Washington]. To 

DEC. 2 [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. Estimates 

and appropriations of the Department of State. 
D. S. 6 p. 

[1839 , [Woodbury, Levi. Washington]. Statement in regard to 
DEC. 2] defaults; [embodied in Van Buren s third annual 

message, Dec. 2, 1839]. Df. 2 p. 

1839 Davezac,Auguste. NewOrleans. To [Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 6 Washington]. On political conditions in Louisi 

ana. A. L. S. 5 p. "Private and most confi 
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1839 [Forsyth, John]. Department of State, [Washington]. 

DEC. 11 To [Levi Woodbury, Washington]. Keturning 

the report on fiscal matters. 1 p. 

1839 South Carolina House of Representatives, Committee on 

DEC. 13 Federal Relations. Report, submitting resolu 

tions on the controversy arising from the refusal 
of the Maine authorities to honor Georgia s 
demand for the extradition of Philbrook and 
Killeran, slave-abductors; adopted by the Sen 
ate Dec, 20. Printed. 3 p. (With: Noble to 
Van Buren, 1840, Jan. 25). 

1839 Spencer, A[mbrose]. Lyons, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

DEC. 14 Buren, [Washington]. As to his son, Commander 

William A. Spencer. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Randolph, Th[omas] J[efferson]. Edgehill, [Va.] To [Mar- 

DEC. 16 tin Van Buren, Washington]. Trist should be 

peremptorily ordered to Washington. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1839 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To Mfartin] Van 

DEC. 22 Buren, Washington. Explaining a letter sent to 

Mr. Wright. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned], and E[dwin] Croswell. Al- 

DEc.22 bany. To M[artin] Van Buren, Washington. 

The anti-Clay movement in New York and its 

possible effect upon [Nathaniel P.] Tallmadge s 

chances for re-election to the Senate. L. S. Ip. 

1839 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. Washington. To Smith 

DEC. 23 T[hompson] Van Buren, New York. Young 

Simpson; "the Saturday meetings of the Elect" ; 
etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Jackson, Andrew. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 23 Washington. On his way to New Orleans ; his 

desire to establish a republican system, even at 
the cost of life; majority rule; Work s applica 
tion for office; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Forsyth, [John. Washington]. To [Henry Stephen] Fox, 

EEc.24 [Washington]. See: U. S., N. E. boundary, 

Summary, 1839-1841, Feb. 27-Jan. 24. 

1839 Woodbury, Levi. Treasury Department, [Washington]. 

DEC - 24 To Jesse Hoyt, New York. No differences be 

tween himself and the Department. Copy. 1 p. 



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Muhlenberg,Hen[ry]A[ugustus]. Vienna. To Martin Van 
Buren, Washington. Reasons for pressing for 
his recall. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Niles, John M[ilton]. Hartford, [Conn.] To Martin Van 
Buren, Washington. Opinion of the message. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

G., T. New York. To James K[irke] Paulding, Wash 
ington. On the naval apprenticeship system. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

Keim, George M[ay. Washington]. To William Gilmore 
and Robert Christy, Philadelphia. On pardon 
for William Lyon Mackenzie. Copy. 2 p. 

Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 
Buren, [Washington]. New Year s greetings and 
commendation of the annual message; L. Jones 
for an office; the independent treasury; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Dallas, G[eorge] Mfifflin]. Philadelphia. To [Martin Van 
Buren, Washington]. Opinion of the annual 
message. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Garland, H[udson] M. General Land Office, [Washington] . 
To Levi Woodbury, [Washington]. As to his own 
removal or resignation from office. L. S. 4 p. 

Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Philadelphia. To [Martin 
Van Buren, Washington]. On the good effects 
of the message. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Hunter, John. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Wash 
ington. New York politics. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Decision as to the 
official conduct of Maj. [Thomas W.] Lendrum in 
unduly favoring Mr. Raney and employing J. W. 
Brown as a ship broker. A. Df . 2 p. 

Levy, D. Florida. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. 
11 Brief remarks concerning the Democratic cause 
in Florida, with a suggestion, respectfully sub 
mitted to the consideration of the President." 
A. D. S. 7 p. 

"Mr. Van Buren on the War of 1812 15, and other impor 
tant subjects." Pamphlet, 24 p. 

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[1839?] Hendry, Samuel. Jefferson, O. To Martin Van Buren, 
Washington. Questions on public policy. Copy. 
2 p. (With: Goodman to Van Buren, 1861, 
Nov. 18). 

[1839?] [Van Buren, Martin. Washington?]. To B[enjamin] 
F[ranklin] Butler, [New York?] On Gen. Ham 
mond s suggestion for a reply to a newspaper 
article on the President s relation to Commodore 
Ridgely s misunderstanding with the Brooklyn 
people. A. Df. 3 p. 

[Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Notes for a letter on 
the bankrupt law. A. Df. 12 p. 

Northeastern Boundary. Draft of convention and counter- 
project. Df. 31 p. 

Anonymous. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. 
Urging the forsaking of his "Southern alliance " 
and allegiance to his Northern friends. 1 p. (In 
the same hand as the letters of "Old Amicus," 
[1837?] June 15, etc.) 

Van Buren, Martin. Transmitting [William L?] Stone s 
notes on Van Buren s speech in the New York 
Senate, [1817, Apr. 15?] in favor of the Erie 
Canal bill passed on that date. A. Df. 3 p. 

Dix, John A[dams]. Albany. To [Martin Van Buren, 
New York]. Praise for the message; confidence 
of success in New York; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Barbour, P[hilip] P[endleton]. Frescati, [Va.] To [Mar 
tin Van Buren], Washington. Approval of the 
message; his own opinion retained as to keeping 
and disbursing the public money; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To H[enry] D[il- 
wood] Gilpin, [Washington]. Offering the attor 
ney-generalship of the United States. A. Df. S. 
2 p. 

Grason, W[illia]m. Annapolis. To Martin Van Buren, 
Washington. Sending his message; comments 
on Van Buren s message; canal stock; James L. 
Murray; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Washington. To [Martin 
Van Buren, Washington]. Accepting the prof 
fered appointment as attorney-general. A. L. S. 
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1840 Fairfield, [John]. Augusta, [Me.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JAN. 8 Washington. Forsyth/s letter a disappointing 

one ; the policy to be pursued as to the boundary. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Unofficial and confidential." 

1840 Spinner, John Peter. Herkimer, N. Y. To Martin Van 

JAN. 9 Buren, Washington. Letter in Latin asking for 

an appointment. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. Order to the United 

JAN. 9 States Marshal for the District of Connecticut 

to deliver the Amistad negroes to the United States 

schooner Grampus. Copy. 1 p. (With: Deni- 

son to Van Buren, 1841, Nov. 16). 

1840 Frey, Sam[ue]l C. Canton, Ohio. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 10 Washington. On the case of William L. Mac 

kenzie. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Mackenzie, W[illia]m L[yon]. Rochester, [N. Y.] To 

JAN. 10 Martin Van Buren, Washington. As to his im 

prisonment. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1840 Fox, [Henry Stephen. Washington]. To [John] Forsyth, 

JAN. 12 [Washington]. See: U. S., N. E. boundary, 

Summary . . . 1839-1841, Feb. 27-Jan. 24. 

1840 Yule, Lewis M. Oswego, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 13 Washington. Warm approval of the message. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Irving, Washington. Tarrytown. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 13 rerij [Washington]. Asking an appointment for 

his brother Ebenezer Irving. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Confidential." 

1840 Forsyth, [John Washington]. To [Henry Stephen] Fox, 

JAN - 16 [Washington]. See: U. S., N. E. boundary, 

Summary, 1839-1841, Feb. 27-Jan. 24. 

[1840] Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts. Washington]. To [Martin Van 
JAN - 16 Buren, Washington]. On the failure of the 

United States to guard the [Northern] frontier; 
returning resolutions. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren. 

JAN. 21 TQQ j a ^e to move amendments to the [sub- 

treasury?] bill; the section on land payments; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Carroll, W[illia]m. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, 

Jan. 23 Washington. Harrison s position in Tennessee; 

a Democratic meeting at Nashville ; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. "Private." 



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[1840] Fox, [Henry Stephen. Washington]. To [John] Forsyth, 

Jan. 24 [Washington]. See: U. S., N. E. boundary, 

Summary, 1839-1841, Feb. 27-Jan. 24. 

1840 Noble, Patrick. Abbeville, S. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

Jan. 25 [Washington]. Sending report and resolutions 

of the South Carolina Legislature [1839, Dec. 13] 
on the Maine and Georgia extradition contro 
versy. D. S. (printed form filled out). 1 p. 

1840 Seward, William Hfenry], Albany. To William Lyon 

JAN. 27 Mackenzie, Monroe County Jail, [Rochester, 

N. Y.] The power to pardon is in the hands of 
the President. Copy. 2 p. 

1840 Seward, William H[enry]. Albany. To Darius Perrin, 

JAN. 27 [Rochester]. As to power to pardon MacKenzie, 

and control over his case; suggestions as to his 
treatment as a political prisoner. Copy. 2 p. 

1840 Forsyth, [John. Washington]. To [Henry Stephen] Fox, 

JAN. 28 [Washington]. See: U. S., N. E. boundary, 

Summary, 1839-1841, Feb. 27-Jan. 24. 

1840 McCants, J. Tallahassee, Fla. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JAN. 30 [Washington]. His public service; condition of 

the Territory of Florida. A. L. S. 3 p. "Pri 
vate." 

[1840? [Gouge, William M. Washington]. . . . "Remarks on 
JAN. ?] Senate s Bill, No. 3 [more effectually to secure 

public money in the hands of officers and agents 
of the Government, and to punish public de 
faulters; introduced Dec. 24, 1839]." A. D. 3 p. 

[1840 [Gouge, William M. Washington]. "Remarks on Sen- 

JAN. ?] ate s Bill No. 127 [to provide for the collection, 

safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the 

public revenue; introduced Jan. 6, 1840]." A. D. 

2 p. 

1840 Jarvis, [Leonard? Boston?] To [Reuel Williams, Wash- 

FEB - * ington]. On the action of the boundary commis 

sioners Mudge and Featherstonhaugh. Copy 
(extract). 2 p. (With: Williams to Van Buren, 
1840, Feb.) 

1840 Democratic Republican meeting. Delaware County, [Pa.] 

FEB - l Proceedings and resolutions. Clipping from the 

[Philadelphia] Pennsylvanian. 1 column. (With: 

Reynolds to Van Buren, 1840, Jan. 6 [i. e., Feb. 6]) . 



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1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

FEB. 2 Hermitage. Congratulations on his return and 

success; election of Blair and Rives as printers to 

Congress; reconciliation with Calhoun; Clay out 

for Harrison; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Garland, Hugh A. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 4 Washington]. Justification of his connection 

with the Democratic Review and public printing. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Reynolds, Levi, Jr. Chester, [Pa.] To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 6 ren, Washington. Governor Porter s message ; 

[i. e. FEB. 6] Washington friends should keep off from Penn 

sylvania politics; etc.; inclosing a newspaper 
report of the Delaware County Convention, 
Feb. 1. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Thompson, J. Harrisburg. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 7 Washington. The course of Pennsylvania poli 

tics towards defeat. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 O Sullivan, J[ohn] L. New York. To [Martin Van Bu- 

FEB. 8 ren, Washington]. On Blair and the public 

printing. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Smith, T[homas] L. Treasury Department, Register s 

FEE, 8 Office, [Washington]. Statement of sums drawn 

from the United States Treasury, 1806-1839, for 

construction and repairs of the Cumberland Road. 

D. S. 1 p. 

1840 Van Dyck, H[enry] H[erbert], and others. Albany. Cir- 

FEB. 8 cular on Democratic State organization. Printed. 

2 p. 

1840 Cleveland, J. H. Adrian, [Mich.] To Isaac -E. Crary, 

FEB. 9 Washington. Plea for William L[yon] Mac 

kenzie. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Mackenzie, W[illia]m L[yon]. Rochester, N. Y. To Mar- 

FEB. 10 tin Van Buren, [Washington]. Protests against 

his imprisonment; can be pardoned. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Dunbar, W[illia]m. Canton, Ohio. To B. Latham, [Co- 

FEB. 10 lumbus, O. ?] On the political effect of Van 

Buren s refusal to pardon W. L. Mackenzie. 

A. L. S. 2 p. (With: Dem. State Cent. Com. 

of Ohio to Van Buren, 1840, Feb. 13.) 

1840 Whitcomb, Ja[me]s. General Land Office, [Washington]. 

FEB. 10 Statement of the 2% fund accruing to Ohio, 

Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri to Sept. 30, 1839. 
D. S. 1 p. 



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1840 Democratic State Central Committee of Ohio (Carter B. 

FEB. 13 Harlan, B. Latham, and others). To Martin 

Van Buren, Washington. Asking the immediate 
release of William L. Mackenzie; inclosing Dun- 
bar to Latham, 1840, Feb. 10. D. S. 1 p. 

1840 Ingersoll, R[alph] I[saacs]. New Haven, Conn. To M[ar- 

FEB. 15 tin] Van Buren, Washington. As to Van Buren s 

alleged letter on the Amistad negroes. A. L. S. 

2 p. "Private." 

1840 Hasbrouck, Stephen. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 16 [Washington]. On the approaching charter elec 

tion and the political situation. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1840 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 17 [Washington]. His return from the South; Con 

gress should pass the sub-treasury bill with the 
specie clause; Johnson as a candidate for vice- 
president; his own preference for Polk. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1840 Crary, Isaac E. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 18 [Washington]. Sending a letter of J. H. Cleve 

land [Feb. 9], on W. L. Mackenzie. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1840 Haworth, W[illia]m. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Bu- 

FEB. 19 ren, [Washington]. Astrological. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1840 Philadelphia. "Immense tariff meeting in Independence 

FEB. 22] Square." Broadside. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [Gorham A.] 

FEB. 22 Worth, [New York?] Thanks for a letter con 

taining [original] verses; personal message. 
A. N. S. 1 p. (Verses appended in Worth s 
hand) . 

1840 Bleecker, H[armanus]. The Hague. To Martin Van Bu- 

FEB. 24 pen, [Washington]. On constitutional reform; 

ignorance in Europe of the United States; Sedg- 
wick s death; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1840 Bates, B[arnabas], and others. New York. To Martin 

FEB. 26 Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending resolutions 

of Democratic Republican Citizens of the City and 
County of New York. D. S. 1 p. 

[1840 Williams, R[euel. Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu- 

FEB - 1 ren, Washington]. Sending extracts of a letter 

from Jarvis [Feb. 1] on the boundary commis 
sion. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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[1840? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Message vetoing a 

FEB. ?] bill originating in the Senate for the extension of 

the Cumberland Road [prepared in anticipation 

of the passage of S. 215, introduced Feb. 10, 1840]. 

A.Df. 19 p. (See: Congressional Globe, 8). 

1840 Democratic State Convention of Pennsylvania. [Harris- 

MAR. 4-5 burg?] Proceedings. Pamphlet. 16 p. (In 

complete.) 

1840 Sullivan, George. New York. To [Levi Woodbury, 

MAR. 4 Washington]. Some theorizing on political par 

ties. Copy. 8 p. 

1840 Reid, Robert Raymond, and others. Tallahassee, Fla. 

MAR. 5 To M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Against 

the territorial delegate chosen in May, 1839. 
D. S. 2 p. 

[1840] New York, Mass meeting. Proceedings. Clipping. 2 
MAR. 6 columns. (Letter of transmittal, A. L. S. of F. 

Byrdsall, Recording Secretary, appended). 

1840 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

MAR. 7 Buren, Washington. On a plot to secure the 

Catholic vote; the town meetings favorable; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To B[arnabas] 

MAR. 9 Bates and others, [New York]. Acknowledging 

proceedings of the New York Democrats. A. 
Df. of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 2 p. 

1840 Cooper, J[ames] Fenimore. Cooperstown, [N. Y.] To 

MAR. 15 M[artin] Van Buren, Washington. On alleged 

British intrigues on the frontiers; her unwilling 
ness to part with her Colonies; etc. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1840 Petrikin, D[avid]. Washington. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

MAR. 16 ren, [Washington]. The delegation s inability to 

decide upon a man for the collect orship ; some 
names considered. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1840 Democratic Republican district meeting. Rockingham, 

MAR. 17] N. C. Resolutions and interrogatories on aboli 

tion, to be addressed to Martin Van Buren and 
W[illia]m H[enry] Harrison. Copy. 2 p. (In: 
Leak to Van Buren, 1840, Mar. 21.) 

1840 Maine legislature. [Augusta, Me.] Resolves on the 

MAR. 18 Northeastern boundary. Printed. 1 p. 



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1840 Clinton, G[eorge] W. Buffalo. To Silas Wright, Jr., 

MAR. 20 Washington. On a treaty with the Senecas. 

A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1840 Leak, W. F. Kockingham, N. C. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAB. 21 ren, Washington. Communicating resolutions 

and interrogatories on abolition addressed to Van 
Buren and W[illia]m H[enry] Harrison by the 
Democratic Republicans of the district at their 
meeting of [Mar.] 17. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Wheeler, Alpheus. Pittsfield, 111. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 23 Washington. Why Van Buren should not show 

hostility to the Mormon claims. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Dix, John A[dams]. Albany. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 27 Washington]. The success of the Rough Hewer; 

its good influence on political opinion in the State ; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To W[illia]m F. 

MAR. 27 Leak, [Rockingham, N. C.] Reference to past 

letters for his political opinions; answering 
Leak s letter of Mar. 21. A. Df. S. 1 p. 

1840 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 27 Washington]. On the Seneca Indian treaty. 

A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1840 [Paulding, James Kirke? Washington]. "Statement of 

MAR. 27 the working hours at the different navy yards 

[of the United States], taken from the corre 
spondence of the Navy Commissioners." 6 p. 

1840 Rush, Richard. Sydenham, [Pa.] To [Martin] Van Bu- 

MAR. 27 ren, [Washington]. Sending an inclosure on the 

game of twenty questions for Smith [Van Buren]; 

gossip on French and English affairs ; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1840 Fairfield, John. Augusta, [Me.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 30 Washington. Transmitting resolutions of the 

Legislature, 1840, Mar. 18, on the Northeastern 

boundary. L. S. (printed form filled out). 1 p. 

(Appended to the resolutions). 

[1840 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. " Thoughts on the ap- 

MAR -] proaching election in New York." A. Df. 75 p. 

1840 Tyler, Levi and others. Louisville, [Ky.] To [Martin 

ApR - 2 Van Buren], Washington. On abolitionism. 

L. S. 5 p. 



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1840 Balch, Alfred. Tallahassee, [Fla.] To [Martin Van Bu- 

APR. 3 ren], Washington. His appointment opposed; 

the financial condition of the Territory; bank 
influence; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 3 Washington. Why the Baltimore Convention 

should nominate a vice-president; reasons for 
favoring Polk. A. L. S. 6 p. "Private." 

1840 Parker, Rich[ar]d EQliott]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

APR. 6 Buren, Washington. Prospects of the Spring 

election in Virginia; tactics of the Wliigs; 
etc. A. L. S. 

1840 Niles, John M[ilton]. Hartford. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 8 Washington]. The party defeat in Connecticut; 

panic among manufacturers; etc. A. L. S. 

1840 Havemeyer, W[illiam] F. New York. To [Martin Van 

APR. 9 Buren], Washington. Political prospects in New 

York; the sub-treasury measure; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. "Private." 

1840 Slidell, Thomas. New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 10 [Washington]. A difference with Kennedy, su 

perintendent of the mint, who should not resign. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 " Seatorion." Foxborough, [Mass.] To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 10 Washington]. Suggestions for a special English 

mission. 6 p. 

1840 Slidell, Thomas. New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 11 Washington. Kennedy not to send in his resig 

nation. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Van Buren, J[ohn]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 11 Washington]. The spirit of the Convention; 

Wright s name considered; a libel suit against 

King; etc. ; sending some of his articles. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1840 Noah, M[ordecai] M[anasseh]. New York. To J[esse] 

APR. 14 Hoyt, Washington Place, [New York]. As to Van 

Buren s commitment on King. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Hoyt, J[esse]. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 14 Washington]. Van Buren s letter recommend 

ing Rufus King wanted by the Whigs; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 



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1840 Rush, Richard. Sydenham, [Pa.] To [Martin] Van Bu- 

APR. 14 ren, [Washington]. Lord John Russell s speech 

on the boundary question; a good result of a 
war; Philadelphia politics; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Jackson, Andrew. Nashville. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

APR. 15 [Washington]. Report of operations in Arkansas 

by a professed agent of the Bank of the United 

States; the necessity for disproving it; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1840 Eaton, John Hfenry]. Madrid. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

APR. 18 Washington. The approach of peace; the polit 

ical situation ; his recall and return ; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. "Private." 

1840 Cross, Moulton. Albion, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 20 Washington. On the New York political situa 

tion. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1840? [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Reply to the speech 
APR. 20?] of [R. G. Dunlap?] on presenting his letter of 

recall as minister of Texas to the United States. 
A. Df. 3 p. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [the Louisville 

APR. 21 Committee, Louisville, Ky.] Explaining his let 

ter to Sherrod Williams. A. Df. 12 p. 

A. Df. of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 4 p. 
(Incomplete.) 

A. Df. of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 12 p. 
Printed. 2 p. (Including an extract 
from the letter to Sherrod Williams, [1832, Oct. 
4]. 3 copies). 

1840 Tappan, Lewis. New York. To Benjamin Tappan, 

APR. 24 Washington. The case of the Africans at New 

Haven. A. L. S. 1 p. (Appended are indorse 
ments of Van Buren and Benjamin Tappan, and 
[Forsyth s?] notes on the case in the hand of 
Aaron Vail). 

1840 Marcy, WRlliam] L[earned]. Albany. To Mfartin] Van 

ApR - 26 Buren, Washington. Will accept the position 

offered if the tender is made; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

ApR - 29 Washington. Reasons for writing on the subject 

of the vice-presidency; Col. Johnson s weakness 
as a candidate; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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[1840 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts. Washington]. To [Martin Van 

APR.?] Buren, Washington]. On payments in specie. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1840 Woodbury, [Levi. Washington]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APE.?] Washington]. On Poinsett s proposed instruc 

tions as to paying specie ; no offer from the Bank. 
A. N. 1 p. " 

1840 Gazzam, Edward D., and others, Pittsburg, [Pa.] To 

MAY 2 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Questions on 

finance and slavery. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Steele, Rob[er]t J. Rockingham, N. C. To M[artin] Van 

MAY 4 Buren, Washington. On the slavery question. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Bigler, John. Pittsburg, Pa. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 5 Washington. Sending the letter of Gazzam and 

others, [May 2]. A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1840 Marcy, Wplliam] L[earned]. Buffalo. To M[artin] Van 

MAY? Buren, [Washington]. As to the commissioner- 

ship; political prospects; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Buffalo. To M[artin] Van 

MAY 9 Buren, [Washington]. Inclosing a letter of A. H. 

Tracy; political news of Albany; etc. A. L. S. 
1 p. "Private." 

1840 Leak, W. F. Rockingham, N. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 9 Washington. About a letter of R. J. Steele, 

asking Van Buren s opinion on restrictions upon 
newly admitted states. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Houtt, Elisha. Bloomfield, 111. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 11 Washington. On a campaign life of Van Buren 

prepared by the Federalists. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Douglas, Thofmas]. District Attorney s Office, St. Augus- 

MAY12 tine, Fla. To Henry D. Gilpin, [Washington]. 

Defence against charges. A. D. S. 8 p. 

1840 Hunter, William. Rio de Janeiro. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 15 Washington. His plans for a work on religious 

liberty; his wish to be transferred to some Eu 
ropean post; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1840 Extra Globe, v. 6, nos. 1 and 2. (1) Proceedings of the 

MAY 16- Baltimore Convention, etc., [p. 1-16]; (2) [Cam- 

JUNE 16 paign] Life of Martin Van Buren, June 13, 1840, 

etc., [p. 17-32]. 32 p. 



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1840 Kendall, Amos. Jackson Hill. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAY 16 [Washington]. Asking that he be relieved of 

the Department and Judge Niles installed. 
A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1840 Petrikin, D[avid]. House of Representatives, [Washing- 

MAYIG ton]. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. 

On the usurpation of authority by the Secretary 
of the Treasury. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 V[an] B[uren], J[ohn]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 17 Washington. The Argus and abolitionism; jury 

trial for slaves; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Petrikin, D[avid]. House of Representatives, [Washing- 

MAY20 ton]. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. 

Papers received from the Secretary of the Treas 
ury evasive and contrary to truth; asking for 
redress. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 21 Washington. Policy of the Opposition ; the ques 

tion of Johnson and the vice-presidency; Poin- 
sett s letter of withdrawal; the sub-treasury bill; 
Benton s speech; Kendall s resignation; a place 
for Donelson; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. "Private." 

1840 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Washington. To [Edward D. 

MAY 22 Gazzam, and others, Pittsburg]. Answering 

their inquiry of [May] 2 by referring to his let 
ter to the Louisville committee. A. Df. 1 p. 

1840 Anonymous. New Orleans. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAY 26 Washington. Expressing satisfaction at the cer 

tainty of Van Buren s defeat at the polls. 3 p. 
1840 Garland, R[ice], of Louisiana, and others. Washington. 

MAY 26 "Plan of the standing army of 200,000 men, sub 

mitted to Congress by the Secretary of War, and 
recommended by the President of the United 
States." Pamphlet. 16 p. 

1840 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Derwentwater, [Eng.] 

MAY 28 To A[braham] Van Buren, Washington. The 

Virginia legislative elections and that for the 

presidency; his own weariness of traveling; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 " Interesting correspondence [between Joel Roberts Poin- 

MAY 29- se tt and Thomas Ritchie on Poinsett s late report 

on the militia:" [1] Ritchie to Poinsett, May 
29; [2] Poinsett to Ritchie, June 5. Pamphlet- 
8 p. (Reprint from the Richmond Enquirer, 1840, 
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[Van Buren, Martin]. To [John Milton] Niles, [Hartford, 
Conn.] Offering the place of postmaster-gen 
eral. A. Df. 3 p. "Strictly confidential." 

Ritchie, Thomas. Brandon, [Va.] To Martin Van Bu 
ren, Washington. Prospects bright in Virginia; 
Poinsett s course; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Hunter, John. Hunter s Island, [New York]. To Martin 
Van Buren, [Washington]. The record of the 
State Legislature; the political situation; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

Turner, David. Beaufort, S. C. To Martin Van Buren, 
Washington. Returning confidential instruc- 
tions/Nov. 6, 1832, given by Jackson; his own 
removal; thoughts upon Rhett; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. (Appended instructions, 13 p.) 

Delavan, Edward C. Ballston Center, [N. YJ To Mar 
tin Van Buren, [Washington]. The temperance 
cause; asking for his signature to appended 
temperance testimony. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Poinsett, Joel Roberts. Washington. To Thomas 
Ritchie, Richmond. See: Interesting corre 
spondence . . .," 1840, May 29-June 5. 

Yoakum, H[enderson]. Murfreesboro, Tenn. To Martin 
Van Buren, [Washington]. Questions on public 
policy. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Gary, John B., and others. Elizabeth City Co., Va. To 
Martin Van Buren, Washington. Asking for his 
political views. Printed; in the Crisis, Aug. 12, 
1840. 

Mann, Alexander. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 
[Washington]. Questions on public policy. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Robinson, J[ohn] M., and Splas] W[right, Jr. Washing 
ton]. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. On 
Illinois questions [the Danville letter] and Hol 
land s Life of Van Buren. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To A. W. Mebane, 
G. C. Moore, and Jas. M. S. Rogers, [Raleigh, 
N. C. ?] Answering their inquiry of [June] 1, in 
regard to his position on slavery in the District 
of Columbia and the Territories. Newspaper 
clipping. 



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1840 McRoberts, [Samuel]. Washington. To [Martin] Van 

JUNE 16 Buren, [Washington]. Information about the 

signers of the Danville letter asking questions on 
policy. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To - . Declining 

JUNE 17 an invitation to attend a celebration at Mill- 

edgeville, Ga. A. Df. 3 p. 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

JUNE 17 Nashville. Armstrong s satisfaction; Johnson s 

popularity; Folk s good impression; Poinsett s 

pettish letter; favorable prospects of success; 

etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Crawford, Alexander P. Irwinton, Ala. To Martin Van 

JUNE 17 Buren, Washington. Transmitting resolutions 

of a public meeting, propounding questions of 
public policy. A. L. S. 1 p. (Appended reso 
lutions, 1 p. Indorsed with a list of letters and 
answers) . 

1840 Dickinson, David W. [Murfreesboro, Tenn.] To William 

[JUNE 18] Henry Harrison. Questions on public policy. 

Copy by Henry D. Gilpin. 2 p. 

1840 Yoakum, H[enderson]. Murfreesboro, [Tenn.] To David 

JUNE 18 W. Dickinson, [Murfreesboro]. On questions to 

be sent to the candidates for the Presidency. 
Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 2 p. 

1840 Peters, Tho[ma]s M., and others. Moulton, Ala. To 

JUNE 20 Martin Van Buren, [Washington], Questions on 

public policy. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Elliott, Jesse Duncan. Philadelphia. "Defence of Com- 

JuNE20 modore Jesse Duncan Elliott, of the United 

States Navy, read by the Hon. Geo[rge] Mifflin 
Dallas before the Naval Court Martial at Phila 
delphia, June 20, 1840. With letters and docu 
ments explanatory of portions of the defence. " 
Pamphlet. 28 p. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [William Fithian 

JUNE 22 and others, Danville, 111.] Acknowledging their 

letter of inquiry; asking to see the copy of Hol 
land s Life referred to, in order to determine its 
authenticity. A. Df. 2 p. 

1840 General Anti- Slavery Convention, London, June 12-23. To 

JuNE 23 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Two commu 

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States : [1] Copy, 2 p. ; [2] L. S. of Thomas Clark- 
son, President , 3 p. (An accompanying envelope 
is addressed to Forsyth; inside is a request by 
Van Buren for advice as to the answer). 

1840 Wandell, Samuel S., and others. New York. To Martin 

JUNE 25 Van Buren, Washington. Invitation to a cele 

bration on July 4. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 26 Washington]. On the vacant judgship in New 

Jersey. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Potts, Jos[eph] C. Trenton, N. J. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

JUNE 26 ren, Washington. Politics in New Jersey ; the 

judgeship; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Metcalfe, J. R., and others. Gainesville, Ala. To M[ar- 

JuNE27 tin] Van Buren, Washington. Questions on 

public policy. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 27 [Washington]. The eyes of Tennessee opening; 

Folk s good conduct; how to. pass the independ 
ent treasury bill; a campaign slander put down; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [Henderson 

JUNE 29 Yoakum, Murfreesboro, Tenn.] Reply to ques 

tions of [June 18]. A. Df. 6 p. 

1840 Stevenson, A[ndrew]. London. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

JUNE 30 [Washington]. The question of an umpire in the 

controversy between Great Britain and the 
United States. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 V[an] B[uren], J[ohn]. Albany. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 30 Washington]. Ellis s suggestion a good one; the 

effect of Wright s nomination for governor; etc.; 
inclosing a letter from Ellis. A. L. S. 8 p. 

[1840 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Samuel S. Wan- 

JUNE] dell and others, New York]. Declining their 

invitation to the Fourth of July celebration in 

New York. A. Df. 3 p. (With: Wandell and 

others to Van Buren, 1840, June 25). 

1840 Sharp, Patrick. Philadelphia. To the Right Rev. Dr. 

JULY 1 England, [John, Bishop of Charleston, S. C.] On 

the test oath, Van Buren, and the Catholics; re 
questing an explanation of a paragraph in the 
Catholic Herald, Jan. 9, 1834, reprinted from the 
U. S. Catholic Miscellany. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1840 Bennett, H. P. Madison, [Wis.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 1 Washington. Regret at Van Buren s opposition 

to the abolition movement. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Lewis, Morgan. Staatsburg, [N. Y.] To [Martin Van 

JULY 2 Buren, Washington]. On circumstances relating 

to a money transaction in the war of 1812, by 
which he may lose. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Throop, G[eorge] B. Auburn, [N. Y.] To M[artin] Van 

JULY 2 Buren, [Washington]. Financial troubles of 

Bostwick, the postmaster; politics in the district ; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Hoyt, J[esse. New York]. To [Silas Wright, Jr., Wash- 

JULY 3 ington]. The appointment of Allen to the 

Custom-house. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1840 Hamilton, J[ames]. London. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 3 Washington. Commending Stevenson s conduct 

of the Maine question. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1840 [Bacourt, Louis Adolphe Amie Fourier de. Washington]. 

JULY 3 Address to Martin Van Buren on presenting his 

credentials as minister of France to the United 
States. A.[?] D. 2 p. (Accompanied by an 
English translation, 1 p., in the hand of Aaron 
Vail and by Van Buren s answer) . 

[1840 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Answer to the ad- 

JULY 3] dress of [Adolphe de Bacourt] on presenting his 

credentials as French minister. A. Df. 2 p. 
(With: Bacourt, Address, same date). 

1840 Allen, Stephen. New York. To Silas Wright, Jr., [Wash- 

ington]. Reasons for declining the office of re 
ceiver-general in the Custom-house. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Blythe, Calvin. Philadelphia. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JuLY 4 [Washington]. An account of the celebration of 

independence in Philadelphia. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To the Lexington 

JULY 4 (Ky.) Committee. Declining an invitation to a 

public meeting at White Sulphur Springs, Ky., 

[July] 1 1 . Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 1 7 p. 

[1840] Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To [Martin] 
JULY 4 Van Buren, [Washington]. Assurance that abo 

litionism will not be discussed in the "juvenile 
celebration." A. L. S. 3 p. 



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[1840] Hunter, John. Hunter s Island, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 
JULY 4 Buren, Washington. The political situation; 

the dangerous power of John C. Spencer through 
the [school] law of 1839; etc.; inclosing docu 
ments to be returned for the Rough Hewer. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Spierin, Tho[ma]s S. Abbeville, S. C. To Joel R[oberts] 

JULY 6 Poinsett, Washington. The Abbeville Fourth of 

July celebration; McDufhVs speech summarized; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Jonathan Warner, 

JULY? Jefferson, O. Communicating correspondence 

with [Samuel Hendry, etc. ?] on public questions. 

Copy. 1 p. (In: Goodman to Van Buren, 

1861, Nov. 18). 

1840 Potts, Stacy G[ardner]. Trenton, [N. J.] To M[artin] 

JULY? Van Buren, Washington. On the question of 

district judge. A. L. S. 3 p. " Confidential." 

1840 McClure, Geofrge]. McClure s Grove, 111. To Martin Van 

JULY 10 Buren, Washington. Sending a petition about 

the disposal of public lands; Harrison s record 
and campaign; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 John, Bishop of Charleston. Charleston, S. C. To Patrick 

JULY 11 Sharp, Philadelphia. On his own article in the 

U. S. Catholic Miscellany, Dec. 14, 1833, re 
printed in the Catholic Herald, Jan., 1834, on 
Van Buren s alleged opposition to Francis 
Cooper s admission to the New York Legislature; 
an explanation to appear in the Miscellany next 
week. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 13 Washington. Congratulations on the passage of 

the independent treasury bill. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Jones, Seaborn. Columbus, Ga. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 13 [Washington]. On certain matters in Van Bu 

ren s past political career requiring explanation. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Selden, W[illia]m. Treasurer s Office, [Washington]. To 

JULY 15 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. On the work 

ing of the independent treasury system. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

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1840 Lewis, Dixon H[all]. Washington. To Martin Van Bu- 

JULY 15 ren, [Washington]. Questions on public policy. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Wheaton, Henry. Berlin. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

JULY 15 ington]. The Northeast boundary question; the 

King of Prussia as arbiter; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
"Private and most confidential." 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To A[ndrew] Jack- 

JULY 16 son, [Hermitage]. The good reception given to 

Col. Johnson; the Senate and the District bank 
bill; etc^ A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. Naples. To [Martin] Van 

JULY 16 Buren, [Washington]. Sending a defence of him 

self from charges made in the House; comments 
on the election; Neapolitan affairs; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1840 Gouge, W[illia]m M. Washington. To Martin Van Bu- 

JULY 17 ren, [Washington]. His own position and abili 

ties; his desire for promotion; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. "Private." 

1840 Gouge, William M. Washington. To Levi Woodbury, 

JULY 17 [Washington]. On special examiners in the sub- 

treasury system. A. copy. 

1840 Whitten, A. E. Carnesville, Ga. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 20 Washington. Certain questions on Van Buren s 

English mission. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Hunter, K[obert] M. T. [Washington]. To [Martin Van 

JULY 23 Buren, Washington]. Sending a letter from one 

of his constituents. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Hurt, G. C. Danville, [Va.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 25 Washington. As to a standing army of 200,000. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Dickerson, M[ahlon]. Suckasunny, N. J. To Martin Van 

JULY 28 Buren, [Washington]. Accepting the appoint 

ment of district judge for the district of New 
Jersey. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Foresthill, [Pa.] To Martin 

JULY 28 Van Buren, Washington. Public opinion in 

France; commercial relations between France 
and Great Britain; a probable revolution on the 
removal of Napoleon s remains; etc.; inclosing a 
letter from Joseph Bonaparte, asking for advice. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1840 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 31 Washington. Two letters: 

[1] His own predictions of defeat for the opposition; 
his pleasure at Johnson s popularity; friendly 
messages; etc.; sending a statement on 
Calhoun. A. L. S. 2 p.; 

[2] Statement freeing Van Buren of any responsibility 
in the controversy between Jackson and 
Calhoun. L. S. 2 p. 

[1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To John B. Gary 

JULY 31] and others, Elizabeth City Co., Va. Reply to 

questions on his political views. Df. 49 p. 

(P. 1-4 in the hand of John B. Nicolson; 

p. 14-45, of Joel Roberts Poinsett). 

. Printed; in the [Richmond] Crisis, Aug. 
12, 1840. 4 p. (10 columns). 

. Newspaper clipping (fragment). 

[1840 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Seaborn Jones, 

JULY ?] Columbus, Ga.] Reply in the third person to 

questions of [July 13]. A. Df. 2 p. 

[1840 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. Comment on the 

AUG. 4] extracts of his speech delivered at Albany, July, 

1827, on the woolen bill, given in the [Richmond] 
Yeoman of April 1,1 840. A.Df. 12 p. (Printed 
as an editorial under the title " The sheep 
speech": Richmond Enquirer, 1840, Aug. 4; and 
reprinted: The Crisis, 1840, Aug. 12). 

1840 Hamilton, J[ames]. The Hague. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG . 4 Washington. Impressions of Holland ; the situa 

tion of France; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [Robert J. Steele, 

AUG. 6 Rockingham, N. C.] On slavery; answering 

Steele to Van Buren, [1840], May 4. A.Df. 13 p. 
(Another draft, 7 p., is dated Aug. 7). 

1840 Rush, Richard. Sydenham, [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 6 Washington. On an appointment to the Mint; 

the question of bond; his own peculiar position; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [Robert M. T. 

AUG. 7 Hunter, Washington]. As to assertions made by 

Griswold regarding Van Buren s course in New 

York politics ; answering Hunter s letter of [July] 

23. A. Df. 3 p. 



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1840 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To [Robert J. Steele, 

AUG. 7 Rockingham, N. C.] On slavery. A. Df. 7 p. 

(See Van Buren to Steele, Aug. 6) . 

1840 James, T. D. Newark, N. J. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 9 Washington. On Weed and Seward s plan to 

secure the Catholic vote. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 The Crisis. Richmond, v. I, no. 24. Containing the Cary- 

AUG. 12 Van Buren correspondence, 1840, June 12-July 

31, an editorial: "The sheep speech" [Van 
Buren s "Woolens speech," Albany, July 10, 
1827]; etc. 8 p. (See: Van Buren, Comments 
. . . 1840, Aug. 4). 

1840 Garland, R[ice], and J[ohn] C. Clark. Washington. To 

AUG. 13 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Asking about 

certain statements attributed to Van Buren. 
L. S. 2 p. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To R[ice] Garland 

AUG. 15 and John C. Clark, [Washington]. On the pro 

posed standing army of 200,000 ; answering their 
letter of [Aug.] 13. A. Df. 3 p. 

1840 Haywood, Will[iam] H[enry], Jr. Raleigh. To [Martin 

AUG. 15 Van Buren, Washington]. The State s vote 

against Van Buren. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. Havre, [France]. To 

AUG. 15 M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Cass for 

Van Buren; etc, A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Medary, S[amuel]. Columbus, [O.] To Mfartin] Van Bu- 

AUG. 18 ren, [Washington]. On Van Buren s letter to the 

young men of Ohio; the Ohio political situation; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To Robert J. Steele, 

AUG. 18 Rockingham, N. C. On slavery. A. Df. 4 p. 

1840 Wright, Silas, Jr. Canton, [N. Y.] To [Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 20 r en, Washington]. On his own political speeches 

in the campaign. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To Bedford Brown, 

AUG. 20 [Raleigh? N. C.] "Inviting him to immortalize 

himself and to rescue the old North State from 
the fangs of the federalists and abolitionists;" 
inclosing a letter in strict confidence. A. Df. 
5 p. "Strictly confidential." 



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[1840] Hunter, J[ohn]. Saratoga Springs. To Martin Van Bu- 
AUG. 20 ren, Washington. Describing a Whig meeting 

at Saratoga, Aug. 19. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Blair, Montgomery. St. Louis, Mo. To M[artin] Van 

AUG. 22 Buren, [Washington]. As to a position for Van 

Buren s nephew, Mr. Hoes ; the elections. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1840 Hamilton, J[ames]. The Hague. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 24 Washington. Stevenson s disinclination to be a 

commissioner on the boundary line; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1840 Howard, Benj[ami]n C. Baltimore, Md. To [Martin Van 

AUG. 26 Buren, Washington]. The anonymous letter a 

trap; railway cars carrying newspapers; negroes 

as witnesses in Navy trials; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1840] Butler, B[enjamin] Ffranklin], Saratoga Springs. To 

AUG. 28 [Martin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Promising a 

full reply later to Van Buren s letter of the 24th, 
that on election frauds, etc. ; a Democratic meet 
ing in Warren Co.; State organization. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1840 Niles, J[ohn] M[ilton]. Hartford, Conn. To [Martin Van 

AUG. 29 Buren, Washington]. Restrictions on railroads 

as to carrying newspapers ; abuse of the franking 

privilege; an abolition convention; political 

opinion; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Dixon Hfall] 

AUG. 29 Lewis, [Washington ?] Reply to questions of 

[July] 15. A. Df. S. 3 p. 

1840 Byrd, Rich[ar]d E. Winchester, [Va.] To M[artin] Van 

AUG. 29 Buren, Washington. Inquiring as to Van Bu 

ren s attitude in 1827 and in 1840 toward a bank 
rupt bill applicable to corporations, introduced 
by Senator [John] Branch of North Carolina in 
1827. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Anonymous. Baltimore. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Wash- 

AUG. 30 ington]. Urging precautions for personal safety. 

4 p. 

1840 Brown, B[edford]. Caswell Co., N. C. To Martin Van 

AUG. 30 Buren, [Washington]. The North Carolina elec 

tions; how to win in the future; etc. A. L. S. 
10 p. 



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1840 Rush, Richard. Sydenham, [Pa.] To [Martin] Van Bu- 

AUG. 30 ren, [Washington]. His own inability to obtain 

security for the proffered appointment; prospects 

in Pennsylvania; votes in Baldwin s shops; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Eugene Burras? 

AUG. Jamestown, N. C. On the case of Lieut. Hooe 

and the legality of negroes testimony against 
white men. Df. S. 8 p. 

1840 Yoakum, H[enderson]. Philadelphia, E. Tenn. To Mar- 

SEPT. 1 tin Van Buren, Washington. As to questions 

asked Van Buren. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1840 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood. Washington]. To [Martin Van 

SEPT. 3 Buren, Washington]. Note on decisions of the 

Supreme Court on the validity of state insolvent 

laws. D. S. 6 p. 

1840 Maguire, Bernard. Philadelphia. To Bishop [John] Eng- 

SEPT. 3 land, Charleston, S. C. On the Democratic party 

and its attitude toward Catholics. Copy. 3 p. 

(With: Maguire to Van Buren, 1840, Sept. 15). 

1840 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. Stuyvesant, [N. Y.] To 

SEPT. 4 [Martin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Proposing 

to resign his office ; the impropriety of partisan 
activity on the part of office-holders; one objec 
tion to resignation; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To A[ndrew] Jack- 

SEPT. 5 son, [Hermitage]. Gratitude for his letter on 

Calhoun; Clay s visit to Nashville and boasting 

speech; prevent ing election frauds; etc. A. L. S. 

7 p. 

1840 H[aworth], W[illiam. Philadelphia?] To [Martin Van 

SEPT. 6 Buren, Washington]. Astrological. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Samuel Hindley 

SEPT. 7 and Benjamin R. Gaylard, Jefferson, O. Reply 

to questions on public policy. A. Df. S. 5 p. 

. Copy. 3 p. (In : Goodman to Van Bu 
ren, 1861, Nov. 18). 

1840 Love, William, and others. Lincolnton, N. C. To M[ar- 

SEPT. 7 tin] Van Buren, Washington. Invitation to at 

tend a celebration of the battle of Kings Moun 
tain. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 407 

1840 Bronson, J. H. Watertown, N. Y. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 11 Buren, [Washington]. On a change in the office 

of assistant counsel ... in respect to land 
claims in East Florida." A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Dickerson, M[ahlon]. Suckasunny, N. J. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 11 Buren, [Washington]. New Jersey politics; 

Poinsett s militia report; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Smith, Tfhomas] L. Washington. To Martin Van Bu- 

SEPT. 11 ren, Washington. Apprehensions of negro in 

surrection in the District of Columbia; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Bronson, J. H. Watertown, N. Y. To Ab[raha]m Van 

SEPT. 12 Buren, Washington. Inquiring whether the 

President s proclamation, Nov. [21], 1838, on the 
frontier Patriot movements was issued before 
or after the receipt of news of the battle of Wind 
mill Point. A. L. S. 1 p. (Appended is a note 
of Van Buren to Forsyth, asking for the facts. 
A. N. S., 1 p.) 

1840 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To , [New 

SEPT. 13 York ?] Declining the invitation to celebrate the 

passage of the independent treasury bill by a 
Democratic mass meeting of the counties con 
tiguous to the Hudson River. A. Df. 7 p. 

1840 Tyler, John W. [Buckland? Va.] To P[eter] Vpvian] 

SEPT. 14 Daniel, Richmond. On obtaining for Tyler s son 

an appointment at West Point. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Eussley, F. A., and A. L. Beal. Clifton Factory, Md. To 

SEPT. 14 M[artin] Van Buren, Washington. Questions on 

public policy. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. To B. F. Dupy and others. An- 

SEPT. 14 swering their invitation to visit Vanderburgh 

County, [Ind.] Newspaper clipping. 

1840 Maguire, Bernard. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Bu- 

SEPT. 15 ren, [Washington]. Sending a copy of his letter 

[of Sept. 3] to Bishop England. A. L. S. 2 p. 
(incl. 3 p.) 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Henderson 
SEPT. 15 Yoakum, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Reply to ques 
tions of June 8. A. Df. 10 p. (P. 9-10 by 
Paulding; additions and corrections by H. D. 
Gilpin). 
. Copy. 5 p. (Corrections by Gilpin). 



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1840 Ten Eyck, Conrad. Detroit, [Mich.] To Martin Van 

SEPT. 16 Buren, Washington. Cass believed to be un 

friendly to Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Davezac, Auguste. Montgomery, [N. Y.] To Martin 

SEPT. 16 Van Buren, Washington. Account of a Pough- 

keepsie mass meeting. A. L. S. 8 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1840 Chamberlain, E. M., and others. Goshen, Ind. To 

SEPT. 18 Martin Van Buren, Washington. Questions on 

Van Buren s conduct relative to the war of 1812 
and De Witt Clinton. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Hulme, Tho[ma]s. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 20 Washington. Haworth s predictions about the 

next presidential election; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. Y.] To 

SEPT. 21 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. On the avail 

ability of Bouck; the strength of the Whigs and 
the prospect of beating them; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1840 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 22 [Washington]. Some barbecues attended; the 

curse of Harrisonism; no fears for the results of 
the presidential election; etc. A. L.-S. 3 p. 

1840 Earle, B. J. Greenville, S. C. To [Martin Van Buren], 

SEPT. 22 Washington. Sending printed proceedings of a 

meeting at Greenville, [Sept.] 7, in favor of Van 

Buren. A. L. S. 2 p. (Answer begun on p. 3). 

1840 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To [Martin Van 

SEPT. 24 Buren, Washington]. Sending a tract on the 

British funding system, etc.; Wright s success; 

the circular of the Til dens ; political forecast ; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Buchanan, James. Lancaster, Pa. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

SEPT. 25 re n, [Washington]. Electioneering in Pennsyl 

vania; prospects in other states; the district at 
torney for the western district of Pennsylvania; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Key, H. G. S. Leonard Town, [Md.] To W[illia]m B. 

SEPT. 25 Scott, Washington. About Russley and Beal; 

political matters in Maryland; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

[1840] Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Martin 
SEPT - 25 Van Buren, Washington. His own and [Silas] 

Wright s campaign activity; Webster s last 
speech; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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[1840] Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. Xew York. To Martin 
SEPT. 26 Van Buren, Washington. Kecommending Dr. 

Byrd for a clerkship; his own speech at Tain- 
many Hall [Sept. 24]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Baldwin, Harvey. Syracuse, [X. Y.] To Martin Van 

SEPT. 28 Buren, Washington. On relations with Mexico 

and the Territory of Oregon. A. L. S. 9 p. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To - . Reply to 

SEPT. 28 questions by Lockport people as to his views on 

a protective tariff and a metallic currency. A. 

Df. op. (Indorsed: ". . . Sent original and 

reply to H. Gardner Esq r for publication.") 

1840 Daniel, P[eter] Vfivian]. Spring Farm, near Richmond. 

SEPT. 28 To Martin Van Buren, Washington. Inclosing 

a letter; a hot political fight in Virginia; features 

of the contest; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [William Love 

SEPT. 28 and others, Lincolnton, X. C.] Declining their 

invitation of [Sept. 7] to the Kings Mountain 

celebration. A. Df. 5 p. 

1840 Johnson, Reverdy. Baltimore. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 29 Washington. Misrepresentation of one of John 

son s speeches; could not have used the language 
reported; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Cambreleng, C[hurcliill] C[aldom]. St. Petersburg. To 

SEPT. 30 M[artin] Van Buren, Washington. On the presi 

dential election, the sub-treasury system, and St. 
Petersburg. A. L. S. 4 p. 

. Duplicate. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Richard E. 

SEPT. ?] Byrd, Winchester, Va.] Answering Byrd s let 

ter of Aug. 29, asking Van Buren s attitude to 
ward a bankrupt law. A. Df. 8 p. (With: 
Byrd to Van Buren, 1840, Aug. 29). 

1840 Stevens, Jonathan, and others. Bradford Co., Pa. "Ad- 

SEPT. dress of citizens of Bradford County, formerly 

opposed to Martin Van Buren, showing why they 
now prefer him to Gen. Harrison." Towanda, 
Pa. Porter and Visitor office. 1840. Pamphlet. 
8 p. 

[1840 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Jonathan Ste- 

SEPT. ?] vens]. Acknowledging the pamphlet "Address of 

Citizens of Bradford County . . ." A. Df. 2 p. 



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1840 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To - - Tailor. 

SEPT. Reply to questions. A. Df . 6 p. (Corrections 

and additions by Levi Woodbury and James K. 
Paulding) . 

1840 Harrison, William Henry. [Cincinnati]. "The speech 

OCT. 1 ... at the Old Hamilton Convention Thursday 

the 1 st of October 1840." Copy, certified by 

James Riley, Cincinnati. 15 p. (Addressed in 

Riley s hand to the editors of the Globe) . 

1840 Bacon, J. F. Nassau, N. P. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 1 [Washington]. On the course of George Huyler. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [E. M. Chamber- 

OCT. 3 lain and others, Goshen, Ind.] As to his course 

in the war of 1812 and in regard to De Witt 
Clinton. A. Df. 10 p. 

. Reprint, in a Michigan newspaper, from 
the Goshen, Ind., Democrat, Extra, Oct. 15, 1840. 

2 columns. 

1840 Johnson, Reverdy. Baltimore. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 3 Washington. Asking if his communication of 

[Sept. 29] was received; its object; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

[1840?] Nicolson, John B. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 
OCT. 3 Washington. Political and personal gossip; 

Irving s disaffection; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Shafer, John J. [Hillsdale, N. Y.] Affidavit, certified by 

OCT. 5 Thaddeus Reed, on Van Buren s connection with 

the Livingston Manor; answering an attack on 
Van Buren in the Columbia Republican. Broad 
side. (Headed : " To the citizens of the southern 
towns in the county of Columbia" ; with: Dorr 
to Van Buren, 1840, Oct. 24). 

1840 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To [Martin] 

O CT - 6 Van Buren, [Washington]. His last speech on 

Webster; Van Buren s course in 1812-13 and 

relations with De Witt Clinton; the Evening 

Post; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Carroll, W[illia]m. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, 

O CT - 8 Washington. On Tennessee politics. A. L. S. 

2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 411 

1840 Barbour, Jfohn] S. Catalpa, [Va.] To M[artin] Van Bu- 

OCT. 8 ren, [Wasliington]. Asking precise information 

on Van Buren s war course, the classification law, 

black troops, and the slavery question. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1840 Salisbury, Seth. East Smithfield, Pa. To Richard Rush, 

OCT. 8 [Sydenham, Pa.] Transmitting the proceedings 

of a Republican meeting at East Smithfield, 
Sept. 10; political conditions; Van Buren s atti 
tude toward Madison s administration. News 
paper clipping. 2 columns. 

1840 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Martin 

OCT. 9 Van Buren, Washington. His speech at New 

Brunswick. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Howard, Benj[ami]n C. Baltimore. To [Martin Van Bu- 

OCT. 11 ren, Washington]. The defeat in Maryland; 

questions from St. Mary s County; the mayor 
alty election; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Havemeyer, Wplliam] F. New York. To [Martin Van 

OCT. 12 Buren, Washington]. Spirited times in New 

York; abhorrence of Custom-house influence; 

Fernando Wood; election prophesies; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. "Confidential." 

1840 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. ToB[enjamin]F[rank- 

OCT. 12 lin] Butler, [New York]. Approval of his speech; 

the letter of Edwards; etc. Copy by Martin Van 
Buren, Jr. 3 p. "Private." 

1840 Phelan, John D. Tuscaloosa, [Ala.] To M[artin] Van 

OCT. 13 Buren, Washington. Sending address of the 

[Alabama] Democratic Convention; the course 
of the Southern states; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Rush, Richard. Sydenham, [Pa.] To [Seth Salisbury, 

OCT. 14 East Smithfield, Pa.] Answering Salisbury s 

letter of Oct. 8; Van Buren s attitude toward 
Madison s administration; the death of Col. Sat- 
terlee, E. Smithfield. Printed ; in the newspaper 
clipping containing Salisbury s letter to Rush, 
1840, Oct. 8. 

1840 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Martin 

OCT. 16 Van Buren, Washington. Edwards preparing a 

statement on frauds in elections; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. "Private." 



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1840 Wetmore, Prosper M. New York. To [Martin Van Bu- 

OCT. 16 ren, Washington]. Election prospects and fraud 

ulent practices; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Tilden, E[lam]. New Lebanon, [N. Y.] To [Martin Van 

OCT. 16 Buren], Washington. Appalling business of the 

Whigs; Webster s many characters; interests of 
the South; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Calhonn, J[ohn] Cfaldwell]. Fort Hill, [S. C.] To J[oel] 

OCT. 16 R[oberts] Poinsett, Washington. His own part 

in the compromise of 1833; Clay s position; the 
Southern votes; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1840 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

OCT. 16 Buren, [Washington]. On political affairs in New 

York. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1840 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To [Mar- 

OCT. 17 tin] Van Buren, [Washington]. A statement re 

specting election frauds not likely to be made; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

[1840] Edmonds, J[ohn] W. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 
OCT. 18 Washington. On the prospect of success in fer 

reting out [election] frauds [of 1838-9]. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1840 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

OCT. 18 Van Buren, Washington. Sending some cam 

paign material; the prospects of the election; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Bedient, John J. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 21 Washington. On the confession of Young in 

Philadelphia. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1840 Bedient, John J. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 22 Washington. Glentworth has not yet confessed ; 

Seward s arrival; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Pri 
vate." 

[1840] Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin], New York. To [Martin] 
OCT. 23 Van Buren, Washington. On confessions dis 

closing the frauds of 1838-9; an election lie; the 
campaign; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1840 Bedient, John J. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

CT - 23 Washington. On election frauds and Stimson s 

courageous course. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Dorr, R. G. Hillsdale, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

CT - 24 Washington. Sending an affidavit of John I. 

Shafer [1840, Oct. 5]. A. L. S. 1 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 413 

1840 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. YJ To 

OCT. 25 M[artin] Van Buren, Washington. On the elec 

tions in New York and elsewhere. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1840 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned. Albany]. To M[artin] Van 

OCT. 25 Buren, [Washington]. Whig election frauds; a 

talk with Cramer; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1840] Hoyt, J[esse. New York]. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 
OCT. 25 ington]. On Butler s intended address on the 

fraud question. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1840 Hoyt, J[esse. New York]. To [Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

OCT. 29 ington]. The campaign and B. F. Butler; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1840 Wright, Silas, Jr. Canton, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Bu- 

OCT. 29 ren, Washington. On the prospects of winning 

in New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Van Antwerp, V. P. St. Louis. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 31 Washington. Land Office matters. A. L. S. 

8 p. "Confidential," 

1840 Brown, Bfedford]. Caswell, N. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 31 [Washington]. His efforts in the campaign; etc. 

A. L. S. 5 p. 

[1840 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [B. J. Earle, Green- 

OCT.] ville, S. C.] Acknowledging receipt of proceed 

ings of a meeting in his favor at Greenville, [Sept.] 
7. A. Df. 2 p. (Corrections and additions by 
Abraham Van Buren) . 

1840 Plitt, George. Philadelphia. To [Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 2 Washington]. Sending election returns as far 

as received. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 2 Washington]. As to resigning his commission; 

prospects in Massachusetts; defeat no disaster; 
Webster s straits; his own happiness; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." (Printed: Mass. 
Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 386-7). 

1840 Wall, Garret D. Burlington, [N. J.] To Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 5 ren, [Washington]. New Jersey won by the 

Whigs; causes of the defeat; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 leiper, W[illiam] J. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 6 ren, [Washington]. Sending an extra Pennsylva- 

nian; election estimates; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 The Pennsylvanian, extra. Election returns in Pennsyl- 

Nov. 6 vania, Virginia, New York, and Maine. 1 p. 



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1840 Avery, Tho[ma]s J., and others. New London, Ct. Sub- 

Nov. 6 scription list for "a salute of one hundred guns 

for the state election gained in the State of New 
York for Martin Van Buren . . ." D. S. 1 p. 
(Indorsed: ". . . The firing of 100 guns pos[t]- 
pon[e]d to Nov. 1844. J. Danforth, Clk"). 

1840 Helfenstein, W. L. Dayton, [O.] To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 7 Washington. The Democrats defeated unless 

New York is won; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1840 Stevenson, I. D. New York. To [Martin Van Buren], 

Nov. 7 Washington. F. P. Blair off to Cuba; New York 

probably lost to Democracy; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Bleecker, Anthony J. New York. To Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 8 ren, Washington. Sympathy in his defeat. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 B[lair], Ffrancis] P[reston], New York. To Martin Van 

Nov. 8 Buren, Washington. The Federalists downcast; 

regret over leaving at such a time; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

[1840] [Hoyt, Jesse. New York]. To [Martin Van Buren and 
Nov. 9 James K. Paulding, Washington]. Frontier 

troubles; suggesting a winter s campaign on the 
Lakes to punish Capt. [Silas H.] Stringham for 
his ill-behavior during the election; Ridgeley s 
conduct. A. L. 1 p. (A postscript ?) 

1840 Croswell, E[dwin]. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 9 [Washington]. Circumstances mitigating the de 

feat in New York; some political speculations; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Gear, William. Hartford, Conn. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 9 Washington. The methods of the Wlu gs in the 

elections; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

OCT. 10 [Hermitage]. The result in New York; " pipe- 

laying"; no personal regrets; Virginia s return 
to the fold; etc., inclosing a letter from Smith 
[Van Buren]. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 [Hoffman, Michael]. Herkimer, [N. YJ To Martin Van 

Nov. 11 Buren, Washington. The elections; duties of 

the Administration; etc. A. L. 4 p. (Incom 
plete) . 



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1840 Breese, Sidney. Vienna, 111. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov . 12 Washington. The contest in his State ; the nature 

of the opposition; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 12 Washington. Will not believe a defeat until all 

official figures are in; corruption and fraud; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Kaufmann, P. Canton, O. To Martin Van Buren, Wash- 

Nov. 15 ington. Post-election thoughts; a plea for Wil 

son Shannon; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

Nov. 15 Buren, [Washington]. Election frauds; the 

British funding system; results of the election 
in New York; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Henderson, Isaac. Hamilton, O. To [Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 15 ren, Washington]. Reasons for the change in 

some political characters Eaton and Haines; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Howard, T. A. Indianapolis. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 16 [Washington]. Harrison s election will produce 

a counter-revolution; a look into the future ; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. "Confidential." 

1840 Davezac, Auguste. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 16 [Washington]. Prophecy of a reaction in favor 

of Democracy. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Barto, H. D. Trumansburg, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 17 ren, Washington. Using a sample campaign let 

ter-head employed by banks; its significance. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Dix, John A[dams]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 17 Washington. Great disappointment in the re 

sult; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Hamer, Th[omas] L. Georgetown, Ohio. To Martin Van 

Nov. 18 Buren, Washington. Question whether the peo 

ple can govern themselves; a plea for Wilson 
Shannon; etc. A. L. S. . 2 p. "Private and 
non-official." 

1840 Jordan, Dillon. Pensacola. To Martin Van Buren, [Wash- 

Nov. 18 ington]. The great issue involved in the elec 

tion; friendly wishes; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Buchanan, James. Lancaster. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 18 Washington. Sending a letter from Col. Wright ; 

astonishment and disappointment at the result 
in Pennsylvania; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1840 McWhorter, Geo[rge] H. Oswego, [N. Y.] To M[artin] 

Nov. 20 Van Buren, [Washington]. Defeat due to Mor 

mons and Abolitionists; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Smith, W[illia]m. Culpeper, Va. To [Martin Van Buren], 

Nov. 21 Washington. Not cast down by the defeat ; ask 

ing an appointment for George Johnson. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1840 Spinner, John P. Herkimer, N. Y. To [Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 23 ren, Washington]. His own political views and 

hopes; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 24 [Washington]. Causes of the defeat and need 

for refuting slanders of the campaign; the effect 
of the census law; Republicans should not resign 
their offices; the post-office at Murf reesboro ; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Leiper, George G[ray]. Leiperville, [Pa.] To Martin Van 

Nov. 25 Buren, [Washington]. On the election in Penn 

sylvania. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Stevenson, A[ndrew]. London. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. l Washington. The elections. A. L. S. 4 p. 

"Private." 

1840 Bartlet, W[illia]m. Newburyport, [Mass.] To Martin 

DEC. 2 Van Buren, Washington. Inclosing a state 

ment of claims against France for losses, 1798- 
1800. L. S. 3 p. (Inclosure, 1 p.) 

1840 Elliott, J[esse] D[uncan]. Carlisle, Pa. To Martin Van 

DEC. 2 Buren, [Washington]. Why he is aggrieved by 

a court-martial decision. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 3 Washington]. His own intention to resign his 

office and go to the archives of England and 
France; politics; the message and his book; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. (Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Pro 
ceedings, v. 42, p. 388-9.) 

1840 Ellis, Powhatan. Mexico. To [Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 6 Washington]. Report upon Mexican affairs. 

D. S. 20 p. 

1840 Morton, Marcus. Taunton, Mass. To Martin Van Bu- 

DEC. 7 re n, Washington. Recommending George Ban 

croft for the Vienna mission. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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Anonymous. Lockport, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 
Washington. Urging the espousal of abolition 
principles. 3 p. 

Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts. Washington]. To [Martin Van 
Buren, Washington]. On the importance of ap 
pointing a new governor of Florida Territory 
promptly. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Vail, A[aron]. Madrid. To Martin Van Buren, Washing 
ton. Arrival; conditions in Spain; etc. A. L. S. 
13 p. "Private." 

Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Martin 
Van Buren, Washington. The annual message 
and the Democratic party. A. L. S. 5 p. 

The Advertiser. Appalachicola, [Fla.]. Editorial: "The 
effect of defeat on Mr. Van Buren." Clipping. 
2 columns. 

Cambreleng, C[hurchill] C[aldom]. St. Petersburg. To 
M[artin] Van Buren, [Washington]. Thoughts 
on the elections. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Sullivan, J[ohn] L. Washington. To M[artin] Van 
Buren, [Washington]. On a Darien ship canal. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Barbour, J[ohn] S. Catalpa, [Va.] To M[artin] V[an] Bu 
ren, [Washington]. As to Maj. Roberts s appli 
cation for a midshipman s warrant for his son; 
political address and views of Major Roberts. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Francis P[reston] 
Blair, Washington. Frauds of the Opposition; 
a suggestion for a change in the law; a message 
to the President; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Barbour, Pfhilip] P[endleton]. Frescati, [Va.] To [Mar- 

DEC. 21 tin Van Buren, Washington]. Comments on the 

message; the elections analyzed; etc. A. L. S. 
9 p. 

[1840? McLeod Case. Legal opinions and authorities. Copy by 
c. DEC. 21?] Martin Van Buren, Jr. (p. 1-6) ; A. D. of Henry 

Dilwood Gilpin (p. 7-12); clipping from the 
Philadelphia Public Ledger and Daily Transcript, 
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1840 Alabama Democratic Convention, Green P. Rice, Pres. 

DEC. 24 Tuscaloosa, Ala. To Martin Van Buren, Wash 

ington. Communicating resolutions adopted, 
[Nov.] 21, [1840]. A. L. S. of Green P. Rice. 

3 p. 

1840 Bleecker, H[armanus]. The Hague. To M[artin] Van 

DEC. 24 Buren, [Washington]. Election thoughts; the 

King s abdication; the Dutch settlement in 

South Africa; duties on tobacco and rice; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Forsyth, [John. Washington]. To [Henry Stephen] Fox, 

DEC. 24 [Washington]. See: U. S., N. E. boundary, 

1839-1841, Feb. 27-Jan. 24. 

1840 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 26 Washington. The annual message commended; 

Woodbury s election to the Senate; prediction 

of Van Buren s election in 1844; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1840 Angel, W. G. Angelica, [N. Y.] To Silas Wright, Jr., 

DEC. 27 [Washington]. Prediction of recovery from ma 

nia; causes of defeat; the tariff question; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Mann, A[bijah], Jr. New York. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

DEC. 28 [Washington]. A political survey of the past 

and a look into the future. A. L. S. 4 p. 
"Private." 

1840 Flood, Geo[rge] H. Austin, Texas. To M[artin] Van 

DEC. 29 Buren, Washington. Van Buren toasted at a 

diplomatic dinner. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1840?] Anonymous. To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. On 
the ulterior purpose of Great Britain in her anti- 
slavery attitude; her designs against Cuba; etc. 

4 p. "Private and confidential." 

[1840?] Benton, Thomas H[art. Washington]. To [Martin] Van 
Buren, [Washington]. On the "Secretary s rec 
ommendation for 5 or 6 millions of Treasury 
notes ;" "the United States Bank note pay 
ments last Fall in the West ;" etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
"Private." 

[1840?] [Fine, John]. Notes on legislation on the right of way 
for railroads; etc. A. D. 2 p. 

1840 McAlister, John. Spring Prairie, Wis. To [Martin Van 

Buren, Washington]. On the situation of the 
inhabitants. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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Southern gold-mines. Estimated value of the product of 
the Southern gold-mines for 1839 and since their 
discovery. Clipping. 

Sutherland, Jacob. Geneva, [N. Y.] To M[artin] Van 
Buren, [Washington]. The message praised by 
all friends; his own expectation of the future 
success of the Democratic party; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

Cambreleng, Cfhurchill] C[aldom]. St. Petersburg. To 
M[artin] Van Buren, Washington. Policy of the 
Whigs outlined; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Douglas, Tho[mas]. St. Augustine, [Fla.] To Martin Van 
Buren, Washington. As to the character of 
Harrison G. O. Babcock. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Van Buren, M[artin. Washington]. To [Garret D.] Wall, 
[Washington]. On offices that expire on March 
3. Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 3 p. 
"Unofficial." 

Cushman, Seth. Guildhall. To [Levi] Woodbury, [Wash 
ington]. As to the case of McLeod. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

Fox, [Henry Stephen. Washington]. To [John] For- 
syth, [Washington]. See: U. S., N. E. bound 
ary, Summary, 1839-1841, Feb. 27-Jan. 24. 

Miller, Henry. Tarlton, O. To Martin Van Buren, 
Washington. On the American Colonization 
Society. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Hay ward, Elijah. McConnellsville, O. To Martin Van 
Buren, Washington. Van Buren again to run 
for the presidency; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Pri 
vate." 

Forsyth, [John. Washington]. To [Henry Stephen] Fox, 
[Washington]. See: U. S., N. E. boundary, 
Summary, 1839-1841, Feb. 27-Jan. 24. 

Helfenstein, John P. [Washington]. To Martin Van Bu 
ren, [Washington]. Reporting having filed the 
report called for in view of Representative P. G. 
Goode s resolution [Dec. 17, 1840], calling for 
information as to the sale of public lands ad 
joining alternate sections on the Miami Canal, 
Ohio, since Jan. 1, 1836; Ohio politics; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1841 Dorr, Matthew. Dansville, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 20 ren, [Washington]. Asking information about 

the expenses of the government. A. L. S. 1 p. 

(Indorsement of Van Buren, directing Woodbury 

to send the document desired). 

[1841?] Fox, [Henry Stephen. Washington]. To [John] Forsyth, 
JAN. 24 [Washington]. See: U. S., N. E. boundary, 

Summary, 1839-1841, Feb. 27-Jan. 24. 

1841 Bleecker, H[armanus]. The Hague. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 25 ren, Washington. The message; the political 

situation in Holland; Bleecker s request for re 
call; etc. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1841 [Worthington, J. W.] New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 25 Washington. A threatening letter. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1841 Bleecker, H[armanus]. The Hague. To Martin Van 

JAN. 28 Buren, Washington. As to his recall and suc 

cessor; royal regret that Van Buren was not 
re-elected; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1841 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Silas 

JAN. 30 Wright, Jr., Washington. Jesse Hoyt s dispute 

with the Treasury Department over bond and 

fees; his own belief in Hoyt s honesty; etc. 

A. L. S. 9 p. "Private." 

1841 Van Buren, Martin. Washington. To [Green P. Kice, 

JAN. 30 Tuscaloosa, Ala.] Answering his letter of [Dec.] 

24, [1840], communicating the Alabama Conven 
tion proceedings. A. Df. 20 p. (Correspond 
ence printed: Globe, 1841, Mar. 2). 

. A. Df. of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 16 p. 

1841 Law, John. Vincennes, [Ind.] To [Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 1 Washington]. Thoughts on the close of Van 

Buren s administration and the certain failure of 
Harrison s; Law s resignation; a naval appoint 
ment for his son, Richard Law; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. "Private." 

1841 Poinsett, Jfoel] R[oberts]. War Department, Washington. 

FEB. 3 To [Martin Van Buren, Washington]. Com 

municating a list of officers and agents who have 
not rendered accounts for the third quarter of 
1840 as required by the Act of Jan. 31, 1823. 
L. S. 2 p. 



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1841 V[an] B[uren], M[artin. Washington], Veto message. 

O.FEB. [3?] A. Df. 8 p. (Indorsed: "Commencement of a 

veto message for Mr. Clay s [i. e.,Benton s?] Land 
Bill, Feby, 1841. Not finished because not 
wanted MVB". S. 28, Benton s pre-emption 
bill, was introduced Dec. 14, 1840; passed the 
Senate and sent to the House, with distribution 
amendments, Feb. 2, 1841; brought up, but not 
considered, in the House, Mar. 3, 1841). 

1841 Missouri General Assembly, Democratic members. Jeffer- 

FEB. 4 son City. To Martin Van Buren, Washington. 

Communicating resolutions adopted [Feb.] 1, 

[1841]. A. L. S. of M. M. Marmaduke, President. 

2 p. 

1841 Flagg, A[zariah] Cfutting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 4 Buren, [Washington]. Acknowledging receipt of 

Van Buren s letter, [January], with inclosure 
from Gen. Jackson; his own article in the weekly 
Argus and Rough Hewer and the daily Argus on 
money changers influence in elections; Whig ef 
forts to discredit outgoing New York and national 
Democratic administrations; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Slidell, Thomas. New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 5 Washington. Reporting his resignation as 

United States district attorney. A. L. S. 1 p. 
"Unofficial." 

1841 Walker, Robert J. [Washington]. To Martin Van Bu- 

FEB. 8 ren, [Washington]. On delay in the payment of 

his indebtedness to Van Buren; bad financial 

conditions in Mississippi; favorable opinion of 

Van Buren s administration; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Stevenson, A[ndrew]. London. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 9 Washington. An interview with Lord P[almers- 

ton], etc., on the McLeod case. A. L. S. 6 p. 
"Private." 

. Transcript. 6 p. 

1841 Massachusetts Legislature, Democratic Members. Bos- 

c. FEB. [14?] ton. To Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. 

Resolutions. D. S. 4 p. (With: Allen to Van- 
Buren, 1841, Feb. 16). 

1841 Allen, Sam[ue]l C. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 16 [Washington]. Transmitting resolutions of the 

Democratic members of the Massachusetts Legis 
lature. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1841 Missouri General Assembly. Address to Martin Van Bu- 

FEB. 16 rcn. Copy. 9 p. (Indorsed by Van Buren: 

"Correspondence with Missouri 1840 Reply to 
an address of the Legislature including a re- 
nomination. 7 ) 

1841 Butler, Bfenjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Henry 

FEB. 16 D[ihvood] Gilpin, [Washington]. On Jesse Hoyt s 

troubles over his accounts; his own perplexity; 
etc, A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." 

1841 Brown, B[edford]. Caswell, N. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 17 [Washington]. Acknowledging receipt of the 

message, [Dec. 5, 1840]; the duty of the Demo 
cratic party; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Henry 

FEB. 17 D[ilwood] Gilpin, Washington. On Jesse Hoyt s 

difficulties; advances to the Government; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p., "Private." 

1841 Collins, Edward K., and associates. Washington. Pro- 

FEB. 18 posal for building four ships for carrying the 

United States mail between New York and Liver 
pool or for war vessels. Copy. 1 p. (With: 
Collins to Van Buren, 1841, Feb. 22.) 

1841 Collins, Edw[ar]d K. [Washington]. To Martin Van 

Buren, Washington. Transmitting a copy of his 
FEB. 22 bid for carrying mail between New York and Liv 

erpool, and a letter to John M. Niles. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Collins, Edward K. Washington. To John Milton Niles, 

FEB. 22 Washington. Transmitting his bid [Feb. 18] for 

carrying mail between New York and Liverpool. 

L. S. 2 p. (With: Collins to Van Buren, 1841, 

Feb. 22.) 

1841 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 23 [Washington]. Summation of his administration 

of the Boston Custom-house. A. L. S. 4 p. 

(Including inclosure, 1 p. Printed: Mass. Hist. 

Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 388-9). 

1841 Dallas, G[eorge] M[ifflin]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

FEB. 26 Buren, [Washington]. Suggesting Henry Toland 

for appointment as consul at Paris; remarks on 
Van Buren s success as president and the un 
fairness of Harrison s election; etc. A. L. S. 

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1841 Ridley, Robert, and others. Richmond. To [Martin Van 

FEB. 27 Buren], Washington. Indorsing Judge John Y. 

Mason for the Supreme Court vacancy caused 
by the death of P[hilip] P[endleton] Barbour. 
L. S. 3 p. (With: Rives to Van Buren, 1841, 
Mar. 1). 

1841 Brockenbrough, John. Richmond. To Martin Van Bu- 

FEB. 27 ren, [Washington]. Judge Barbour s death; sug 

gesting Henry St. George Tucker for his place. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Morris, Rob[er]t H., and others. New York. To Martin 

FEB. 27 Van Buren, Washington. Address in behalf of 

the Convention of the Democratic Republican 
electors of New York City; plans for a reception 
and public dinner on his arrival in New York; 
etc, L. S. 3 p. 

1841 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To the Democratic 

MAR. [1] members of Congress, [Washington]. Declining 

an invitation [issued Feb. 22, 1841] to a farewell 

public dinner. A. Df. 7 p. (Correspondence 

printed: Washington Globe, Mar. 5, 1841). 

1841 Rives, Francis E. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren], 

MAR. 1 Washington. Inclosing a letter from members of 

the Virginia Legislature naming John Y. Mason 

for the Supreme Court vacancy. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Roane, W[illiam] H. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. To 

MAR, 1 Martin Van Buren, [Washington]. Sending a 

letter [from John Brockenbrough, Feb. 27, in 
reference to Judge Barbour s death and Tucker s 
appointment to the Supreme Court vacancy] 
intrusted to him. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. War Department, [Washing- 

MAR. 2 ton]. To Martin Van Buren, Washington. Re 

port, accompanying his resignation, of the con 
dition of the Department. D. S. 5 p. (Printed : 
Globe, 1841, May 3). 

1841 United States Senate, Committee on inauguration arrange- 

MAR. 2 ments. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. To 

[Martin Van Buren, Washington]. Sending the 

inaugiiration program. L. S. of Wplliam] 

C[ampbell] Preston, etc. 1 p. 



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[1841 United States Congress, Democratic members from Penn- 

MAR. 2?] sylvania. [Washington]. To [Martin Van Bu 

ren, Washington]. Address. D. S. of George M. 
Keim, etc. 6 p. (In Keim s hand). 

1841 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 4 Washington. Remarks on his retirement; Har 

rison s undignified conduct and Van Buren s dig 
nity; Bell s future in Tennessee; Blair and Rives; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To [Robert H. 

MAR. 6 Morris and others, New York]. Reply to the 

address [Feb. 27] of the Convention of Demo 
cratic-Republican electors of New York City. 
A. Df. 8 p. (Correspondence printed: Wash 
ington Globe, 1841, Mar. 20, with Van Buren s 
reply dated Mar. 8) . 

[1841 [Van Buren, Martin. Washington]. To [Thomas Reynolds, 

MAR. 6] Jefferson City, Mo.]. Acknowledging the address 

of the Missouri Legislature [Feb. 16, 1841, trans 
mitted by Reynolds, Feb. 18]. A. Df. 17 p. 
(Incomplete; correspondence printed: Globe, 
1841, Mar. 13). 

1841 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Martin 

MAR. 10 Van Buren, Washington. Thoughts suggested 

by Harrison s inaugural address; Butler s resig 
nation; Martin Van Buren, Jr. s, illness; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1841 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To the [Democratic 

MAR. 10?] members of the Massachusetts Legislature, Bos 

ton]. Acknowledging their resolutions, trans 
mitted [Feb. 16]. A. Df. 2 p. (With: Allen to 
Van Buren, 1841, Feb. 16; dated Mar. 16, 1844). 

1841 Van Buren, M[artin]. Washington. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAR. 12 Nashville. Contentment at leaving Washington; 

the separation of Congress; the appointment of 

Daniel; Clay and King may fight; etc. A. L. S. 

12 p. 

[1841 [Van Buren, Martin]. Washington. To the Pennsylva- 

C.MAR. 12?] n i a Democratic members of Congress, Washing 

ton. Answer to their address. A. Df. of Henry 
Dilwood Gilpin. 4 p. 

1841 Thornton, Tho[mas] C. Washington. To M[artin] Van 

- 12 Buren, Washington. Letter of farewell. A. L. S. 

3 p. 



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1841 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Washington. To Martin Van 

MAR. 18 Buren, [New York]. A dinner at the White 

House [Mar. 13]; the President s restlessness; 

office-seekers; political gossip; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1841 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. Washington. To M[artin] 

MAR. 22 Van Buren, New York. The White House din 

ner of [Mar. 1 3] ; impressions of the new Cabinet ; 
Martin Van Buren, Jr. s, health; personal and 
political news; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Hume, Joseph. London. To Martin Van Buren, [New 

MAR. 22 York]. Transmitting resolutions of members of 

Parliament, a report of a select committee of the 
House of Commons, and a report of the Man 
chester Chamber of Commerce; free trade and 
tariff reform. L. S. (Facsimile circular; MS. 
signature. On p. 2-4 is a draft in Van Buren s 
hand of part of his notes on New York finances, 
[1842, c. Dec. 7].) 

1841 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. Washington. To [Martin] 

MAR, 24 Van Buren, New York. A call on President 

Harrison; Flagg and the party organ in Wash 
ington; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

MAR. 28 Buren, New York. Van Buren s reception on 

his way home; the desirability of publishing 
Woodbury s and Poinsett s reports; a "Cabinet 
meeting of the Exe s ;" Martin Van Buren, Jr. s, 
health; etc.; sending a letter to be sent to Ha 
vana. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Van Buren, M[artin]. New York. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAR. 30 Nashville. A great reception by the people on 

his reaching New York; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1841 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 31 New York. Clay and his following; the violence 

done to Blair and Rives; the campaign reviewed 
and a forecast made; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Forsyth, John. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

APR. 3 [New York]. The consulate at Vera Cruz; 

President Harrison s illness; family and political 

news; Martin Van Buren, Jr. s, health; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1841 Gilpin, Hfenry] D[ilwood]. Washington. To Martin Van 

APR. 3 Buren, New York. Congratulations on the re 

ception in New York; the President s critical 
condition ; political situation ; Clay s expectations ; 
Martin Van Buren, Jr. s, health; personal news; 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1841 Forsyth, John. Washington. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

APR. 4 New York. President Harrison s death; its 

effect; Virginian presidents; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. Washington. To Martin Van 

[APR.] 4 Buren, New York. President Harrison s death; 

its possible effect; Tyler and Clay; etc. A. L. S. 

2 P : 

1841 Forsyth, John. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 10 New York]. President Harrison s funeral; 

Adams s remarks; Tyler s address and views; 
political changes; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1841 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. Washington. To Martin Van 

APR. 11 Buren, New York. Tyler s address; political 

prospects; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Dix, John A[dams]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 12 [New York]. Sending the first number of the 

Northern Light; Tyler s address; political pros 
pects; the United States Bank and financial re 
form; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Donelson, A[ndrew] Jfackson]. Nashville. To Martin 

Ap R- 23 Van Buren, Kinderhook. Promising an early 

payment of interest on his bonds; Gen. Jackson s 

finances; an invitation to visit Gen. Jackson in 

the Fall; family news; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Marcy, Wplliam] L[earned]. Washington. To Mfartin] 

MAY 14 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Representations by 

heads of departments against their predecessors 
conduct; plans for the United States Bank; re 
movals; Webster s strength; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1841 Van Buren, M[artin]. Kinderhook. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAY 15] [Hermitage]. At last at home; portraits of 

Jackson and Jefferson; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 19 Kinderhook. The Caroline case to be made the 

basis of an attack on Van Buren and Ritchie; 
Virginia s course; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1841 [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderliook]. To Thomas Ritchie, 

MAY 25 [Richmond]. The Caroline affair. Copy by 

Martin Van Buren, Jr. (extract). 9 p. 

1841 Hoffman, Michael, and others. Albany. To Martin Van 

MAY 25 Buren, Kinderhook. Address of the Democratic 

members of the New York Legislature. L. S. 
7 p. 

1841 Croswell, E[dwin]. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAY 26 [Kinderhook]. The adjournment of the Legisla 

ture; Democratic moderation; a caucus; an ad 
dress to Van Buren soon to be presented; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 31 Kinderhook. Congratulations on reaching home 

and on ovations during the journey; the eyes of 
deluded Whigs opening; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. Homestead, near Greenville, 

JUNE 4 S. C. To Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. 

President Tyler s policy; the political situation 

in South Carolina; his own home-life; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Van Buren, M[artin]. Kinderhook. To John Hunter and 

JUNE 5 others, [Albany]. Reply to the address of the 

Democratic members of the New York Legisla 
ture, [May 25]. L. S. 9 p. (Correspondence 
printed: Globe, 1841, June 24). 

1841 Bancroft, George. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, [Kin- 

JUNE 17 derhook]. The Royal Society of Northern Anti 

quaries at Copenhagen and the Dighton rock and 
Newport mill; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. (Printed: 
Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 390-1). 
1841 Edmonds, J[ohn] W. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 18 Kinderhook]. Advice to [Jesse Hoyt] as to re 

taliation upon appraisers testifying against him; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To [Martin] 

JUNE 18 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. The Gilpin resi 

dence; the political situation; Benton s speech 
and Webster s letter on the McLeod case; Wood- 
bury s demolition of E wing s report; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1841 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 21 [Kinderhook]. The advantage of his not having 

asked Van Buren s political advice; the political 



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Wright, Silas, Jr. Continued. 

situation; the Bank bill and other measures be 
fore Congress; Clay, Webster, Tyler; John Van 
Buren s approaching marriage; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1841 Albany, Common Council. Resolution on inviting Van 

JUNE 21 Buren to a Fourth of July celebration. Copy. 

1 p. (Appended to : Van Vechten to Van Buren, 
1841, June 28). 

1841 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 26 Kinderhook. Speculation upon Tyler s course; 

etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Hart, Samuel. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 28 Kinderhook. Asking Van Buren to be a presi 

dential candidate; Benton s refusal; congratula 
tions on [John Van Buren s] marriage; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Van Vechten, Teunis. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 28 Kinderhook. Invitation to a fourth of July cele 

bration; transmitting resolution of Common 
Council, July 21. A. L. S. 1 p. (Resolution 
appended) . 

1841 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 10 [Kinderhook]. The progress of bank-making; 

the Delaware Senators; the power of executive 
influence; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. New York. To Martin Van 

JULY 14 Buren, Kinderhook. Articles for the Globe; a 

vacation trip; C s manuscript; political forecast; 
the power of repeal ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Vail, A[aron]. Madrid. To Martin Van Buren, Kinder- 

JULY 17 hook. Success in settling the United States 

claims against Spain; society; the high cost of 
living and inadequate salary; the effect of the 
American banking system on our foreign reputa 
tion; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Marcy, Wplliam] L[earned]. Washington. To Martin 

JULY 20 Van Buren, Kinderhook. The Cabinet quarrel; 

office-seekers; bills before Congress; Tyler s 

probable action on Clay s Bank bill; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1841 McClellan, Rob[er]t. House of Representatives, Wash- 

JULY 22 ington. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. 

The Bank bill and the land bill ; President Tyler s 



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McClellan, Kob[er]t Continued. 

hopes for the break-up of his cabinet; debate in 
caucus on proper party action; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1841 Ingersoll, C[harles] Jfared]. Washington. To [Martin 

JULY 23 Van Buren, Kinderhook]. The Bank bill; the 

President and the Cabinet; the Democratic cau 
cus; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1841 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Washington. To M[artin] 

JULY 28 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. The Bank bill passed 

by the Senate; the President and the Cabinet; 
interpretation of the situation; Wright s impor 
tance; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 McClellan, R[obert]. House of Representatives, [Wash- 

JULY 30 ington]. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. 

Prospects of the Bank bill now before the House; 
the land and revenue bills; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1841 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Kinderhook. To Andrew Jackson, 

JULY 30 Nashville. A great New York meeting; im 

provements on his place; John Van Buren s mar 
riage; the home-coming of the Major [Abraham 
Van Buren] and his family; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1841 Linn, L[ewis] Fpelds]. Washington. To M[artin] Van 

JULY 31 Buren, Kinderhook. Prospects of the Bank bill 

and others; Whig rascality; Democratic right 
eousness and harmony; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 7 Kinderhook. Bills before Congress; prospects 

for a veto of the Bank bill; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Confidential." 

1841 McClellan, R[obert]. House of Representatives, [Wash- 

AUG. 7 ington]. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. 

The passage of the Bank bill; the President s 
probable veto; Whig efforts to repeal the inde 
pendent treasury bill; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Vanderpoel, Augustus]. New York. To M[artin] Van 

AUG. 10 Buren, [Kinderhook]. The recent meeting; the 

Federalists [Whigs] and the veto; the next presi 
dential candidate; congratulations upon the 
birth of a grandson [Singleton Van Buren]; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Law, John. Vincennes, [Indiana]. To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 13 ren, Kinderhook. Democratic reaction in In 

diana; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1841 McClellan, Rob[er]t. Washington. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

AUG. 15 ren, [Kinderhook]. The passage and approval of 

the independent treasury bill; speculations upon 

the veto of the Bank bill and its effect; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 16 [Kinderhook]. Congratulations upon John Van 

Buren s marriage and the birth of the Major s 
son; his own poor health; Clay s bank measure; 
Folk s good fight in Tennessee and the senator- 
ship; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1841 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned. Albany]. To M[artin] Van 

[AUG.] 17 Buren, [Kinderhook]. The veto of the Bank bill 

[Aug. 16]; a new cabinet; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1841 Neale, Christopher]. Alexandria, [D. C.] To Martin 

AUG. 20 Van Buren, Kinderhook. Asking him to secure 

opinions of judges as to the act of Dec. 18, 1812 
[concerning the district and territorial judges of 
the United States. (Stat. at Large, II, 788)]. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Repeal Corresponding Committee of New York. Resolu- 
AUG. 20 tions on the veto of the Bank bill and the repeal 

of the independent treasury act. Clipping. 
(With: Edmonds to Van Buren, 1841, Aug. 21). 

1841 Edmonds, J[ohn] W. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 
AUG. 21 Kinderhook. On the repeal of the Bank bill; 

resolutions of the Repeal Corresponding Com 
mittee, Aug. 20, 1841, inclosed. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. A sketch of the state 

AUG. 22 of parties at the extra session. Copy. 13 p. 

1841 New York. Ninth Ward Convention. To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 28 ren, [Kinderhook]. Transmitting proceedings in 

regard to the veto of the Bank bill and the repeal 

of the independent treasury act. L. S. of David 

Olivers and Edward Patterson. 1 p. 

1841 Pickens, F[rancis] W. Washington. To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 29 r en, Kinderhook. Political forecast; contrast 

between the present administration and Van 
Buren s; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 McDuffie, Geo[rge.] Abbeville Mineral Springs, [S. C.] 

SEPT - 4 To Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. His own 

illness and inability to accept the invitation of 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 431 

McDuffie, Geo[rge] Continued. 

the New York Lyceum; approval of Van Buren s 
administration; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1841 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To the Ninth Ward 

SEPT. 4 Convention, New York. Answering their letter 

of [Aug. 28]. A. Df. 8 p. 

. Printed; in the Wayne Sentinel, Oct. 6. 

1841 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To the Ninth Ward Con- 

SEPT. 11 vention, New York. Answering their letter of 

[Aug.] 28. 

. Printed; in the Wayne Sentinel, Oct. 6. 

1841 V[an] B[uren], S[mith] T[hompson. Washington]. To 

SEPT. 12 [Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook]. The political 

and social situation in Washington; the Cabinet; 
disturbances in Congress; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1841 Dawson, Moses. Cincinnati. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 22 [Kinderhook]. The political situation in Ohio; 

banking and currency reform; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1841 Chipp, Rodney A., and others. Kingston, [N. Y.] To 

SEPT. 24 Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Invitation to a 

mass convention of the Hudson River counties at 

Kingston, Oct. 7, [1841]. 2 p. (With: Sickles 

to Van Buren, 1841, Sept. 27.) 

1841 Democratic Convention of Middlesex County, [N. J.] [New 

SEPT. 25 Brunswick, N. J.] Proceedings. Newspaper 

clipping. 1 column. (With: McChesney and 
others to Van Buren, 1841, Oct. 1.) 

1841 Nicolson, John B. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 26 Kinderhook. A vacation in Virginia; unfortu 

nate selections of secretaries for the Navy De 
partment; grievance against [Badger]; personal 
matters; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 27 Buren, Kinderhook. The Tyler- Webster coali 

tion; the political situation; danger of a fiscal 
agent; estimate of Smith Van Buren; personal 
matters; etc. A. L. S. 

1841 Sickles, Nicholas. Kingston, [N. Y.] To M[artin] Van 

SEPT. 27 Buren, Kinderhook. Transmitting a letter from 

a corresponding committee inviting him to at 
tend a meeting of the Democracy of the river 
counties, Oct. 7, [1841]. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1841 McChesney, Josfeph], and others. New Brunswick, X. J. 

OCT. 1 To Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Transmit 

ting proceedings of the Democratic Convention 
of Middlesex County, [Sept.] 25. Copy? 1 p. 

1841 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To [Rodney A. Chipp 

OCT. 2 and others, Kingston, N. Y.] Declining their in 

vitation to the mass convention of the river 
counties for Oct. 7. A. Df. 4 p. (With: 
Sickles to Van Buren, 1841, Sept. 27). 

1841 Wayne Sentinel. Palmyra, X. Y. v. XIX, no. 1, con- 

OCT. 6 taining the answers of Martin Van Buren (Sept. 

4, 1841) and Andrew Jackson (Sept. 11, 1841) to 
letters transmitting the proceedings of the Xew 
York Xinth Ward Convention, [1841, Aug.] 24; 
etc. 4 p. 

1841 Nicolson, John B. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 9 Kinderhook. The Globe and the Intelligencer; 

Clay s opinion on the veto; Cushing s address to 
his constituents; Judge Tallmadge s reply to 
Judge Cowan s opinion on McLain s case; his 
own grievance against [Badger]; the President s 
view; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Van Buren, M[artin]. Kinderhook. To Andrew Jackson, 

OCT. 12 Xashville. Jackson s service to his friends; his 

own efforts auxiliary to Jackson s against a 

paper system; a plan to visit the Hermitage; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

1841 Gilpin, H[enry] DRlwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

OCT. 19 Buren, Kinderhook. Rejoicing over "the sober 

second thought of the people;" "the sub-treasury 
and Van Buren against the banks and Clay;" 
political forecast ; personal matters; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1841 Davenport, William, & Co. Liverpool. To John Van 

OCT. 20 Buren, Albany. Account for glassware sent to 

the President in June, 1839. L. S. (per John 
Everard). 1 p. 

1841 Whitney, Amaziah. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT - 21 [Kinderhook]. Transmitting proceedings of a 

state convention of mechanics on the State s 
Prison monopoly. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1841 Martin, J. L. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 22 Kinderhook. [John] Forsyth s death; his fam 

ily s circumstances; efforts to be made to in 
duce Georgians to pay off the mortgages on the 
estate; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 23 [Kinderhook]. A new trial of Stockton and 

Stokes v. Kendall; an interrogatory soon to come 
for Van.Buren s deposition; Forsyth s death; 
disgust with Tyler; personal matters; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Hastings, John. Salem, O. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

OCT. 23 derhook. Congratulations on the " sober second 

thought of the people" as shown in the elec 
tions; the distribution bill; the local political 
situation; etc.; transmitting speeches. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1841 Wright, Silas, Jr. Canton. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 25 [Kinderhook]. A promise of a visit to Linden- 

wald, if convenient; political prospects; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Fairfield, John. Saco, [Maine]. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 25 Kinderhook. Thanks for suggestions; election 

frauds in Maine; congratulations on "the sober 

second thought" shown in the elections; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Allen, Wplliam]. Chillicothe, [O.] To M[artin] Van Bu- 

OCT. 27 ren, [Kinderhook]. The sober second thought ;" 

Federalism; political forecast ; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1841 Irish Emigrant Society, Robert Hogan, Pres. New York. 

OCT. 29 To Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Thanks 

for a donation of $10. A. L. S. of Robert Hogan. 

IP- 

1841 Poinsett, J[oel] Rfoberts]. Homestead, Greenville, [S. C.] 

OCT. 30 To Martin Van Buren, Lindenwald, Kinderhook. 

The victorious elections and the disgraces of the 
last twelvemonth; speculative villainy in the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs; personal matters; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook]. To - . Answer 
OCT. to congratulations upon the result of the Mary 

land elections. A. Df. 14 p. (P. 1-2, A. Df. of 
Martin Van Buren, Jr.) 
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1841 Nicolson, J[ohn] B. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 4 Kinderhook. Gen. Scott s circular defining his 

platform; his mistake in beginning the campaign 

so early; the veto power; a Naval court-martial; 

personal gossip; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Van Buren, M[artin]. Kinderhook. To A[ndrew] Jack- 

Nov. 9 son, [Hermitage]. The results of the New York 

election; his personal feelings; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1841 Dorr, Rob[er]t L. Dansville, [N. Y.] To M[artin] Van 

Nov. 10 Buren, Kinderhook. Sending the prospectus of 

a Democratic paper ; his resignation of his Wash 
ington office and his alleged mental derangement; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 11 Kinderhook. Inclosing the interrogatory for 

the Stockton and Stokes suit; comments; con 
gratulations on the New York election; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Buncombe, Charles. Rochester, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

Nov. 11 Buren, Kinderhook. The late elections; a plan 

for a banking system; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To [Amaziah Whit- 

Nov. 12 ney, Albany]. Answering Whitney s letter of 

[Oct. 21], sending the proceedings of the Me 
chanics Convention. A. Df. 2 p. 

. A. Df. 3 p. (Both with: Whitney to 
Van Buren, 1841, Oct. 21). 

1841 Horn, Henry. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 13 [Kinderhook]. Signs of reaction; a campaign 

already begun; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

. Printed; in the Nashville Union, 1842, 
Feb. 6. 1 column. 

1841 Denison, Charles W. Norwich, Ct. To Mfartin] Van Bu- 

Nov. 16 ren, Kinderhook. Inquiring as to the purpose of 

sending the Grampus to Norwich for the Amistad 
negroes; Van Buren s order, Jan. 9, 1840, and 
President [Tyler s], [Oct.] 8, [1841]; etc. A. L.S. 
3 p. 

1841 Democrats of Du Page County (111.) Naperville, [111.] 

Nov. [20] Resolutions passed at a meeting to celebrate the 

Democratic victory in the recent State elections. 

Copy. 3 p. (With: Bill and others to Van 

Buren, 1841, Nov. 23). 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 435 

1841 Bill, Edmund B., and others. Naperville, 111. To Mar- 

Nov. 23 tin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Transmitting reso 

lutions of the Democrats of Du Page County in 
a meeting of [Nov.] 20, to celebrate Democratic 
victory in the recent State elections. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. Columbia, [S. C.] To Martin 

Nov. 23 Van Buren, Lindenwald. Inclosing a paper 

read in the Legislature; the political complexion 

of South Carolina; the distribution act; Forsytes 

death; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Law, John. Indianapolis. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

Nov. 23 derhook. "The sober second thought" of the 

people as shown in the recent elections; political 
forecast; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To . De- 
Nov. 24 dining an invitation to a dinner of the British 
residents in New York in honor of Lord Mor- 
peth. A. Df. 2 p. 
. Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 2 p. 

1841 Tracy, Albert H. Buffalo. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 24 [Kinderhook]. Protesting for political reasons 

against Van Buren s touring the Southern states 
this winter. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 25 Kinderhook. The senatorial position in Ten 

nessee; victories in other states; the end of 
Clay; Scott s pretensions; Harrison s providen 
tial death; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To Henry Horn, 

Nov. 26 [Philadelphia]. Reply to his letter on the new 

campaign for the presidency. A. Df. 5 p. 

. Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 8 p. 

. Printed; in the Nashville Union, 1842, 

Feb. 6. 2 columns. 

1841 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. Columbia, [S. C.] To Martin 

Nov. 28 Van Buren, Kinderhook. Political movements 

of Calhoun s friends ; his influence in South Caro 
lina; the impolicy of putting up a Southern 
presidential candidate; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 O Sullivan, J[ohn] L. New York. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

Nov. 29 ren, Kinderhook. Asking Van Buren s signa 

ture to an inclosed memorial to the Legislature 



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J[olm] L. Continued. 

[for the abolition of capital punishment]; send 
ing a second copy of the committee report, [Apr. 
16, 1841]. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook]. To [Charles W.] 
Denison, [Norwich, Ct.] Answering Denison s 
inquiry of Nov. 16, 1841, as to the purpose of 
sending the Grampus into the harbor of New Ha 
ven for the Amistad negroes. A. Df. 2 p. 
(With: Denison to Van Buren, 1841, Nov. 16). 

Inman, H[enry]. New York. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 
Kinderhook. Praise of Powers s bust of Van Bu 
ren; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Law, John. Indianapolis. To Martin Van Buren, Kin 
derhook. A Democratic caucus in the Indiana 
Legislature [Dec. 8] indorsing Van Buren for the 
next presidential nomination. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Spring Farm, near Richmond. 
To Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. The po 
litical situation; a visit of Governor Marcy; urg 
ing Van Buren not to commit himself against ac 
cepting the next nomination; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. White House, S. C. To Mar 
tin Van Buren, Lindenwald. Van Buren s ap 
proaching visit; Calhoun; family matters; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

[Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook]. 
and others, Naperville, 111 
Page County resolutions. 
Bill and others to Van Buren, 1841, Nov. 23). 

Van Buren, Martin. [Kinderhook?] Contract with Mr. 
Marquatte for working the [Lindenwald] farm 
on shares. A. Df. 4 p. 

Northeastern boundary. List of messages and papers rela 
tive to the Northeastern boundary and the 
steamboat Caroline transmitted to the Senate 
and the House during Van Buren s administra 
tion. 4 p. 

Anonymous. Harrisburg, [Pa.] To Benjamin Patton, Jr., 
Pittsburg. On the political situation, especially 
in Pennsylvania. Copy (extract). 2 p. (In: 
Patton to Van Buren, 1842, Jan. 7. Writer s 
name withheld by Patton) . 



To [Edmund B. Bill 
| Thanks for the Du 
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Anonymous Continued. 

. Copy (extract). (In: Helfenstein to Van 
Buren, 1842, Jan. 10). 

1842 Linn, L[ewis] Fpelds]. Washington. To M[artin] Van 

JAN- 3 Buren, [Kmderhook]. Re-election; the Senate; 

the political situation; the inclement weather in 
November; family news; etc.; sending the pro 
ceedings of the Democratic members of the Mis 
souri Legislature. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1842] [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To [John L.] O Sul- 

JAN. 4 livan, [Albany ?] Thanks for a second copy of 

O Sullivan s committee report on capital pun 
ishment [Apr. 16, 1841]; refusal to memorialize 
the Legislature on the subject ; etc. A. Df. 2 p. 
1842 Penn, S[had S. ?], Jr. St. Louis. [To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 4 Kinderhook]. Buchanan and Woodbury s prob 

able championship of Calhoun; the danger to 
Van Buren in Benton s support; Benton s offi- 
ciousness in Missouri; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1842 Patton, Benj[ami]n, Jr. Pittsburg. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 7 ren, Kinderhook. Communicating extracts from 

a letter on the political situation, especially in 

Pennsylvania; Buchanan s attempts to discredit 

Patton; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 [Van Swearingen, - ]. Lexington, Ky. To Martin Van 

JAN. 7 Buren, Kinderhook. A State convention to 

assemble, at Frankfort [Jan. 10]; political fore 
cast; etc, A. L. S. 1 p. "Confidential." (Sig 
nature torn away) . 

1842 Gilpin, H[enry] Dplwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

JAN. 8 Buren, Kinderhook. The meeting of [Jan. 7]; 

origin of the resolutions; letters received; Bu 
chanan and the Senate; personal matters; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Helfenstein, W[illia]m L. Dayton, [OJ To M[artin] Van 

JAN. 10 Buren, Kinderhook. The political situation in 

Ohio, local and national; etc.; including an ex 
tract from a letter to Judge Patton, 1842, Jan. 1. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Confidential." 

1842 Wright, Silas, Jr., Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 12 [Kinderhook]. His own mistake in undertaking 

private legal business; Congressional apathy; 

history and prospects of Whig and Republican 



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Wright, Silas, Jr. Continued. 

action on the fiscal bill; the presidential candi 
dacy of " the command er-in-chief," Clay, Tyler, 
and Benton; personal news and messages, etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Edmonds, J[ohn] W. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 13 Kinderhook]. The "Glentworth business"; 

Whig frauds and retribution; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Flournoy, M. Fayette, Kentucky. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 16 ren, Kinderhook. Asking Van Buren s opinion 

on the fiscal part of the last presidential message. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 29 Kinderhook. The bankrupt law; [Nathan F.j 

Dixon s death; Clay; Buchanan; M[arcy]; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1842 West, Nath[anie]l. Indianapolis. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

JAN. 30 ren, Kinderhook. On the political situation in 

Indiana. A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

[1842 [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook]. "Funds and dis- 

JAN. ?] bursements for 1842." A. Df. 3 p. 

1842 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To - . Answer- 

FEB. 1 ing their inquiry of [Jan.] 27 as to his opinion on 

the repeal of the Legislative Union of England 

and Ireland. A. Df. of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 

4 p. (Incomplete). 

1842 Anderson, Hfugh] J. Belfast, [Maine]. To Martin Van 

FEB. 2 Buren, [Kinderhook]. "The sober second thought 

of the people"; Democracy in Maine; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Walters, W[illia]m. Springfield, 111. To Martin Van Bu- 

FEB. 3 ren, Kinderhook. Transmitting a copy of the 

Illinois State Register containing Van Buren s 

letter to the citizens of Du Page County, [1841, 

Dec. ?], with editorial comments. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1842 Marcy, Wplliam] L[earned]. Washington. To M[artin] 

FEB. 4 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. The letter to Ellis 

shown to his Mexican colleagues ; the work of the 
Commission; conditions in Washington and Al 
bany; Adams s "defence"; Van Buren s journey 
South; the unusually warm weather; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 



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[1842 ?] Hunter, John. [Albany]. To Martin Van Buren, Kinder- 
FEB - 4 hook. Nominations for State officers in last 

night s caucus; lack of opportunity "to intro 
duce the name of my young friend" [John Van 
Buren?]; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Nashville Union. Keprint from the New York Plebeian of 

FEB - 6 the correspondence between Henry Horn, 1841, 

Nov. 13, and Van Buren, 1841, Nov. 26, with 

the Plebeian s editorial comment. Clipping. 2 

columns. 

1842 McClellan, Rob[er]t. Washington. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

FEB. 6 ren, [Kinderhook]. Adams s "defence" and the 

disorder in the House; speculation in Treasury 
notes; Senate debate on Clay s veto amend 
ments; bills before the House; the next candi 
date for the presidency; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Van Buren, M[artin]. Kinderhook. To Andrew Jackson, 

FEB. 7 Nashville. His journey to South Carolina and 

the Hermitage; the political problem in New 
York; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Pickens, F[rancis] W. House of Representatives, [Wash- 

FEB. 9 ington]. To Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. 

Invitation to visit him in South Carolina; confu 
sion in political and governmental affairs; 
Wright s speech on the disposal of money refused 
by South Carolina and Alabama under the distri 
bution act; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Paige, A[lonzo] C. Albany. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 17 Kinderhook. On the Virginia-New York con 

troversy and the duty of the present Legislature. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. New York. To A[lonzo] C. 

FEB. 21 Paige, [Albany]. Answering Paige s request for 

advice, Feb. 17. Copy by Martin Van Buren, 
Jr. 4 p. "Private." 

1842 Bancroft, George. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

Fes . 21 derhook. Sending a document [the Irish repeal 

letter]; Webster s position in the Cabinet; etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. (Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Pro 
ceedings, v. 42, p. 391). 

1842 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 22 Statesburgh, Sumter Dist., S. C. Advice as to 

his route; the Mississippi boats from New Or- 



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Jackson, Andrew Continued. 

leans; a stop at Memphis; the progress of the 
people s awakening; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Patton, Benj[ami]n, and others. Pittsburg. To Martin 

MAR. 8 Van Buren, Hermitage. Invitation to visit 

Pittsburg on his way home. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Slidell, John. New Orleans. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 10 Statesburg, S. C. Asking Van Buren s views as 

to a public Democratic demonstration on lu s 
passage through New Orleans. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1842? Montreal [Canada] Transcript. See : Anonymous to Blair, 

MAR.] 16 [1842? Mar. 31]. 

[1842? The New Era. Editorial: "The British position"; in- 
MAR. 21] eluding an extract from a despatch of Lord 

Aberdeen to the American minister in London, 
1828; reprinted with editorial notes, from the 
Montreal Transcript [1842? Mar.] 16. (With an 
anonymous letter to F. P. Blair, [1842 ? Mar. 31].) 

1842 Van Buren, M[artin]. High Hills of Santee, [S. C.] To 

MAR. 26 Andrew Jackson, Nashville. Leaving today for 

the Hermitage; the route; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1842? Anonymous. [Pittsburg, Pa.] To F[rancis] P[reston] 
MAR. 31] Blair, Washington. The strategic importance 

of the disputed Northeastern frontier strip; in 
closing an editorial, "The British Position," from 
the New Era, Mar. 21, including a reprint from 
the Montreal Transcript, [Mar.] 16. 5 p. 

1842 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren 

ApR - 2 Nashville. Clay s farewell speech [Mar. 31] and 

his aspirations, etc.; Crittenden s impatience; 
B[enton s] health; " a flourish in the House . . . 
with Giddin[g]s of Ohio;" passage of the tax bill 
in New York; the Vice-presidents franking bill; 
Smith Van Buren s marriage; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

[1842] Chronicle and Old Dominion. Norfolk and Portsmouth. 

ApR - 13 Clippings, including a reprint from the Lynch- 

burg Republican, announcing Calhoun and Wright 

for president and vice-president. (With: Benton 

to Van Buren, 1842, Apr. 17). 

1842 Benton, Thomas H[art]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. 

- 14 To [Martin Van Buren, Hermitage]. Advice as 

to the trip up the Mississippi; the triumph of 
Jackson s principles; the Russian Minister s din- 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 441 

Benton, Thomas H[art] Continued. 

ner to the Special Minister from Great Britain; 
Clay s despondency; unsavoury political and so 
cial conditions; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1842 B[enton, Thomas Hart]. Washington. To [Martin Van 

APR. 17 Buren, Hermitage]. The precipitation of the 

"intrigue" in favor of Calhoun s nomination ex 
cited by Van Buren s Southern tour; etc.; in 
closing newspaper clippings announcing Calhoun 
and Wright for president and vice-president. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1842 Daily Free Trader. Natchez, Miss. Editorial on Van 

APR. 19 Buren s visit to Gen. Jackson at the Hermitage. 

Clipping. 1 column. 

1842 Lowe, B. M., and others. Huntsville, [Ala.] To Martin 

APR. 26 Van Buren, Nashville. Invitation to visit Hunts 

ville. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Dew, John H., and others. Columbia, [Tenn.] To Mar- 

APR. 27 tin Van Buren, Nashville. Invitation to visit 

Maury County. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Nashville Union. Clipping containing notices of Van Bu- 

APR. 28 ren s reception at Nashville, [Apr. 25], his visit to 

.the Hermitage; etc. 4 columns. 

1842 Van Buren, Martin. Hermitage. To B. M. Lowe and 

MAY 1 others, Huntsville, [Ala.] Declining their invi 

tation to visit Huntsville. A. Df. 3 p. (With: 
Lowe and others to Van Buren, 1842, Apr. 26). 

[1842 [Van Buren, Martin]. Note of probable expenses, May 1, 

MAY 1?] 1842-Jan. 1, 1843. A. Df. 2 p. 

1842 [Van Buren, Martin]. Hermitage. To [John H. Dew and 

MAY 2 others, Columbia, Tenn.] Answering their invi 

tation to visit Maury County. A. Df. of James 
Kirke Paulding. 1 p. (With: Dew and others 
to Van Buren, 1842, Apr. 27). 

1842 Rowan, John, and others. Louisville, [KyJ To Martin 

MAY [17] Van Buren, Lexington, [Ky.] Invitation to a 

reception and public dinner in Louisville. L. S. 
3 p. 

. L. S. 3 p. (Addressed to St. Louis, 
Mo.) 

[1842 [Van Buren, Martin. Lexington, Ky.] Reply to the 

MAY 20] address of welcome. A. Df. 3 p. 



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1842 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lexington, [Ky.] To [John Rowan 

MAY 25 and others, Louisville, Ky.] Answering their 

invitation [May 17] to a reception and public 

dinner. A. Df. 2 p. (With: Rowan and 

others to Van Buren, 1842, May 17). 

1842 Van Buren, M[artin]. White Sulphur, [Ky.] To Andrew 

MAY 27 Jackson, Hermitage. The reception at Lexing 

ton and visit to Clay; success in avoiding heart 
burnings; about to leave for Frankfort; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 B[enton, Thomas Hart]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. 

JUNE 3 To Martin Van Buren, St. Louis. Advice as to 

his route; the political effect of the Western 
tour; conditions in Washington; the Administra 
tion; Webster, Lord Ashburton, and the bound 
ary question; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1842 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 3 Columbus, O. [forwarded to Indianapolis]. Grati 

fication at greetings given to Van Buren; his 
own ill-health and inability to accompany him 
to Columbus ; his wish for Van Buren to reply to 
invitations; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1842? [Cincinnati?] Naturalized German citizens. To Martin Van 
JUNE 3?] Buren. Address on his departure. 2 p. 

1842 Anonymous. Xenia, [O.] To Martin Van Buren, [Colum- 

JUNE 4 bus, O. ?] Sending an article of R. D. Fornan 

[1832, Feb. ?] on Van Buren s rejection as minister 
to England. 1 p. (Inclosure, copy, 3 p.) 

1842 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. Washington. To Martin Van 

JUNE 5 Buren, St. Louis. Political gossip; Calhoun s 

and Buchanan s presidential aspirations; the 

Devil s temptation of Wright and Woodbury; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Benton, Thomas H[art]. Senate Chamber, Washington. 

JUNE 8 To Martin Van Buren, St. Louis. Advice as to 

his route; the political effect of the Western tour; 
conditions in Washington; the revenue; the com 
promise; a new tariff; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Wilkes, Charles. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 10 [Indianapolis ?] Asking a statement in regard to 

the mode of his appointment to the command of 

the Exploring Squadron, August, 1838. A. L. S. 

2 p. 



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[1842 Davis, John. [Davisville, Pa.] To the Committee of Ar- 

JUNE ?] rangements, Philadelphia. Answering an invi 

tation to a dinner in Philadelphia, July 4. News 
paper clipping, headed "Democratic Doctrines." 
(With: Davis to Van Buren, 1842, Nov. 16). 

1842 Law, John. Vincennes, [Indiana]. To Martin Van Bu- 

JULY 13 ren, Kinderhook. Col. R. M. Johnson s political 

ambitions ; the activity of Johnson and his fol 
lowers in the West, especially Indiana; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." (Newspaper clipping 
appended) . 

1842 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To [Charles Wilkes, 

JULY 22 Washington]. Answering Wilkes s request [1842, 

June] 10, for a statement as to Wilkes s appoint 
ment to the command of the Exploring Squad 
ron. A. Df. 2 p. (With: Wilkes to Van Bu 
ren, 1842, June 10). 

1842 McClellan, Rob[er]t. Washington. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

JuLY24 ren, [Kinderhook]. Van Buren s tour; condi 

tions in Washington; the tariff bill "with the 
land claim in;" the Boundary Treaty; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Simpson, Henry. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 30 Kinderhook. Asking a loan of $500 to start a 

new penny daily, the Democratic Expositor, as a 
Van Buren organ; the efforts of Buchanan s 
friends in Pennsylvania; Benton s influence; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1842 Van Buren, M[artin]. Kinderhook. To Andrew Jackson, 

JULY 30 Nashville. His arrival at home; general impres 

sion of his journey; his farm and crops; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Washington. To Martin 

JULY 31 Van Buren, Kinderhook. The significance of 

Van Buren s tour; conditions in Washington; 
the tariff; the political significance of the land 
clause; the Webster- Ashburton treaty; the Ad 
ministration ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 2 Kinderhook. Van Buren s tour; talk in Wash 

ington; the visit to Detroit; prospects for ad 
journment ; plans for a conference with Van Bu 
ren and Flagg [on New York politics]; Judge De- 



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Wright, Silas, Jr. Continued. 

vers s [?] claim; efforts in behalf of Dr. Van 
Schaack; the epidemic in St. Lawrence and Ver 
mont; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Linn, L[ewis] F[ields]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. 

AUG. 3 To Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. The tour; 

conditions in Washington; Archer, the Whigs, 

and the land portion of the tariff bill; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To [John C. McLe- 

AUG. 4 ware, Fort Pickering, Tenn. ?] Accepting the trus 

teeship of a proposed monument to [Andrew 
Jackson]; answering McLeware to Van Buren, 
[Apr. 22, 1842]. A. Df. of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 
3 p. 

1842 Dexter, S[imon] Newton. Whitesboro, [N. Y.] To Mar- 

AUG. 9 tin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Disavowing 

knowledge of a communication in the New York 
American. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1842 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 12 [Kinderhook]. The Webster- Ashburton treaty; 

Col. Hickey s promise to send documents and 
copies; plans for a conference with Van Buren 
and Flagg; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Strictly pri 
vate." 

1842 McClellan, Rob[er]t. House of Representatives, [Wash- 

AUG. 14 ington]. To [Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook]. 

Whig perplexity since " veto no. 4"; the tariff; 

Adams s report ; a political forecast ; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1842 Bfenton, Thomas Hart]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. 

AUG. 16 To [Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook]. Sending 

his speech in answer to Calhoun s attack on the 
tariff of 1828; the politics involved; Wright s 
conference with Van Buren; the next presidential 
candidate; McKay for the next Speaker; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 17 [Kinderhook]. Sending documents collected by 

Hickey; the adjournment; the conference with 

Van Buren ordered by Benton; the Treaty; etc. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 445 

1842 Bowles, W. P. Pulaski, Tenn. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

AUG. 17 [Kinderhook]. Advice as to literature and or 

ganization needed to counteract the effect of the 
false and libelous lives of Van Buren, etc., now 
in circulation; state politics; a political forecast; 
thanks for geological reports of New York; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. YJ To 

AUG. 21 Martin Van Buren, Lindenwald. Thanks for the 

correction of errors in the [Political History of 
the State of New York] ; authorities for the state 
ments in question; his own effort to be impar 
tial; Judge Spencer s and Charles A. Clinton s 
feeling; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 McClellan, R[obert]. House of Representatives, [Washing- 

AUG. 23 ton]. To Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. The 

tariff bill passed in the House; the political 
danger in the Clay movement to keep the 
question open; various views; pairing-off " ; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Wright, Silas, Jr. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. To 

AUG. 29 Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Setting a date 

for the conference at Kinderhook with Van Bu 
ren and Flagg; Wright s vote [on the Treaty, 
Aug. 26]; the Globe s account; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1842 Vanderpoel, A[ugustus]. New York. To Martin Van 

AUG. 29 Buren, Kinderhook. The movements and in 

fluence of the Calhoun clique in New York; the 
press; Vanderpoel s article in the Evening Post 
of the day, signed " Anti-New Nation;" Sedg- 
wick s article; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1842 Walker, R[obert] J. Washington. To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 31 r en, Kinderhook. Retrospect of the session just 

closing; speech on the McLeod case; sending a 
copy of his own argument before the Supreme 
Court answering Webster, Jones, and Clay on 
the power of Congress to prohibit interstate 
importation of slaves; personal matters; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 4 Buren, Kinderhook. The "confusion of parties" 

at the close of "our long parliament" ; retrospect 



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Blair, F[rancis] Pfreston] Continued. 

of the session; Calhoun s aspirations and the 
best way to manage him; personal news and 
messages; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1842 Overfleld, William, and others. Danville, Pa. To Martin 

SEPT. 7 Van Buren, Kinderhook. Invitation to a cele 

bration of the battle of the Thames, Oct. 5, at 
Danville. Printed. 1 p. 

1842 West, Nath[anie]l. Indianapolis. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

SEPT. 11 pen, Kinderhook. His own political record; pre 

diction as to the next election in Indiana; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1842 Wallace, R. Warrenton, Va. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

SEPT. 12 [Kinderhook]. Urging a denial or explanation 

of Van Buren s alleged letter to the Missouri 
Legislature declining a nomination; sending the 
Kentucky Gazette Extra, presenting Johnson s 
pretensions; the activity of Buchanan s and 
Johnson s friends; the votes of Wright and the 
Representatives from the Kinderhook district on 
the tariff bill; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. Washington. To [Martin Van 

SEPT. 13 Buren, Kinderhook]. Calhoun s political ac 

tivity; Woodbury s alliance with him; Van Bu- 
ren s letter to the Missouri Legislature and his al 
leged expression in favor of Calhoun s candidacy; 
Benton s views; personal matters; etc.; inclos 
ing a letter of Mrs. Poinsett to Mrs. [Abraham] 
Van Buren. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1842 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT - 15 [Kinderhook]. His own health and Van Buren s 

journey; the treaty with Great Britain charac 
terized; Tyler leadership of the majority; his 
own hope that Van Buren will again be president; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Gilpin, H[enry] Dplwood], Philadelphia. To Martin 

SEPT. 15 Van Buren, Lindenwald. His safe return from a 

visit to Lindenwald ; sending newspapers report 
ing the Peel-Palmerston debate at the close of 
Parliament and the Roberts-Tyler correspond 
ence; Tyler s proffers of cabinet positions to 
Muhlenberg and Stevenson; a letter of Rush 
[Atticus] replying to a letter [from Anderson], 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 447 

Gilpin, H[enry] Dfilwood] Continued. 

Harrisburg, urging him to advocate Cass s nom 
ination; the National Convention; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1842 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To [William Over- 

SEPT. 19 field and others, Danville, Pa.] Declining their 

invitation to an anniversary celebration of the 
Battle of the Thames, Oct. 5. A. Df. 1 p. 
(With: Overfield and others to Van Buren, 1842, 
Sept, 7). 

1842 Bleecker, H[armanus]. The Hague. To Martin Van Bu- 

SEPT - 27 ren, [Kinderhook]. Congratulations on Smith 

[Van Buren s] marriage; the Western tour; his 

own travels in Europe and his marriage; the 

Huygens family ; personal messages ; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1842 Throop, E[nos] T[hompson]. Paris. To Martin Van Bu- 

SEPT. 27 ren, Kinderhook. Cass s recall and intrigues for 

the presidency; his relations with Niles, Tyler, 

and Marcy; Van Buren s tour; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1842 Bancroft, George. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

SEPT. 28 derhook. Political intrigues in New England; 

Calhoun s weakness with the people; a forecast 
of Webster s speech; his ambition and necessities; 
good prospects of success in the election; the 
British Treaty; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. (Printed: 
Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 391-3). 

[1842 Wallace, Rob[er]t. Longwood, near Covington, Ky. To 

SEPT. 30] M[artin] Van Buren, Kinderhook. Urging Van 

Buren s candidacy for the presidential nomina 
tion. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. The Homestead, Greenville, 

OCT. 7 S. C. To Martin Van Buren, Lindenwald. Po 

litical conditions in Western Virginia and South 
Carolina; Calhoun s political activity; personal 
news and messages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 West, Nath[anie]l. Indianapolis. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 12 Kinderhook. The political effect of Clay s visit 

to Indianapolis; its contrast with Van Buren s 

visit; the Ohio elections and their influence, 

especially in Indiana; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1842 Fairfield, John. Saco, [Me.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

OCT. 15 Kinderhook. His own speech at the celebration 

of the Battle of the Thames; political leanings in 
Maine; the elections; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1842 Van Buren, M[artin]. Lindenwald. To Andrew Jackson, 

OCT. 19 Nashville. Approval of Jackson s views of the 

British Treaty; a favorable political outlook and 

an honest election law ; New York politics quiet ; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Throop, Enos Thompson. Paris. To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 28 Albany [forwarded to Kinderhook]. Cass s de 

parture; his views; Guizot s opinion of the 
Webster-Ashburton Treaty; the farewell dinner; 
the address; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Hastings, John. Salem, O. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

Nov. l derhook. Democratic victory in the Ohio elec 

tions; congratulations. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Law, John. Vihcennes. To Martin Van Buren, Kinder- 

Nov. 3 hook. Proffitt s quarrel with the Whigs; pos 

sible usefulness to the Democrats; his letter on 
the history of the Whig party in Indiana; the 
Ohio elections; Van Buren s supposed Catholic 
tendencies; his own autograph letter from the 
Pope thanking him for an address before the 
Historical and Antiquarian Society; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1842 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

Nov. 14 Buren, Lindenwald. The elections in New York 

and Delaware; the relative strength of Van Bu 
ren, Buchanan, and Calhoun in Pennsylvania; 
the Globe s treatment of Tylerism; an invitation 
to visit him; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1842 Dawson, Moses. Cincinnati. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 15 [Kinderhook]. The republication of Benton s 

letter to Dawson, 1840, Dec., approving his an 
nouncement for Van Buren as a candidate in 
1844; efforts with the Ohio press; a Johnson 
meeting; etc.; sending newspaper inclosures. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Medary, S[amuel]. Columbus, [O.] To Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 16 ren, Kinderhook. The New York, Indiana, and 

Ohio elections; election frauds; hopes for Massa- 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 449 

Medary, S[amuel] Continued. 

chusetts; the situation in Ohio; the relative 
strength of the candidates; the Globe s "late 
move;" the Ohio press; the political effect of 
Van Buren s tour; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Davis, John. Davisville, [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 16 Kinderhook. The New York elections; Penn 

sylvania politics; etc.; inclosing a clipping print 
ing his letter to the Philadelphia committee of 
arrangements for a celebration on July 4. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 22 [Kinderhook]. Clay s political career ended; 

claims made for Calhoun; his own belief that the 

Convention will take Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. "Confidential." 

1842 Balch, Alfred. Nashville. To [Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

Nov. 22 derhook]. Impressions of the political situation 

in Tennessee and in the six states visited since 
parting from Van Buren in Cincinnati ; the New 
York elections; hopes for his own part in the 
presidential contest; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 G[ilpin], H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

Nov. 23 Van Buren, Kinderhook. Niles s letter to Dal 

las urging support of Cass; the attitude of Dallas 
and Rush; Porter s maneuvers; activity in favor 
of Buchanan and of Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1842 Bancroft, Geo[rge]. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 23 Kinderhook. Cass maneuvers in Massachusetts ; 

Woodbury and the State campaign; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. (Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, 

v. 42, p. 394-5). 

1842 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. Y.] To 
Nov. 24 Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Sending a 

paper printing the address of the Abolitionists to 
the people of Massachusetts; the significance of 
the slavery agitation; the proposed amendment 
to the Constitution abolishing slavery with com 
pensation to the owners. A. L. S. 2 p. (Clip 
ping appended). 
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1842 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

Nov. 25 Buren, Lindenwald. The Van Buren meeting 

[Nov. 24]; careful handling of the movement; 
sending a Harrisburg extra on the Cass meeting; 
Buchanan and Van Buren the only candidates 
seriously considered; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Potter, Elisha R. Kingston, R. I. To Martin Van Bu- 

Nov. 30 ren, Kinderhook. Sending a copy of the re 

cently adopted State Constitution of Rhode 
Island; comments on the suffrage restrictions; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Kendall, Amos. [Washington]. To F[rancis] P [res ton] 

Nov. 30 Blair, [Washington]. His own literary and edi 

torial work; the Life of Jackson; his financial 
embarrassment ; complaints of unkind treatment 
from Blair. Copy. 2 p. 

[1842 R[ives], J[ohn] C. [Washington]. "Memorandum [of 

bet. Nov. 30 Amos Kendall s receipts from the Globe] for Mr. 

and DEO. 12] Blair to answer Mr. Kendall." A. D. S. 13 p. 

1842 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

DEC. 2 Buren, [Kinderhook]. Inquiry as to a portrait 

of Van Buren for the Political History of the State 
of New York; an estimate of the work; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. (1840 is probably meant, the 
date of the first copyright entry for v. 1 being 
Dec. 3, 1841). 

1842 Beaumont, A[ndrew]. Wilkes Barre, [Pa.] To M[artin] 

DEO. 5 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. The unfortunate 

political influence of the Harrisburg press; the 
need of a Democratic paper there; the Republi 
can Farmer; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

DEO. 7 [Kinderhook]. The Globe s intemperate attacks 

upon the Administration; Kendall s difficulties; 
the Stockton and Stokes judgment and Ken 
dall s appeal to the Supreme Court; etc.; asking 
for material for his biography of Gen. Jackson. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 "Democrats." Communication urging the support by New 

- 7 Jersey of Van Buren for the next presidential 

nomination. Clipping from : Emporium and True 
American, Trenton, N. J., 1842, Dec. 13. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 451 

[1842 [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook]. On New York 

c. DEC. 7] finances and internal improvements. A. Df . 

13 p. [Suggestions for Gov. Bouck s message of 

Jan. 3, 1843; see Marcy to Van Buren, 1842, 

Dec. 10]. 

-. A. Df. 3 p. (With: Hume to Van 
Buren, 1841, Mar. 22; incomplete). 

1842 Polk, James K[nox]. Columbia, Tenn. To M[artin] Van 

DEC. 8 Buren, Kinderhook. The Democratic victories 

in New York, Ohio, etc.; possibilities in Tennes 
see; his own predicted nomination for Governor 
in the Spring; the hardships of a political canvass 
in Tennessee; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Bancroft, George. Boston. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

DEC. 9 [Kinderhook]. Democratic success in Massachu 

setts; Cass s visit; his quarrel with Webster; a 
warning against R. M. Johnson; prospects for 
1844; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. (Printed: Mass. Hist. 
Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 395-6). 

1842 Marcy, Wplliam] Lfearned]. Albany. To [Martin Van 

DEC. 10 Buren, Kinderhook]. Acknowledging the re 

ceipt of Van Buren s letter to J[ohn] V[an] B[u- 
ren] inclosing suggestions for Governor Bouck s 
message; doubts as to the possibility of finding 
a place for it; [Niles s] suggestions to Marcy to 
work for a place in Cass s cabinet; plans; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Amos Ken- 

DEC. 12 dall, [Washington]. Their past relations, per 

sonal and editorial; aid rendered by himself to 
Kendall; the Stockton and Stokes judgment; 
Kendall s confinement to prison bounds; etc.; 
answering Kendall to Blair, [1842, Nov. 30]. 
Copy. 10 p. (With Kendall to Blair, 1842, 
Nov. 30). 

1842 Boyce, W[illia]m H., and others. Philadelphia. To Mar- 

DEC. 12 tin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Announcing a 

meeting of the Van Buren Democrats of Phila 
delphia City and County on Jan. 7, [1843]. 
L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Kintzing, W[illia]m F. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

13 Buren, Kinderhook. Transmitting the an 

nouncement by William H. Boyce and others 
[Dec. 12, 1842] of the Philadelphia Van Buren 



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Kintzing, W[illia]m F. Continued. 

Democrats meeting for [Jan. 7, 1843]. A. L. S. 
1 p. (With: Boyce and others to Van Buren, 
1842, Dec. 12). 

1842 Gilpin, H[emy] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To [Martin 

DEC. 14 Van Buren, Kinderhook]. Pennsylvania poli 

tics; the Van Buren meeting set for [Jan. 7, 1843] ; 
the Buchanan meeting for Jan. 8; Cass s weak 
ness; Ingersoll s philosophy; Woodbury s reti 
cence; Benton s speech on the British Treaty; 
news from Louisiana ; personal matters and mes 
sages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 15 Kinderhook. Why his letter of November was 

not mailed; his own opposition to Calhoun and 
his belief that the Convention will take Van Bu 
ren; his eyesight failing; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Letcher, John. Lexington, Va. To [Thomas Hart Ben- 

DEC. 15 ton, Washington]. Local and national politics; 

Ritchie s predilections; Van Buren s strength and 
Calhoun s weakness; the importance of keeping 
lawyers out of the National Convention; per 
sonal messages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Blair, F[rancis] P [rest on]. Washington. To Martin Van 

DEC. 16 Buren, Kinderhook. Transmitting his corre 

spondence with Amos Kendall [Nov. 30-Dec. 12]; 
Kendall s maneuvers to secure the public print 
ing; Cass s letter to Dickinson; Holmes of South 
Carolina on Calhoun and Clay; Benton s speech 
on the Treaty; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Kendall, Amos. [Washington]. To [Francis Preston 

DEC. 16 Blair, Washington]. Answering Blair to Ken 

dall, 1842, Dec. 12. Copy. 5 p. 

1842 Kendall, Amos. [Washington]. To J[ohn] C. Rives, 

DEC. 17 [Washington]. Blair s misconstruction of Ken 

dall s letter [Nov. 30, 1842]; asking a copy of 
Rives s statement to Blair of Kendall s receipts 
from the Globe. Copy. 1 p. 

1842 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To F[rancis] P[reston] 

DEC. 19 Blair, [Washington]. Inclosing two letters; de 

fending Kendall s motives in his letter; advice 
as to the Globe s attitude toward the Adminis 
tration and the Whigs; sufferings at the hand of 
office-seekers; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 453 

1842 Davezac, Auguste. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 20 Kinderhook. Impressions of the political situa 

tion in Philadelphia; address at the Philadelphia 
meeting, [Jan. 7]; inclosing a letter; personal 
messages; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Rives, John C. Globe Office, Washington. To Amos 

DEC. 21 Kendall, Washington. Statement made to Fran 

cis Preston Blair of Kendall s indebtedness to 
the Globe; replies to Kendall s charges against 
Blair; answering Kendall to Rives, [1842, Dec.] 
17. Copy. 15 p. 

1842 Benton, Thomas H[art]. Washington. To [Martin] Van 

DEC. 22 Buren, [Kinderhook]. Transmitting a request 

of the Missouri Legislature and a letter from 

John Letcher [Dec. 15]; Brown s defeat. A. L. S. 

Ip. 

1842 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 23 Kinderhook]. The Kendall-Blair controversy; 

his own advice to Blair; Kendall s difficulties and 

plans; etc.; inclosing a letter from Kendall. 

A. L. S. 2 p. "Strictly private." 

1842 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To [William H. 

DEC. 23 Boyce and others, Philadelphia]. Answering 

their announcement of the Philadelphia meet 
ing; [Jan. 7, 1843]. Df. 6 p. (P. 1-4, A. Df. 
of Martin Van Buren, Jr. ; p. 5-6, of Martin Van 
Buren. With: Boyce and others to Van Buren, 
1842, Dec. 12). 

1842 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Amos Ken- 

DEC. 24 dall, [Washington]. Answering Kendall s letter 

of Dec. 16. Copy. 10 p. 

1842 Davis, Ch[arles] Aug[ustu]s. New York. To Martin Van 

DEC. 31 Buren, Kinderhook. Transmitting a form of 

"An Act authorizing the Secretary of the Treas 
ury to borrow a sum of money, not exceeding 
fifteen millions of dollars, and to adopt an equal 
amount of currency, which shall be receivable in 
payment of government dues, without loss or 
detriment to the Treasury." A. L. S. 1 p. (In- 
closure, 2 p., printed). 

1842 Simpson, John. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 31 [Kinderhook]. Labors in the preparatory com 

mittees for the meeting of Jan. 7 ; the tariff reso 
lution prepared for presentation; Benton s let- 



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Simpson, John Continued. 

ter; the trial of the New York cases of seizure 
in the United States District Court; prospects for 
the meeting; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Brown, Bfedford]. Raleigh, N. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 31 Kinderhook. Explaining his repetition of a re 

mark of Van Buren s in reference to R. M. 
Saunders s ideas of his own importance; Van 
Buren s strength and Calhoun s weakness in 
North Carolina; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Gooch, R. B. Washington. To Auguste Davezac, [New 
DEC. York]. Apology for delay in answering, etc., 

Davezac s letter, Oct. 16; regret at Davezac s 
missing the nomination for the New York Legisla 
ture; reporting for Blair; the New York election; 
Southern opposition to Van Buren for the pro 
tectionist leanings imputed to him by the Cal- 
houn party; Ritchie for vice-president; Congress, 
Adams, slavery, and the South; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

[1842?] [Van Buren, Martin, Jr.] Synopsis of Hammond s Po 
litical History of the State of New York, chapters 
1-34. A. Df. 160 p. (Incomplete). 

[1842?] [Trist. Nicholas Philip]. Notes in regard to the Presidents 
exercise of the veto power, 1789-1821. A. Df. 
2 p. 

1843 B[enton, Thomas Hart. Washington]. To [Martin] Van 
JAN. 1 Buren, [Kinderhook]. As to his own letter for the 

Philadelphia meeting [Jan. 7]; sending news of a 
political meeting in Jefferson City; Calhoun- 
Johnson activity in Missouri; Cass, the Treaty, 
and the presidency; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Kendall, Amos. [Washington]. To J[ohn] C. Rives, 

JAN. 3 [Washington]. Acknowledging Rives to Ken 

dall, [Dec.] 21, [1842]; promising an answer 
later. Copy. 1 p. 

1843 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JAN. 3 [Kinderhook]. The Kendall-Blair controversy; 

its political source; Calhoun s activity and Van 
Buren s strength; General Jackson s feeble health 
and mental activity; the arrangement of his 
papers; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 455 

1843 Rives John C. Washington. To Amos Kendall, near 

JAN. 4 Washington. Answering Kendall to Rives, 

[1843, Jan.] 3; insisting upon an immediate an 
swer to a part of it, and an investigation of the 
Globe s accounts. Copy. 1 p. (With: Ken 
dall to Rives, 1842, Jan. 3). 

1843 Van Buren, M[artin]. Kinderhook. To W[illiam] G. 

JAN. 4 Minor, [Jefferson City, Mo.] Answering Minor 

to Van Buren, [1842, Dec.] and Minor and 
Whipple to Van Buren, [1842, Dec.], in regard 
to proceedings of the Democratic members of 
the Missouri Legislature; inquiries previously 
answered in Van Buren s printed letter to Henry 
Horn [1841, Nov. 26]. A. Df. 2 p. 

1843 Van Buren, M[artin]. Kinderhook. To Andrew Jackson, 

JAN. 5 Nashville. The impossibility of shaking his con 

fidence in Jackson; the question of the presidency; 
his own plans for the winter; interest in his farm; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Poinsett, J[oel] Kfoberts]. White House, Pee Dee, [S. C.] 

JAN. 6 To Martin Van Buren, Lindenwald. Thanks for 

a pamphlet and patent; agricultural experi 
ments; crops; the political situation; Calhoun 
and the senatorial elections in North and South 
Carolina; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To J[ohn] C. Rives, 

JAN. 6 [Washington]. Answering Rives to Kendall, 

[1843, Jan.] 4; continuing the Blair-Kendall con 
troversy. Copy. 1 p. 

1843 Bives, John C. Washington. To Amos Kendall, near 

JAN. 7 Washington. Answering Kendall to Rives, [1843, 

Jan. 6]. Copy. 2 p. 

1843 Davezac, Auguste. Philadelphia. To [Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 8 ren, Kinderhook]. Describing the popular Van 

Buren meeting in Philadelphia, [Jan. 7]; the 

Governor s injustice to Davezac; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

[1843 Indiana Democratic State Convention. Indianapolis. Reso- 

JAN. 9] lutions providing for the questioning of Demo 

cratic candidates for the presidency and vice- 
presidency. D. S. of Ethan A[llen] Brown, presi 
dent. 1 p. (With: Brown and others to Van 
Buren, 1843, Jan. 10). 



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1843 law, John. Indianapolis. To Martin Van Buren, [Kin- 

JAN. 10 derhook]. On the Democratic State Convention 

[Jan. 9] and its action. A. L. S. 3 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1843 Brown, Ethan A[llen] and others. Indianapolis. To 

JAN. 10 Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Transmitting 

resolutions of the Democratic Convention, Indian 
apolis, Jan. 9, 1843. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 [McCalla, - ]. Frankfort, [Ky.] To M[artin] Van 

JAN. 11 Buren, Kinderhook. The Democratic State 

Convention, [Jan.] 9, [1843]; the nomination of 
Johnson; the address; political conditions in 
Kentucky; Clay; Tylerism; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
(Signature torn away) . 

1843 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

JAN. 12 derhook]. Democratic success in the State; 

political opinion in Pennsylvania, Maryland and 
Connecticut; Calhoun s position; maneuvers of 
the Boston Whigs ; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. (Printed : 
Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 396-8). 

1843 Vanderpoel, A[aron]. New York. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

JAN. 13 ren, [Kinderhook]. Van Buren for the next 

president ; an extract from a letter from McClel- 

lan; a letter in today s Evening Post on Wood- 

bury s cautious letter. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To [Bedford Brown, 

JAN. 14 Raleigh? N. C.] Answering Brown to Van Bu 

ren, [1842, Dec. 31], in regard to a remark of 
Van Buren s as to R. M. Saunders. A. Df. 3 p. 
(Incomplete) . 

1843 Davezac, Auguste. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 15 Kinderhook. The Philadelphia meeting [Jan. 7] ; 

the effect of his own attendance; the apathy of 

the Philadelphians who should be leaders; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

JAN. 17 Buren, Kinderhook. Transmitting correspond 

ence in the Blair-Kendall-Rives controversy; 
Wright and Benton s overruling of Blair s sug 
gestion to put off the Democratic Convention till 
May, 1844; last night s gathering; expressions in 
regard to Van Buren s nomination; personal 
news and messages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 457 

1843 Ingersoll, C[harles] Jfared]. Washington. To Martin 

JAN. 18 Van Buren, Kinderhook. "Only darkness visi 

ble"; the President s views on the exchequer; 
"the dramatis personae in our interlude;" etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Allen, W[illiam]. Senate Chamber, [Washington]. To 

JAN. 18 M[artin] Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Van Bu- 

ren s letter to George Kessling, of Lebanon, O., 
forwarded; Kessling s character and political 
record; Wright s vote on the tariff and the 
Treaty; Woodbury s letter to Philadelphia; the 
Woodbury-Calhoun coalition; etc. A. L. S. 
5 p. 

1843 Parker, John A. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 21 Kinderhook. Transmitting copies of letters to 

the President and to several state governors on 
the state debts; principles governing the rela 
tions of the general and the state governments; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Boutwell, Geo[rge] S., and others. Boston. To Martin 

JAN. 24 Van Buren, Kinderhook. Invitation to a Demo 

cratic festival at Faneuil Hall, Feb. 9, to cele 
brate Marcus Morton s election as governor. 
L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Kemble, Gouvferneur]. Cold Spring, [N. YJ To John 

JAN. 26 Van Buren, Albany. The revulsion of feeling in 

Van Buren s favor in Washington; the political 
significance of the time for holding the National 
Convention; the effect of the party feuds in 
Albany; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To Martin Van 

JAN. 27 Buren, Kinderhook. The election of the public 

printer; impending divisions; the importance of 

executive patronage; personal matters; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 27 [Kinderhook]. Advising Van Buren as to an 

swers to be given the [Indiana] interrogatories 
on the currency, the tariff, the distribution act, 
etc.; the exchequer bills; Calhoun and the inter 
rogatories ; the election of the State printer at Al 
bany ; the Croswell-Flagg difficulty ; etc. A. L. S. 
7 p. 



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1843 Fairfield, John. Augusta, [Me.] To M[artin] Van Bu- 

JAN. 28 ren, [Kinderhook]. Thanks for commendation 

of the message; political conditions in Maine; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 [Wood, Fernando]. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 29 Kinderhook. The political situation; Calhoun s 

plans and movements; the Administration; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. "Private." (Signature partly 

torn away, partly obliterated). 

1843 Van Buren, A[braham]. Baltimore. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 29 ren, Kinderhook. Political impressions gath 

ered on his journey southward; personal mat 
ters; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Crockett, G. S. Murfreesboro, Tenn. To Martin Van 

JAN. 31 Buren, Kinderhook. The political situation; 

Van Buren as the next presidential nominee of 
the Democrats; Jackson s mental vigor and 
opinions; Calhoun; Clay; Polk s chances for 
governor; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Woodbury, Levi. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 31 Kinderhook. Answering Van Buren s inquiry, 

[Jan.] 25, [1843], as to the issuance of Treasury 
notes, [1837-41]; English practices; etc.; in 
closing a tabular statement. A. L. S. 3 p. 
(Inclosure, 2 p.) 

[1843? Van Buren, Martin. Lindenwald. To [William C.] Bouck, 
JAN. ?] [Albany]. Advice as to relations with the Legis 

lature. A. Df. 5 p. 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To [George S. Bout- 

FEB. 1 well and others, Boston]. Declining their invi 

tation of [Jan. 24] to attend a Democratic festival 
at Faneuil Hall on Feb. 9. A. Df. 2 p. (With: 
Bout well and others to Van Buren, 1843, 
Jan. 24). 

1843 McClellan, Rob[er]t. Washington. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

FEB. 3 ren, [Kinderhook]. The political significance of 

the choice of the time for the National Demo 
cratic Convention; Calhoun s plans and strength; 
Woodbury s "Jim Crow position"; Tyler s in 
evitable Southern alliance; the issue in 1842; 
the Brown - Saunders correspondence ; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 459 

1843 Anderson, Hfugh] J. Belfast, [Me.] To Martin Van Bu- 

FEB - 4 ren, [Kinderhook]. The political situation in 

Maine. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Croswell, Edwin. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Lin- 

FEB - 4 denwald. On the recent attacks upon Croswell 

and the Argus; etc.; transmitting a copy of the 

Argus containing an account of the Croswell- 

Vfan] D[yck] contest. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Dawson, Moses. Cincinnati. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 4 [Kinderhook]. Cass s political activity in Ohio; 

offence to the Masons; Democratic malcontents; 
a toast to Van Buren; his own wish for the Con 
vention to be held in Cincinnati; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1843 Kendall, Amos. [Washington]. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 6 [Kinderhook]. On the advisability of suggesting 

to President Tyler a compromise between the 
sub-treasury and the exchequer. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Roane, W[illiam] H. Tree Hill, near Kichmond. To Silas 
FEB. 9 Wright, Washington. Answering Wright to 
Roane, [1843, Jan. 31]; promising to answer fully 
after seeing Ritchie; Roane sVan Buren leanings; 
his own determination to support the Conven 
tion nominee; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 
1843 Smith, W[illia]m. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 
FEB. 10 Kinderhook]. Interrogatories upon the Rhode 
Island question and Art. 4, 4 of the United 
States Constitution. A. L. S. 5 p. 
. Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 4 p. 

1843 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To A[aron] V[ail] Brown, 

FEB. 12 [Washington]. On the annexation of Texas; 

answering Brown to Jackson, [1843, Jan.] 23. 

Copy. 5 p. (With: Blair to Van Buren, 1844, 

Mar. 18). 

1843 Moore, T[homas] P[atrick]. Frankfort, [Ky.] To Sfilas] 

FEB. 14 Wright, [Jr., Washington]. The Eighth of Jan 

uary Convention; Johnson s hopes and plans; 
inquiry whether Pope of Kentucky attended the 
Whig caucus in the extra session; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1843 Gilpin, H[enry] DRlwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

FEB. 14 Van Buren, [Albany]. Sending a letter from 

[John?] Pettit, Washington; the political situa- 



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Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood] Continued. 

tion in Pennsylvania; the presidential nomina 
tion; confusion at Harrisburg; Webster s pro 
posed resignation; the Wise-Fillmore debate; 
Whig policy; Ingersoll; personal news and mes 
sages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Roane, WRlliam] H. Tree Hill, [near Richmond]. To 

FEB. 14 Silas Wright, U. S. Senate, [Washington]. Send 

ing Ritchie s letter giving his views on the sub 
ject of Wright s letter; political difficulties; the 
State-right Republicans; the time for the Na 
tional Convention; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To the Democratic 

FEB. 15 State Convention of Indiana. Reply to the in 

terrogatories of [Jan. 10]. A. Df. 54 p. (In 
complete) . 

. Printed. 13 p. (With the title: "Mr. 
Van Buren. Opinions of Mr. Van Buren on the 
subject of a national bank, distribution of the 
proceeds of the public lands, an exchequer or 
government fiscal agent, a tariff, the veto power, 
and a national convention." Heading: "Mr. 
Van Buren s reply to the Democratic State 
Convention of Indiana." 3 copies). 

1843 Hallett, Wplliam] R. Mobile. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 16 Kinderhook. On the political situation in Ala 

bama; the strength of the presidential candi 
dates; Wright s tariff vote; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Omphal, Baron van. S Gravenhage, [Holland]. To 

FEB. 16 Baron van Kattendyke, [ S Gravenhage]. Re 

porting having communicated to [Harmanus] 
Bleecker King Willem Fredrik s acknowledg 
ment of a greeting from Ex-President Van Buren. 
A. L. S. 2 p. (In Dutch). 

1843 Spaight, Rich[ar]d D[obbs]. Clermont, near Newbern, 

FEB. 16 N. C. To Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Dis 

claiming responsibility for the publication of Van 
Buren s letter to Spaight and R. M. Saunders in 
connection with the Brown-Saunders corre 
spondence in the Raleigh Register, [Feb.] 3, 
[1843]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Bancroft, George. Boston. To M[artin] Van Buren, [Al- 

FEB - 16 bany ?] A Democratic meeting and a Van Buren 

letter; no room for difference on the presidential 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 461 

Bancroft, George Continued. 

question; Calhoun s efforts; parties balanced in 
the State; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. (Printed: Mass. 
Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 398-9). 

1843 Iamb, Jonathan. Ann Arbor, Mich. To Martin Van Bu- 

FEB. 17 ren, Kinderhook. Suggesting that a life of Wil 

liam H. Crawford be written to offset Calhoun s 
movements; a political forecast; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1843 Hopkins, H. L. Richmond. To - ? Sending in- 

FEB. 17 terrogatories for Van Buren. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Hopkins, H. L., and others. Richmond. To Martin Van 

FEB. 17 Buren, [Albany]. Interrogatories on the re 

cently enacted tariff, Federal assumption of the 
state debts, a national bank, the independent 
treasury, the distribution and bankrupt laws 
passed at the extra session in 1841. L. S. 1 p. 
(Answer appended). 

1843 Wallace, R. Warrenton, Va. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 18 Kinderhook. Reporting having printed in the 

Flag of 98 a reply to the resolution adopted in 
Dauphin Co., Pa. ; Wright s vote on the last tariff 
bill; asking a statement before the March Second 
Convention of Van Buren s views on the tariff; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 19 [Albany]. The pressure of public duties and pri 

vate practice ; the time and place of the National 
Convention; opposition to congressional inter 
ference; comments on letters from Kentucky and 
Maine, and from Croswell; criticism on Van Bu 
ren s [answer to the Indiana questions]; submis 
sion of the ms. to [Benton] ; advice as to obtaining 
criticism in Albany; the Virginia "catechism" 
on the way. A. L. S. 5 p. "Private." 

1843 Hopkins, Geo[rge] W. House of Representatives, [Wash- 

FEB. 20 ington]. To M[artin] Van Buren, Kinderhook. 

The relative strength of Van Buren and Calhoun 
in Virginia; the Virginia State Convention, Mar. 2; 
the time for the National Convention; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Wood, Fernando. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 20 Albany]. The activity and claims of the Cal 

houn party; John Van Buren and James M. 



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Wood, Fernando Continued. 

French s leadership of the " Young Democracy 
of Albany;" Van Buren s strength in Virginia; 
etc. A. K S. 4 p. 

1843 Bragg, John S. Columbus, O. To Silas Wright, [Jr., 

FEB. 20 Washington]. Van Buren s strength in Ohio; 

the reputed purchase of the Washington Spec 
tator by Calhoun partisans; opinions of Van 
Buren men in Ohio on the time for the National 
Convention; Cass s letter to the Indiana Con 
vention; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Mundy, E. Ann Arbor, Mich. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB - 23 Kinderhook. Sending the Michigan Argus of 

[Feb. 22]; Tyler-Calhoun activity in Michigan; 
the Argus editor s views; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin]. Albany. To [H. L. Hopkins and 

FEB. 24 others, Richmond]. Answering their interroga 

tories of [Feb. 17]. A. Df. 3 p. (With: Hop 
kins and others to Van Buren, 1843, Feb. 17). 

1843 Wright, Silas, Jr. Senate Chamber, Washington. To 

FEB. 25 A[zariah] C[utting] Flagg, [Albany]. The pres 

sure of his correspondence and public duties; 
his law practice; the discreet abstinence of the 
Van Buren men from the general "president- 
making" ; Van Buren s growing strength; sending 
letters from Moore of Kentucky and [Bragg], the 
State printer of Michigan; Van Buren s manu 
script still in Benton s hands; personal matters 
and messages; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 26 [Albany]. Van Buren s manuscript; sending 

letters and a speech of Roane; political news; 
surprise at the vote on the repeal of the bank 
rupt law; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 27 [Albany]. Returning a part of Van Buren s 

manuscript; criticism especially of the tariff part ; 
attempts to reach agreement among the Repub 
lican members of Congress on the time and place 
of the next national convention; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 463 

1843 Brown, Ethan A[llen]. Parterre, near Rising Sun, Ind. 

FEB. 28 To Martin Van Buren, [Albany]. Replies to the 

interrogatories [of Jan. 9] received from Calhoim, 

Buchanan, Johnson, and Cass, Van Burin s 

reply awaited before publication. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Fairfield, John. Augusta, [Me.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 3 [Albany]. His own election as United States 

Senator; its possible bearing upon the presiden 
tial and the Maine gubernatorial nominations; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1843 McCracken, John H., and others. New York. To Martin 

MAR. 4 Van Buren, [Albany]. Asking his views on the 

tariff; etc. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Selden, W[illia]m. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 5-6 [Albany]. The political situation in Washington ; 

cabinet and diplomatic changes; the Virginia 

Convention; Van Buren s chances in several 

states; etc. A. L. S. 10 p. 

1843 Benjamin, Park. New York. To Silas Wright, Washing- 

MAR. 10 ton. Suggesting that Wright prepare a life of 

Van Buren and offering to print it, to counteract 
the Life of Calhoun issued by Harper and Broth 
ers; Calhoun s relations with Tammany; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Butler, Geo[rge] B. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 17 Albany. Asking the withdrawal of his name 

from a tariff -inquiry letter since he cannot truly 

count himself a "personal and political friend." 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 V[an] B[uren], M[artin]. Albany. To [William Smith, 

MAR. 18 Washington]. Acknowledging Smith to Van 

Buren, [1843, Feb.] 10; promising a full reply 

later. A. Df. of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 1 p. 

(With the letter answered). 

1843 Breese, Sidney. Mound Farm, Clinton Co., [111.] To Mar- 

MAR. 21 tin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Van Buren s 

strength in Ohio and Illinois; Tyler s overtures 
to Gov. Shannon, etc. ; Michigan s nomination of 
Calhoun; Wright s re-election; etc. A. L. S. 2 p- 
1843 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To Martin 

MAR. 24 Van Buren, Albany. Inclosing [George B. But 

ler to Van Buren, 1843, Mar. 17]. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1843 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

MAR. 26 Buren, Kinderhook. The bearing of the Vir 

ginia-New York controversy on Van Buren s 
strength in Virginia; Martin s paper sold to Cal- 
houn s friends; peace with Kendall; the Globe s 
affairs; his own plans for a Western trip; po 
litical and personal gossip; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Ten Eyck, A[nthony]. Detroit, [Mich.] To Martin Van 

MAR. 30 Buren, [Kinderhook]. The recent Calhoim meet 

ing; Cass; Van Buren s delay in answering the in 
terrogatories of the Indiana Democratic Commit 
tee; the Legislature s record; the State Conven 
tion for nominating congressmen; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1843 Plitt, George, and others. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

MAR. 31 Buren, Kinderhook. Invitation to the Jeffer 

son Centennial of the Democrats of Philadelphia 
City and County, Apr. 14, 1843. Copy. 1 p. 

1843 Brown, Ethan A[llen]. Parterre, near Rising Sun, Ind. 

APR. 4 To Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Suggest 

ing a denial of the rumor that Van Buren by 
showing a letter of [W. H. D. C.] Wright to 
Senhor Ribeira occasioned Wright s recall from 
Brazil; Calhoun s, Cass s, Johnson s, and Buchan 
an s answers to the Indiana interrogatories printed 
without waiting for Van Buren s. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To [George Plitt and 

APR. 7 others, Philadelphia]. Declining their invita 

tion to the Jefferson Centennial, [Apr. 14, 1843]. 
A. Df. 3 p. (With: Plitt and others to Van 
Buren, 1843, Mar. 31). 

1843 Van Buren, Martin. Lindenwald. To [John H. Mc- 

APR. 8 Cracken and others, New York]. Promising a 

copy of his reply to the Indiana Convention in 
answer to their inquiry as to his views on the 
tariff; etc. A. Df. 2 p. (With: McCracken 
and others to Van Buren, 1843, Mar. 4). 

1843 Wright, Silas, Jr. Canton, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Bu- 

APR. 10 ren, Kinderhook. Acknowledging the " Reply" 

[to the Indiana interrogatories?]; his own 
"paper" [f or the Argus ?] ; conditions at Albany; 
Preston King and Hunter; the late Virginia Con 
vention and South Carolina; personal messages; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 465 

1843 Flagg, A[zariah] Cfutting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

APR. 12 Buren, [Kinderhook]. The address and resolu 

tions [of the Democratic members of the New 
York Legislature]; the political outlook; the 
time for the National Convention; the caucus; 
etc.; answering Van Buren s letter of [Apr.] 10. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Lynch, David. Pitt Township, Allegheny Co., Pa. To 

APR. 12 Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Buchanan 

the writer s first choice for president, Van Buren 
second; the weakness of the present State Ad 
ministration ; the Eighth of January Convention; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Van Buren, M[artin]. Lindenwald. To Andrew Jackson, 

APR. 13 [Hermitage]. Sending his letter [Feb. 15] to the 

Indiana Committee; political matters; his own 
interest in his farm; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Rives, John C. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 14 Kinderhook. Returning a letter of A. L. G. 

Fischer and answering Van Buren s inquiries in 
regard to him; the Spencer-Upshur fight in a 
Cabinet meeting; plans for the Globe during 
Blair s Western trip; Tyler s weakness; etc. 
A. L. S. 7 p. 

1843 Flagg, Az[ariah] Cfutting]. Albany. To Martin Van 

APR. 15 Buren, Kinderhook. The caucus postponed; 

excitement over the pressure of appropriation 
for the Genesee Valley and Black River enlarge 
ment, etc.; the address; political prospects; King s 
usefulness "as a peacemaker among the savage 
tribes;" etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Simpson, Henry. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 15 Kinderhook. A Van Buren toast at the Jeffer 

son celebration; Van Buren s strength in Penn 
sylvania; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Browne, O. H. Pittsburg. To M[artin] Van Buren, Kin- 

APR. 16 derhook. Asking whether Van Buren could 

visit Pittsburg on July 4; the political impor 
tance of such a visit. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

APR. 1G Van Buren, Albany. The weather and pros 

pects for a fruit crop; political troubles in Penn 
sylvania; the complimentary vote; Calhoun; 

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Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood] Continued. 

Tyler s intrigues with the State Administration; 
conditions in Southern states; the time and place 
for the National Convention; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Law, John. Vincennes, [Ind.] To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 17 Kinderhook. The reply [Feb. 15] to the [In 

diana interrogatories] received; to be printed in 
the Indiana Sentinel; the other candidates re 
plies, especially on the National Convention; sat 
isfaction with Van Buren s reply; the political 
outlook; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 21 Lindenwald. His feeble health; Van Buren s 

letter to the Indiana Convention; Calhoun s 
chances; General Daniel J. Donelson s candi 
dacy; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Gilpin, Hfenry] Dfilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

APR. 21 Buren, Lindenwald. As to a bogus letter of Cole 

to Van Buren; the Albany resolutions and the 
time for the National Convention; the mild 
weather; the Lindenwald meadow; Liebig s Ag 
ricultural Chemistry [Chemistry in its application 
to agriculture . . . 1842?]; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Brown, Ethan A[llen]. Parterre, near Rising Sun, Indi- 

APR. 22 ana. To John Law, Vincennes, Ind. Van Bu 

ren s reply forwarded to the [Indiana] Sentinel; 
regret at the delay; satisfaction with the matter; 
the political situation; the time for the National 
Convention; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 West, Nath[anie]l. Indianapolis, [Ind.] To [Martin] Van 

APR. 25 Buren, Kinderhook. Thanks for Van Buren s 

letter of the 10th; satisfaction with the reply; 
the State campaign; etc.; sending the [Indiana] 
Sentinel containing the reply to the Indiana in 
terrogatories. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Paulding, J[ames] K[irke]. New York. To M[artin] Van 

APR. 27 Buren, [Kinderhook]. Comments on Van Bu 

ren s "confession of faith"; its contrast with the 
other replies ; Calhoun s plans; inquiry as to the 
course pursued by the Globe, in view of Rives s 
request for editorials during Blair s absence; 
Kendall s apt characterization of the Tyler party; 
personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 467 

1843 Medary, S[amuel]. Columbus, O. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 27 Kinderhook. Answering a note in regard to a 

correction in Van Buren s [reply to the Indiana 
interrogatories?]; congratulations on the New 
York City elections and the action of the Demo 
cratic members of the Legislature; parties in 
Ohio; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Burke, Edmund. Newport, N. H. To Robert McClellan, 

APR. 28 [Middlebury, N. Y. ?] Inclosing a village paper 

containing an editorial on the Calhoun men s 
intrigues in New Hampshire; Tyler s and Cal- 
houn s efforts to break up the old Democratic 
organization in the Middle and Western states, 
in Pennsylvania, and in Maine; the time of State 
and National conventions; the State political out 
look; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Welles, Gideon. Hartford, [Ct.] To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 29 Kinderhook. Judge Niles s mental depression 

and lack of political activity; the National Con 
vention; the Calhoun faction in Connecticut; 
Woodbury; the Globe; conditions three years 
ago; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Law, John. Vincennes, [Ind.] To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 29 Kinderhook. Sending the Indiana State Sen 

tinel containing Van Buren s Reply [Feb. 15]; 
the nomination of John W. Davis for congress 
man and of Law, Berry, and Eastin as delegates 
to the National Convention by the "primary 
assembly" of the congressional district; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To John Van Buren, 

MAY 2 Albany. The time of the National Convention 

and the Globe s course disadvantageous to Van 
Buren s nomination; Kendall s paper to come 
out for Van Buren at once and to be discon 
tinued at the end of the current year; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Walker, John S. Plumbe Daguerrian Gallery, Albany. 

MAYS To M[artin] Van Buren, Kinderhook. Asking 

the privilege of making a "miniature of Van 

Buren, from which to engrave a portrait. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1843 Gilpin, H[enry] Dfilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

MAYS Van Buren, Lindenwald, near Kinderhook. 

Promising to send an address of the Democratic 
Hickory Club; the time for the National Conven 
tion; the presidential outlook in Pennsylvania 
and Virginia; England, slavery and the annexa 
tion of Texas; the late Spring; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1843 Bragg, J[ohn]. Mobile, Ala. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 7 Kinderhook]. The presidential outlook in Ala 

bama; the plans and activity of the Calhoun 
party; the time for the National Convention; etc. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 

1843 Jones, D. R. Floyd. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 8 Kinderhook. The reply to the Indiana inter 

rogatories; Van Buren s views on the tariff; 
suggestions for the campaign; the time for the 
National Convention; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

MAY 9 Van Buren, Lindenwald. The answer to the 

Indiana interrogatories; the publication of Gil- 
pin s address by the Hickory Club; O. H. Browne; 
political conditions in Ohio; the attitude of the 
Madisonian; personal news; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Voss, Frederick. Walpole, N. H. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 10 Kinderhook. On the answer to the Indiana in 

terrogatories ; suggestions for a system of Federal 
direct taxation. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Turrill, J[oel]. Oswego, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 10 Kinderhook. The reply to the Indiana inter 

rogatories; local politics; executive patronage; 
the press; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Bancroft, George. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

MAY 10 derhook. On the manner of selecting delegates to 

the Convention; the time of the Convention; con 
siderations operative; should not write letters; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." (Paragraph 
. cut. Resolutions for the Mass. Democratic 
Legislative Convention, appended, A. D. 2 p.; 
letter and resolutions printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., 
Proceedings, v. 42, p. 402-4.) 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 469 

1843 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAY 11 Kinderhook. Van. Buren s subscription to the 

[Expositor] the ill-effects of the impolitic course 
of the Washington press; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Wadsworth, Ja[me]s S. Geneseo, [? N. Y.] To [Martin 

MAY 13 Van Buren, Kinderhook]. The reply to the In 

diana interrogatories; the national bank and the 
tariff questions; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Pew, Tho[mas] J. Jackson, Miss. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 14 [Kinderhook]. Van Buren s strength in Ar 

kansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi; repudiation; 
plans for a Democratic paper in North Missis 
sippi; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Carr, Thomas N. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 15 [Kinderhook]. The activity in the city of the 

local Federal office-holders and the partisans of 
the other presidential candidates against Van 
Buren; the reply to the Indiana interrogatories; 
etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1843 Dawson, Moses. Cincinnati. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAY 16 Kinderhook. The Cincinnati Mercury; a new 

truly Democratic " paper in Cincinnati ; the po 
litical heresies and offensive course of the En 
quirer; the reply to the Indiana interrogatories 
and the weakening of the opposing factions; 
popular disappointment at the failure of Demo 
cratic members of Congress to agree on the time 
for the National Convention; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Chambers, W[illia]m. St. Louis,, [Mo.] To M[artin] Van 

MAY 18 Buren, Kinderhook. The impolicy of the anti- 

bank agitation in the West; Benton s agency 
therein; a forecast of the National Convention s 
vote; etc. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Worthington, T[homas], and others. Cincinnati, [O.] To 

MAY 22 M[artin] Van Buren, Kinderhook. Circular in 

vitation to a convention at Cincinnati, July 3, 
4, 5, to urge upon Congress the annexation of Ore 
gon. Printed. 1 p. (With postscript, A. L. S. 
of James H. Ewing, asking a written reply in 
case of non-attendance). 

1843 Smith, Perry. New Milford, [Conn.] To M[artin] Van 

MAY 22 Buren, [Kinderhook]. The impending fight in 

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Smith, Perry Continued. 

in receiving the State s share of the proceeds of 
the public lands; the time for the National Con 
vention; Calhoun s adherents; Judge Niles s 
health; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Williams, J. L., and others. Fort Wayne, Ind. To Mar- 

MAY 22 tin Van Buren, Lindenwald. Invitation to a 

celebration, on July 4, [1843], by the inhabitants 
of the Maumee and Wabash Valleys, of the com 
pletion of the Wabash and Erie Canal. L. S. 

IP- 

1843 Disney, D[avid] T[iernan], and others. Cincinnati. Circu- 

MAY 22 lar asking an opinion on the expediency of calling 

a Cass meeting. Printed. 1 p. 

1843 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 23 Kinderhook]. A concerted and digested plan 

wanted ; the delegates to the Convention and the 
manner of voting; the time for the Convention; 
Woodbury s treachery; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
(Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, 
p. 404-5). 

1843 Carr, Thomas N. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 27 [Kinderhook]. Opinions in Philadelphia and 

Washington in regard to the reply to the Indiana 
interrogatories; Van Buren s strength in Pennsyl 
vania; Spencer s attitude toward Webster, etc.; 
the time for the National Convention; Calhoun s 
waning strength; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Gilpin, H[enry] Dplwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

MAY 29 Van Buren, Lindenwald. Van Buren s letter in 

regard to the Executive Committee; the corre 
spondence of the Committee and of the Hickory 
Club; Stevenson the author of Americanus s ar 
ticle in the Globe on Gen. Cass; the aloofness of 
both parties from Tyler; personal matters; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Wright, Silas. Canton, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 30 [Kinderhook]. Van Buren s letter to "Extra 

Billy" [Gov. William Smith of Virginia]; the 
time for the National Convention; Benton s views 
on campaign policy; Flagg as an adviser; per 
sonal business and family matters; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. "Private." 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 471 

1843 Starkweather, Sam[ue]l. Cleveland, O. To Martin Van 

MAY 30 Buren, Kinderhook. The situation in Ohio ; Van 

Buren s strength and Cass s weakness; the States 
man; Gov. Shannon s attitude; the time of the 
National Convention; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 law, John. Indianapolis. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

JUNE 1 derhook. The Summer and Fall elections and 

Judge McLean s plans; the time for the National 
Convention; Col. [Johnson s] hopes; Whitcomb s 
canvass; the first appearance of abolitionism as 
an element in the political canvass ; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. "Private." 

1843 McWhorter, Geo[rge] H. Oswego. To Martin Van Bu- 

JUNE 1 ren, Kinderhook. His appointment to the office 

of collector and how it was brought about; the 
selection of subordinates; the salt bill "a begin 
ning of unprincipled legislation against Oswego ;" 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Anonymous. Cincinnati. To A[ozariah]. C[utting] Flagg, 

JUNE 2 Albany. Sending the circular of D. T. Disney 

and others, 1843, May 22. 1 p. (Appended to 
the circular). 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To J. L. Williams 

JUNE 5 and others, [Fort Wayne, Ind.] Declining the 

invitation to participate in the celebration on 
July 4 of the completion of the Wabash and 
Erie Canal. A. Df. 2 p. (With: Williams and 
others to Van Buren, 1843, May 22). 

1843 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

JUNE 6 derhook]. Webster s offer to Calhoun of a special 

foreign service; Webster s income; a favorable 
opening for the party; a package of fish; the 
saving of Calhoun ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. (Printed : 
Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 406-7). 

1843 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. The Homestead, Greenville, 

JUNE 8 S. C. To Martin Van Buren, Lindenwald. 

Farming operations ; the reply to the Indiana in 
terrogatories ; Calhoun, the distribution of the 
surplus, the South Carolina Convention, and the 
Nullifiers; an article in the April North American 
Review on the Exploring Expedition and Wilkes s 
appointment ; personal messages ; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 



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1843 Parry, W[illia]m. Cincinnati. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JUNE 12 Kinderhook. The political situation in Ohio; 

the bank fight; the presidential candidates and 
their chances; the answer to the Indiana inter 
rogatories; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Bancroft, George. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

JuNEl2 derhook. The Virginia Bill of Rights of 1776; 

a line of policy wanted; Woodbury s plottings 
for advancement; the fish shipment; etc. 
A. L. S. 5 p. (Inclosure, copy, 2 p. Printed: 
Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 407-8). 

1843 Welles, Gideon. Hartford, [Conn.] To Martin Van Bu- 

JUNE 13 pen, [Kinderhook]. The State Legislature; the 

caucus ; the time of the National Convention and 
Congressional president-making; schemes of the 
Tyler-Calhoun forces ; Woodbury s activity; po 
litical leanings of sundry public men ; Niles s un 
fortunate condition; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Denoon, Sam[ue]l D. Richmond. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

JUNE 14 pen, Kinderhook. The reply to the Indiana in 

terrogatories; Van Buren s strength and Cal- 
houn s weakness in Virginia; personal messages; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Danforth, John. New London, Conn. To Martin Van 

JUNE 15 Buren, Kinderhook. The time of the National 

Convention; Calhoun and Tyler s principles and 

influence; Van Buren s chances; Woodbury s 

candidacy; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

JUNE 15 Van Buren, Lindenwald. Tyler s reception; in 

dications of the meeting to prepare for July 4; 
Woodbury s activity; encouraging political news; 
the result in New Hampshire; the National Con 
vention; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Wright, Silas. Canton, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 19 [Kinderhook]. Returning with comments the 

"Extra Billy correspondence" and other letters; 
suggestions for the replies on the late Rhode 
Island affair; the New Hampshire proceedings; 
[Woodbury] and the Granite Democrats ; the time 
of the National Convention; the State Conven 
tion; the Oswego movement; personal mes 
sages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 473 

1843 Van Buren, M[artin]. Lindenwald. To James B. Clinton 

JUNE 19 and John L. Murphy, [Milledgville, Pa.] De 

clining an invitation to a meeting on July 4 to 
devise means of aiding the Irish in securing home 
rule. A. Df. 6 p. (Incomplete). 
. L. S. 24 p. (Incomplete). 

1843 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

JUNE 22 derhook]. Woodbury s plottings in New Hamp 

shire and Maine; the Boston celebration of the 
17th; Tyler and his cabinet; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
(Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, 
p. 408-10). 

1843 Emery, Isaac. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, Kinder- 

JUNE 22 hook. His acquaintance with Van Buren; the 

Bunker Hill celebration; Legare s death; the visit 
of the President and the Cabinet; Cabinet 
changes; the relative strength of Calhoun and 
Van Buren in New England; the Maine Conven 
tion and delegates for the National Convention 
in May ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Anderson, H[ugh] J. Belfast, Me. To Martin Van Buren, 

JUNE 23 Kinderhook. Resolutions of the State Conven 

tion favoring Van Buren s nomination; list of 
delegates; efforts to create a Calhoun party in 
Maine; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Taylor, Henry, and others. New York. To Martin Van 

JUNE 24 Buren, Kinderhook. Invitation to a Fourth of 

July celebration by the Mechanics and Working- 
men of New York. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Blair, F[rancis] Pfreston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

JUNE 25 Buren, Kinderhook. His own Western trip; his 

visit to Gen. Jackson; Van Buren s strength in 
the West; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Wheeler, F. Temple. Bangor, Me. To M[artin] Van 

JUNE 26 Buren, Kinderhook. The Democratic State Con 

vention, [June] 22 ; Van Buren s strength in the 
State; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Jewett, Albert G. Bangor, [Me.] To W[illia]m L[earned] 

JUNE 28 Marcy, Albany. The recent State Convention; 

Woodbury s action; the activity of the Calhoun 
party; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1843 [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook]. To Henry Taylor 

JUNE and others, New York. Declining their invita 

tion to a Fourth of July celebration. A. Df. 
1 p. (With: Taylor and others to Van Buren, 
1843, June 24.) 

1843 Eldredge, R. P., and C. G. Hammond. Detroit, [Mich.] 

JULY 2 To Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Asking as 

surances in regard to Van Buren s appointive 
policy in Michigan if elected; the activity of the 
Cass and Calhoun partisans. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Marcy, Wplliam] L[earned]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

JULY 2 Buren, Kinderhook. The political situation in 

Eastern and Western New York; presidential 

preferences; the late schism at Albany; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Richmond. To Martin Van 

JULY 6 Buren, Kinderhook. The reply to the Indiana 

interrogatories; the Expositor s and the Charles 
ton Mercury 1 s comments; the weakness of the 
Globe and the Enquirer and the activity of the 
opposition press; personal matters; etc. A. L. S. 
6 p. 

1843 Davis, John. Davisville, [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 6 Kinderhook. The political outlook, especially 

in Pennsylvania. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Lowe, P[eter] P. Dayton, [O.] To Martin Van Buren, 

J ULY 10 Kinderhook. Van Buren s strength in Ohio ; the 

weakness of the opposing candidates ; the attitude 
of the Dayton paper; hopes for the protection of 
Western productive wealth in the event of Van 
Buren s election; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Wright, Silas. Canton, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 14 [Kinderhook]. Sending letters and the [Argus?] 

with an article of [Wright s]; the attitude, etc., 
of "our friend W."; the State Convention; the 
[St. Lawrence] County Convention; Mrs. Van Bu 
ren s health; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 

1843 Law, John. Vincennes, Ind. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 15 [Kinderhook]. Democratic prospects in Indiana ; 

the Wabash and Erie Canal celebration at Ft. 
Wayne, [July] 4; Cass s address; the time of the 
National Convention; the letter of the Indiana 
State Committee to Democrats throughout the 
Union; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 



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1843 Carr, Thomas N. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

JULY 15 [Kinderhook]. The change in political maneu 

vers caused by the abuse of the Administration 
in the Calhoun newspapers; the Workingmen s 
celebration, New York, [July] 4; the Young 
Men s Committee and the Whig press; forecast 
of the vote in the National Convention, May, 
1844. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To R. P. Eldredge 

JULY 17 and C. G. Hammond, [Detroit, Mich.] Defining 

his policy in reference to appointments. A. Df. 

4 p. (With: Eldredge and Hammond to Van 
Buren, 1843, July 2). 

1843 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

JULY 18 derhook]. Gov. Branch and North Carolina; 

Henshaw as Secretary of the Navy; Webster s 

position and ambition; plotting against his own 

position in the party; Van Buren should not 

write long letters ; etc. A. L. S. 8 p. (Printed : 

Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 410-12). 

1843 Democratic Convention of Bond County, [111.] Greenville. 

JULY 22 Resolutions favoring Richard M[alcolm] Johnson 

for President. Clipping from the [Springfield 

Gazette, Aug. 25, 1843]. 1 column. 

1843 Dawson, Moses. Cincinnati, [O.] To M[artin] Van Bu- 

JULY 28 ren, Kinderhook. On the Hamilton County Van 

Buren mass meeting, [July 27]. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To [Martin] Van 

JULY 30 Buren, Kinderhook [forwarded to Saratoga]. 

Presidential politics in Connecticut and Maine as 

gathered from gossip at Saratoga; etc. A. L. S. 

5 p. 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin]. Kinderhook. To W[illia]m Smith, 

JULY Culpeper Co., Va. Answers to interrogatories on 

the Rhode Island question. A. Df. of Martin 

Van Buren, Jr. 8 p. (With: Smith to Van 

Buren, 1843, Feb. 10). 

1843 Anonymous. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

AUG. 2 derhook. The Commonwealth an organ of Gov 

ernor Porter and President Tyler; etc. 1 p. 

1843 Dawson, Moses. Cincinnati. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

AUG. 2 [Kinderhook]. Sending an Enquirer reporting 

the proceedings of the Van Buren meeting, [July 



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Dawson, Moses Continued. 

27]; the fraudulent discontinuance of the Mer 
cury; factious opposition to Van Buren; his 
friends in Ohio; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1843 Wilson, John. Marietta, [0.] To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 2 Kinderhook. The reply to the Indiana inter 

rogatories; presidential leanings in Ohio; the 
Oregon question; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Walker, R[obert] J[ohn]. Elms Court, Natchez, [Miss.] 

AUG. 4 To Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Van Bu- 

ren s strength in Mississippi; the obscuring of 
national by local issues ; nominations in the July 
Tenth Convention; currency; the prosperity of 
the State; the influenza; personal activities; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Davis, Geo[rge] R. Troy, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 4 ren, Kinderhook. Van Buren s strength in 

Ohio, Michigan, and Western New York; pleas 
ant impressions of Gov. and Mrs. Cass; Van 
Buren as a farmer; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Foster, W[illia]m. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, New 

AUG. 5 York. Introducing Charles F. Hovey, "a vol 

unteer politician;" the corruption of the State 
press; past Whig-Democrat corrupt combina 
tions; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Walker, Alexander. New Orleans. To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 6 ren, Kinderhook. The late Democratic victory 

in Louisiana; the State Constitution to be amend 
ed; etc.; asking for Van Buren s report on the 
judiciary system of New York. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Anderson, H[ugh] J. Belfast, [Me.] To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 6 [Kinderhook]. The character and standing of 

Wheeler, of Bangor; the late State Convention; 
the nomination for governor; delegates to the 
National Convention from several counties ; Van 
Buren s favorable chances; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Wallace, Rob[er]t. Longwood, [Ky.] To Martin Van 

AUG. 10 Buren, Lindenwald. A district Democratic vic 

tory; Van Buren s strength; the January Con 
vention and Johnson s nomination ; circumstances 
connected with Van Buren s visit to Cincinnati, 
[1842]; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1843 Carr, Thomas N. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 14 [Kinderhook]. The ward conventions for Wed 

nesday following, to choose delegates to the 
Syracuse Convention; office-holders and Irish 
opposition to Van Buren; the Plebeian; Mc- 
Kean s promised attack on Van Buren; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Taylor, Geo[rge] W. Kanawha Salines, Va. To Martin 

AUG. 16 Van Buren, Kinderhook. Late proceedings of 

the American Colonization Society; the Rev. 
Stuart Robinson s speech on Clay s support of 
the movement; inquiry as to Van Buren s con 
nection therewith; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 [Democratic State Central Committee of Connecticut. 

AUG. 17 Hartford ?] Announcement of the Democratic 

State Convention, Middletown, Oct. 25, [1843]. 
Printed; in the Hartford Times, 1843, Aug. 19. 

. Printed ; in the Norwich News, Aug. 24. 

1843 Polk, James K[nox]. Columbia, Tenn. To Mfartin] Van 

AUG. 18 Buren, Kinderhook. Cause and meaning of the 

Democratic defeat in Tennessee; the State Con 
vention; the time for the National Convention; 
hopes for Tennessee Democracy; Gen. Jackson s 
health; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Hartford [Conn.] Times. Clipping, containing: [1] [Con- 

AUG. 19 necticut] State Central Committee, Announce 

ment (Aug. 17, 1843) ; [2] Editorial: " Democracy 
United." 1 column. 

1843 Fairfield, John. Saco, [Me.] To M[artin] Van Buren, 

AUG. 19 Kinderhook. The character of the Maine dele 

gation to the Baltimore Convention; conditions 
in the State; bad news from Tennessee; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Furness, Gardner. Fairfield, [Pa.] To Martin Van Bu- 

AUG. 20 ren, Kinderhook. Considerations in favor of 

Van Buren s nomination; Porter s unsatisfac 
tory administration; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

AUG. 20 Kinderhook]. A workmen s Democratic asso 

ciation in the District ; the Van Buren and Cal- 
houn factions controversy; a proffer of the House 
printing by a Tyler-Calhoun man; Blair s sus- 



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Kendall, Amos Continued. 

picions and party standing; Tyler-phobia at Al 
bany; the necessity of a change in the Globe s 
policy; personal matters; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. Y.] " Re- 

AUG. 21 joinder of Judge Hammond to the defence of 

Judge Spencer." Printed; in The New World, 

1843, Sept. 2. 3 p. (With: Hammond to Van 

Buren, 1843, Sept. 17). 

1843 The Norwich, Conn., News. Clipping, containing: [1] 

AUG. 24 [Connecticut Democratic] State Central Com 

mittee, Announcement, Aug. 17, 1843; [2] Edi 
torial: State Convention." 

1843 Danforth, John. New London, Conn. To Martin Van 

AUG. 24 Buren, [Kinderhook]. The Connecticut State 

Democratic Convention ; factional views as to the 
mode of electing delegates to the National Con 
vention; forecast as to delegates politics; the 
time for the National Convention; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1843 Birchard, M[atthew]. Warren, O. To M[artin] Van 

AUG. 31 Buren, Kinderhook. Van Buren s strength in 

Ohio; the character of the population; Whig 
maneuvers; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Bancroft, George. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

SEFT. 1 derhook. Democracy cannot be corrupted from 

its preferences; Lincoln and the Tyler Adminis 
tration; blushes for his political associates; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. (Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Pro 
ceedings, v. 42, p. 412-13). 

1843 Ross, Henry. Doylestown, [Pa.] To Henry Simpson and 

SEPT - 2 others, Philadelphia. Acknowledging the re 

ceipt of the Philadelphia Hickory Club s ad 
dress; approval of the beginning of organization 
of the Democratic party, and of Van Buren as 
the legitimate candidate; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Billings, Noyes. New London, Conn. To Martin Van 

SEPT - 4 Buren, Kinderhook. Efforts to counteract the 

injurious effects of hostile representations as to 
Van Buren s appointive policy if elected; the 
duty of Democrats in view of the course of the 
Express and other Whig papers in concentrating 
factions against Van Buren; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
"Private." 



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1843 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

SEPT. 4 Buren, Kinderhook. The State Convention; 

hopes for party harmony; ill-advised action of 
Governor Bouck s friends and of the Argus; an 
article on finance in the Evening Post; adher 
ence to the policy of 1842; tolls of 1843; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Forsyth, John. Columbus, Ga. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 7 Kinderhook. Wishes for Van Buren s success; 

the political complexion of the State delegates 

to the National Convention; Van Buren s real 

strength in the State; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Van Buren, M[artin]. Lindenwald. To Andrew Jackson, 

t SEPT. 8 If Hermitage. Political practices in Massachusetts 

adopted by the Administration; the Tennessee 
election unable to do harm; report of Jackson s 
death; his own farm and personal matters; the 
difference between Blair and Kendall; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Norvell, John. Detroit, [Mich.] To Martin Van Buren, 1 

SEPT. 10 [Kinderhook]. Michigan politics; the Demo 

cratic State Convention; nominations for State 
officers; the choice of delegates to the National 
Convention; the relative strength of the presi 
dential candidates; feeling in the West on the 
Washington Treaty, the Oregon question; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Ford, Thomas. Springfield, 111. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 11 Kinderhook. State politics and executive pat 

ronage; the political effect of Van Buren s visit; 
the choice of delegates to the National Conven 
tion; Johnson s following; Van Buren s strength; 
Tyler s misuse of executive patronage; etc. 
L L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Roane, W[illiam] H. Tree Hill, near Richmond. To 

SEPT. 11 M[artin] Van Buren, Kinderhook. Political re 

flections; his own unchanged loyalty to Van 
Buren; Calhoun s presidential ambition; his 
mistake in resigning from the United States 
Senate; his political writings; Rhett s plans for 
a paper in Washington; the Blair-Kendall diffi 
culty; personal matters; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 



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1843 Lamb, Lingan Lee. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 12 Kinderhook. The Syracuse Convention; New 

York for Van Buren; the Federalist defeat in 
Vermont; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 French, Benj[amin] V. Braintree, [Mass.] To Martin 

SEPT. 12 Van Buren, Lindenwald. Massachusetts poli 

tics; electioneering by Woodbury and others for 
Calhoun and Tyler during the Winter session of 
the Legislature; Van Buren Democratic counter- 
moves; executive patronage; the State Conven 
tion tomorrow; the press; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Democratic State Convention of Massachusetts. Worces- 

SEPT. 13 ter. Unofficial report of proceedings. Clipping 

from the Boston Advertiser and Patriot, Sept. 
14, 1843. 1 column. 

1843 Van Buren, M[artin]. Lindenwald. To George Cham- 

SEPT. 14 pl e y> [Xenia, O. ?] Subscribing for his paper. 

A. L. S. 1 p. (On the reverse is a sentence 
from a letter of Van Buren in regard to appoin 
tive policy. A. Df.) 

1843 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

SEPT. 14 derhook]. On the Democratic Convention at 

Worcester. A. L. S. 3 p. (Printed: Mass. 
Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 413-415). 

1843 Carr, Thomas N. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 15 [Kinderhook]. The Combination party s meet 

ing [Sept. 14]; proposed Calhoun paper, etc.; 
countermoves; the Van Buren associations; Mc- 
Kean and Irish opposition to Van Buren; the 
State Convention; Cabinet disagreements; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Leonard, Moses G. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 15 Kinderhook. The Tyler office-holders mass 

meeting of protest against the Syracuse Conven 
tion s action; Calhoun s following in New York; 
their connection with the movement for division; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. Y.] To 

SEPT. 17 Martin Van Buren, Lindenwald. Chief Justice 

Spencer s attack upon the [Political History of 
the State of New York}; Hammond s reply; an 
alleged letter of Hammond to Van Buren on the 
presidential election of 1812; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1843 Billings, Noyes. New London, Conn. To Martin Van 

SEPT. 18 Buren, Lindenwald. Articles in the Evening 

Post, etc., on Van Buren s office-holding policy 

if re-elected ; VanBuren sopposers; his strength; 

personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Martin, J. L. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

SEPT. 19 derhook. Congratulations upon the hopeful 

political prospect; the failure of his paper; dan 
gers of a party schism from the Calhoun people; 
Blair s mistaken course; Ritchie a model; Rhett 
and Hunter and the Spectator; offers to Martin; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Law, John. Vincennes, [Ind.] To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 22 [Kinderhook]. An impolitic move in favor of 

Gen. Cass as the Indiana candidate; the need of 
harmony; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

SEPT. 22 [Kinderhook] . The New York Convention ; states 

that will vote for Van Buren; Folk s strength as 
a candidate for vice-president ; other candidates ; 
Blair and Kendall; personal messages; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1843 Letcher, John. Lexington, Va. To Thomas Ritchie, 

SEPT. 23 Richmond. General satisfaction with the State 

Convention s action; the Calhoun party s Texas 

annexation correspondence plot; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1843 Jewett, Albert G. Bangor, [Me.] To Henry Simpson 

SEPT. 23 and others, Philadelphia. Acknowledging the 

receipt of the address; Van Buren s strength in 
Maine; combined opposition to him; executive 
patronage; the course of Pennsylvania in the 
National Convention of 1844 ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Mason, Stevens T. Selma, [Ala.] To Henry Simpson and 

SEPT. 25 others, Philadelphia. Answering Simpson and 

others to Mason, [1843, Aug.?] 25; the duty of 

the Democracy of the Union to support Van 

Buren; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook]. To [Noyes Billings, 
SEPT. ?] New London, Conn.] On his appointive policy 

if re-elected. A. Df. 1 p. (Incomplete. With: 
Billings to Van Buren, 1843, Sept. 4). 
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1843 Albany, New York, Atlas. Announcement: An appeal to 

SEPT. New York Democrats to increase its circulation. 

Broadside. (With: Lamb to Van Buren, 1843, 
Sept, 12). 

[1843? Mobile [Alabama] Register. Editorial: "Mr. Van Buren. " 
SEPT. ?] Reprint of a reprint with editorial comment in 

the Hudson Gazette. 1 column. 

1843 Wright, Silas. Canton, [O.] To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 2 [Kinderhook]. The Syracuse Convention ; influ 

ences tending to disunion and to harmony in 
the State and National Democracy; personal 
matters; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Doolittle, James R. Warsaw, Wyoming Co., N. Y. To 

OCT. 2 Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Asking the use 

of Van Buren s name in the attempt to help Mrs. 
Catharine Finch recover her share of an estate in 
Holland; Van Buren the choice of the Democ 
racy of Wyoming Co. ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Stevenson, A[ndrew]. The Retreat, [Va.] To Martin Van 

OCT. 8 Buren, Kinderhook. The public dinner given to 

Mr. Hunter in King William [County] by Cal- 

houn s friends; warning of the Texas annexation 

plot; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Johnson, C[ave]. Clarksville, Tenn. To Martin Van Bu- 

OCT. 9 pen, Kinderhook. Misrepresentations of the 

Knoxville Argus; Van Buren and Polk the first 
choice of Tennessee Democrats; the banks in 
fluence; attempts to prove corruption against 
Van Buren s administration by Congressional 
committee reports; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Brown, B. F., and N. Newton, Jr. Norwalk, O. To Mar- 

OCT. 16 tin Van Buren, Lindenwald. Invitation to a 

military convention at Norwalk on Nov. 3 to 
agitate the Oregon question. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Roane, W[illiam] H. Tree Hill, Va. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

OCT. 17 ren, Kinderhook. Sending a letter of Letcher 

to Ritchie and an Enquirer [Oct.] 10, containing 
Roane s letter to the King William "Calhoun- 
ites"; the Texas annexation plot; the advis 
ability of a countermove ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p . 

1843 Barker, Geo[rge] W. Montpelier, [Vt.] To [Martin] 

CT - 18 Van Buren, Kinderhook. Inclosing resolutions 

passed at the State Convention, [Oct. 17]; dele 
gates to the National Convention instructed for 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 483 

Barker, Geo[rge] W. Continued. 

Van Buren ; alleged and real grounds of opposi 
tion to Van Buren; Johnson s expected visit; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 [Kendall, Amos]. Washington. Form of a letter sent to 

OCT. 20 certain members of the House of Representatives 

relative to the House printing. Copy. 1 p. 
(With: Kendall to Van Buren, 1843, Nov. 5). 

[1843 [Kentucky Yeoman]. Editorials: [1] " Virginia Politics"; 

c. OCT. 20?] [2] " Tennessee Mr. Van Buren." Clipping. 

(With: Moore to Van Buren, 1843, Oct. 22). 

1843 Jarvis, Russell. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

OCT. 20 derhook. The impropriety of a presidential can 

didate s control of newspapers; Van Buren s 
course contrasted with Calhoun s; Jarvis s real 
wishes as to Van Buren s relation to a proposed 
Democratic paper in New York; etc. ; answering 
Van Buren to Jarvis, [1843, Oct.] 14. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1843 Law, John. Vincennes, [Ind.] To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT. 21 [Kinderhook]. A "straw vote" in favor of Van 

Buren at a Sullivan County barbecue; the char 
acter of the impending fight ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1843 Scott County." Rejoinder to the editorials on "Vir- 

c. OCT. 21?] ginia politics" and " Tennessee Mr. Van Bu 

ren" in the Kentucky Yeoman [c. Oct. 20]. Clip 
ping. (With: Moore to Van Buren, 1843, 
Oct. 22). 

1843 Moore, T[homas] P[atrick]. Harrodsburg, [Ky.] To M[ar- 

CT - 22 tin] Van Buren, Kinderhook. Disgust with the 

Johnson party s conduct in Kentucky; estimate 
of Johnson s strength; Polk for Vice-President ; 
Calhoun s weakness; etc.; inclosing a clipping 
from the Kentucky Yeoman and a reply from 
another newspaper. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Patton, Benj[ami]n, Jr. Pittsburg. To Martin Van Bu- 

OCT. 23 ren, Kinderhook. Inclosing editorials from the 

Harrisburg Democratic Union and the Pittsburg 
Morning Post on the speakership for the next 
Congress; articles of Judge Shaler (Cassius) fa 
voring Buchanan ; Patton and a foreign appoint 
ment; his successor as district attorney; Judge 



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Patton, [Benj[ami]n, Jr. Continued. 

Wilkins; the fight over second choice; N. S. 
Rogers s unfortunate congressional canvass; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Singleton, Jos[eph] J. Dahlonega, Ga. To Martin Van 

OCT. 25 Buren, Kinderhook. Explanation of the late 

Democratic defeat at the Georgia polls; a nomi 
nating State convention soon to be called; Van 
Buren the rightful candidate; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Van Buren, M[artin]. Albany. To B. F. Brown and N. 

OCT. 25 Newton, Jr., Norwalk, O. Declining their invi 

tation to a military convention to discuss the 
Oregon question. A. Df. 2 p. (Dated Oct. 28). 

. Copy by Martin Van Buren, Jr. 3 p. 
(Both with : Brown and Newton to Van Buren, 
1843, Oct. 16). 

1843 Rathbun, Geo[rge]. Auburn, [N. Y.] To [Martin Van 

OCT. 26 Buren, Kinderhook]. Suggesting a hint to the 

Governor to co-operate in restoring party har 
mony in [Cayuga] County. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Vanderpoel, A[aron]. New York. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

OCT. 26 ren, Kinderhook. Encouraging prospects; Jones s 

chances as against Quackenbush ; Judge Thomp 
son s illness; Spencer his probable successor in 
the event of his death; Whig hopes; the tariff; 
the Evening Post; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Welles, Gideon. Hartford, [Conn.] To Martin Van Bu- 

OCT. 26 ren, [Kinderhook]. The State Convention; Van 

Buren resolutions and delegates to the National 

Convention; personal and family matters; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Van Buren, Martin. Lindenwald. To the Democratic 

OCT. 26 Young Men of Tennessee. Declining their invi 

tation to their State convention. A. Df. of Van 
Buren, Abraham Van Buren, and Martin Van 
Buren, Jr. 26 p. (Incomplete). 

1843 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley, [N. Y.] To 

OCT. 27 Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. On Judge 

Spencer s attack on the Political History of the 

State of New York; Van Buren s conduct in 

1812; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 485 

1843 Bragg, J[ohn]. Mobile, [Ala.] To Martin Van Buren, 

OCT - 28 Kinderhook. Impressions of the political situa 

tion gathered from a Summer trip through Ohio, 
Kentucky, Tennessee, and Western Virginia; 
Clay s strength; Calhoun s plans; the Texas an 
nexation plot; Campbell s opposition to Van 
Buren; Calhoun, Crawford, and the Whig vic 
tory in Georgia; Haywood s value; the Saunders- 
Brown correspondence; asking Van Buren s aid 
in a love-affair; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

[1843] Bancroft, George. [Boston]. To M[artin] Van Buren, 
CT - [Kinderhook]. Marshal Bertrand s visit; Web 

ster and Woodbury ; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. (Printed : 
Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 416-417). 

1843 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

Nov - ! Buren, [Kinderhook]. Efforts to restore harmony 

in Cayuga Co. ; danger of losing New York City; 

the political effect of Johnson s visit; a possible 

situation for himself; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov - 5 [Kinderhook]. Inclosing a form of a letter 

[Oct. 20] sent to certain members of the House 
in regard to the House printing; the Tyler-Cal- 
houn coalition s plan to defeat Van Buren by 
bringing out a third man; the Globe s course; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. (Appended copy, 1 p.) 

1843 - Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 
Nov - 5 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. On correspondence 

printed in the Enquirer after passing through 
Selden s hands; Howe s inquiry; Buchanan s 
visit; his opinions on the candidates; Webster s 
candidacy; Clay s prospects; Gilpin s article on 
Van Buren in the second number of Kendall s 
Extra Globe of 1840; personal messages; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Hudson, Tho[ma]s B. St. John s, [Mo.] To M[artin] Van 

Nov - 6 Buren, Kinderhook. Factions in Missouri; Hud 

son s course in the Legislature; Van Buren the 
real choice of the Missouri Democracy; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Daniel, P[eter] V[ivian]. Jackson, Miss. To M[artin] 

Nov. 9 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. The Democratic vic 

tory in the Mississippi elections; Louisiana con- 



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Daniel, Pfeter] V[ivian] Continued. 

ditions; Kentucky and Clay; his own unjust 
treatment by the Federal Government; his cir 
cuit; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Gregory, W. O. Waterloo, N. C. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 9 Kinderhook. The demoralizing effect of banks 

upon public morals; interrogatories to be pro 
pounded to the presidential candidates; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Hoyt, L[orenzo. New York]. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 9 [Kinderhook]. The Democratic victory at the 

New York polls; the vote of the National Ameri 
can party and of the Calhoun men; John A. 
King s defeat in Queens; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Lindenwald. To Andrew Jackson, 

Nov. 10 Nashville. The results of the New York elec 

tion. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Gilpin, H[enry] Dplwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

Nov. 11 Van Buren, Lindenwald. The New York elec 

tions; vice-presidential nomination at a meeting 
of Cass s friends at Zanesville; articles in the 
Harrisburg Argus and the Harrisburg Union; 
the inquiries of [Howe]; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Dickinson, D[aniel] S. Binghamton, [N. Y.] To Martin 

Nov. 13 Van Buren, Kinderhook. The elections; condi 

tions in [Broome] County; personal plans and 
messages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Daniel, P[eter] Vfivian]. Jackson, Miss. To [Martin] Van 

Nov. 15 Buren, [Kinderhook]. Erroneous views of Van 

Buren s opinions on the tariff; Van Buren s and 

Calhoun s prospects in Mississippi; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1843 Van Buren, John D[ash] and others. New York. To 

Nov. 16 Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Invitation to 

a dinner of the St. Nicholas Society, Dec. 6, [1843]. 
L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Petrikin, David. Danville, Pa. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 18 Kinderhook. Congratulations on the New York 

elections; forecast as to the State and National 

elections in Pennsylvania; personal messages; 

etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1843 Paige, A[lonzo] C. Schenectady, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

Nov - 18 Buren, Kinderhook. On Gibson s inquiry; the 

[Schenectady] County elections; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1843 Medary, S[amuel]. Columbus, O. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

Nov. 19 pen, Kinderhook. Congratulations on the New 

York elections; the County Convention, [Nov. 
18]; a Cass meeting at Zanesville; visit of J. Q. 
Adams; the Ohio elections; Kendall s candidacy 
for the congressional printing; personal mes 
sages; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 [Wright, Silas]. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

Nov. 20 derhook. Arrival at Albany; his departure for 

Kinderhook tomorrow; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 
(Signature torn away). 

1843 Hana, A. C. Elizabethtown, [N. Y. ?] To M[artin] Van 

Nov. 20 Buren, Kinderhook. The bearing of the Texas 

question on the presidential campaign; the Mus- 
kingum, O., Democratic meeting; the abolition 
feeling and Clay s chances in [New York]; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Van Buren, John D[ash]. New York. To Martin Van 

Nov. 23 Buren, [Kinderhook]. Transmitting the invita 

tion [Nov. 16] from the Stewards of the St. 
Nicholas Society to the Society s dinner, [Dec. 6]. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Paige, A[lonzo] C. Schenectady, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

Nov. 25 Buren, Kinderhook. The publication in the 

Argus of the letter inquired about by Gibson; 
the reasons for the [Schenectady] County defeat; 
result of the State elections; harmony necessary 
to elect Van Buren; personal messages; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 " Mass meeting in Carroll County. Annexation of Texas." 

Nov. 25 Printed. 2 p. (With: Sanders and others to 

Van Buren, 1843, Nov. 25). 

1843 Sanders, Geo[rge] N. Ghent, Carroll Co., Ky. To Martin 

Nov. 25 Van Buren, Kinderhook. Transmitting proceed 

ings of a mass meeting in Carroll Co. on the an 
nexation of Texas, Nov. 25 ; asking Van Buren s 
views on annexation. Copy. 1 p. 



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1843 Brown, A[lbert] Gfallatin]. Gallatin, Miss. To M[artin] 

Nov. 25 Van Buren, Kinderhook. The State elections; 

Van Buren s strength; the defection of Gwin, 

Gholson, and Howard to the Calhoun party; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Selden, W[illiam]. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

Nov. 25 [Kinderhook]. [Woodbury s] treachery; the 

Spectator s fire upon Van Buren; Calhoun s vain 
hopes; dangers in a Whig Federal administra 
tion; estimate of Clay s, Webster s, Benton s and 
Gales s characters ; Blair s impolitic attacks upon 
Tyler; the Texas question; Allen s estimate of 
Clay s chances; underground political workers; 
Tvler s preference for president; etc. A. L. S. 
12 p. 

1843 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. White House, Pedee, [S. C.] 

Nov. 25 To [Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook]. The mild 

weather; Calhoun s prospects; overtures to 
Poinsett in regard to the vice-presidency; farm 
ing experiments ; personal messages ; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1843 Forsyth, John. Milledgeville, Ga. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

Nov. 26 ren, [Kinderhook]. Democratic defeat due to 

the Calhoun party; Van Buren s strength in 
Georgia; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

Nov. 29 [Kinderhook]. Why the Nashville Convention 

did not declare openly for Van Buren and Polk ; 
a plot in behalf of Cass; the distribution of states 
among the candidates; Polk s strength; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. "Confidential." 

1843 Ingersoll, R[alph] I. New Haven, Conn. To Martin Van 

Nov. 30 Buren, Kinderhook. Sending an article on the 

tariff; the injustice of the ad valorem duties; 

Clay s Georgia correspondence; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

. Copy by Martin Van. Buren, Jr. 4 p. 

1843 Polk, James K[nox]. Columbia, Tenn. To M[artin] Van 

Nov. 30 Buren, Kinderhook. The State Convention, 

[Nov.] 23; uninstructed delegates to the Balti 
more Convention; their preferences; the Whig 
Legislature s influence upon Whig fortunes; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 489 

[1843? New York elections. On the significance of the coming 
Nov - ? ] [New York] city elections; the reasoning of the 

Calhoun party. Newspaper clipping. 

1843 Peters, Rich[ar]d. Philadelphia. " The statutes of the 

Nov - United States at large [prospectus]." D. S. 

(printed). 2 p. (With: Peters to Van Buren, 
1843, Dec. 5). 

1843 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

DEC. 1 Buren, [Kinderhook]. News from Washington; 

Spencer s treasury-note currency hobby; John 
son s waning popularity; the Blair-Kendall ri 
valry; Blair s quandary on the Texas question; 
the speakership of the New York Legislature; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Thomas, Francis. Annapolis, [Md.] Correspondence with 

DEC. 5-21 a friend in Richmond and Governor McDowell 

in regard to a separation between Thomas and 
his wife, McDowell s daughter. Printed. 1 p. 
(Addressed to Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook). 
1843 Peters, Rich[ard]. Philadelphia, To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 5 Kinderhook. Sending a prospectus of the United 

States Statutes at Large; asking for a letter favor 
ing the work. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1843 Smith, A. W. Covington, Tipton Co., Tenn. To Martin 

DEC. 5 Van Buren, Kinderhook. Asking for a certified 

copy of the New York Legislature s instructions 
to Van Buren for his tariff vote in 1828 ; Smith s 
political activity and influence in Tipton County; 
etc, A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Johnston, John W. Barryville, [N. Y.] To Mfartin] Van 

DEC. 6 Buren, Kinderhook. Reflections upon the po 

litical situation. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Democratic Central Committee of New York, Central 

DEC. 6 Committee of Correspondence. New York. 

Circular of announcement of the Gazette, a Cal 
houn daily paper; questions on presidential pref 
erence and the choice of delegates to the Balti 
more Convention. Broadside. 

1843 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 6 [Kinderhook]. The election of the Speaker; a 

caucus of the Republican members of the House; 
nominations; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1843 Booth, John B. Goslien. To Martin Van Buren, [Kin- 

DEC. 8 derhook]. The defection of the Independent 

Journal to the Calhoun party; soliciting support 

for the newly-established Democratic Standard. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Sullivan, J[ohn] L. New York. To [Martin] Van Bu- 

DEC. 8 ren, Kinderhook. Sending a copy of part of a 

letter from Dixon H. Lewis on the tariff; views 
on the proper policy of the Calhoun party; per 
sonal matters ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Parker, A[masa] J. Delhi, tN T . Y.] To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC. 9 Kinderhook. Asking Van Buren s neutrality in 

the contest between Parker and Hogeboom for 

the circuit judgeship of the district. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1843 Skerrett, David E., and others. Philadelphia. To Mar- 

DEC. 9 tin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Sending an address 

of the Executive Committee of the Democratic 

citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia. 

L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

DEC. 10 Buren, Kinderhook. The organization of the 

House; its significance in connection with the 
presidential election; Blair s re-election as 
printer to the House against [Kendall s] opposi 
tion; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

DEC. 10 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Urging an answer to 

the Address of the Executive Committee ; former 
jealousy between them and the Hickory Club; 
the situation in Washington; the Portsmouth 
meeting ; the outlook in South Carolina ; the be 
ginning of the campaign; asking for pamphlets 
on the Glentworth frauds and the Brodhead af 
fair; the desirability of holding the presidential 
elections on the same day in all the states; the 
celebration of Van Buren s birthday; Buchan 
an s prospects; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Martin, Geo[rge] H. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Bu- 

DEC. 11 re n, Kinderhook. Promising a tree ; Van Bu 

ren s presidential prospects; etc.; including an 
extract from a letter of John Slidell, Louisiana. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 491 

1843 Hallett,W[illiam]R. Mobile, [Ala.] To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC - 13 Kinderhook. The nomination of Van Buren and 

King by the Tuscaloosa Convention ; bad feeling 

in the South in regard to the tariff resolutions at 

Syracuse; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To [David C. Skerrett 

DEC - 13 and others, Philadelphia]. Answering their let 

ter transmitting the address of the Democratic 
Citizens of the City and County of Philadelphia. 
A. Df. 3 p. (With: Skerrett and others to Van 
Buren, 1843, Dec. 9). 

1843 Bragg, J[ohn]. Mobile, [Ala.] To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC - 14 Kinderhook. Van Buren s majority in the State 

Convention; the delegates to the Baltimore Con 
vention; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Davis, John. Davisville, [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, 

DEC - 14 Kinderhook. The organization of the House; 

its bearing upon the presidential question and the 
succession in 1848; his own defeat; his letter to 
the Philadelphia Committee; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1843 Lloyd, R. L., and others. Northern Liberties, [Philadel- 

DEC. 16 phia Co., Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, Kinder- 

hook. Invitation to a Democratic public dinner 
on the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, 
[Jan. 8, 1844]. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Petrikin, D[avid]. Danville. To Henry D. Gilpin, Phila- 

DEC. 18 delphia. The presidential and the gubernatorial 

situation in Pennsylvania; executive patronage; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Cheatham, L. P. Nashville, [Term.] To [Martin Van Bu- 

DE C. 22 r en, Kinderhook]. The late State Convention; 

delegates to the Baltimore Convention; failure 
in the State elections; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Hammond, Jfames] Hfenry]. Columbia, [S. C.] To M[ar- 

DEC - 24 tin] Van Buren, Lindenwald. Thanks for a new 

edition of [George] Bommer s [New Method?]; 
farming experiments; late movement on the 
State Bank; the presidential situation in [South 
Carolina]; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To John L. O Sul- 

DEC. 25 livan, [New York]. Answering O Sullivan to 

Van Buren, [1843], Dec. 8, inclosing Dixon H. 

Lewis s letter on the tariff. A. Df. 4 p. (With: 

O Sullivan to Van Buren, 1843, Dec. 8). 



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[1843?] Wentworth, John. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 
DEC. 26 Kinderhook. Inclosing a newspaper clipping on 

Van Buren s vote in the United States Senate on 
the pre-emption bills; the best mode of meeting 
the Whig attack ; prospects for the presidential 
nomination; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. (Clipping ap 
pended) . 

1843 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To , [Albany?] 

DEC. 27 Declining an invitation to a meeting at the Cap 

itol in Albany on the first Wednesday in Jan 
uary, [1844], "in defence of Irish freedom and 
the rights of man." A. Df. 4 p. 

1843 Pittsburgh [Pa.] Gazette. News notes and editorials on 

DEC. 29 the Butler Co. Democratic Whig meeting, [Dec.] 

13; "Anti-abolition Mob Law" [proceedings at 
a public meeting in Lewis Co., Mo., Nov. 3]; the 
Oregon expedition; South Carolina measures 
against the entrance of free negroes; J. R. Gid- 
dings and Henry Clay; Van Buren, Buchanan, 
the "Locofocos"; anti-Masons; Pennsylvania 
finances; Calhoun; the annexation of Texas; the 
Smithsonian legacy; etc. 4 p. 

1843 Austin, W[illia]m E., and others. Pittsburg. To M[artin] 

DEC. Van Buren, Kinderhook. Inquiry addressed to 

the presidential candidates in behalf of the citi 
zens of Allegheny County, Pa., in regard to views 
on the annexation of Texas. L. S. 1 p. 

[1843 ? Fairfield, J[ohn. Washington ?] To M[artin] Van Buren, 
DEC. ?] [Kinderhook]. On a rumor connecting the writer 

with the Navy Department ; transmitting a letter 
from Judge [Ether] Shepley. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1843?] [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook?] To- . Answer 
ing a letter of congratulation [on Republican 
election victory ?]; the distribution bill; etc. A. 
Df. 2 p. (Fragment). 

[1843?] [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook?] To Christian Schmale, 
Wilkes Barre, Pa. Answering a suggestion on 
the utility of a Democratic paper at [Harris- 
burg] ; his own views of the impropriety of pecu 
niary connection with the public press. A. D. 
2 p. 

[1843?] [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook]. Answer to interroga 
tories in Kendall v. Stokes. A. Df. 5 p. (See: 
U. S. Sup. Ct. Rep. 12 Peters, 524, 3 Howard, 87) . 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 493 

1844 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To [R. L. Lloyd and 

JAN - l others], Northern Liberties, [Philadelphia Coun 

ty, Pa.] Declining their invitation to an anni 
versary celebration of the Battle of New Orleans 
[Jan. 8, 1844]. A. Dr. 2 p. (With : Lloyd and 
others to Van Buren, 1843, Dec. 16). 

1844 Browne, O. II. Pittsburg, Pa. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JAN. 1 Kinderhook. Buchanan s withdrawal: a meet 

ing of Buchanan men on [Dec.] 30; a meeting of 
Van Buren men on [Jan.] 13; the attitude of the 
Aurora and of the Morning Post; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1844 Hubbard, Henry. Charlestown, [N. H.] To Martin Van 

JAN. 2 Buren, Kinderhook. Introducing H[enry] Hub- 

bard, Jr; his own hope for Van Buren s nomina 
tion. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Wright, Silas. Washington, D. C. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 2 ren, [Kinderhook]. New Year s day at the Presi 

dent s House; Van Buren made a candidate for 
the vacancy on the Supreme Bench; information 
derived from Mason of Michigan; an account of 
the interview; Spencer s name to be sent in; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1844] Thomas, Francis. Annapolis. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JAN. 4 [Kinderhook]. Inclosing Benton to Thomas, 

1841, Mar. 12, etc.; asking information as to an 
interview described by Benton. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 The Patriot, Mount Clemens, [Mich.] [1] Editorial: 

JAN. 5 "Locofoco National Convention", commenting 

upon a reprinted article from the Albany Journal; 
[2] Grovier, I. J., and Ira Stout, " Democratic 
Meeting [at Mount Clemens to elect delegates to 
the County Convention, Jan. 3]." Clipping. 

1844 Pickens, F[rancis] W. Edgewood, [Edgefield, S. C.] To 

JAN. 5 Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Political con 

fusion in Washington; fears for the Republican 
party; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
(Personal seal attached) . 

1844 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

JAN. 6 Buren, [Kinderhook]. Inclosing letters lent by 

Chairman Skerrett and a pamphlet copy of the 
late address; a Life of Van Buren and a Van 
Buren Almanac soon to be issued; Horn s letter 
from Buchanan on his withdrawal; delegates to 



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Gilpin, H[enry] Dfilwood] Continued. 

Harrisburg; the presidential and the guberna 
torial question; organization; William Gilpin s 
exploit at "Rock Independence"; personal mes 
sages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1844 Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To Hugh A. Garland, 

JAN. 8] Petersburg, [Va.] Suggestions for an address 

and for queries to be put to Van Buren. A. L. S. 
3 p. (Appended is a note transmitting the above 
letter to Van Buren; with: Garland to Van 
Buren, 1844, Jan. 12). 

1844 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 8 [Kinderhook]. Sanford and his paper; the South 

and the tariff; his own work at preparing a new 
tariff; importance given to words; the justice 
ship; the Whig bargain; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1844 Thomas, Burton A. West Sand Lake, N. Y. To Martin 

JAN. 8 Van Buren, Kinderhook. The " anti-rent" ex 

citement in Rensselaer and Albany Counties; 
etc. ; Van Buren s opinion on the Van Rensselaer 
claims desired. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Snowden, James Ross. House of Representatives, Harris- 

JAN. 8 burg, [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. 

Ross s political record; Porter s loss of standing; 
Buchanan s withdrawal; organization of the 
Democratic members of the State Legislature; 
advice to Democratic editors to come out for 
Van Buren ; work for rival candidates ; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Knapp, H. S. Kalida, Putnam Co., N. Y. To M[artin] 

JAN. 9 Van Buren, Kinderhook, N. Y. An article cred 

ited to the New York Plebeian on "Van Buren s 
Private Life"; his own determination to sup 
port Van Buren despite personally unfavorable 
opinion. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Van Buren, Mfartin]. Lindenwald. To Silas Wright, 

JAN. 9 [Washington]. On the revision of the tariff; 

his own disinclination to obtrude his opinion on 
Congress; etc. A. Df. S. 3 p. 

1844 Nicolson, John B. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

J AN - 10 [Kinderhook]. Sending a copy of an extract 

from a letter of Buchanan on his determination 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 495 

Nicolson, John B. Continued. 

to support the Convention nominee, etc.; his 
own confidence in Van Buren s prospects ; naval 
duties; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To [Francis Thomas, 

JAN- ll Annapolis]. Answering Thomas to Van Buren, 

[1844, Jan. 4]. A. Df. 2 p. (Incomplete. 
With the letter answered). 

1844 Wright, W[illia]m. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN- 12 Kinderhook. Asking the truth of the state 

ments in the Boston Post [Jan. 1.3], as to the 
investigation by the United States Treasury 
Department of the "land fraud " of the Common 
wealth Bank in which Wright was an accuser. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Garland, H[ugh] A. Petersburg, [Va.] To [Martin] Van 

JAN. 12 Buren, Kinderhook. A history of his favorable 

opinion of Van Buren; questions on the inter 
pretation of the answers to the Indiana interroga 
tories; the uncertainty of Van Buren s nomina 
tion; etc.; inclosing Ritchie to Garland, [1844, 
Jan. 8]. L. S. 5 p. 

1844 Law, John. Indianapolis, [Ind.] To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 12 Kinderhook. The State Convention, [Jan.] 8; 

explanation of one resolution ; reasons for refus 
ing nomination as an elector; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
"Private." 

1844 M Lane, Allen, Jr. Platte City, Mo. To M[artin] Van 

JAN. 12 Buren, [Kinderhook]. Answering Van Buren s 

note, 1843, Nov. 15; promising a copy of the 
Platte Eagle reporting the proceedings in Platte 
County; McLane s history since leaving the 
Navy; the Platte Argus projected; personal mes 
sages; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Van Buren, M[artin]. Lindenwald. To Andrew Jackson, 

JAN. 13 Hermitage. Congratulations on the passage of 

Ingersoll s bill for refunding his fine; the people 
not ungrateful; an harmonious convention in 
prospect; consideration for his health; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Foster, W[illia]m. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 15 Kinderhook. William Wright s good work for 

Democracy in Boston; opposition to Henshaw s 



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Foster, W[illia]m Continued. 

nomination ; its ill effect on the Bay State Demo 
crat and the success of the party if effected; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To [William Wright, 

JAN. 16 Boston]. Referring Wright to the Treasury De 

partment files for information in reference to the 
Government s alleged investigation of the Com 
monwealth Bank frauds. A. Df. 2 p. (With: 
Wright to Van Buren, 1844, Jan. 12). 

1844 Snowden, James Ross, and others. Harrisburg, [Pa.] To 

JAN. 19 Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Transmitting 

the proceedings of a State Democratic mass meet 
ing at Harrisburg, [Jan. 7]. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Arusmont, F[rances] W[right] d [Madame]. Cincinnati. 

JAN. 19 To Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. On the 

advisability of so amending the Federal Consti 
tution as to provide for the adjustment of differ 
ences between North and South; personal mat 
ters; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Snowden, James R[oss]. House of Representatives, Har- 

JAN. 20 risburg, [Pa.] To Martin Van Buren, [Kinder- 

hook]. Transmitting a letter and paper relative 
to demonstrations in Van Buren s favor ; Johnson 
for vice-president; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Salisbury, Seth. Harrisburg, Pa. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 21 ren, Kinderhook. The Van Buren movement in 

Pennsylvania; Johnson s Brightness;" etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. "Confidential." 

1844 Little, W. E. Joliet, Will Co., 111. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 21 ren, Lindenwald. Asking for a statement as to 

Van Buren s appointive policy if elected. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1844 Schwarz, J. E. Spring W T ells, near Detroit, Mich. To 

JAN. 22 Martin Van Buren, Lindenwald. Congratula 

tions on the result of the Michigan State Con 
vention; giving the vote, suppressed from the 
printed proceedings out of consideration for 
Cass. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To [William H.] 

JAN. 24 Roane, [Tree Hill, near Richmond, Va.] As to 

Garland s questions on the tariff; his own dis 
approval of the course proposed; a reference to 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 497 

[Van Buren, Martin] Continued. 

his Indiana letter; his entire willingness to lay 
his opinions before the public; the game of the 
Whigs; etc. A. Df. 8 p. "Confidential." 

1844 Brown, Ethan A[llen]. Parterre, near Rising Sun, Ind. 

JAN. 25 To John Law, Vincennes, Ind. The presidential 

situation; the necessity for vigorous effort on 

the part of the Democrats; Law s appointment 

as judge; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Wait, William S. Greenville, Bond Co., 111. To M[artin] 

JAN. 25 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Sending a copy of 

proceedings of the Circuit Convention; Johnson s 
willingness to accept the second place; the tariff 
question in the West; Whig advantage in the 
present prosperity; Johnson s qualification for 
the presidency in view of the possibility of his 
influencing legislation favorable to labor and 
farming interests ; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Fry, Jacob, Jr. Trappe, Montgomery Co., Pa. To M[ar- 

JAN. 25 tin] Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Suggestions for 

the campaign; the important bearing of the 

gubernatorial upon the presidential nomination 

and election. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To Silas Wright, 

JAN. 25 [Washington]. As to the case of Mr. Harris; 

Jackson s confidence in him; the history of the 

subsequent events; as to Poinsett s course in 

the matter; etc. A. Dr. 6 p. 

1844 Anderson, H[ugh] J. Augusta, [Me.] To Martin Van 

JAN. 27 Buren, [Kinderhook]. The political atmosphere 

in Maine; executive patronage; etc. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1844 Bay, S. Mansfield. Jefferson City, Mo. To Martin Van 

JAN. 28 Buren, Kinderhook. Asking for documents 

bearing upon Van Buren s political record; 
sending an article, "Mr Van Buren and his 
traducer William C. Kives," in the Jefferson 
Enquirer. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Walters, W. Springfield, 111. To Martin Van Buren, 

JAN. 29 Lindenwald. Accompanying Walters and Web 

er s letter to Van Buren, suggesting a denial of 
a current rumor as to Van Buren s tariff vote 
in 1828; the importance of the tariff question in 

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Walters, W. Continued. 

Illinois; the Mormon vote; Walters s vote in the 
Baltimore Convention, May, 1844; his financial 
embarrassments as bondsman of the defaulter 
Linn; personal matters; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1844 [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook]. To [James Ross 

JAN. 29] Snowden and others, Harrisburg, Pa.] Ac 

knowledging proceedings of the State Democratic 
mass meeting at Harrisburg, [Jan.] 17. A. Df. 
of Angelica Van Buren. 10 p. (Incomplete; 
with: Snowden and others to Van Buren, 1844, 
Jan. 19). 

. Printed; in the Kentucky Yeoman, 1844, 
Apr. 11. (With: Sanders and others to Van 
Buren, 1844, April 10). 

1844 Walters and Weber. Springfield, 111. To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 29 ren, Lindenwald. Suggesting a denial of the 

statement that Van Buren procured tariff vote 
instructions in 1828. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Hudson, John T. Buffalo, [N. Y.] To M[artin] Van Bu- 

JAN. 29 ren, Kinderhook. Inquiring as to Van Buren s 

views on Masonry and the feasibility of address 
ing to him a formal inquiry, with a view to cap 
turing the anti-Masonic vote. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Hallett,W[illiam] R. Mobile, [Ala.] To Martin Van Bu- 

JAN. 31 ren, Kinderhook. Calhoun s chances small ; tariff 

and abolition petitions in Congress ; Mobile news 
papers; Ritchie s efforts to arouse Virginia; er 
rors in "his statement; Clay s election tour; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Smith, H[enry] K. Buffalo. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

JAN. 31 [Kinderhook]. A Johnson meeting; another 

meeting of Democrats and a second Johnson 

meeting; Bishop Hughes s opposition; etc. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1844? Editorial: "The presidency"; Clay and the Whigs; Van 
JAN. ?] Buren and Calhoun; etc. Newspaper clipping. 

1844 Ingersoll, C[harles] J[ared]. Washington. [To Martin 

FEB. l y an Buren, Kinderhook]. Some abuse received 

by himself; a visit to the Drawing-room; Tyler 
on a third party; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 499 

1844 Ranney, N[athan]. St. Louis. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 2 Kmderhook. The unfavorable side; his own 

fear of defeat should Van Buren secure the nomi 
nation; the advisabilty of withdrawal; conse 
quences of another defeat; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Slidell, John. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, Lin- 

FEB. 2 denwald. The Louisiana Convention; Calhoun s 

strength ; what is needed to conciliate his follow 
ers; the tariff; the course of Beardsley and Da 
vis; rule 21; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Van Buren, Martin. Albany. To - . Acknowledg- 

FEB. 2 ment of a letter; his position on questions known. 

A. Df. 2 p. 

1844 Bond County, 111., General Meeting. Greenville, 111. 

FEB. 3 Form of "The Memorial of the People of Illi 

nois to the Congress of the United States." 
Printed; in the Garlyle Beacon Extra, 1844, 
Mar. 12. (A part of: Wait and others, Circular, 
1844, Mar. 5; with: Wait to Van Buren, 1844, 
Mar. 30). 

1844 Roane, W[illiam] H. Kichmond. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 3 [Kinderhook]. The Virginia Convention; approval 

of not noticing Ritchie and Garland s queries; Cal 
houn s letter; the vote of Virginia assured; con 
cessions to the Calhoun wing; Ritchie s treat 
ment of the Calhoun letter; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Hoyne, Philip A. Galena, 111. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 4 Lindenwald. Questions on the annexation of 

Texas and the occupation of Oregon territory. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Bragg, J[ohn]. Mobile, [Ala.] To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 4 [Kinderhook]. His own affair with Miss B ; 

the reception of Calhoun s address; Governor 
Fitzpatrick; Clay s visit to New Orleans; Poin- 
dexter on Rives; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Selby, Lloyd. Warrenton, Miss. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 4 Lindenwald. The tariff; the course of Van Bu- 

ren s friends in New York prejudicial; questions 
on the tariff; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Vanderpoel, A[aron]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 5 Kinderhook. Sending Cassedy s letter; the 

Whigs disappointed in Calhoun s letter; the 



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Vanderpoel, Afaron] Continued. 

situation in New York; appointments by the 
governor; Webster to have an office in New 
York; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1844 Cassedy, Samfuel]. Jersey City. To Aaron Vanderpoel, 

FEB. 5 New York. Asking whether Van Buren, on the 

last day of his term, nominated Francis Price 

for collector of customs at Jersey City; Dr. Cor- 

nelison; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Johnson, James H. C. Warren, O. To Martin Van Bu- 

FEB. 5 ren, Kinderhook. Objection to dictation by 

leaders; in favor of Kichard M. Johnson; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1844 Nicolson, John B. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 6 [Kinderhook]. Communicating an extract 

(copy) of a letter on Van Buren; Webster s let 
ter; the withdrawal of Calhoun; Wise s speech; 
Kantoul; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. (including the 
extract) . 
1844 Beaumont, A[ndrew]. Harrisburg, Pa. To M[artin] Van 

FEB. 7 Buren, [Kinderhook]. Congratulations ; his own 

faith in Pennsylvania s attachment to Van 
Buren; Muhlenburg s nomination for the gov 
ernorship; the canal interest; Dr. Petrikin s ill 
ness; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Garland, H[ugh] A. Petersburg, [Va.] To [Martin] Van 

FEB. 7 Buren, [Kinderhook]. The Virginia Convention; 

the effect of Calhoun s letter; the author of the 
address; Virginia assured; his own wish to pre 
pare the address for the Baltimore Convention; 
etc, A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 7 Lindenwald. His health.; the vote to refund the 

fine imposed by Judge Hall; the Baltimore Con 
vention; a letter of William C. Rives; Johnson 
will not add strength to the ticket; James K. 
Polk; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 [Van Buren, Martin]. Lindenwald. To [W. E. Little, 

FEB. 7 Joliet, 111.] Defining his appointive policy if 

elected. A. Df. 2 p. (With: Little to Van 
Buren, 1844, Jan. 21). 

1844 Oldham, W. S. Van Buren, Ark. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB - 10 [Kinderhook]. Inquiry as to whether Van Bu 

ren would have voted for the bankrupt law of 



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Oldham, W. S. Continued. 

1841 if he had been in Congress, as alleged by 
Albert Pike. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Ford, Thomas. Springfield, 111. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 10 Kinderhook. The whole vote of Illinois to be 

cast for Van Buren; the Mormons neutral; Jo 
seph Smith to be a candidate ; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1844 Hopkins, Geo[rge] W. House of Representatives, [Rich- 

FEB - 14 mond, Va.] To [Martin Van Buren, Kinder- 

hook]. The tariff and abolition; Calhoun s let 
ter; strength in Virginia; the manufacture of 
votes; Beardsley s course regretted; etc. A.L. S. 
4 p. 

1844 V[an] Bfuren], S[mith] Tfhompson]. Albany. To Martin 

FEB - 16 Van Buren, Kinderhook. On the tariff instruc 

tions of 1828; family matters; Beardsley s nomi 
nation; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Gilpin, H[emy] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin 

FEB. 16 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Van Buren s letter 

to the Harrisburg Committee; the situation in 
Pennsylvania; a scolding letter from Ingersoll; 
Jackson s letter to A. V. Brown on Texas; a 
question as to his first use of the phrase, "sober 
second thought of the people;" etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Law, John. Vincennes, [Ind.] To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 17 Kinderhook. Sending a letter from Ethan A. 

Brown. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Keech, Alexander]. Waverly, [Md.] To Martin Van 

FEB. 18 Buren, Kinderhook [forwarded to Albany]. His 

own statement of reasons why Van Buren should 

be elected; asking for authorities. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 French, S. Bassett. Manchester, Va. To Martin Van 

FEB. 18 Buren, Kinderhook [forwarded to Albany]. The 

political situation in Virginia; the tariff question; 

asking for evidence of his action on the tariff of 

1828. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Delavan, Edward C. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 19 Kinderhook. His own wish to place his book 

in all school districts in the State; James Lenox s 
contribution of funds; asking a letter of com 
mendation; the effect on the Irish; a temperance 
convention; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1844 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 20 [Kinderhook]. Judge Breese; dissensions and 

their cause; campaign literature; "availability"; 

panic in Indiana and Illinois; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

"Strictly private." 

1844 Van Buren, Martin. Lindenwald. To Andrew Jackson, 

FEB. 21 Hermitage. A visit from Tyack; congratula 

tions on reversal of the fine; message from Com 
modore Nicolson; autographs of Jackson; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Carr, T[homas] N. Albany. To- -Slammer. Hisstate- 

FEB. 22 ments not verified; the states to vote for Van 

Buren; etc. Copy by Carr. 2 p. . 

1844 Carr, Thomas N. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

FEB. 22 [Kinderhook]. Sending a letter from Slammer 

and a copy of its answer. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Fairfield, John. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 26 [Albany]. The Spring elections in Maine; the 

effect of the Fall vote in 1840; the majority to 

be attained; failures to elect in three districts; 

etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Rhett, R[obert] B[arnwell. Washington]. To Martin 

FEB. 26 Van Buren, [Albany]. Calhoun s withdrawal; 

the tariff and rule 21 causing dissension in Con 
gress; what tariff the South wants; no patching 
up of the tariff of 42 will do ; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1844 Van Buren, Martin. Albany. To [Silas] Wright, [Wash- 

FEB. 26 ington]. Intrigue against him in Indiana and 

Illinois; his own wish for the party to act out 
side of his personal views; Washington intrigues; 
etc. A. Df. 6 p. 

1844 Singleton, M. R. Charleston. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

FEB. 27 Kinderhook. The action of the Executive Com 

mittee to be passive; the representation of the 
State in the Baltimore Convention; assurances 
of support for the nominee; etc. A. L. S. 1 
p. " Private." 

1844 Fulton, William S. Washington. To Mfartin] Van Bu- 

FEB. 27 ren, [Albany]. Sending a letter from William 

son S. Oldham; the unpopularity of the bank 
rupt law of 1841 ; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1844 Gilpin, Henry D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

MAR - l Buren, [Albany]. Another edition of the biog 

raphy; Pennsylvania and the Convention; the 
celebration on the 22nd; McLean and Cass; the 
Oregon question; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Binns, John, and others. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

MAR - l Buren, Kinderhook. Invitation to celebrate St. 

Patrick s day. Copy. 1 p. 

1844 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, [Al- 

MAR - l bany]. Rumors of Van Buren s withdrawal; 

Rhett s letter and Van Buren s reply; the judge- 
ship; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Private." 

1844 Wallace, R. Warrenton, Va. To Martin Van Buren, Lin- 

MAR - 2 denwald. The letter of February, 43, may 

require some explanation; the manner of its 
publication; differences in Virginia healed; the 
manner of "downing" Clay; the explosion on 
the Princeton; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Wilder, W[illia]m H. New Orleans. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAR - 2 ren, [Albany]. Sending an article on Van Buren, 

signed "Vindex/ from the Louisiana Courier; 
the situation in Louisiana; references; his own 
wish for some information on his opinions; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Balch, Alfred. Nashville. To Martin Van Buren, Lin- 

MAR. 4 denwald. Jackson s pleasure at the repayment 

of his fine; the health of the ex-President; dif 
ferences healed; Bell s financial troubles; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Weller, John B. House of Representatives, [Washing- 

MAR - 4 ton]. To Martin Van Buren, [Albany]. Send 

ing a clipping from the New York Standard 
against Van Buren as a candidate; exasperation 
in the South due to the course of New Yorkers 
in Congress; Ohio s preference for Van Buren; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Wait, William S., and others. Greenville, Bond Co., 111. 

MAR, 5 "Circular. To every inhabitant residing west 

of the Allegheny Mountains, or upon the shores 
of the Great Lakes [urging concerted action in 
demanding improvement of river and lake navi 
gation in the West and the prosecution of the 



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Wait, William S. Continued. 

Cumberland Road]." Printed; in the Carlyle 
Beacon Extra, 1844, Mar. 12. 5 columns. (With: 
Wait to Van Buren, 1844, Mar. 30). 

1844 Snowden, Nath[anie]l R. Franklin, [Pa.] To Martin Van 

MAR. 5 Buren, Kinderhook [forwarded to Albany]. Mes 

sages from Jackson; the Harrisburg Convention; 
friendly thoughts; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Weller, Cyrus W. Little Rock, Ark. To Martin Van 

MAR. 5 Buren, Kinderhook. The Arkansas Banner and 

its control ; its opposition to Van Buren ; his own 

proposal to start a Van Buren sheet ; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1844 Wright, Silas. Senate, [Washington]. To Martin Van 

MAR. 6 Buren, [Albany]. The President s offer of the 

judgeship to Wright; nominations; caucus pro 
ceedings ; no expression of opinion on presidential 
candidates; Calhoun confirmed; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. "Strictly private." 

[1844] "Franklin". Washington. The appointment of Calhoun 

MAR. 7 as secretary of state; anecdotes of the Princeton 

disaster; etc. Clipping from the [Philadelphia] 
Public Ledger. 

1844 Jackson, Andrew. Hermitage. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 8 Albany]. The refunding of the fine; the Ameri 

can people grateful; his health; his readiness for 
the end ; his autographs ; Nicolson and the ring ; 
etc. A. L. S. 3 p. (Signature and address 
cut away). 

1844 Laycock, John Charles. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

MAR. 8 Buren, Albany. Intrigues of the Tyler men ; 

matter sent to Van Buren; appointments to 

office; Philip Banks s character; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1844 Davezac, Auguste. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 9 Kinderhook. Stevens ? s resolution; congratula 

tions; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Melville, Gansevoort, and L. B. Shepard. New York. 

MAR - 9 To Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Invita 

tion to a convocation of the Democracy of New 
York on Jackson s birthday. L. S. 1 p. 



PAPERS OP MARTIN VAN BUREN 505 

1844 Wood, Amos E. Woodville, O. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 9 Lindenwald. Asking information on Van Bu- 

ren s attitude in the war of 1812; the Whigs 
characterized ; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Wright, Hendrick B. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAR. 10 ren, Lindenwald. On the rumor that Van Bu 

ren will refuse a nomination at Baltimore; the 
necessity of a contradiction; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1844 Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook. To [Robert Barn- 

MAR. 10 well Rhett, Washington], Gratitude for his 

words; his attitude on the tariff; etc. A. Df. of 
Martin Van Buren, Jr. 2 p. 

1844 Van Buren, Martin. Lindenwald. To [John Binns and 

MAR. 12 others, Philadelphia]. Declining their invita 

tion to the celebration of St. Patrick s day. A. Df . 
of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 2 p. 

1844 Van Buren, Martin. Lindenwald. To Gansevoort Mel- 

MAR. 12 ville and L. B. Shepard, [New York]. Response 

to an invitation [Mar. 9] to celebrate Jackson s 

birthday on [Mar.] 15; Jackson s early career; 

etc. A. Df. of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 4 p. 

1844 Tabor, Stephen J. W. Ashfield, Mass. To Andrew Jack- 

MAR. 15 son, Nashville. Transmitting proceedings of a 

convention of Democrats in Franklin County, 
Mar. 15, to celebrate Andrew Jackson s seventy- 
seventh birthday. Printed; in the [Franklin 
Democrat]. 

1844 Tabor, Stephen J. W., and others. Ashfield, Mass. To 

MAR. 15 Marcus Morton, Taunton, Mass. Transmitting a 

message from the Democrats of Franklin County. 
Printed; in the [Franklin Democrat]. 

1844 Tabor, Stephen J. W., and others. Ashfield, Mass. To 

MAR. 15 Martin Van Buren, Lindenwald. Transmitting 

a message from the Democrats of Franklin 
County. Printed; in the [Franklin Democrat]. 

1844 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 16 [Kinderhook]. The removal of Harris; steps to 

be taken; a spiteful report; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Blair, F[rancis] Pfreston]. Washington. To Martin Van 

MAR. 18 Buren, Kinderhook. Inclosing Jackson s letter 

to Brown, February 12, 1843; reasons for not 

printing the latter; Tyler s agreement to a treaty 



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Blair, F[rancis] P[reston] Continued. 

of annexation; Calhoun s probable policy; Texas 
to come in; the organ of acquisitiveness strong in 
the Democracy. A. L. S. 3 p. (Inclosures: 
Copy, 5 p., and clipping, 2 columns). 

1844 Forsyth, John. Columbus, [Ga.] To M[artin] Van Bu- 

MAR. 18 ren, [Kinderhook]. Meeting of the Democrats; 

Clay s visit ; a State convention in June. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1844 Smith, J. Gregory, and others. St. Albans, Vt. To Mar- 

MAR. 20 tin Van Buren, Kinderhook: 

[1] Resolutions of the Association of Democratic Young 
Men of St. Albans; asking for an exposition 
of his views. Copy by J. Gregory Smith. 
2 p. 

[2] Letter of transmittal, undated. A. L. S. of J. 
Gregory Smith. 1 p. 

1844 Ritchie, Tho[ma]s. Richmond. To Silas Wright, [Wash- 

MAR. 20 ington]. News from Washington on the Texas 

question which may be shown to Van Buren; 
the judgeship; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Southbridge, [Mass.] To 

MAR. 20 M[artin] Van Buren, Kinderhook. Butler s ac 

count of Van Buren; sources of his information; 
the situation in Massachusetts; the annexation 
of Texas; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Hardin, J[ohn] J. House of Representatives, Washing- 

MA - 21 ton. " Speech . . . reviewing the public life & 

political principles of Mr. Van Buren. Delivered 
in the House of Representatives, March 21, 
1844." Washington, Gideon s. Pamphlet. 32 p. 
(With: Anderson and others to Van Buren, 1844, 
May 11. See also: Congressional Globe, v. 13, 
App. p. 625). 

1844 F., D. D. [New York]. "The annexation of Texas." 

MAR - 21 Clipping from the [New York] Evening Post, 

1844, Mar. 21. 2 columns. (With: Blair to 
Van Buren, 1844, Mar. 18). 

1844 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 22 [Kinderhook]. The offer of the governorship to 

himself; his refusal of the judgeship; the appoint 
ment of Calhoun and of Mason; Texas and the 
Treaty; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. "Strictly private." 



PAPERS OF MAKTIN VAN BUREN 507 

1844 Van Buren, M[artin]. Lindenwald. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAR. 23 Hermitage. Asking for more of his autographs; 

Nicolson and his ring; the elections in New 

Hampshire and Connecticut; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Van Buren, M[artin]. Kinderhook. To W[illia]m S. Old- 

MAR. 23 ham, Van Buren, Ark. On his own reported 

position on the bankrupt law of 1841. A. Df. S. 

3 p. 

1844 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

MAR. 24 Buren, Kinderhook. Magee s case ; the Assembly 

and the debt restricting clause; the life of Van 

Buren; the Whig tariff and Texas resolutions; 

town elections; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Democratic Hickory Club of the City and County of 

MAR. 25 Philadelphia, Committee of Correspondence 

(Henry Simpson and others). [Philadelphia]. 
Circular, soliciting co-operation in their plan for 
the publication of The Jacksonian in Philadel 
phia, from Apr. 15 until the November presi 
dential election, the distribution of campaign 
literature, and the organization of local Demo 
cratic associations throughout the country, etc.; 
transmitting a draft of a constitution for such 
organizations. Printed. 1 p. (Constitution, 
printed, 1 p.; both on one sheet). 

1844 Poinsett, J[oel] R[oberts]. White House, S. C. To Mar- 

MAR. 25 tin Van Buren, Lindenwald. The address of the 

Calhoun Convention Committee ; plans of theCal- 

houn following; his own crops; etc. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1844 Gilpin, H[enry] D[ilwood]. Philadelphia. To Martin Van 

MAR. 25 Buren, Lindenwald. Poinsett and H. B. Wright ; 

an article in the Pennsylvanian; the failure of in 
trigues at Harrisburg; aid received from David 
Wilmot; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Davis, JefT[erso]n. Warren Co., Miss. To Martin Van 

MAR. 25 Buren, [Kinderhook]. Two letters: 

[1] Questions on public policy. A. L. S. 1 p. 
[2] The indorsement of Van Buren by the State Con 
vention; etc.; sending the above questions. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Powell, I. N. Wilna, Va. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

MAR. 27 derhook. His previous support of Van Buren 

and pleasure at a prospect of his election ; advice 



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Powell, I. N. Continued. 

as to favoring the annexation of Texas ; his own 
writings; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Hammet, W[illiam] H. House of Representatives, [Wash- 

MAR. 27 ington]. To Martin Van Buren, Lindenwald. 

Asking, as an unpledged delegate to the Balti 
more Convention, for his opinion on the annexa 
tion of Texas; the advantage to the cause of a 
declaration in favor. Copy by Martin Van Bu 
ren, Jr. 3 p. 

1844 Gordon, Alexander], and others. Cincinnati. To Martin 

MAR. 28 Van Buren, Lindenwald. Asking Van Buren s 

views on the annexation of Texas. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

MAR. 28 derhook]. Progress on the sketch of Van Buren; 

what is to be said on Texas; some of Webster s 
negotiations for acquiring Mexican territory ; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. (Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Pro 
ceedings, v. 42, p. 421-2). 

1844 Anderson, William. Ann Arbor, Mich. To Martin Van 

MAR. 28 Buren, Kinderhook. Political reminiscences; a 

warning; county politics; the character of R. S. 
Wilson; Cass; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Cincinnati. Citizens. Proceedings of a public meeting 

MAR. 28 at College Hall in opposition to the annexation 

of Texas. Clipping from the Cincinnati Gazette, 

1844, Mar. 30. 1 column. (With: Chase and 

others to Van Buren, 1844, Mar. 30). 

1844 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. New York. To M[artin] 

MAR. 29 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. About to visit Gen 

eral Jackson ; his route ; the case of the North 
American Trust and Banking Company; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Parry, W[illia]m. Cincinnati. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAR. 29 [Kinderhook]. Movements of the Federal party ; 

the annexation of Texas condemned by a recent 
meeting; candidates to be interrogated; Salmon 
P. Chase; negro and white supremacy; the Cass 
following ; a specie basis ; Governor Tod s chances ; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Van Buren, M[artin]. Lindenwald. To Andrew Jackson, 

MAR - 29 [Hermitage]. Sending a letter; apology for 

troubling him; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 509 

1844 Wait, William S. Greenville, 111. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

MA - 30 ren, [Kinderhook]. Internal improvements in 

the West; efforts of Whigs to produce dissension; 
the annexation of Texas; tricks of the Whigs; 
etc.; sending a circular [of Wait and others, 
March 5, 1844]. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Chase, S[almon] P. Cincinnati. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAR. 30 Lindenwald. Transmitting proceedings of a 

meeting of the citizens of Cincinnati, [Mar. 28] 
in opposition to the annexation of Texas ; asking 
Van Buren s opinions on annexation. L. S. 1 p. 
1844 Cincinnati Gazette. [1] Editorial: "The annexation ;" 

MAR. 30 [2] Editorial: "The City election;" [3] Con 

tribution: "Public meeting." Clipping. 1 col 
umn. (With: Chase and others to Van Buren, 
1844, Mar. 30). 

1844 Fulton, W[illiam] S. Washington. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAR. 31 ren ; [Kinderhook]. A letter to Oldham; the 

Treaty with Texas; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844-5 [Van Buren, Martin. Kinderhook]. " Expenses and dis- 
APR. 1- bursements from the I" of April 44 till the 1" 

APR. i of April 45." A. Df. 3 p. 

1844 Carroll County, Kentucky, Citizens. Proceedings of a 

APR. 1 meeting in favor of the annexation of Texas. 

Printed; in the Kentucky Yeoman, 1844, Apr. 11. 

(With: Sanders and others to Van Buren, 1844, 

Apr. 10). 

1844 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 1 [Kinderhook]. Van Buren s letter to Richmond; 

Ritchie s course of conduct; Selden s letter and 

inclosures; Hubbell would sign for reasons; etc. 

A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 

1844 Carr, T[homas] N. Plebeian Office, New York. To 

APR. 3 Martin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Political 

papers; favorable prospects for carrying the city 
on Tuesday; contest between Franklin and Har 
per; an alleged letter from Calhoun withdrawing 
from the presidential canvass; etc. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1844 Wright, Silas, Jr. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 3 [Kinderhook]. On instructions on the tariff of 

1828; Howell Cobb s desire for information; a 

conversation with Selden; the Texas question; 



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Wright, Silas, Jr. Continued. 

not a word from the Department of State; news 
from Connecticut; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. "Pri 
vate." 

1844 Beers, Geo[rge] D. Ithaca, [N. Y.]. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 4 Kinderhook. Silas Wright for governor; Whig 

misrepresentations in Cayuga County; etc. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Gillet, R. H. Ogdensburg, [N. Y.] To Martin Van Bu- 

APR. 4 ren, [Kinderhook]. His opinion on the candidate 

of the Democracy unchanged; no opposition to 

Van Buren in that quarter; the failure of Cass s 

attempt; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Selby, Floyd. Warrenton, Miss. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

APR. 6 ren, Lindenwald. Acknowledging the letter to 

the Indiana Committee [1843, Feb. 15]; the po 
litical outlook in the Southwest as indicated by 
recent New Orleans elections; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. Washington. To M[artln] 

APR. 6 Van Buren, Lindenwald. Attendance, as a dele 

gate, upon the National Institute; legal, diplo 
matic, and political aspects of the annexation 
of Texas; conversations with Nelson and Walker; 
route; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. "Private." 

1844 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

APR. 6 Buren, Kinderhook. Resolutions on the tariff 

in 1837-38; the Senate judiciary bill; reason for 
not holding a caucus; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 6 [Kinderhook]. A talk with Butler; an appro 

priation in the House for a diplomatic agent for 
Texas; Senate proceedings upon it; action on 
the President s message on the * recognition of 
Texas; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Hammond, Jabez D[elano]. Cherry Valley. To Martin 

APR. 7 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. The demand of the 

Southern Democracy; his own views on Texas; 
his opposition to the extension of slavery; the 
conduct of the Democratic State officers; Gov 
ernor Bouck; Van Buren said to have opposed 
the war of 1812; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 8 [Kinderhook]. Reasons for feeling disturbed; 

the importance of the questions at stake; will 



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Wright, Silas Continued. 

consider his own course; a treaty with Mexico; 
Butler and Spencer s plan for getting the opinion 
of Clay on Texas; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. "Strictly 
confidential." 

1844 Quinn, David. Cincinnati. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

APR - 9 derhook. A meeting [Mar. 28] in opposition to 

the annexation of Texas; explains as a friend of 
Van Buren; a meeting [Apr. 1] in favor of annex 
ation; Tyler and Calhoun united; etc. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1844 Sanders, George N., and others. Ghent, Ky. To [Martin] 

APR - 10 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. A meeting of the 

Democrats of Carroll County [Apr. 1]; sentiment 
favorable to annexation; the "infidel cry" of 
disunion; Van Buren said to be opposed to 
"re annexation;" etc.; asking for his views. 
L. S. 3 p. (The Kentucky Yeoman, April 11, 
1844, inclosed). 

1844 Kentucky Yeoman. Frankfort, Ky. Containing: [1] 

APR - 11 Van Buren to Snowden and others, 1844, Jan. 

29; [2] Editorial: "Texas meeting in Carroll;" 

[3] Contribution: "[Proceedings of a Texas 

meeting in] Carroll County, Kentucky"; etc. 

4 p. (With : Sanders and others to Van Buren, 
1844, Apr. 10). 

1844 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR - 11 [Kinderhook]. Preston and William R. King; 

Webster s attempted negotiation with Mexico; 
the armistice between Texas and Mexico; Jack 
son s letter to Fulton; Hammet and his ques 
tion; the Texan Treaty; Tilden and his paper; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Wilson, Erwin. Pulaski Co., Mo. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR - 12 Kinderhook. Questions on his political career. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Goodwin, E. W. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Linden- 

APR - 12 wald. Urging opposition to the annexation 

of Texas. A. L. S. 1 p. (With printed forms 
for petitions to Congress and to state legisla 
tures in opposition to annexation. 2 p.) 

1844 Tucker, T[ilghman] M. House of Representatives, Wash- 

APR - 12 ington. To Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. 

Efforts to defeat his nomination; Mississippi s 



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Tucker, T[ilghman] M. Continued. 

interest in the annexation of Texas; asking his 
views. A. L. S. 4 p. "Confidential." 

1844 Workman, Sam[ue]l. Washington, Pa. To Martin V[an] 

APR. 12 Buren, Kinderhook. Asking Van Buren s opin 

ions on the tariff in his own handwriting. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Mead, Geo[rge] W. Syracuse, [N. Y.] To Martin Van 

APR. 13 Buren, Kinderhook. Inquiry as to the authen 

ticity of a letter dated Feb. 28, 1843, purporting 
to have been written by Van Buren to the editor 
of the Richmond Enquirer in regard to the tariff. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Gould, J[acob]. New York. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

APR. 13 derhook. No harmony or cordiality at Albany; 

all in favor of Van Buren; Bouck has not given 
satisfaction; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. "Confiden 
tial." 

1844 Hutchinson, Anderson, and others. Jackson, Miss. To 

APR. 13 Martin Van Buren, Lindenwald. Asking for his 

views on the annexation of Texas. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Vanderpoel, A[aron]. New York Supreme Court Cham- 

APR. 13 bers. To Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook. Send 

ing the Herald giving the proceedings of the Clay 
meeting in the Tabernacle ; bad condition of af 
fairs at Albany; the activity of the Whigs and 
the Tribune; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Johnson, C[ave]. Washington. To . The mean- 

APR. 13 ing of his reference to Swartwout ; the Treaty of 

Annexation; Clay s chances of winning Ken 
tucky; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Selden, Wfilliam]. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR- 13 [Kinderhook]. On certain articles by l A Disciple 

of Jefferson" [Selden] in the Richmond Enquirer; 
legislation in the House ; Clay s reckless conduct ; 
Mason and King; etc.; asking for his views on 
Texas. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Wright, Silas. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

ApR - 14 [Kinderhook]. The Treaty with Texas, and ru 

mors concerning it ; the Calhoun clique very im 
passioned; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. "Private." 



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1844 Whipple, Samuel H. Warsaw, Mo. To Martin Van Bu- 

APR. 15 ren, Lindenwald. The Missouri State Convention 

[Apr.] 1 ; a retrospect of the events of 1840; a fa 
vorable change in sentiment ; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1844 Bancroft, George. [Boston]. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

APR. 16 derhook. The sketch finished; a letter from 

Clay on Texas; etc. A. L. S. 1 p. (Printed: 
Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, p. 424). 

1844 Paulding, J[ames] Kfirke]. New York. To Martin Van 

APR. 16 Buren, Lindenwald. Returning, with comments, 

Van Buren s letter [to W. H. Hammet, April 
20]; personal messages; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Starbuck, N. H. St. Marys, O. To Mfartin] Van Buren, 

APR. 17 Lindenwald. Inquiry as to Van Buren s opinion 

on the tariff and Federal direct taxation. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1844 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 19-[20] [Kinderhook]. An alleged plan to prevent the 

nomination of Van Buren at Baltimore; Congres 
sional restlessness and dissatisfaction over New 
Yorkers course on the tariff, etc. ; his own health 
and occupations; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Johnson, C[ave]. Washington. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 20 Kinderhook]. The Texas question; to favor an 

nexation would overwhelm Clay; intrigues to 
supersede him in the Baltimore Convention; 
change in Nicolson s opinion; the advisability of 
giving his opinion; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Carr, T[homas] N., and Auguste Davezac. Assembly 

APR. 20 chamber, Albany. To Martin Van Buren, [Kin- 

- derhook]. Sending a letter of bad import; the 

necessity for action; Davezac s agreement; etc. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Van Buren, Martin. To W[illiam] H. Hammet, [Wash- 

APR. 20 ington]. Views on the annexation of Texas. 

A. Df. of Martin Van Buren, Jr. 72 p. 

. Printed; in the [Washington] Globe. 7 
columns. (Reprinted: Niles Register, v. 66, 
p. 153). 

1844 Smith, Perry. New Milford, [Conn.] To M[artin] Van 

APR. 22 Buren, [Kinderhook]. The recent State elec 

tions; Whig corruption of the ballot; the bearing 

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Smith, Perry Continued. 

of the tariff, the Texas, and the Oregon questions 
upon these and upon the presidential election; 
etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Tracy, Albert H. Buffalo. To Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

APR. 22 derhook. Questions on events at Washington; 

the Indiana and Maine elections; squabbles at 

Albany; Johnson for the vice-presidency; etc. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Bancroft, Geo[rge]. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR - 22 Kinderhook]. Massachusetts and the annexa 

tion of Texas; three chapters of the work [his 
biography of Van Buren] sent to Flagg; etc. 
A. L. S. 2 p. (Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Pro 
ceedings, v. 42, p. 424-5). 

1844 Democratic Hickory Club of the City and County of Phila- 

APR - 23 delphia. Committee of Correspondence. Phila 

delphia. Printed circular, accompanying a sam 
ple copy of the first number of The Jacksonian. 
L. S. of Henry Simpson. 1 p. (Appended is a 
letter of Henry Simpson to Van Buren, Apr. 30. 
A. L. S. 2 p.) 

1844 V[an] B[uren], S[mith] T[hompson]. Albany. To [Martin 

APR. 23 Van Buren, Kinderhook]. The alarm of Van 

Buren s friends over dispiriting reports from 
Washington; intrigues of "the enemy;" State 
matters ; plans for campaign; personal news; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Davis, Richard D. Washington. To John P. Beekman, 

ApR - 23 [Kinderhook]. List of those who might deliver 

"the address, [etc.]"; agitation on the tariff; his 

State will never subscribe to the doctrine in the 

tariff report; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Flagg, A[zariah C[utting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

APR - 24 Buren, Kinderhook. Progress of the "Life and 

Adventures" [Bancroft s Life of Van Buren]; 
Marcy on an address ; intrigues against Van Bu 
ren s chances at Baltimore; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Wickliffe, Rob[er]t. Lexington, Ky. To Martin Van 

25 Buren, Lindenwald. The nomination of Van 

Buren and Clay certain; unfortunate conse 
quences of the party s disregard of Wickliffe s 
advice to abandon the convention plan of nomi 
nation; the Texas question; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1844 Beekman, J[ohn] P. Albany. To Martin Van Buren, Lin- 

APR. 25 denwald. Not much thought of the difficulty at 

Washington; a reaction in Van Buren s favor; 
a letter to be sent from the Democratic mem 
bers to Silas Wright; Van Buren s tact invoked; 
Bouck s position; a caucus to be held; Croswell 
talking both ways; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Walker, Alexander]. New Orleans. To Martin Van Bu- 

APR. 25 ren, Lindenwald. Excitement over the annexa 

tion of Texas; the Democrats in favor; Clay s 
chances ruined if he opposes ; asking for a publi 
cation of Van Buren s views; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Wright, Silas. Senate Chamber, Washington. To Mar- 

Am. 29 tin Van Buren, LKinderhook]. The letter to 

Hammet received and published; proceedings 
taken to have it published; Whig conventions; 
opinions on the letter; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Brown, W[illia]m J. Washington. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

APR. 29 ren, [Kinderhook]. His own election as a friend 

of Van Buren; the Clay men united and Demo 
crats divided; talk of defeat; the dreadful effect 
of the Texas letter; Indiana in favor of annexa 
tion; etc. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Kendall, Amos. Washington. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

APR. 29 [Kinderhook]. The effect of his letter on Texas; 

his own regret at so early a publication, as it 
saves Tyler; his private affairs; Benton s letter 
on the treaty of 1819; Clay and the old bargain 
cry; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. Maysville, Ky. To Mar- 

APR. 29 tin Van Buren, Lindenwald. Account of a visit 

to Jackson ; feeling as to the annexation of Texas ; 

candidates for th%vice-presidency; etc. A. L. S. 

7 p. 

1844 Simpson, Henry. Philadelphia. To Martin Van Buren, 

APR. 30 Lindenwald. Sending a printed letter on The 

JacJcsonian, Apr. 23, 1844; the excitement on 

his Hammet letter largely subsided ; etc. A. L. S. 

2 p. (Appended to the printed letter). 

1844 Roane, W[illiam] H. Richmond. To M[artin] Van Bu- 

APR. 30 ren, [Kinderhook]. Secrecy to be observed as to 

his letter; all lost in Virginia; the importance of 
the Texas question; the effect of Van Buren s 
letter; Clay s success would be a calamity; etc. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1844 Dodge, A[ugustus] C. House of Representatives, Wash- 

APR. 30 ington. To Martin Van Buren, Lindenwald. 

Two letters: 

[1] Tyler s minions intriguing against Van Buren; as 
strong a Western Oregon letter wanted as 
he can write. A. L. S. 2 p. "Private." 
[2] Formal questions as to his opinions on Oregon. 

L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Edmonds, J[ohn] W. New York. To [Martin] Van Buren, 

APR. 30 Kinderhook. Commending his letter on Texas; 

reasons for opposing the annexation of Texas; 
New York politics; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1844? Parmly, L. S., G. W., and D. L. New Orleans. Dental 
APR. ?] circular. Printed. 1 p. 

[1844 Tilden, [Samuel J. New York ?]. To [Martin Van Buren, 

APR. ?] Kinderhook]. Van Buren s letter on Texas; 

Bancroft s pamphlet; etc. A. L. 2 p. (Frag 
ment) . 

1844 Anonymous. Richmond, [Va.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 1 Lindenwald. The combination against Van 

Buren on the Texas issue. 1 p. 

1844 Richards, B. W. Philadelphia. To M[artin] Van Buren, 

MAY 1 Kinderhook. Gratification at his letter on 

Texas; reasons for aiding the Democratic party: 
good wishes; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Martin, N. M. Petersburg, [Va.] To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 1 Lindenwald. The unfortunate condition of the 

Democratic party in Virginia and North Caro 
lina; Van Buren formerly the strongest candi 
date; the campaign in Virginia; the annexation 
of Texas; as to Van Buren s candidacy; etc. 
A. L. S. ip. 

1844 Thomas, Francis. Annapolis. To Thomas Hart Benton, 

MAY 2 [Washington]. The impudence of his letter on 

Texas; some personal opinions; etc. Printed. 
(In Thomas, Circular, 1844, May 15). 

1844 Nicolson, John B. Boston. To Martin Van Buren, [Kin- 

MAY2 derhook]. Praise of the Texas letter; personal 

news; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Bancroft, George. Boston. To [Martin Van Buren, Kin- 

MAY 2 derhook]. The sketch of Van Buren; Calhoun s 

letter to Pakenham; the Texas letter; prospects 



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Bancroft, George Continued. 

of success at the elections; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
(Printed: Mass. Hist. Soc., Proceedings, v. 42, 
p. 425-6). 

1844 [Van Buren, Martin.] Lindenwald. To [Anderson Hutch- 

MAY 3 inson and others, Jackson, Miss.] His views on 

the annexation of Texas given in his letter to 
Hammet [Apr. 20]. A. Df. 2 p. 

1844 Tilden, S[amuel] J. New York. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAY4 Kinderhook]. The disaffected emboldened by 

the situation of the Texas question; only the 

nomination needed ; Calhoun s letter to Paken- 

ham; etc. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Pollock, L, and others. New Castle, Pa. To Martin Van 

MAY 4 Buren, [Kinderhook]. Asking Van Buren s 

views on the tariff, in behalf of friendly " Demo 
crats of this borough and vicinity;" commenda 
tion of the Texas letter; etc. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Flagg, A[zariah] Glutting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

MAY 4 Buren, Kinderhook. The progress of the cam 

paign biography; discord among Democrats; 
etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Davis, Richard D. Washington. To Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 4 [Kinderhook]. Assurance of success lost; the 

evil course of the session; his own opinion that 
Van Buren should not consent to be nominated ; 
no candidate able to win; his own avoidance of 
open opposition measures because of Wright ; the 
use made of the Texas question ; his own retire 
ment from public life; etc. A. L. S. 7 p. 

1844 Ritchie, Thomas. Richmond. To [Martin Van Buren, 

MAY 5 Kinderhook]. Sentiments of respect and esteem ; 

the change in the political situation; poor pros 
pects for success in November; bickerings at 
Washington; denial of having wished to drop 
Van Buren as a candidate; etc. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1844 Hallett, Wplliam] R. Mobile, [Ala.] To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 6 ren, Kinderhook. Approval of the letter to 

Hammet; its effect in the South doubtful; the 
political outlook in the South; too many leaders; 
Connecticut; the New York charter election; 
the need of vigorous action; etc. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1844 Salisbury, Seth. Williamsport, Pa. To Martin Van Bu- 

MAY 6 ren, Kinderhook. On political feeling in Penn 

sylvania. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Haywood, Will[iam] H[enry]. Washington. To M[artin] 

MAY 6 Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. On a publication 

purporting to be a copy of papers communicated 
with the Texas treaty; questions to be an 
swered ; how Texas has benefited ; etc. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1844 Elmer, Lucius Q[uintus?] C[incinnatus ?]. Washington. 

MAY 6 To M[artin] Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. His po 

litical history in the past and views on current 
questions; his certainty that Van Buren, if nomi 
nated, will lead the party to defeat; reasons for 
his belief; etc.; suggesting his withdrawal before 
the Convention. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Wright, Silas. Senate Chamber, Washington. To Mar- 

MAY 6 tin Van Buren, [Kinderhook]. Greater peace 

since the Hammet letter ; the condition of affairs 
very bad; its origin in official patronage; the ap 
pointment of Gilmer and of Wilkins ; the source 
of the opposition to Van Buren ; the Texas Treaty 
and the Hammet letter; the Ohio delegation and 
Buchanan; etc.; advises a firm stand. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1844 Flagg, A[zariah] C[utting]. Albany. To M[artin] Van 

MAY 7 Buren, Kinderhook. Results in the caucus; 

Wright s suggestion for a conference of delegates 

at New York City