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As Mr. Alston is already known to you no introduction or recommendation from me can be requisite. I have great pleasure however in expressing the high opinion which I entertain of his character and his talents. He is justly considered as a great acquisition to the Cause of republicanism. I had not the pleasure to see your friend Talliafero. The letter which you did me the favor to write in his...
Mr Burr’s respectful Compliments. He requests Dr. Hosack to inform him of the present state of Genl. H. and of the hopes which are entertained of his recovery. Mr. Burr begs to know at what hours of the [day] the Dr. may most probably be found at home, that he may repeat his inquiries. He would take it very kind if the Dr. would take the trouble of calling on him as he returns from Mr....
Mr. Guillemard an english gentleman of fortune and education, travelling from motives of Scientific Curiosity and amusement, will hand you this. I have thought you might regret that such a man should pass through your Country without being made known to you, and have therefore taken the liberty to introduce him to your Notice and acquaintance. What further apology may be necessary for this...
The enclosed is nearly correct—our Majorities are Something larger than there Stated— Our Three Senators for this district are undoubtedly elected—The Victory is complete and the Manner of it highly honorable—On the part of the Republicans there has been no indecency, no unfairness, no personal abuse—on the other Side, the influence and authority of Office have openly perverted and prostituted...
At the request of Col. Weissenfels I transmit the enclosed Certificate. Having served with the Colonel during the revolutionary War & knowing him to be a brave & Valuable officer, a Man of integrity & honor, I could not refuse to him this Civility. I have no personal acquaintance with Mr Baker, but from my knowledge of two of the persons attesting in his favor, I cannot doubt of the truth of...
I send for your perusal a letter signed Ch. D. Cooper which, though apparently published some time ago, has but very recently come to my knowledge. Mr Van Ness who does me the favor to deliver this, will point out to you that Clause of the letter to which I particularly request your attention. You might perceive, Sir, the necessity of a prompt and unqualified acknowledgment or denial of the...
Mr Burr presents his respectful Compliments to the President of the United States. He requests to be informed whether it will be agreeable to the President to converse with him on the subject of the treaty lately submitted to the consideration of the Senate, and if so, that he will be pleased to appoint an hour for that purpose. AL , MHi : Everett Papers. No reply has been found. Burr opposed...
It was so obvious that the most malignant spirit of slander and intrigue would be busy that, without any enquiry, I set down as calumny every tale calculated to disturb our harmony. My friends are often more irritable and more credulous: fortunately I am the depository of all their Cares and anxieties, and I invariably pronounce to be a lie, every thing which ought not to be true— my former...
I was this Morning favoured with your Excellency’s Letter of 29th Ulto and my Appointment in Col. Malcolms Reg. I am truly sensible of the Honour done me, and shall be studious that my Deportment in that Station be such as will ensure your future Esteem—I am nevertheless Sir, constrained to observe that the late Date of my Appointment subjects me to the Command of many who are younger in the...
Yesterday Mr. Van Benthuysen handed me your obliging letter . Govr. Fenner is principally responsible for the unfortunate result of the election in R.I. So late as semptember, he told me personally that you would have every Vote in that State and that A. would certainly have one & probably two: this he confirmed by a Verbal Message to me through a confidential friend in October. He has lately...