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I can no longer restrain an inclination which has for Some month urged me to write to you, and to give you a Short narritive of myself and the part I have taken in the late contest with our ancient enemy the English Nation—rather government—After the war was declared in June 1812, a peice was published in the National intelligencer dated 5.th. June—respecting the affair at Machias in taking...
Language fails me in attempting to express to you my Gratitude for your kind and favourable expressions towards me, and your Sense of my Character and merits as stated in your letter 7th: october 1818, but when I contemplate your early and long continued exertion to an unusual advanced period, I the more admire & adore that beneficence which Still preserves your invaluable life a blessing to...
It hath pleased Almighty God in his Goodness and Mercy to give to this great & favored people yesterday, about half past four oclock P.M., your Son John Quincy Adams, as the President elect, to rule over this nation four years from the 4th. day of March next; I rejoice with you & with those dear to you on this happy event, I rejoice the more because it must be a balm to your heretofore wounded...
The enclosed copy of a Statement (correctly made,) is some evidence of the truth of the memorial presented to the House of Representatives United States in N. York when you was a member of it, and which with your aid gave me the appointment of Sergeant at Arms to that Honorable Body, with that memorial and the enclosed Statement, and your personal knowledge of me for thirty years past, with...
Last autumn I had the honor to enclose to your address, my pamphlet, “an appeal to Congress from the decision of the accounting officers of the War Department for compensation while detained by their orders in the Settlement of my public accounts, and for Extra Service,[”] Which so far as respected myself could have been Settled much earlier, but was prolonged unnecessarily, by the accounting...
By the above you will See I am making an humble effort to get into the Sun Shine of the House of Representatives a Situation I was dr[i]ven from by the intreagues & false representations of Gideon Granger opperating on certain minds. Will you have the goodness to afford me your influence with your friend Mr. Barber. I am very poor, and it is not an error to say by the injustice of the 3d...
Will you have the goodness to forward the enclosed with Such remarks as you may feel yourself authorised to make in my favor—and my gratitude Shall be equal to the obligation, and accept the assurance of My continued & unremitting regard RC ( DLC ). Docketed by JM . The enclosure has not been identified, but it most likely related to Wheaton’s attempts to solicit the office of sergeant at arms...
I approach your exalted character with great diffidence; but contemplating as I often do your labours, and how much good those labours have bestowed on the present & will on future generations, (our descendants). I the more admire and adore that Providence which continues your invaluable life to so long a period; an example and blessing to the present age—that I may be permitted to evince to...