From John Tyler
Richmond Jany. 29th 1810
Agreeable to your desire I have enclos’d a Draft on the Bank of Columbia for 257$ 22 Cts.1 The balance remaining in our Bank I suppose may be applied to our State Use; but as I am uninform’d on the Subject except from you, I shall for a while suspend the Application of it.
Nothing new here, but that our assembly has the Palsy as well as Congress. However, this week resolutions2 will be mov’d on the Subject of our Friend Jackson; how they will get on I know not, “so thick a mist has closed their visual rays.” I am with sentiments of high respect yr very obt Servt.
1. No communication from JM to Tyler requesting the governor to remit this payment to the treasury has been found, but for the likelihood that JM did make the request, see Albert Gallatin to JM, 26 Jan. 1810.
2. The Virginia General Assembly approved joint resolutions—passed by the House of Delegates on 3 Feb. and by the Senate on 7 Feb.—that castigated Francis James Jackson’s “unwarrantable and insidious appeal to the nation,” declared that the handling of the imbroglio “has confirmed the general assembly of Virginia in the exalted opinion which they entertained of the justice and wisdom, the firmness, decision and patriotism of the present Executive of the United States,” and pledged “to support the general government, in all such measures as may be deemed necessary for the defence of the rights, the interests, and the honor of the nation” (Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Begun … Fourth Day of December, 1809 [Richmond, 1810; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801-1819 (22 vols. to date; New York, 1958-). description ends 21914], pp. 103–4; for earlier versions, see Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Begun … Fourth Day of December, 1809 [Richmond, 1810; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801-1819 (22 vols. to date; New York, 1958-). description ends 21915], pp. 94, 99–100, 106; transcript of the House resolutions, 1 Feb. 1810 [ViU: Cabell Papers]; Richmond Enquirer, 6 Feb. 1810).