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THE



LIFE AND TIMES



OF



MAKTIN YAN BUREN:



THE



tforrcaponbcncc of t)X0 ifrientte, iTamilu aub jpupite



TOGETHER WITH



BRIEF NOTICES, SKETCHES, AND ANECDOTES,



ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE PUBLIC CAREER OF



James Knox Polk,
Benjamin F. Butler,
William L. Marcy,
Robert J. Walker,
Thomas Ritchie,
Jesse and Lorenzo Hoyt,
Levi Woodbury,
John C. Calhoun,
Andrew Jackson,
George Bancroft,
Aaron Birr,
Samuel Young,
Roger B. Taney,
Michael Hoffman,
James Gordon Bennett,
James A. Hamilton,
R. H. Morris,



M. M. Noah,
Jacob Barker,
Aaron Ward,
C. L. and E. Livingston,
M. and H. Ulshoeffer,
Solomon Southwick,
George McDuffie,
Louis McLane,
William H. Crawford,
Amos Kendall,
George P. Barker,
George Mifflin Dallas,
C. C. Cambreleng,
. Cornelius W. Lawrence,
s a m u e i. s w ai1twout,
Silas Wright,
Walter Bowne,



Edwin Croswell,
Andrew Stevenson,
Prosper M. Wetmore,
Ends T. Throop,
Reuben H. Walworth,
Lewis Cass,
John H. Eaton,
Azariah C. Flagg,
Stephen Allen,
Joel B. Sutherland,
James Campbell,
Francis P. Blair,
Jonathan I. Coddington,
William Coleman,
Nathaniel Pitcher,
T. W. Olcott,

S.. AND L. BeARDSLEY, &C



BY WILLIAM L. MACKENZIE.

M



Governments, like Clocks, go from the motion Men give them ; and u Governments are made and moved by Men, so by them
triey are ruined too. Wherefore Governments rather depend upon Men thnn Men upon Governments. Let MEN he good and the
Government cannot be bad. If it be ill, they will eure it. but if Men be bad, they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn.

Preface to the Constitution of Pennsylvania, by William Penn.



BOSTON:



COOKE & CO., WASHINGTON STREET.



1846.



Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1S46, by

WILLIAM L. MACKENZIE,

in the Clork ; s Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.



ALPHABETICAL INDEX.



BAI.

Abolitionists. Author not one 65 ; Marcy
proposed to abolish the 274 ; Jefferson one of
the first and firmest 27*5 ; Young on 281.

A hams, John CLoincy. Young a means of
his election as president 57, 58; on Mexico
61; Albany Argus speaks for 70; and again
83; 97; 101 ; vindicates Jackson's Florida
inroad 107 ; on navigation of St. Lawrence
111 ; Kendall on 118; for relief to exiles 131 ;
bank votes 134; bank enquiry baulked by
Polk 135; on the bloodhound 146; Campbell
agt. 193; Croswell's artful planagt. 195; didn't
resign 198 ; Wright on 203 ; Sanford for 204 ;
election lost by 206 ; Swartwout's unprincipled
opp. to 209; V. B. and 214; to Dutee J.
Pearce 263 ; [his father on Canada 282,]

Adopted Citizens. See Foreigners.

Albany Argus. [See Edwin Croswell.]
Not in state library, when for U. S. bank
76; views, 1828, 128; V. B. on 190; on both
sides 195.

Albany Regency, or Bucktail Head-quar-
ters. 51 Feds, join them 29; 168; Noah on
214.

Allen, Orlando. Buffalo bank and 91.

Allen, Stephen. Sub-treasurer 139: de-
nounces the banks, he had made 174 ; to Hoyt
for Tammany Bank 241 ; for U. S. bank, ib.

Allen, Win". Senate. Non-colonial 280 ; for
V. B.295.

Alley, Saul, 112; on tyranny of bank mono-
poly [a new discovery !] 174 ;" wants Thomp-
son removed 214 ; how made a bank director
242.

Anderson, Elbert J. A delegate for U. S.
bank 249.

Angel, W. H. [or C] HI ; 126; 132 ; 231 ;
hammers Root 234.

Anti-Masonry. [See Southwick.] V. Buren
on 204 and 229"; Throop for 207; Adams for
253.

Anti-Renters, 14; a godsend for the Van
Burens, [as in 1812] 148; 150.

Apology for this book. 5 to 18.

Appraisers of Merchandize. Swartwouts
exhibit of the N. Y. sworn 223.

Arbuthnot, Capt. executed by Jackson 106.

Arnold, R. J. On gold mine, nullification,
&c., 227, 243.

Austin, S. Y. unfortunate as a bank debt
eoll'r. 94.

Baird, John. Butler and 153, 158, borrows
from 158.



BAR.

Baker, Caleb. 158; Butler's reinforcement
by 160.

Baltimore Convention, 18-14. 291 to 298.

Bamber, John and James. Marcy's con-
duct to 67.

Bancroft, George. Was anti-slavery 295 ;
on Convention, ib.

Bank of Alabama, Deposites at Mobile 124.

Bank of America, N. Y. Origin of 26 to
28 ; deposites in 124.

Bank of England. Its loans 1835 to '37 —
137; Peel on its new charter 140.

Bank of State of N. Y. 116; a national pet
124 ; a state pet 139.

Bank Restriction Act. On repealing it 138;
Marcy and Flagg agt. 175, 176, 177.

Bank Stock Tax. Nevins agt. 188.

Bank Suspensions, 1814, 1837, 1839. Gris-
woldonl24; Binney on 135; in '37 — 136-7;
Washington and Warren, and Barker's Ex-
change 154 to 162.

Bankrupt Law. Van Buren's profligacy
caused the necessity of 78 ; bank movements
137 ; Butler, Edmonds, &c. on 267.

Banks. Tompkins on 27 ; Bailey on 28 ;
Pennsylvania 36 ; a bank hard pressed 39 to
44 ; N. Y. 1828—84 to 86 ; Clinton, &c. on 86,
87; affect public justice 86; in Buffalo 90,
91; Jackson on 92; Cambreleng and 101 ;
Young about 128 to 130 ; assignats preferred
to 138 ; Hard on 138 ; Peel on 140 ; Olcott on
pretended 157; hints to empty handed, by
Butler 154 to 160 ; Flagg and Marcv on 175 ;
Nevins on 188-9 ; Cambreleng & Tibbetts on
232-3 ; bankrupt 267.

[See also, Banks, of America, Auburn, State
of N. Y., Buffalo, Chenango, Chemical, Cin-
cinnati, Dry Dock, England, Exchange, Ful-
ton, Girard, Hudson, Long Island, Lyons, Me-
chanics & Farmers', Manhattan, Merchants',
Morris Canal, Metropolis, New Hope, N. A.
Trust, Plattsburgh, Tonawanda, Tradesmen's,
Utica, Watervliet, Washington and Warren ;
Bk. restriction ; Bk. Suspensions ; Free Bank-
ing ; N. Y. Safety Fund banks ; Pet or depo-
site do. ; Sub Treasury, and Stockjobbers.]

Barbour, Philip P. In Crawford Caucus
55 and 195; 101.

Barker. George P. City Bank, Buffalo and
90,91; 132.

Barker, G. R. cashier. Letter to Butler 161.

Barker, Jacob. Sets up Butler as a ' wild
cat bank' president at Sandy Hill, 38 ; entraps the






BOW.



INDEX.



BUT.



i.j



public 39, 40; puffs his Washington and War-
12, 13; wants a national bank
44; Buffalo Bank and 154; Butler's manage-
in't ofhis W. and W. hank- 152 to 162; on the
VV. & W. B. 159; pays off Butler 163, would
hire him again 165; to be tried for fraud Kill;
letters 192,220.

Beach Mosea Y. Polk's herald, through
Sun 280; extraordinary change of his Texas
policy 305 to 307.

Beardsley, Levi. Vote on Buffalo City
Bank 90; 111; 129.

Beardsley, Samuel. On bank deposites, and
Polish exiles 131 ; Bank votes 134 ; nickname
253 : to Iloyt — notice of 254.

Beekman, Dr. John P. 154 ; on V. B. 293.

Beers, Joseph D. 137; a proper deputy 261.

Bennett, James Gordon. On Kendall 122 ;
on Calhoun 139 ; on state prison for defaulters
141 ; 184 ; letters 221, 222 ; Marcy, Webb and
235-6 ; on Van Bnren, U. S. Bank and big
gun 236-7; borrowing — hot for V. Buren —
a cooler 245.

On banks, &c. 93.
Hart. Votes for Steven-
B. 11-2.



Congressmen selected lor offices 96 to 100 :



Benton, Nath'l S.
Benton, Thomas
son 98 ; and for V.

Berrien, John M. of Ga.
Betting on Elections. V



Jackson and 109.
Buren for



Fiat against



Wright
against 205 ; Gouverneur's 213 ; Hill's 239 ;
Ritchie's 240 ; Hoyt and J. V. Buren's 255 ;
Webb's ib. ; Lawrence's 262.

Betts. Judge Sam. R. Could not find a law

to punish Hoyt. [He only stole $220,000 ij

111 ; laws scarce nowadays, ib. ; notice of 190.

Biddle, Nicholas. Van Buren andMarcy's

petition to 79 ; who he was 1 15.

Binney, Horace. Report on treasury banks
133: speech on Polk's pets 135; on currency
141.

Birchard, Matthew, Solr.Treas,
merchants at Hoyt's request 271 ; 152

Blair, F. P. On foreigners 71 ; for banks
88 ; on Congress 97 ; against Sub-treasury 134,
139, 140; his style approved by V. B. — speci-
mens 144 ; notice of 145 ; Fisk on, ib. ; on pub-
lic expenditure 146 to 149 ; a hired machine of
state 215 ; $2,022 paid for his press 233 ; lost
the printing 242 ; on Polk 292; for anybody 295.

Bleecker, Harmanus. Anti-war fed
office from V. B. 44.

Blennerhassett, Harman. Burr's confeder
ate 62 ; his son 259.

Bloodhounds. Imported to track Indians
and poor negroes in Florida 146.

Bockee, Judge Abraham, [Ex— N. Y. Cus-
toms.] Votes to let the pets keep U. S. trea-
sure 134.

Bogardus, Cornelius S. 10; 13, 14; 223;
265.

Bouck, Joseph. Vote on deposits to pets 131.
Boughton, Dr. Smith A. J. V. Buren gets
$1250 for speaking at his two trials 148.

Bowman, John, of Monroe Co. Moves ex.
pulsion of Clinton from Canal Board 53 ; gets
Rochester bank (party) charter, ib. ; one of the
immortal 17, 57.

Bowne, Walter. Voted to expel Clinton



from Canal Board 53; against choice of Elec-
tors by the citizens 57 ; 191; praises V. B. Cor
his uprightness 102; 112; with Butler 169;
L85; V. J!, on 216; 218; aided in starting
Blair 233.

Boyd. G. D., Columbus. Embezzles $51,000
133. '

Bradv, Judge T. S. On the Bamber case 67.

Branch, John. An M. ('. takes office 101 ;
his conduct anijopinion of V r . Buren 109.

Breese, Sidney, U. S. Senate. Law to pun-
ish embezzlement no law at all 141.

Bribery and Corruption. Clinton on 30 ;
87; '
121.

Brinkerhoff, Jacob. On Canada 283 ; for
Van Buren 295.

Britain. Great, glorious, salutary and
peaceful reforms in 46, 47.

Brokers, Wall St. Butler abuses them 45 ;
is sharper than 160.

Brownson, Alvin [federal, mercht. Oswego].
Votes to drive Clinton from the canals 53 ;
with the immortal 17, 57 ; a Butler democrat
169.

Bronson, Greene C. 207.

Brown, William [Brown, Shipley & Co.]
Bank loan to 137.

Brownson, O. A. On trading politicians
35 ; letter to Mackenzie 143.

Buchanan, James. 98; 100; 123; colonial
policy changed 280.

Buckner, Wm. G. Hoyt, and the banks
and 179.

Bucktails. How named 50; Crawford cau-
cus 57 ; Butler joins 163 ; no office if not one



186 ; flag 198 :



Judge



211.
Jesse.



Sells Argus



to V. Bu-



gets



Buel,
ren, &c. 190.

Buffalo, Bank of, 1816. Dishonest charter
granted by Van Buren, &c, to 31 to 33 ; But-
ler on 154 j Hoyt for cashier 155.

Buffalo, Bank of. 91.

Buffalo, City Bank of. Some facts about
90, 91.

Buffalo Commercial Advertiser. On Mar-
cy, &c. 125.

Buffalo, Commercial Bank of. 94.

Bunner, Rudolph. 200; 212.

Buonaparte, Napoleon. On national hospi-
tality 67.

Burke, Edmund. On popular movements,
1 ; on currency and usury 1 19.

Burr, Aaron. 21 ; the first to nominate
Jackson 58; 259; his plans against Mexico
and this Union 60 to 63 ; notice of 62.

Burrows, Latham A. Skinner tries to in-
fluence 197.

Burrows, Silas E. Swartwout praises 222 ;
notice of 223 ; loan to Webb and Noah 235.

Butler, Benjamin F. 5; Glen tworth affair
by 11 ; 16; Polk continues $20,000 a year to,
Ritchie defends him — Butler's early life — piety
of father and son — Washington & Warren
bank charter passed 37, 38 ; Butler as its pres-
ident 39 to 44; his hypocrisy ib. ; Wright en-
dorses him 41 ; on Polk, ib. ; the Brokers and



CAN.



INDEX.



CLI.



43 ; be prays to Biddle for a branch of the U.
S. bank 79 ; a strung U. S. bank man 84 ti »86;
wishes i not to be liable 86; 138;

borrows fj. S. revenue from pets 135; tariff
management 13.1. [Letters.] Pender and
principle 152; 'stated preaching' 152; Clinton
159; banking 153; law, banking, chancery,
Van Buren 154 ; Hoyt and Bank of Buffalo
155; banking immoral 156; avarice rebuked
157: cunning and champagne — the Patroon
158; gulls the people 13!); bullies bankers and
broker: — crows 160; postscript to piety — fair
and proper calls 161; exhorts Jesse 162; Julius
Caesar, a bucktail 163; V. Buren partnership
— Sandy Hill, adieu ! 164-5; American Ers-
kine. organized corps, envy 166-7 ; piety,
cheating in politics — Young's nomination
168-9 ; dear Hoyt, John Duer 170-1 ; on Jack-
son and banking 172; abuse of Clinton by
152; 161 ; 164; 167; for a U. S. Bank— not
now! 171; Flagg on election of 173; Dist.
Att'y Alb. 190 ; wrote Bowne's report against
popular elections 194 ; on Hoyt's sureties, ib. ;
a candidate 206 ; 221-2 ; cant and hypocrisy,
unequalled 254 ; on laws for debtor and credi-
tor 267 ; at Baltimore 293 ; moves Texas ! re-
solve 294 ; on hard cider 295.

Butler, Benjamin F. Letters, number 1 to
number 67 — 63 letters, in all; pages 151 to
172.

Butler, Charles. 151.

Butler. Mrs. Harriet. On Mrs. Olcott 156;
esteems Jesse Hoyt 168; on Croswell, Noah,
Sutherland, Tallmadge 170 ; makes Edmonds
a Belisarius — Hoyt Butler, &c. 171.

Butler, Medad, father of B.F. His pietv,
&c. 37.

Butchers and Drovers' Bank, N. Y. Lost
in 1828—93.

Calhoun, John C. 47; his course on Texas
and Slavery 64 to 66 ; vote against Stevenson
98; 105; on Seminole war and Jackson 106 ;
casting vote against V. B. 112 ; votes for V. B.
as president 112, 283; on removal of deposits
121 ; for one bank or a specie currency 140;
afraid of losing the tariff 143 ; Blair and 144 ;
Selden on 174; 189; Godwin on 251; on bank-
rupt laws 267 ; on slavery 275 ; on laborers
281 ; on Canada 284 ; on lands 308.

Cambreleng, C. C. In the Crawford Cau-
cus 55 ; 100 ; notice of 101 ; visits Crawford
108; votes aid to Poles 131 ; votes on deposits
134; endorses for V. B. 184; on Clay, &c.
200; for Codiington 207; wants a place 213;
pick* partisans for customs 219; letter- 224;
226; on railroad and turnpike 228; against
McLane's Treas. report — on Webb 230; on
bank and workics 231 : for Tibbets's plan 232 ;
for a national bank 233; on Pewter Mug and
private letters 234 ; an M. C. getting P. Ms.
and b'k directors appointed 212; note by 263.
,, Cambreienir. Stephen. Stilwell for 226.

Campbell, James. 112; letter to Hoyt — dis-
likes the merchts. 191 — politics and elections
193; on Clinton's death— Sanford 203; 219.

Canada. A refuge for the slave 65 ; trade
112; Brownson on 144; 268; insurrections in



282 to 289 ; opinions on, ib. ; causes for revolt
285 to 288 ; Marcy on 293, 295.

Cantine, Moses' I. On banks 31 to 38; 129;
dies 190 ; state bank director 307.

i 'argill, Abraham. Vote on M. andF. bank
8G; 206; 208.

Carter, Nath'l H. Editor— V. B. stops his
paper for economy 187.

Cary, Trumbull. Safety Fund report by 89.

Cass, Lewis. Memoir of 102 to 105; on a
bank 104; on Indians, slaves, and Texas 105;
before Baltimore convention 292, 293 ; on the
Indians 296.

Caucus. V. Buren yes and no 44; Crawford
congressional 55 and 195; Butler for 168; buck-
tail 57; J. V. Buren's appointment by a 148;
V. B. 190; state 197.

Cebra, Alderman John Yates. 220.

Chancery, Court of. 13 ; [see Wm. T.
M'Coun ;] asked to remove old Buffalo bank,
a Nuisance 33; Kent refuses Butler's injunc-
tions 42; use of in safety fundb'ks 94; Butler
and 154 ; tried for a base purpose by Butler
160 ; Butler and Van Buren's practice in 164-
5; fees long in coming 167; its bushel basket
170 ; court of errors worse 193 ; notice of 303-4.

Chauncev, Commodore Isaac. Recommends
Wasson 220.

Channing, Dr. W. H. To Clay on Texas
63 ; on laborers 281.

Chemical Bank, N. Y. 33 ; 87.

Chenango, Bank of. Its charter how passed
34 ; V. Buren dodging, <5cc. 129.

Church and State Unions. 69, 70.

Cincinnati. Commercial Bank of, deposits
in 12-1.

Clay, Henry. Van Buren for 83; on Ste-
venson 97, 98; on St. Lawrence navigation
112; vote on V. B's embassy 112; treatment
of by Kendall 117 to 120; not interested in
U. S. B. 119; on Duane 122; Young for 128;
on state banks 138; Campbell on 232; Van
Buren on 197-8; 202; Noah's slanders 214:
Cambreleng on 232; commissioners sent to Pa-
nama by Adams and 279 ; on the Colonies 285 ;
Ritchie on 292.

Clayton, Augustine Smith. On U. S. Bank
233 ; on private letters 234.

Clayton, John M. Vote against Stevenson
98; rejects V. B. 112.

Clark, Aaron. 165, 167, 196.

Clark, Lot. In Crawford caucus 55 and
195.

Clinton, De Witt. 21 ; Clinton nominated
for President, 1812, 45 ; opposed by Bucktails
and Feds 29 ; exposes official corruption 30 ;
recommends the Convention of 1821, ib. ; and
Bank inquiry 35 ; Van Buren his political
aide-de-camp 4-1 ; Spencer on his and Van Bu-
ren's conduct, 1812, 48, 49 ; Duane on 49 ; 54 ;
the Canals and 50 ; V. Buren's duplicity to, ib. ;
he is expelled the office of Canal Commission-
er — American gratitude to 51, 52; his perse-
cutors 53; Van Buren lauds him g^fwhen
dead 54; but hated him, ib. ; Col. Stone on
V. B. ib. ; Jackson and Ritchie on 55 ; enmi-
ty to 56 ; Davis on 81 ; on banking 86 ; 108 ;



CRA.



:ndf.x.



DIC.



127; Butter's abuse of 152; 161; 164; 167;,

V. B. on 184; L96-7; 202; Wright and Camp- 1

o 203-4 ; 206-7j on common law 302.

Clinton, George. Gives casting vote against
U. S. Hank 77.

Clinton Co. Hank. [See Pittsburgh b'ks.]

I \ Idington, Jonathan I. 10; 12, 13; V. H.
to '20t; ; Cambreteng comforts 207 ; letters 208,
•JO!); office-hunting, ib. ; 213 ib. ; ready tomu-
tinv 211; Bennett's friend 221; 230; 238;
will be P. M.242; 292.

Coe, William S. 219; Swartwout on his
appraising goods 223; a fire commissioner
258; forfeitures 271.

Collectorship of Customs, N. Y. 10.

Coleman, William. Remarks on 57 ;
abuses the United Irish 68 ; on Jackson and
the Seminoles 106; peace 269.

Colonial Trade with U. S. 111,112.

Colles, Christopher. Planned the Western
Canal 50.

Commerce. Colonial 111, 112.

Commercial Advertiser. On Hoyt and But-
ler's Lives 18 ; Van Buren, Clinton's most art-
ful enemy 54 ; on Texas 306.

Commok Law. Defined by Morris and Hall
1 1 ; a chapter on 302 to 305.

Commonwealth Bank, Boston. Deposits in
124.

Cooper, Judge Thomas. His strictures on
W. H. Crawford 68 to 72.

Conckling, Alfred. Supports Clinton when
driven from Canal board 53.

Congress. Committees how named 97.

Congress of Panama. Van Buren, Polk,
Adams', Clay, Buchanan, M'Lane, &c.,on 279,
280.

Congress. Speakers, rem'ks on 96 to 99.

Congressmen selected for Office. A chapter
on the speaking and acting, about 96 to 99 ;
Wickliffe, Duane, and Jackson on 96; Blair
on 97; Ritchie on 97 to 100; paid wages for
non-attendance ! 149.

Convention, N. Y. Constitutional. See N.
Y. Constitutional Convention.

Corcoran & Riggs. Walker's sub-treasurers,
143.

Corning, Erastus, 90, 228 ; 293.

Coryell, Ingham. 10 ; 13, 14.

Coster, J. G. A borrowing of deposites de-
mocrat 135.

Coulter, Richard, of Pa. On Taney's care
for Taney, 135.

Courier & Enquirer. Friar's jump 230.

Craig, Hector. Notice of 2l3.

Cramer, John. Supports Clinton when per-
secuted 5-1 ; for presidential electors by the peo-
ple 57 ; on banks 86 ; bank votes, 87, 134 ;
helps E. Livingston, 185.

Crawford, W. H. Minority Caucus to
nominate for president, 1824, 55 &68; Young
insures his defeat in N. Y. 57; notice of 68;
Cooper on his hatred to foreigners, 68 to 71 ;
for a national bank 74 to 78; conduct to Cal-
houn on the Seminole war question 107, 10S ;
Butler's artful hints about 168 ; V. Buren visits
201. *



Crolius, Clarkson. Votes to give the people
the choice of electors 57; on banking 86;
Plaggon 173; scolded 186; 195.

' ' iswell, Edwin 53; set up by Van Buren
74; an admirer of U. S. Hanks, 71 to 77; abuses
Jackson 78,79; for Clay and Adams, 83; on
Safety Fund 84 to 87:" banks in 1828— ib ;
prints Young's private petition 129 ; lor mixed
money 139; notice of 146, 147; Argus concern,
by Butler, for 169; Argus 190; artful letter
to Hoyt abt. Crawford, &c, 195; Bennett and
221 ; Webb on 230 to 232 ; do., Marcy & 235 ;
V. B.'s friend 236; to Hoyt— for 5 mill, loan-
dared not offer a 10 mill. "b'k. 252 ; ag't. V. B.
293.

Cruger, John C. Betting with Hoyt, 256.

Cuba. Van Buren, &c, on Slavery in 279,
280.

Cunningham of Montgomery's gallant de-
fence of Clinton 51.

Currency. [See Banks— U. S. Bank— and
Sub-Treasury.] 78 ; 139 ; 140 ; if deranged
impairs contracts and changes the constitu-
tional protection 141 ; Butler on a sliding scale
in 154; Livingston on 178.

Curtis, Edward. 9.

Custom Houses. [See N. Y. Custom House.]
112; 126; on the lob-



Cutting, Francis B.



by 174; for free banking 177; swears on



Jackson's letter to, against



paper, advice by 180 ; speculates with Hoyt 261 .

Dallas, Alex. James. A Philadelphia finan-
cier 297.

Dallas, George Mifflin. Gets Russian mis-
sion 100; Cass admires 104; votes for V. B.
as minister to London 112; V. B. lauds 295;
notice of — a circular statesman 297 — 298; a
mile's a mile 298; V. P. ib.

Davezac, Auguste. 62, 63.

Davis, George R. Notice of 94.

Davis, Matthew L. 12; on Burr's Mexi-
can movement 62 ; 121 ; 185 ; 197 ; 220 ; 237.

Davis, Richard D. Character of Van Bu-
ren by 81, 80; he joins V. B. 80.

Dawson, George. On Canada 290.

Dawson, Moses,
the pets 116.

Dayton, Aaron Ogden. Electioneers for
Jackson 63.

Dayton, General Jonathan. Indicted in
Burr's affair 63.

Debts. Repudiation of 267; wretched bank-
rupt laws, ib.

Decatur, Col. J. P. Office-seeking 221 ;
304.

Defalcations, Defaulters. [See Embezzling
Public Monies.] Banks in 1814, 124.

Democratic Review. See J. L. O'Sullivan.

Democrats. On paper money 78 ; V. Buren
sort 196-7; timber in ranks of 227.

Denman, "William. On Van Buren 70.

Desha, Joseph. On taking Canada 285.

Desha, Robert. Warns Eaton against the
Widow 109.

Devyr, Thomas A. Would secure wild
lands to settlers only 150.

Dickinson, Daniel ST On V. B. 203; his
mileage 298.



Vl



EMB.



INDEX.



GAL.



Dissolution of the Union. McDuflie on Gl ;
Beach on 306.

Dix, John A. Pro-slavery-antl-Texas Sena-
tor '281.

Downing, Col. S. Votes for City Bank,
Buffalo 90.

Dromgoole, George C. 97.

Dry Dock Bank, N. Y. 94.

Duane, William. On last War 4; on Mer-
chants' Bank '28; on Clinton 49, 54; on'Burr's
conspiracy 62 ; on congressmen 96 ; notice of
115; approves of refusal to remove deposits
119; 122; on newspapers 147; ib. 182; on
the peace 269.

Duane, William John. 100; secretary of
the treasury 115; notice of 116; his course re-
lative to the public treasure 116 to 121 ; 141 ;
refuses Russian Mission 122; dismissed 122,
123; married Franklin's grand-daughter 116;
deposits and 131 ; ib. 246.

Dudley, Charles E. Votes to drive Clinton
from the "canal board 53 ; one of the immortal 17
—57; prays to Biddle for a branch of the U. S.'B.
T:> ; party votes for banks 87 ; to Hoyt 210.

Duels. 3.

Duer, John. On Van Ness's bribery 28;
loins the Bucktails 29; Butler on 170; 184;
190; 209; notice of 210; Hovt bitter against
212, 218, 219.

Duer, Col. William. 210.

Duer, William A. Joins the Bucktails 29 ;
defends the right against Allen 51 ; notice of
210.

Duncan, Dr. Alex. For V. B. at Bait. 295.

Durhen, Dr. On War 4.

Durham, Earl of. Explains causes of revolt
in Canada 285 to 287.

Earll, Jonas, Jr. Votes to expel Clinton
from the Canal Board 53 ; one of Van Burcn's
immortal 17 — 57; bank votes by 87.

Eaton, John Henry. Leaves Congress for
office 101.

Eaton, Lewis. In Crawford Caucus 55 ;
president City Bank, Buffalo 91 ; safety fund
' jommissioner 93.

Eaton, Mrs. [Widow Timberlake]. Trou-
ble about her character 109.

Edmonds, John W. Stockjobbing 67; 111;
126: sends J. V. Buren to jail, and advises
Wright to give him $1000 — -148; Butler on
164; Mrs. Butler on his pauperism 171 ; note
205 ; Webb and 225 ; on debt laws 267.

Education. By cheap Postage 4 ; 301 ; im-
portance of 20 ; Girard leaves millions for 1 16 ;
Smithson $500,000 for 116; Young and L.
Beardsley and 129 ; Hoyt goes to V. B.'s aca-
demy 217 ; of laborers 281.

Electioneering. Bv V. B. 121 : Jackson 96 ;
Purdv and Hoffman" 132; Marcyon237; A.
Ward 338 -9.

Elections bv the People. 2 ; by districts 56.

Electoral Bill (1821.) Butler against 168-9;
Croswell on 195-6 ; ready to vote either way
on 196.

Ellis, Powhattan. 101 ; votes for V. B. as
minister 112.

Embargo. Clinton on 21; 24.



Embezzling Public Monies. Theron Rudd
21; cases 133; law to punish, itself a cheat
141; 149.

Lhnmet, Thomas Addis. Takes part with
Clinton when expelled from the canal board 52.

England. [See Britain.]

Everett, Edward. 11; for aid to exiles 131 ;
votes about deposits 134.

Ewing Thomas. Vote against Stevenson
98; and against V. Buren 112.

Exchange Bank (Barker's.) 39 ; 157 ; 158 ;
162.

Fillmore, Millard. Votes on M. & F. bank
86 ; for aiding Polish exiles 131.

Fish, Preserved. Director of 6 mill, bank
27; 112; instructs V. B. 214 ; Cambreleng for
234.

Fisk, Theophilus. Blair by 145.

Flagg, Azariah C. Votes, 1824, to expel
Clinton from the canal board 52; performs
1828, as one of his chief mourners ! 55 ; votes



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