Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 1
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Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 1

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  • LETTERS AND LITERARY MEMORIALS OF SAMUEL J. TILDEN
  • PREFACE OF THE EDITOR
  • MR. TILDEN AN APPRECIATION, BY JAMES C. CARTER
  • 1810-1844
    • ELAM TILDEN TO HON. ROBERT R. LIVINGSTON
    • S. J. TILDEN TO ELAM TILDEN
    • WM. COVENTRY H. WADDELL TO S. J. TILDEN
    • SENATOR WRIGHT, OF NEW YORK, TO THE NEW YORK UNITED STATES MARSHAL
    • S. J. TILDEN TO HIS SISTER HENRIETTA
    • JOHN M. NILES[2] to ELAM TILDEN
    • TO MR NELSON J. WATERBURY
    • SILAS WRIGHT, JR., TO ELAM TILDEN
    • SILAS WRIGHT, JR., TO ELAM TILDEN
    • SILAS WRIGHT, JR., TO ELAM TILDEN
    • M. VAN BUREN TO S. J. TILDEN
    • RECOMMENDATION OF S. J. TILDEN FOR THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF NEW YORK
    • S. J. TILDEN TO HIS BROTHER
    • SILAS WRIGHT TO S. J. TILDEN
    • SAMUEL J. TILDEN TO R. L. SHIEFFELEN, ESQ., PRESIDENT OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
    • O'SULLIVAN'S PLAN AND ESTIMATE IN REGARD TO THE "MORNING NEWS."
    • TILDEN TO——
    • SENATOR SILAS WRIGHT TO TILDEN
    • SILAS WRIGHT TO S. J. TILDEN
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • 1845-1850
    • S. J. TILDEN TO——
    • TILDEN TO WM. H. HAVEMEYER[9] (probably)
    • NELSON J. WATERBURY TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO——
    • GOVERNOR WRIGHT TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO J. L. O'SULLIVAN
    • JOHN A. DIX TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO HON. CHARLES P. BROWN
    • TILDEN TO——
    • CERTIFICATE OF MR. TILDEN'S ELECTION TO THE ASSEMBLY
    • JOHN A. DIX TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO HON. N. P. TALLMAGE
    • E. CROSWELL TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO E. CROSWELL
    • JOHN VAN BUREN TO EDWIN CROSWELL
    • CERTIFICATE OF THE ELECTION OF MR. TILDEN AND OTHERS TO THE CONVENTION ORDERED TO REVISE THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK IN 1846
    • N. J. WATERBURY TO TILDEN
    • CONDITIONS ON WHICH TILDEN RETIRED FROM THE "MORNING NEWS"
    • JOHN A. Dix[13] TO S. J. TILDEN
    • THE FIRST GUN FOR FREE SOIL
    • S. P. CHASE[14] TO JOHN VAN BUREN
    • TILDEN TO S. P. CHASE
    • GOVERNOR COLES TO M. VAN BUREN
    • THOMAS VAN RENSSELAER TO MARTIN VAN BUREN
    • M. VAN BUREN TO S. J. TILDEN
    • TILDEN ON MR. GREELEY, THE LEGISLATOR, AND THE SLAVERY QUESTION[17]
    • "Office of Receiver of Taxes, New City Hall, Park.
    • DEPOSIT WITH MR. TILDEN TO SECURE A LOAN TO MR. O'SULLIVAN
    • TILDEN TO MRS. CHASE[18]
    • COPY OF DRAFT-LETTER, FULL OF "FINANCE AND FIGURES," REFERRED TO IN THE PRECEDING LETTER
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • 1851-1860
    • M. VAN BUREN TO TILDEN
    • D. BURWELL TO TILDEN
    • GIDEON WELLES TO TILDEN
    • W. L. MARCY TO TILDEN
    • MARTIN VAN BUREN TO S. J. TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO—— SUGGESTION FOR PRESIDENT PIERCE IN THE ORGANIZATION AND CONDUCT OF HIS ADMINISTRATION
    • TILDEN TO FRANKLIN PIERCE
    • ADDITIONAL NOTES ON THE ALLOTMENT [OF OFFICES UNDER THE PIERCE ADMINISTRATION]
    • J. VAN BUREN TO ISAAC FOWLER, POSTMASTER OF NEW YORK CITY
    • W. L. MARCY TO S. J. TILDEN
    • PROSPECTUS OF THE "FORNEY-CATERER"
    • TILDEN [INCOMPLETE]
    • WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT TO TILDEN
    • S. J. TILDEN TO MARCY (PROBABLY)
    • W. L. MARCY TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO S. J. TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO——
    • TILDEN TO——
    • M. VAN BUREN TO S. J. TILDEN
    • S. J. TILDEN TO——
    • S. J. TILDEN TO——
    • JOHN B. MILLER, WM. CASSIDY, THOS. G. ALVORD TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO DEAN RICHMOND
    • TILDEN TO——
    • M. VAN BUREN TO MOSES TILDEN[24]
    • W. L. MARCY TO TILDEN
    • S. J. TILDEN TO MESSRS. KNOX & MORGAN
    • TILDEN TO HON. GEO. WEIR
    • MARTIN VAN BUREN TO S. J. TILDEN
    • MARTIN VAN BUREN TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO MR. CASSIDY
    • M. VAN BUREN TO TILDEN
    • M. VAN BUREN TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO M. VAN BUREN THE MAYORALTY ELECTION OF 1859
    • TILDEN TO W. H. SWAYNE
    • S. J. TILDEN TO M. VAN BUREN—UNFINISHED
    • TILDEN TO JOHN CLANCY
    • S. J. TILDEN TO THE EDITORS OF THE "EVENING POST"
    • "THE TREMENDOUS DEMONSTRATION
    • WM. CASSIDY TO TILDEN
    • JOHN BIGELOW TO S. J. TILDEN
    • JOHN BIGELOW TO S. J. TILDEN
    • S. J. TILDEN TO JOHN BIGELOW
    • S. J. TILDEN TO JOHN BIGELOW
    • EDWARD EVERETT TO S. J. TILDEN
    • SENATOR J. M. MASON[28] TO S. J. TILDEN
    • G. S. HILLARD TO S. J. TILDEN
    • THE PROMISED REPLY OF THE "EVENING POST" TO THE LETTER OF SAMUEL J. TILDEN
    • RECAPITULATION.
    • TILDEN TO W. H. SWAYNE ON THE PROCURING A CHARTER FROM THE STATE OF OHIO FOR THE PITTSBURG, FORT WAYNE & CHICAGO RAILROAD
    • TILDEN TO W. B. OGDEN
    • TOWNSEND WARD TO TILDEN
    • S. J. TILDEN TO (TOWNSEND WARD)
    • S. L. M. BARLOW TO TILDEN
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • 1861-1867
    • TILDEN TO WYNDHAM ROBERTSON
    • D. BURWELL TO CASSIDY
    • BURWELL TO CASSIDY
    • G. W. NEWELL TO TILDEN
    • GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT TO WM. H. SEWARD
    • J. L. O'SULLIVAN[33] TO TILDEN
    • M. VAN BUREN TO MOSES S. TILDEN
    • MR. TILDEN'S WAR RECORD
    • J. L. O'SULLIVAN TO TILDEN
    • J. D. ANDREWS TO TILDEN
    • GEN. JNO. A. DIX TO TILDEN
    • MEMORANDUM LEFT BY MR. TILDEN
    • JOHN A. DIX TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR (RECENTLY ELECTED GOVERNOR) TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN'S INTERNAL REVENUE TAX DURING THE WAR IN 1863
    • AUGUST BELMONT TO TILDEN
    • R. H. GILLETT TO TILDEN
    • WILLIAM G. FOWLER TO TILDEN
    • GEO. A. THURSTON TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO J. J. TAYLOR[36]
    • H. HOGEBOOM TO S. J. TILDEN
    • ---- TO TILDEN
    • GEO. T. CURTIS TO TILDEN
    • F. W. HUGHES TO TILDEN
    • GEO. T. CURTIS TO TILDEN
    • J. C. G. KENNEDY TO MR. POND
    • WILLIAM B. REED TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO HENRY HOGEBOOM
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • J. VAN BUREN TO TILDEN
    • HIRAM KETCHUM TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO JOSEPH S. FAY
    • TILDEN TO JOS. S. FAY
    • TILDEN TO MR. KENT
    • C. EAMES[40] TO TILDEN
    • J. VAN BUREN TO TILDEN
    • GENERAL J. S. WHITNEY TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO S. C. BALDWIN
    • TILDEN TO CHARLES P. DALY, CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE ON INVITATIONS TO THE MEETING, TO BE HELD IN UNION SQUARE, TO CELEBRATE RECENT NATIONAL VICTORIES, ON MARCH 4, 1865
    • PETER W. COOPER AND OTHERS TO TILDEN
    • SAMUEL L. M. BARLOW TO TILDEN
    • F. P. BLAIR TO TILDEN
    • GENL. DANIEL BUTTERFIELD TO S. J. TILDEN AND OTHERS TESTIMONIAL TO GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT
    • TESTIMONIAL TO LIEUT.-GENL. U. S. GRANT LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS
    • "Head Quarters Armies of the United States.
    • J. D. VAN BUREN TO TILDEN
    • TO BE DESTROYED
    • TILDEN TO HUGH MCCULLOCH
    • S. E. CHURCH TO TILDEN
    • S. E. CHURCH TO TILDEN
    • H. MCCULLOCH TO TILDEN
    • H. MCCULLOCH TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO MAJ.-GEN. JOHN A. DIX
    • S. E. CHURCH TO S. J. T.
    • TILDEN MADE AN LL.D.
    • JOHN A. DIX TO TILDEN ANTI-RENTERS AND THEIR LEASES
    • WILLIAM CASSIDY TO TILDEN
    • ANDREW JOHNSON TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • JNO. D. VAN BUREN TO TILDEN (ENCLOSING MR. VAN BUREN'S CHECK FOR $200)
    • WILLIAM CASSIDY TO TILDEN
    • WILLIAM CASSIDY TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN A POLITICAL FORECAST
    • WM. A. WALLACE TO TILDEN
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • 1868-1871
    • S. L. M. BARLOW TO TILDEN OBJECTIONS TO HENDRICKS AS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
    • CLARKSON N. POTTER TO S. J. TILDEN
    • GOVERNOR WM. BIGLER, OF PENNSYLVANIA, TO TILDEN
    • CH. O'CONOR TO TILDEN (HIS INTERVIEW WITH THE "GREAT MOGUL")
    • R. C. ROOT TO TILDEN (SUGGESTS TILDEN AS A CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY)
    • S. J. TILDEN TO R. C. ROOT (PROBABLY)
    • WILLIAM BIGLER TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • FRANCIS KERNAN TO TILDEN
    • WM. BIGLER[44] TO S. J. TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • WILLIAM CASSIDY TO TILDEN
    • JOHN A. DIX TO S. J. TILDEN (ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL PLATFORM)
    • WM. S. HAWLEY TO S. J. TILDEN ADVOCATES THE NOMINATION OF S. P. CHASE
    • S. E. CHURCH TO TILDEN
    • A. LOOMIS TO S. J. TILDEN
    • W. F. ALLEN[48] TO TILDEN
    • S. L. M. BARLOW TO TILDEN (FAVORS CHASE FOR PRESIDENT)
    • MONTGOMERY BLAIR TO TILDEN
    • R. J. WALKER,[50] SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY UNDER PRESIDENT POLK, TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO THE TAMMANY SOCIETY
    • TILDEN TO FRANCIS KERNAN
    • R. W. LATHAM[51] TO TILDEN
    • F. P. BLAIR TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • F. P. BLAIR TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • AGREEMENT OF AUGUST BELMONT, SAMUEL J. TILDEN, AUGUSTUS SCHELL, RICHARD SCHELL, GEORGE I. MAGEE, THOMAS C. DURANT, CHARLES O'CONOR, AND C. H. McCORMICK TO SUBSCRIBE $10,000 EACH TOWARDS ELECTION EXPENSES OF CAMPAIGN OF 1868
    • M. BLAIR TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • S. J. TILDEN—RECEIPT
    • WINFIELD S. HANCOCK TO TILDEN
    • S. J. TILDEN, AUGUSTUS SCHELL, AND AUGUST BELMONT TO W. F. STORY (TELEGRAM)
    • TILDEN TO FRANCIS P. BLAIR, SEN. (TELEGRAM)
    • TILDEN TO AUGUSTUS SCHELL (TELEGRAM)
    • SANDFORD E. CHURCH TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO COMMITTEE OF ALBANY BAR
    • CH. O'CONOR TO S. J. TILDEN
    • JOHN SHERMAN TO S. J. TILDEN (CIRCULAR TO THE BONDHOLDERS OF PITTSBURG, FORT WAYNE & CHICAGO RAILWAY CO.)
    • TILDEN TO RICHARD VAUX
    • TILDEN TO ALBERT CARDOZO
    • S. E. CHURCH TO S. J. TILDEN
    • S. E. CHURCH TO TILDEN (WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOME MONEY)
    • TILDEN TO T. P. BISSELL
    • JAY GOULD TO S. J. TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO JAY GOULD
    • JAY GOULD TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN—CIRCULAR OF THE STATE COMMITTEE
    • TILDEN TO HON. S. E. CHURCH
    • S. E. CHURCH TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO JOHN R. REID
    • TILDEN TO HON. JOHN GANSON
    • TILDEN TO GEORGE W. CASS (JAY GOULD'S RETAINER)
    • MR. TILDEN'S PURCHASE OF TOPIC
    • SAML. G. COURTNEY TO S. J. TILDEN
    • EVILS OF OUR TIMES (ENDORSED "DRAFT OF CIRCULAR," ALL IN TILDEN'S SCRIPT)
      • "National Government.
      • "State Government.
    • "National Government.
    • "State Government.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • 1871-1872
    • TILDEN TO W. CASSIDY
    • S. E. CHURCH TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO MR. PURCELL
    • JOHN A. DIX TO TILDEN
    • S. J. TILDEN (CIRCULAR LETTER AS CHAIRMAN OF THE DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE)
    • W. F. HAVEMEYER TO R. B. CONNOLLY
    • W. F. HAVEMEYER TO A. H. GREEN
    • R. B. CONNOLLY TO A. H. GREEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO S. J. TILDEN
    • S. J. TILDEN TO FRANCIS KERNAN (TELEGRAM)
    • CH. O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • WM. PURCELL TO TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • ROYAL PHELPS TO S. J. TILDEN
    • HAMILTON FISH TO TILDEN (ENDORSING MR. TILDEN'S COURSE)
    • HENRY ADAMS TO TILDEN
    • FRANCIS LYNDE STETSON TO TILDEN
    • WILLIAM CASSIDY TO TILDEN
    • J. W. EDMONDS TO TILDEN
    • T. F. BAYARD TO S. J. TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO HON. HAMILTON FISH
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • H. F. TAINTOR[58] TO TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO CHARLES O'CONOR
    • A. OAKEY HALL TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO GEO. W. CASS
    • G. W. CASS TO S. J. TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO LOGAN RAILEY[60]
    • TILDEN TO MAHLON SANDS
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • RICHARD B. CONNOLLY TO TILDEN
    • CARL SCHURZ, JACOB D. COX, WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, D. A. WELLS, OSWALD OTTENDORFER, JACOB BRINKERHOFF (COMMITTEE) TO TILDEN
    • JOHN J. TAYLOR TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN'S ADDRESS TO THE BAR ASSOCIATION
    • TILDEN TO EUGENE CASSERLY
    • A. G. THURMAN TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • WHY KERNAN WAS NOMINATED FOR GOVERNOR (INTERVIEW WITH "HERALD" REPORTER, NOV. 3, 1872)
      • "City Frauds.
      • "Kernan and O'Conor.
      • "Proscription
      • "City Reformers.
    • "City Frauds.
    • "Kernan and O'Conor.
    • "Proscription
    • "City Reformers.
    • TILDEN TO MRS. CASSIDY
    • TILDEN TO N. W. PARKER
    • WM. M. EVARTS TO TILDEN
    • KEY-NOTE OF FEDERAL POLITICS IN 1873
    • MR. TILDEN RESIGNS THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE[63]
    • TILDEN TO JOHN KELLY
    • MAYOR HAVEMEYER'S MESSAGE ANNOUNCING THE DEATH OF AZARIAH C. FLAGG
    • S. J. TILDEN TO H. A. TILDEN
    • S. S. COX TO TILDEN (TELEGRAM)
    • TILDEN TO S. S. COX (TELEGRAM)
    • W. E. HAVEMEYER TO S. J. TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO MISS MORSE AND MISS DALY
    • WHEELER H. PECKHAM TO TILDEN
    • ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN 1876 (REPORT OF A CONVERSATION WITH GOV. TILDEN IN 1874)
    • JACOB S. GOULD TO H. A. TILDEN
    • D. MAGONE TO TILDEN
    • ALVA H. TREMAIN TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • FRANCIS KERNAN TO TILDEN
    • N. W. PARKER TO TILDEN (TELEGRAM)
    • TILDEN TO HON. A. BIRDSALL
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • P. H. COWEN TO TILDEN (ADVICE VOLUNTEERED BUT NOT FOLLOWED)
    • TILDEN FOR GOVERNOR (THE COURSE OF THE ADMINISTRATION PRESS REVIEWED)
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • GOVERNOR TILDEN TO WILLIAM PURCELL
    • WILLIAM PURCELL (DECLINING STAFF APPOINTMENT)
    • GOVERNOR TILDEN TO JOHN KELLY
    • JOHN KELLY TO TILDEN
    • "'CITY NEWS.
    • "'CITY NEWS.
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • JOHN BIGELOW TO TILDEN
    • ABRAM S. HEWITT TO GOVERNOR TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN (ON THE GOVERNOR'S POWER OF REMOVAL FROM OFFICE)
    • FRANCIS C. BARLOW TO TILDEN
    • SAMUEL HAND TO TILDEN
    • SAMUEL HAND TO TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • A. LOOMIS TO TILDEN
    • PECKHAM TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • MALCOLM CAMPBELL[65] TO TILDEN
    • JOHN BIGELOW TO S. J. TILDEN
    • ALGERNON S. SULLIVAN TO TILDEN
    • DAVID DOWS TO CHAS. STEBBINS, PRIVATE SECRETARY OF GOVERNOR TILDEN
    • WILLIAM CAMPBELL TO TILDEN
    • G. W. CLINTON TO TILDEN
    • W. W. NILES TO TILDEN
    • PETER COOPER TO TILDEN
    • ANONYMOUS TO S. J. TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • HENRY L. FISH TO TILDEN
    • JOHN KELLY TO TILDEN
    • RESOLUTIONS IN RESPECT TO THE CANALS OF NEW YORK
    • G. HILTON SCRIBNER[66] TO TILDEN
    • WHEELER H. PECKHAM TO TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • JOHN KELLY TO TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • WHEELER H. PECKHAM TO GOVERNOR TILDEN
    • W. C. BRYANT TO TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • WHEELER H. PECKHAM TO TILDEN
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • DANIEL MANNING TO TILDEN
    • TILDEN TO FRANCIS S. THAYER, AUDITOR OF CANAL BOARD
    • FRANKLIN B. DEXTER TO MR. TILDEN (MR. TILDEN RECEIVES THE DEGREE OF LL.D. FROM HIS ALMA MATER)
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO S. J. TILDEN
    • "State of New York, Executive Chamber,
    • CHARLES O'CONOR TO TILDEN
    • HORATIO SEYMOUR TO GOVERNOR TILDEN
    • J. E. COOLEY TO TILDEN
    • DAVID A. WELLS TO TILDEN
    • "QUESTIONS
    • "ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS.
      • "No. 1. Population.
      • "No. 2. Aggregate Capital.
      • "No. 3 and 5. Annual Gross and Net Income on Savings.
      • "4. Annual Income from Foreign Investments.
      • "5. Annual Outgo to pay Interest on Foreign Debts.
      • "7. Exports and Imports.
      • "8. Bullion Product of the United States for each of Five Years.
      • "9. Exports of Gold and Bullion for Four Years.
    • "No. 1. Population.
    • "No. 2. Aggregate Capital.
    • "No. 3 and 5. Annual Gross and Net Income on Savings.
    • "4. Annual Income from Foreign Investments.
    • "5. Annual Outgo to pay Interest on Foreign Debts.
    • "7. Exports and Imports.
    • "8. Bullion Product of the United States for each of Five Years.
    • "9. Exports of Gold and Bullion for Four Years.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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