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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 3, part 2: Martin Van Buren   By: (1843-1914)

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This volume of presidential records provides an in-depth look at Martin Van Buren's presidency, covering his policies, decisions, and actions during his time in office. It offers a comprehensive overview of his administration, shedding light on the challenges and accomplishments he faced during his tenure as president.

The book is meticulously researched and well-organized, making it easy for readers to follow the sequence of events and understand the context in which Van Buren operated. The author's analysis and commentary provide valuable insights into Van Buren's leadership style and the impact of his policies on the country.

Overall, this volume is a valuable resource for anyone interested in American history and the presidency. It offers a detailed and comprehensive look at Martin Van Buren's presidency, bringing to light the complexities and nuances of his time in office. Highly recommended for history enthusiasts and scholars alike.

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A COMPILATION OF THE MESSAGES AND PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTS

BY JAMES D. RICHARDSON

Martin Van Buren

March 4, 1837, to March 4, 1841

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren was born in Kinderhook, Columbia County, N.Y., December 5, 1782. He was the eldest son of Abraham Van Buren, a small farmer, and of Mary Hoes (originally spelled Goes), whose first husband was named Van Alen. He studied the rudiments of English and Latin in the schools of his native village. At the age of 14 years commenced reading law in the office of Francis Sylvester, and pursued his legal novitiate for seven years. Combining with his professional studies a fondness for extemporaneous debate, he was early noted for his intelligent observation of public events and for his interest in politics; was chosen to participate in a nominating convention when only 18 years old. In 1802 went to New York City and studied law with William P. Van Ness, a friend of Aaron Burr; was admitted to the bar in 1803, returned to Kinderhook, and associated himself in practice with his half brother, James I. Van Alen. He was a zealous adherent of Jefferson, and supported Morgan Lewis for governor of New York in 1803 against Aaron Burr. In February, 1807, he married Hannah Hoes, a distant kinswoman. In the winter of 1806 7 removed to Hudson, the county seat of Columbia County, and in the same year was admitted to practice in the supreme court... Continue reading book >>


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