Noah has behaved shabbily in the affair and I did not know what to do
with it at first but a letter from Washington in his paper of this morning
with the signature of A. L. has given me an opportunity to say what I
Your report on the state of the finances is well received.
6 Mr. Coleman has made an article about it for the Post which lauds it to the skies,
and which I have "fixed over" as Sands says--but I believe it is not very
elegant after all.
W. C. B.
MANUSCRIPT: NYPL-Berg ADDRESS: Hon. Gulian C. Verplanck / Member of Congress Washington / (D. C.) POSTMARK: NEW-YORK / MAR / [25?] POSTAL ANNOTATION:
FREE DOCKETED: W. C. Bryant.
John M. Revere ( 1787?-1847, M.D. Edinburgh 1811, M.A. Harvard 1812) was a
professor at the medical college of New York University after its founding in 1832.
Churchill Caldom Cambreleng ( 1786-1862), born in North Carolina, became a
properous merchant in New York City, which he represented in Congress from 1821 to 1839. House majority leader during the administrations of Jackson and Van Buren, he
was a friend and confidant of Bryant's. In 1832 Cambreleng advanced $7,000 to enable Bryant and William Leggett to gain control of the EP. BDAC, p. 651; "Evening Post
Henry Hosford Gurley ( 1788-1833, Williams 1805-1808, class of 1809) was a
congressman from Louisiana from 1823 to 1831. BDAC, p. 983. Bryant wrote "Gour-
See 196.2. This reference is probably to the success of Peck as a character, and
to that of the story in which he appeared, since he was decidedly unsuccessful as a defeated candidate for the New York State legislature who had to run from his creditors.
A letter in the New York American of March 18 attacked Verplanck for sending letters to a "Jackson paper." Sands's letter to Verplanck dated March 25 explains
this editorial tiff. "I gave my authority to Col. Stone," he wrote, "that you were not a
regular correspondent of Noah or the Post, and not the writer of a letter ascribed to
you in the American. It was so stated in the Commercial [Advertiser]; but from the
foolish notices in which Noah replied, people inferred the contrary. He has since inserted a stupid and misprinted note from some scrub correspondent, which is equivocal. Bryant however timed it properly yesterday." NYHS. Mordecai Noah edited the
New York Enquirer. See 194.12.
Twentieth Congress, First Session, House of Representatives Report Number
185 of the State of the Finances. Verplanck was a member of the House Committee on
Ways and Means, of which he was later ( 1831-1833) the chairman.
200. To Gulian C. Verplanck
New York. May 9. 1828.
I publish to day yours of the 5th or at least a part of it--but so altered that the authorship need not be claimed by you unless you please.
It has also been thought best to publish Mr. McDuffie's letter. I made an
apology for you on the day after the article appeared in the Commercial;
but the merchants said it was sly and did not think it quite satisfactory.