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. . . Tis said that Van Buren & Calhoun have kissed & made up their dispute it is a fact that Calhoun has dined with Mr Van Buren and now the Secretarys party are crowing under the idea, that Calhoun is courting the favor & forbearance of Mr V B at which it is Said that Mr C. is not a little vexed. If Jackson determines to run again for the Presidency, & Calhoun does the Same, as he says he will, then Van B. & his party will denounce Calhoun & throw him off as they have Duff Green. The Clay party are trying to get Calhoun to separate himself from Jackson they say that heretofore he was sound on the leading questions, U.S. Judiciary, Bank U States, Tariff & internal improvements, and that all he has to do is find some fit & proper occasion to come out & declare that his views on these important subjects are the same he had formerly entertained this the Clay party tell him. Clay is our first Choice You are Second, but that we cannot carry our party for You if You are against the Judiciary, the Currency, the finding employment at home for our surplus Labour, or new avenues through which to distribute the product of that Labour and it is hoped he will listen. I fear not.
- The correspondence of Nicholas Biddle Dealing With National Affairs 1807