De Witt Clinton and the Rise of the People's Men by Craig Hanyan

By Craig Hanyan

A close exam of the advance of the People's celebration of latest York within the early nineteenth century, interpreting the interaction of pursuits and beliefs in the back of the move and the relationships among the emergent political tradition that strengthened that flow and the Whig and Democratic events o

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20 If Monroe wanted patrician virtue and independence, he could have it in Lansing. " But the president had settled the issue before many names were on either memorial. Pressed by Van Buren's demand for delay, Monroe devoted a cabinet session to the problem. In this 4 January meeting, Meigs pointed to Van Rensselaer's war record, the congressman's popularity in Albany, and the congressional petition signed by eleven Bucktail members and also by seven Clintonians and four Federalists. After Meigs retired, the president sat silently as the members of the cabinet discussed the problem.

6* A complex but credible arrangement to tax had emerged, and in failing to press it through, the legislators of 1822 had left behind an unresolved problem, which Comptroller Savage might bring up. " The political usefulness of this tornado crossed his mind as concluded: "As to politics the rule we have adopted as to silence works well. "66 If the Clintonians were to go underground, the Bucktails might have the quarrel over taxation all to themselves. " Helped by William James, he made use of other, covert means.

Evils it was designed ... "5° Rather than become resident paupers, the poor should move on to find work in an increasingly integrated national economy that offered a flexible if demanding labour market. Until the poor laws changed, however, local governments needed more money. New York's largely farming population readily accepted the proposition that personalty, the scrip of banks included, had too long evaded taxation. Edmond Charles Genet championed this view. The one-time diplomat of revolutionary France completed a memorial on taxation on 28 January 1822, a day before he paid a visit to Clinton.

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