Did he not know at the time that his man Cortelyou was holding up the trusts for all they would "cough up" for his election?
The elder Cortelyou had no inkling of this adventure until one of his sons saw her tryst with the red-coat at a distance.
Part of this was done by act of Congress, but the greater part came from the arbitrary and illegal Cortelyou order.
He then called Mr. Cortelyou, Secretary, into the office and asked him if he knew Crum.
Little Mrs. Cortelyou rocked back and forth; always loquacious, she was especially talkative after to-night's glass of wine.
There is probably here some confusion between the original grant to van Werckhoven and subsequent regrants to Cortelyou.