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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)

Auction:
2218
Lot:
79
Sold for:
$4,994$4,250

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Auction:
Sale #2218 - 2218
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 02, 2003 11:00AM

Description:

Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845), Autograph Letter Signed, June 21st, 1820, two pages, to Governor John Clark of Georgia, a forthright political letter written during a time when his own campaign was already in being and complimenting the Governor of Georgia on his accomplishments, his support of Jackson and the Seminole war, with holograph address leaf, 4to, (minor browning, very good overall).

Text in full: Dear Sir,/I returned home from my tour to the South & Southeast on the 18th instant, and on the 19th recd. your letter of the 22rd ....with a part of the pamphlet you had promised me. I have given it a hearty reading, and there is no doubt in my mind, but it will give to Mr. W.H. Crawford his proper standing throughout the American republic, no man can read it without being convinced of the corruption of Mr. Crawford in this transaction - however when I get the whole pamphlet with the documents which are to be annexed, I will be more able to form a more correct opinion upon their effect, that it may produce upon the public record./Duty called me on the borders of your state, and business led me from the Creek boundary to Greenborough and its vicinity./ I regretted much that time would not permit me to visit you. But believe me, it afforded great pleasure as I passed through the frontier of your state to hear with what approbation your citizens spoke of you - and that your political ..... & their political conduct of late was well understood & appreciated by the great body of your citizens - Mr. Cobb of the feelings of the people of the counties through which I ... prevail, will no more be a Member from your state in congress, his conduct ... to the Seminole war has politically destroyed him, it is well understood that he has been wielded by Mr. Crawford & Clay, as the showman wields his poppets & purposes foreign to the benefit of the nation, and with views of their own unconnected with public good./ Accept sir a tender of my serene respect & believe me to be with due consideration, yr. most ob. servnt, Andrew Jackson.
Estimate $4,000-5,000

Keywords

Andrew Jackson, W.H. Crawford, John Clark, Cobb, Democratic Republicans, Seminole, United States