Lengthy Autographed Letter Signed

JACKSON, Andrew (1767 - 1845)

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Place Published: Hermitage
Date Published: 1840

Description: 2 pages (front and back), 9.75 x 8 inches, Hermitage, October 21, 1840. Written while campaigning for James K. Polk ("Young Hickory") to Robert C. Chester, in part: "After a laborious journey over rough roads and...inclement weather I reached home...afflicted with pain from the jolting of the carriage...I am recovering...We reached Mount Pleasant...traveling through incessant rain...; notwithstanding the inclemency of the day Gov. Polk had an attentive audience of upwards of 2000. I think his three speeches on our return had great and good effect..." Jackson goes on to describe a visit to the female academy at Columbia, "What an interesting sight...as I am going out of life, to see those who are to take our place so well prepared to perpetuate by their intelligence our happy republican institutions..." First page unevenly toned; an ink smudge affects the first two letters of the last name of Jackson's signature; small seal hole. Very good(-) condition.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 210571


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