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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to George Gibson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00519 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Hermitage, Tennessee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 October 1822 Pagination: 2 p. : address : free frank ; 26 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Appeal to Gibson for an increase in the salary of the indebted Captain Thornton, who Jackson assures is an excellent officer.

Background Information: Gibson was a colonel in Washington D.C.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Gibson, George, 1783-1861

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentMilitary HistoryFinanceSoldier's Pay

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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