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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to Hardy M. Cryer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00524 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Nashville, Tennessee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 March 1827 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 26 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: States that he wishes to visit Cryer and old friends in Sumner County, but does not want any parades or "speech making." With the Presidential Election fast approaching, Jackson is taking much criticism, and does not want to attract more, so asks for a low key welcome. Address leaf contains a number of columns of addition.

Background Information: Hardy M. Cryer was a Methodist preacher in Sumner County Tennessee. He and Jackson owned a number of horses together.

Full Transcript: [excerpt]
I regret that there should be any thing intended like parade, at any rate I hope there will not be any speech-making. It will be pleasant to me to ...meet & shake by the hand my old acquaintance in that friendly sincere manner that republicans should meet, and have a review of the Genl' Brigade or any portion of it, but as I have been called by the coalition, "The military chieftain," I have no wish that any thing like - speech making should constitute any part of it - I mean for publication…
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People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Cryer, Hardy M., 1792-1846

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentElectionPolitics

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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