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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to John C. Calhoun

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00639.13 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Nashville, Tennessee Type: Letter signed Date: 27 April 1820 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 24.6 x 19.6 cm

Written by Major General Jackson to Calhoun, Secretary of War. Jackson sends documents (not included) from General Gaines "relative to the illicit introduction of negroe slaves and free people of colour into the United States on the southern frontier of Georgia." Also sending along a letter (not included) from Major James Bankhead, commander at Fernandina, Florida on the same subject. Says he will take any measures Calhoun directs him to.

Head Quarters Div of the South
Nashville 27th April 1820
A letter has been received from General Gaines inclosing certain documents relative to the illicit introduction of negroe slaves and free people of colour into the United States on the Southern Frontier of Georgia. accompanying which is a letter from Major James Bankhead Com.dg at Fernandina, on that subject, all which documents having been sent you by General Gaines I have thought it unnecessary now to forward them.
I shall be hapy [sic] to give effect to any measures you may deem necessary to be taken upon this subject.
I have the honor to be
Very Respec.tly
Your Obt. Servt
Andrew Jackson
Major Genl Comdg
D of the South
Hon.b J. C. Calhoun
Sec.ty of War
Nashville 27 April 1820.
Genl A. Jackson -
In relation [an] introduction
of slaves into the United States -

May 1820.

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