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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00655.04 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 December 1823 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Requests to the Secretary of War that he make sure that Rufus Bowyer be allowed to enter the military academy as a cadet. Recommends him based on his own merits, and those of his father, Colonel Bowyer. Docket labeled "Va. [77]."

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Calhoun, John Caldwell, 1782-1850

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: West Point (US Military Academy)EducationGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryOffice SeekerPresident

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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