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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to Peter Hagner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01900 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Montpelier, Alabama Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 May 1821 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 24 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Argues that he it is wrong to make him pay for his food and quarters during an previous stay in Washington. Claims costs were supposed to be covered for him during his stay. Written as territorial governor of Florida, to Hagner, third auditor of the Treasury Department.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Hagner, Peter, 1772-1850

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Government and CivicsFinanceEconomicsWashington, D.C.President

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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