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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02526.01 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 Octorber 1830 Pagination: 4 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Pleased about plans to open trade with British West Indies, celebrates the French Revolution of 1830, discusses his horses. Mentions the gravesite of his wife Rachel, who was "all that made this world desirable to me."

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

Full Transcript: Washington Octbr 18th 1830-

My Dr Sir

I arrived here from the Heritage on the 25th _______ all in good health & just in time to meet & act on the official communications ...from our Minister at London, making arrangements with England, for the opening to us the direct trade with the British West India Colonies. You will see from my proclamation, that this important trade to the Western & Southern States are again open to us - This with the favorable treaty concluded with the port, by which the commerce of the black sea are opened to us, must add to the prosperity of our cotton growing states as well as the commercial, as it will open a most far more of our course cotton fabric; & spun cotton than any other country. These arrangements [2] added to the treaties lately negotiated with the chickesaws & Choctaws, by Major Easton and Genl. Coffee, will I trust, lead to happy results, and silence our political enemies; at least it will be gratifying to our friends, and beneficial to our beloved country, which I am sure will be gratifying to you hear(?)
you will have seen an account of the glorious revolution in France which gives a sure guarantee of national liberty, & representative government, to the world, it appears that Genl Lafayette is an instrument in the hand of providence, to bring about [inserted: & give] national liberty to all Europe.
I have not heard from you and your amicable family since I left the Hermitage it will always be a pleasure to me to hear of your welfare, & particularly how your dear little Rachael grows, that child from its home is very dear to me, [3] knowing as I do, how much, her, for whom it was called, if she had lived, would have loved it, I hope to live to see it.
I have read a letter from my overseer who gives a flatering account of the performance of my colts - The boy stud colt out of my [illegible] fully shot dead, which I have named, [illegible]- with the sway back mor[illegible]s fully by stockholder, will be, of his accounts time, first note - The Brown stud colt out of the briller more got splinted, & [illegible], was turned out without a trial, be bed[?] form to be a good runner of the splint does not injure him - I must have them next year with Mr Cotton if possible.
My overseer says he will want two or three mules able to plow next year as such you can get on your arrangements with those that are dabble, will be a convenience to me.
I have casually seen a letter giving an account of a Secretary between Mr. Burton [inserted: & George Desha(?)] at Gollstone and of their [4] addressing the people, that I would like to have a full account of from you in whom I can confide. I am the more courteous on this head because, I am sure Mr Burton must have been misrepresented, as it states that he declared to the people that he was solicited to come out & oppose Desha by me - now this being utterly without foundation, I cannot credit it--will you on the receipt of this write me a full account of this matter.
My Dr Friend, should you be passing to Nashville will you call at the Hermitage, take a look into the Garden where lies all that made this world dersirable to me, and inform me whether it is attended to - altho the House is closed, its doors will always be open to you & yours, and it will give me pleasure to hear that you partake of its hospitality - with my best wishes for your ________ of your amicable families happiness. I am

Yr friend
Andrew Jackson

The Revd
Hordy.M. Guyer
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People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Cryer, Hardy M., 1792-1846

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: CommerceMerchants and TradeCaribbeanFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyAgriculture and Animal HusbandryGovernment and CivicsDeathMarriageWomen's HistoryPoliticsPresident

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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