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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to Democratic Committee of Pennsylvania

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02771 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Hampton, Virginia Type: Letter signed Date: 25 July 1835 Pagination: 3 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Jackson refuses to endorse either candidate, or say anything to interfere with a gubernatorial race. He chooses to do so because both candidates, Wolf and Muhlenburg, are his friends. Also claims it is his policy not to involve himself in local matters of this kind. Written as President, to the twelve members of the Democratic Committee. Signed by Jackson with the date, place, names of recipients, also written in his own hand. Written from Fort Wool, also known as Fort Calhoun, in Hampton, Virginia, which served as Jackson's summer home for a time, and was nicknamed Rip Raps, spelled Rip Rapps in this letter.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsPoliticsElectionFriendshipDemocratic Party

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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