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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to Richard K. Call

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03926 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Hermitage, Tennessee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: September 5, 1826 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 33 x 20 cm. + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 30.7 x 21.3 cm + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 23.5 x 18 cm

Summary of Content: Attempts to reconcile a quarrel between General Call and Colonel Joseph M. White before it becomes violent. Two black and white full length seated engravings of Andrew Jackson included.

Background Information: Richard K. Call was a delegate to Congress from the territory of Florida from 1823-1825, and had been a special aide to Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans.
Joseph ...M. White was a delegate from Florida to Congress from 1825-1836.See More

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Call, Richard Keith, 1791-1862
White, Joseph M., 1781-1839

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentPoliticsGovernment and CivicsMarriageDuelCorruption and ScandalWomen's History

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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