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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to Carey A. Harris

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05722.01 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Document signed Date: 23 October 1835 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.2 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Appoints Harris as interim Secretary of War "during the temporary absence of the Secretary fir that Department."

Background Information: Carey Allen Harris served as interim Secretary of War for less than a month, and later served as Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Harris, Carey A., 1806-1842

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Government and CivicsMilitary HistoryPresident

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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