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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to George Pessenger and William P. Varian

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06204 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 April 1835 Pagination: 2 p. : 25.4 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanking Pessenger and William P. Varian as representatives of the Democratic Electors of New York's Eleventh Ward for a side of beef, which Jackson says gives him as great if not greater pleasure than many fancier gifts. Pessenger and William P. Varian were butchers. "It has been the aim of my life to secure the happiness and thus to gain the affections of the cottagers of my country. To this end, I have toiled, and that labor might be safe in its earnings a thing impossible when the government is not under the control of the workingmen...." The letter was reprinted in a number of newspapers, notably the Nashville Union 20 May 1835.

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Pessenger, George, fl. 1835
Varian, William P., fl. 1835

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentDemocratic PartyGiftDiet and nutritionAgriculture and Animal HusbandryLabor

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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