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Lee, Henry (1787-1837) A Vindication of the character and public services of Andrew Jackson.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08500.01 Author/Creator: Lee, Henry (1787-1837) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Pamphlet Date: 1828 Pagination: 51 p. ; 23 x 13.8 cm. Order a Copy

(title continues) In reply to the Richmond Address, signed by Chapman Johnson, and to other electioneering calumnies. Written during the Presidential campaign of 1828. Asserting that "no man has rendered more important services to his country, than Andrew Jackson." Defends Jackson against various opponents and assertions, and calls the attacks on him "prodigious errors." Title page notes that the pamphlet is attributed to Henry Lee, though at the end of the pamphlet the name signed is simply "Jefferson." Originally published in the Nashville Republican. Printed by True and Greene. Inscribed on title page to Joseph Hammony "from his fr[ie]nd Danl. D. Brodhead." "Framington, N.H." also written on title page. Stab-stitched.

Henry Lee was the older half brother to Robert E. Lee. As a reward for his pro-Jackson essays he was appointed Consul to Algiers in April 1829.
Chapman Johnson was a Virginia State Senator.

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