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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) to L. Jones

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09288 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 March 1832 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Cancelling a purchase of four young slaves on behalf of his adopted son, Andrew (Donelson) Jackson, Jr.: "If the negroes have not been bought and sent on…give yourself no further trouble on the subject.… I wish him now to attend to & manage his own business."

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Children and FamilyPresidentFinanceSlaveryAfrican American History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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