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Gadsden, James (1788-1858) to Andrew Jackson

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03198 Author/Creator: Gadsden, James (1788-1858) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph endorsement signed Date: 8 January 1830 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Defends the character of a certain Mr. Slacum (possibly George W. Slacum) who stood accused of an unspecified allegation. Discusses a clerkship that was offered to him by Jackson. Expresses pleasure in hearing of the planned removal of the Seminole Indians and discusses the removal of the Seminole Indians from Florida, which precipitated the second Seminole War. Docket signed by Jackson with initials.

People: Gadsden, James, 1788-1858.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Slacum, George W., fl. 1830.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Office Seeker, Letter of Introduction or Recommendation, President American Indian History, Immigration and Migration, Seminole War, Military History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson