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Crockett, David (1786-1836) to John Drurey

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00931 Author/Creator: Crockett, David (1786-1836) Place Written: Washington City Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 April 1834 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Attacks Jackson concerning the Bank of the US and compares him to Julius Caesar. the "despot" Jackson and "little Judas" Van Buren.

People: Jackson

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: American West, President Classical World and Ancient Civilization, Bank of the US, Banking, Finance, Economics, Politics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson