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Title:[Letter] 1819 Jan. 30, City of Washington [to] Rachel Jackson, near Nashville, Tennessee / Andrew Jackson : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Jackson, Andrew

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Date: January 30, 1819
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter written by Andrew Jackson to his wife Rachel on January 30, 1819. In the letter, Jackson discusses the political atmosphere surrounding him in Washington and that he has both allies and opponents in the government.
Collection:Andrew Jackson Letters
Box:Correspondence by Author, b1

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City of Washington Janry [January] 30th. 1819
My Love

I am this moment relieved from company 10 oclock [o'clock], which gives me a moment to write you — The question before Congress is not yet nor do I believe it will be decided for some days every day the debate has becomes, I am told more animated, for altho [although] here I never approach the house, I have a large majority in my favour [favor] & the open & declared, full approbation of the president, & that of Mr Jefferson , Mr Jeffersons letter has been shewn [shown] me —

Mr Clay has entered into the combination Mr Lounds of So. [South] Carolina has followed, their intention was to destroy the president through me & no doubt exists in my mind of the coalition of Crawford & Clay to oust Mr Munroe [Monroe] of his next election, but thank god [God] instead of destroying Mr Munroe [Monroe] & myself, they have destroyed themselves — all the K. [Kentucky] delegation with the exception of Clay support me. Colo. [Colonel] Johnston I feel much indebted to for his firmness on the present question

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and Crittenden in the Senate is much my friend, I am ably defended, and perhaps it is the most fortunate moment of my life that I came here — I suppose if health permits I shall vissit [visit] Newyork [New York] & West Point . I shall write you as soon as the question is decided — My Love how it grieves me to be absent from you, but I shall return as early as I can, I can say nothing as to my farm & other business, I hope the overseer is there he must conduct for the best — I enclose you a letter from Mrs. Hayne — I am so pressed with invitations from Baltimore Philadelphia & Newyork [New York] that I suppose I must vissit [visit] them before I return — I have enclosed some papers to Major Lewis , that I have requested him to give you the perusal, I know they will be gratefull [grateful] to you — My love spend what time you can with your friends, amuse yourself as much as you can, & take care of my little ones, kiss my son & little ward & receive my blessing

I am yr [your] affectionate husband
Andrew Jackson
Mrs. Rachel Jackson

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Mrs. Rachel Jacksonnear Nashville Tennessee
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