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Title:[Letter] 1819 Aug. 20 [to] Gen[era]l John Coffee / Andrew Jackson : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Jackson, Andrew

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Date: August 20, 1819
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated August 20, 1819 to General John Coffee from Andrew Jackson regarding the birth of General Coffee's son who was named after Andrew Jackson.
Collection:Andrew Jackson 1804-1844, MS28

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Genl [General] John Coffee
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20th of August 1819
Dr Genl [Dear General]

I have the pleasure to acknowledge the recpt [receipt] of your note of this morning & congratulate you upon the happy delivery of Mrs. Coffee , and the birth of a fine son— The honor you have done me, in giving it my name, commands my gratitude, and it will afford me pleasure to bestow on his education, such means as may be in my power, to put him, for that stage in society, that I trust his creator has destined him for— We have the company of Doctor & Mrs. Shelby , Mrs. McDowell , daughter, of Govr [Governor] Shelby — Mr James Jakson [Jackson] , Major Eaton & Major Wm [William] B. Lewis so soon as we are relieved from this confinement Mrs. J [Jackson] & myself will do ourselves the pleasure to visit our young stranger & friend, in the mean time Mrs. J. requests me to tender to you & Dolly her heart felt congratulations on this joyfull [joyful] occasion—and our blessings for the health of the mother & prosperity of the infant—

with sincere regard yours
Andrew Jackson
Genl [General] John Coffee.
[added: P.S. [Post Script] Mr. James Jackson will see you at your house before he returns should you not be here.]

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