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Title:[Letter] 1843 May 15 Hamilton Place, [to] Gen [era] l Andrew Jackson, Hermitage / Mary A. Polk : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Polk, Mary A.

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Date: May 15, 1843
Extent: 4 p
Summary:This document is a letter from Mary A. Polk to her uncle, General Andrew Jackson on May 15, 1843. In the letter, Mary thanks Jackson for a picture, inquires about his health, and sends other familial greetings and expressions of happiness and love.
Collection:Mary Easton Polk

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Hamilton Place May 15th 1843
My dear Uncle

I have just read your letter to Mr Polk , with regard to the picture you were so kind as to present to us. We both regret very much that any missunderstanding [misunderstanding] should have occured [occurred] about it, Majr Lewis is probably not aware that Mrs. Pageot had presented it to you. I think on your birthday — just before I left Washington . at least, that was always my understanding about the matter. from so of course I have always considered the picture yours, & or not wonder that [added: you] did to also — I prise [prize] it from the many pleasing [unclear: apoiration ] connected with

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it, & still more as a present from yourself, however if Majr. L. [Major Lewis] insists that it is his, I will give it up — but hope that you my Dear Uncle will not feel the least mortified at what has occured [occurred]. — for I do not wonder that you should have considered it your own with the right to do with it as you pleased

I was glad to hear from Mr. Polk that you were enjoying such comfortable health & spirits. I hope that as the warm weather has at last come you may still be better.

It was with feelings of melancholy pleasure, that I heard from him that you [unclear: upprissed?? ] yourself, as ready & waiting for the [unclear: sermons ] from our Heavenly Father to your last Home.

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— A Happy immortality, — where I hope my dear Uncle to meet you. & all that we have [unclear: sacred ] on earth. —

I hope to see you in the course of the summer or Fall. — Present me kindly to Andrew , Sarah , & believe me

Your affectionate niece
Mary A. Polk
to Genl [General] Andrew Jackson Hermitage

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to Genl [General] Andrew JacksonHermitage

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