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Title:[Letter] 1833 May 19, Washington [to] Felix Grundy / Andrew Jackson: a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Jackson, Andrew

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Date: May 19, 1833
Extent: 1 p
Summary:This document is a letter dated May 19, 1833, from President Andrew Jackson to Felix Grundy. Jackson writes in response to Grundy's May 6th letter, in which Grundy asked Jackson to vouch for his conduct at a recent session of Congress.
Collection:Felix Grundy

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Washington May 19th 1833
My Dear Sir

Your letter of the 6th of May with its enclosure has been received. I am in some doubt whether I should reply to your interrogatories, as any answer I can give may not protect me from the charge of interfering in the choice of Senator, soon to be made by the legislature of Tennessee . But the fear of this imputation ought not to prevent an answer, so far as my knowledge of the relation in which you stand to the question proposed may be necessary to do you justice. Under this obligation therefore I feel at liberty to repeat now what I have often said before in conversation: that your conduct during the last session of Congress in opposition to the absurd and wicked doctrines of Nullification and Secession was highly useful [unclear: & energetic ] and throughout, as far as I could judge from your votes and conversation, no one could have manifested a greater zeal to give effect to the measures of the Administration.

In stating thus generally my opinion of your conduct in the Senate, on the subjects alluded to, I trust no one will infer that I have any other object in view, but of satisfying you that I am incapable of doing you injustice. With the choice which the Legislature are called upon to make I can have nothing to do. Believe me very sincerely

Your Obt. Servt [Obedient Servant]
Andrew Jackson
The Hon. [Honorable] Felix Grundy
[added: True copies of the originals in my possession.
F [Felix] Grundy]

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