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Title: [Letter] 1834 May 16, Balt[im]o[re] [to] Major A[ndrew] J[ackson] Donaldson [i.e., Donelson], Washington / Jno [i.e., John] Patrick : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Patrick, John

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Date: May 16, 1834
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a letter dated May 16, 1834, from John Patrick of Baltimore to Andrew Jackson Donelson, confidential secretary to President Andrew Jackson. Patrick writes on behalf of two hat makers who wish to make the President a hat as a show of support for the recent decision to destroy the Bank of the United States. Patrick seeks to find out the size and description of a hat that would please the President.
Collection:A. J. Donelson Papers

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My Dear Sir,

Messrs [Messiers] James McGrath and Solomon M. Sandborn , two young operative hatters of this City, are desirous of evinceing [evincing] to our much loved President, their gratitude, for the firm and energetic course persued [pursued] in all his public acts; and more partic[added: u]larly in the Constitutional methods adopted to destroy, that Hydra of Corruption, the Bank of the U. [United] States .

I am requested by those Gentlemen, to obtain through some known Source, the Size as well as the minute description of a hat, such as would be most acceptable to the President: — In asking this information, they are actuated by an honest ambition to testify their firm devotion to the cause of, "Jackson and Democracy." —

Will Major D. [Donelson] be good enough to present to the General, assurance of the warm

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attachment entertained for him by the humble writer of this, and my firm belief that he will continue to be sustained, by an increased majority of the citizens of this City?— I have the honor to be,

Sir, Your Obd. Servt. [Obedient Servant]
Jno. [John] Patrick
Balto. [Baltimore] 16th May 1834.
[added: = If a green rim would be preferred please signify it.— =]

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To. Major A. J. [Andrew Jackson] Donaldson [Donelson] Washington
[added: Jno Patrick of Baltimore — wishes to present a hat to the President.]

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