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Title:[Letter] [ca 1834] Alexandria, D.C.] [ to] A[ndrew] J[ackson] Donelson, President's House, [Washington City, D.C.] / Edgar Snowden : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Snowden, Edgar

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Date: ca 1834
Extent: 2p
Summary:This is a letter to Andrew Jackson Donelson from Edgar Snowden of unknown date. It is believed to be around 1834. Snowden is writing in reference to President Jackson's upcoming address to Congress. He wants a copy in advance for his father's newspaper. He assures absolute secrecy as to the contents. Snowden also mentions that this is the way it has always been done in the District.
Collection:A. J. Donelson Papers

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Browns Hotel. Wednesday Evening _

It being expected that the Message of the President will be delivered to Congress on Tuesday next, I take the liberty of asking you to favour [favor] me with an order [added: to the Printer] for a copy, of in anticipation, in order that it may be inserted in my fathers paper _ The Alexandria Phenix [Phoenix] Gazette_ at the same time that is in the Washington papers. It has always been customary to place the papers in the District on the same footing in this respect. Thinking that an order for this purpose might be necessary, I have made this application to you. If we receive the message on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, of course, the same secresy [secrecy] as has heretofore been observed will be continued, as to its contents, untill [until] it shall have been delivered. Your favour will much oblige

Your Most Obedient Humble Servant
Edgar Snowden
[added: N. B. [Nota Bene] Please direct in reply to " Alexandria. DC [District of Columbia] ."]

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to A. J. Donaldson EsqPresidents House
[added: Edgar Snowden _
for the message] [added: to print the message]

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