ALS, 1814 Feb. 1, Fort Strother, Miss., to Rachel Jackson.
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Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837) as well as a lawyer, general, and legislator. Born in the Carolinas, he served as a courier during the Revolutionary War. He read for the law during his teen years and became a lawyer in Tennessee by 1787. The first U. S. Representative for Tennessee (1796), Jackson was elected to the Senate in 1797, resigned in 1798, and served as a judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1798-1804. He was later reelected to ...
The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) American soldier and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Michael O'Mealy, agent of the American merchant, ...
Born Rachel Donelson. Some time after 1780 she married Lewis Robards and later separated from him. In 1791, believing herself divorced, she married Andrew Jackson. Later it was discovered that Robards had never completed the proceedings, and the Jacksons had to wait for a final decree and re-marry in 1794. The scandal was used by Jackson's political enemies throughout his career. Rachel died soon after his election to the presidency. From the description of ALS, 1821 July 22, Pensaco...