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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1798
|Affidavit for sworn statement of Andrew Jackson concerning money owed Pierce Butler
|17 May 1798
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)
|An affidavit of Jackson's sworn statement that Pierce Butler was rightly owed money by David Allison and William Blount. Jackson was acting as Butler's lawyer in the case. The money owed was part of a land speculation plan that involved all four of the men. Allison had lost a great deal of money in land speculation, and had also lost a good deal of money for Blount, leaving both men indebted to Butler. Jackson was also involved in some of these land speculation schemes himself.
|President Finance Law Land Transaction
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Blount, William (1749-1800) Butler, Pierce (1744-1822)
|Mero District, Tennessee
|Law; Banking & Economics; The Presidency
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Pierce Butler, 1744 - 1822, was a wealthy senator from South Carolina who was also involved in a number of land speculation schemes. William Blount, 1749 - 1800, was a Senator from Tennessee who was expelled from the Senate ecause of his covert plan to help the British conquer Spanish Territory, part of a larger land speculation scheme.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859