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Collection Reference Number GLC01876
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1798 
Title Affidavit for sworn statement of Andrew Jackson concerning money owed Pierce Butler
Date 17 May 1798
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Document Type Legal document
Content Description 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.
Subjects President  Finance  Law  Land Transaction  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Blount, William (1749-1800)  Butler, Pierce (1744-1822)  
Place written Mero District, Tennessee
Theme Law; Banking & Economics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859