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Collection Reference Number GLC03209.10
From Archive Folder Archive of correspondence relating to the Blair family, including letters of Roger B. Taney, Jackson, Welles 
Title Amos Kendall to Francis P. Blair regarding an upcoming duel
Date 9 July 1829
Author Kendall, Amos (1789-1869)  
Recipient Blair, Francis Preston  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports on an upcoming duel between Sanders and Hawkins, begun when Hawkins was insulted that Sanders fired him, despite his mediocre performance. Hopes that Hawkins "gets a little hurt" in the duel, since he has acted so inappropriately. Says that Clay is "making himself ridiculous," and is weakly supported, while Jackson, "the old hero," is doing well.
Subjects President  Election  Global History and Civics  Politics  Duel  
People Kendall, Amos (1789-1869)  Blair, Francis Preston (1791-1876)  Clay, Henry (1777-1852)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Kendall was one of Jackson's political operatives and a chief member of his "Kitchen Cabinet." Francis P. Blair was the publisher of the Globe, the official paper of the Democratic party for fifteen years.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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