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Collection Reference Number GLC04675.11
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1829 
Title Andrew Jackson to Edward G. W. Butler declining an invitation
Date 12 February 1829
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Butler, Edward George Washington  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written before his inauguration, Jackson declines an invitation which his "public duties will not now allow me to indulge." Instead he must find his relief in the "activity and importance of the situation to which the country has called me." Recipient's docket on the address leaf notes "His duties will not allow him to visit Woodlawn."
Subjects President  Inauguration  Government and Civics  Entertaining and Hospitality  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Butler, Edward George Washington (1800-1888)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859