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Collection Reference Number GLC03896
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1827 
Title Andrew Jackson to Ezra Stiles Ely concerning personal attacks on Jackson and his wife
Date 19 May 1827
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Ely, Ezra Stiles  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Jackson explains that while he and his wife have been attacked viciously during this campaign, it has only made him more resilient. "All the slander that wickedness can suggest & falsehood invent, have been levelled against me, & my family, by the panders of power and corruption - this will recoil upon its own head - truth is mighty & will ultimately prevail - and when it does - I feel secure from the multiplied shots of slander." Also states that he is pleased with the support he has received from Philadelphia. Most of the attacks on Jackson focused on the fact that he married Rachel before she had technically been divorced from her previous husband. Besides the charge of adultery, however, were many other nasty accusations.
Subjects President  Election  Politics  Government and Civics  Marriage  Children and Family  Corruption and Scandal  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Ely, Ezra Stiles (1786-1861)  
Place written Hermitage, Tennessee
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics; Women in American History; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Ezra Stiles Ely was a Philadelphia clergyman.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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