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Collection Reference Number GLC06204
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1835 
Title Andrew Jackson to George Pessenger and William P. Varian thanking them for sending a side of beef
Date 15 April 1835
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Pessenger, George  Varian, William P.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Thanking Pessenger and William P. Varian as representatives of the Democratic Electors of New York's Eleventh Ward for a side of beef, which Jackson says gives him as great if not greater pleasure than many fancier gifts. Pessenger and William P. Varian were butchers. "It has been the aim of my life to secure the happiness and thus to gain the affections of the cottagers of my country. To this end, I have toiled, and that labor might be safe in its earnings a thing impossible when the government is not under the control of the workingmen...." The letter was reprinted in a number of newspapers, notably the Nashville Union 20 May 1835.
Subjects President  Democratic Party  Gift  Diet and Nutrition  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Labor  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Pessenger, George (fl. 1835)  Varian, William P. (fl. 1835)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859