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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1835
|Andrew Jackson to George Pessenger and William P. Varian thanking them for sending a side of beef
|15 April 1835
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)
|Pessenger, George Varian, William P.
|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.
|President Democratic Party Gift Diet and Nutrition Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Labor
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Pessenger, George (fl. 1835) Varian, William P. (fl. 1835)
|The Presidency; Agriculture
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859