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Collection Reference Number GLC02527
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1835 
Title Andrew Jackson to Henry Toland agreeing to pay off some of his adopted son's debts
Date 21 August 1835
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Toland, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Jackson agrees to pay the debt that his adopted son, Andrew Jackson Jr., owes on furniture that he had purchased two years earlier. Jackson adopted his son as an infant from his wife's brother and sister-in-law, Severn and Elizabeth Rucker. His high hopes for Andrew Jackson Jr. were never realized, and Jackson spent much of his last decade paying off debts for his son, as in this letter.
Subjects President  Children and Family  Home Furnishings  Debt  Finance  
People Jackson, Andrew (1808-1865)  Toland, Henry (fl. 1835)  Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Children & Family; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859