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Collection Reference Number GLC09288
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1832 
Title Andrew Jackson to L. Jones cancelling a slave purchase
Date 25 March 1832
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Jones, L.  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description Cancelling a purchase of four young slaves on behalf of his adopted son, Andrew (Donelson) Jackson, Jr.: "If the negroes have not been bought and sent on…give yourself no further trouble on the subject.… I wish him now to attend to & manage his own business."
Subjects Children and Family  President  Finance  Slavery  African American History  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Children & Family; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859