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Collection Reference Number GLC05614
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1842 
Title Andrew Jackson to Maunsel White about cotton, crops, friends and relations with Britain
Date 1 January 1842
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient White, Maunsel  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Jackson writes from Hermitage, his estate. Thanks White for a recent present of "sugar, syrup & oranges," characterizing the oranges as "the finest I ever saw." Expresses relief that White's family escaped a dreadful disease that swept through New Orleans the previous summer (possibly yellow fever). Assures White he (Jackson) will be a good host to White's British friend Joseph Courey, should Courey decide to call. Discusses business pertaining to a cotton shipment. Writes, "Our situation with England at present is critical. But a firm & energetic course if adopted by our Government will soon bring her to her senses- if she at once was told to restore the negroes taken from the Creole, or reprisals would be forthwith made... haughty Britain would yield to our demands & hereafter act justly by us- a temporising policy will never attain Justice from England..." (Britain took black slaves from the Creole, a ship). Regrets the "gloom" of the current cotton market. Mentions having two "severe attacks" the previous summer, from which he is still recovering.
Subjects President  Gift  Diet and Nutrition  Epidemic  Health and Medical  Yellow Fever  Cotton  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Slavery  African American History  Slave Trade  Maritime  Navy  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  White, Maunsel (1783-1863)  
Place written Hermitage, Tennessee
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime; Merchants & Commerce; Agriculture; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Per the Jackson Papers, the letter should be dated 1842. White was a New Orleans commission merchant and planter.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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