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Collection Reference Number GLC01609
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1819 
Title Andrew Jackson to Rachel Jackson concerning investigations into his conduct during the First Seminole War
Date 25 January 1819
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Jackson, Rachel  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to his wife that he has arrived in Washington, a day after Henry Clay made an inflammatory speech against him. However, he is confident, because he believes that "a very large majority" of Congress sides with him. He has also learned that Jefferson and Madison have written to Monroe in his favor, and that all three Presidents appear to support him. Congress was investigating Jackson for his conduct during the First Seminole War is 1818, when he pursued a group of Seminole Indians into Spanish Florida, upsetting a number of powerful foreign nations.
Subjects First Lady  American Indian History  President  Congress  Military History  Global History and Civics  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Jackson, Rachel (1767-1828)  Clay, Henry (1777-1852)  Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  Madison, James (1751-1836)  Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Women in American History; Children & Family; The Presidency; Native Americans; Foreign Affairs; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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