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Collection Reference Number GLC01691
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1831 
Title Andrew Jackson to Richard G. Dunlap regarding charges made my political enemies
Date 29 August 1831
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Dunlap, Richard G.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Defends his friend Major William B. Lewis from charges made by his political enemies, especially John C. Calhoun, including allegations that he interfered in state elections. Discusses Calhoun's maneuverings against himself, and advises Dunlap to believe his account of events, and not be confused by others.
Subjects President  Politics  Vice President  Government and Civics  Election  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Dunlap, Richard G. (d. 1841)  Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Richard G. Dunlap served in the War of 1812, and at the time served in the Tennessee legislature. Also Texas' Secretary of the Treasury and Minister to the United States. William Berkley Lewis was quartermaster under Jackson in the War of 1812, and remained a close friend and adviser.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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