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Collection Reference Number GLC04792
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1822 
Title Andrew Jackson to Richard Keith Call giving him advice on politics
Date 28 August 1822
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Call, Richard K.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Advises Call that on what he must do first if he wishes to succeed in politics, including making a good name for himself. Also counsel's him to mend a feud between Captain Easter and Judge Brekenridge. Then explains that he will never run for office, unless the majority of the people demand it, but explains what he would do if elected. "I never have been an applicant for office, I never will, I solicited retirement and to be candid with you I do not expect that, that retirement I have selected for myself, will be disturbed by of a majority of the people. If in this I should be disappointed, I will have to yield (however reluctantly) to the wish of the people, and bestow upon them my best deliberations for their happiness, and the perpetuity of our happy Government...endeavoring to establish a national character upon the pure principles of republican simplicity."
Subjects Election  Government and Civics  President  Politics  Republican Party  Office Seeker  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Call, Richard Keith (1791-1862)  
Place written Hermitage, Tennessee
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information General Richard K. Call was a delegate to Congress from the territory of Florida from 1823-1825, and had been a special aide to Major General Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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