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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1830
|Andrew Jackson to Samuel D. Ingham about punishment for a customs official
|8 March 1830
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)
|Imgham, Samuel D.
|Writes that Martin Gordon, a customs agent, was accused by traders of being too rigid in adherence to his duties. Jackson tells Ingham to admonish Gordon, advise him to be more lenient, but also hear his side of the story. Writes, "...whilst we protect the honest and fair dealer from all unnecessary delays, we ought to exact from all, the faithful fulfilment [sic] of the laws, for at such a port as New orleans where there are a great looseness of morals, the least restoration of law will be used to defraud the govt for the [Spanish] population have been educated to believe that it is no crime to cheat the govt." One bust engraving of Jackson included.
|Corruption and Scandal Global History and Civics Commerce Taxes or Taxation Finance Law President
|Ingham, Samuel D. (1779-1869) Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Gordon, Martin (fl. 1820-1830)
|Government & Politics; Law; The Presidency
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Samuel D. Ingham was appointed Secretary of the Treasury by Jackson in 1829. Martin Gordon was a custom's agent, and a friend of Jackson's.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859