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Collection Reference Number GLC00762
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1831 
Title Andrew Jackson to Susan Decatur rejecting her request to install an acquaintance of hers in a governmental position
Date 24 June 1831
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Decatur, Susan  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Rejects her request and dismisses her complaints firmly but politely. Decatur had asked the President to install an acquaintance of hers in a governmental position. He refuses to do so, saying he needs the best man to do the job.
Subjects Office Seeker  Women's History  President  Government and Civics  Navy  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Decatur, Susan (1776-1860)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Women in American History; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Susan Decatur was the widow of Stephen Decatur, a naval hero of the War of 1812 and friend of Jackson's.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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