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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1844
|Andrew Jackson to William Russell desiring the annexation of Texas and other political matters
|8 July 1844
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)
|Jackson writes that Texas should be annexed to remove the possibility of foreign influence, and to end tampering with slavery. He also writes of his fond memories of the "noble" Russells, his poor health, and his hope that Democrats will bury Whiggery in Tennessee in the presidential election.
|President Treaty Land Transaction Texas American West Frontiers and Exploration Westward Expansion Latin and South America Boundary or Property Dispute Government and Civics Whigs Democratic Party Health and Medical African American History Slavery Election
|Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Russell, William (fl. 1844-1845)
|The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; Westward Expansion; Government & Politics; Health & Medicine; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859