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Collection Reference Number GLC04365
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1844 
Title Andrew Jackson to William Russell desiring the annexation of Texas and other political matters
Date 8 July 1844
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Russell, William  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects 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  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Russell, William (fl. 1844-1845)  
Place written Hermitage, Tennessee
Theme The Presidency; Foreign Affairs; Westward Expansion; Government & Politics; Health & Medicine; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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