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Collection Reference Number GLC02771
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1835 
Title Andrew Jackson to the Democratic Committee of Pennsylvania on gubernatorial candidates
Date 25 July 1835
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Jackson refuses to endorse either candidate, or say anything to interfere with a gubernatorial race. He chooses to do so because both candidates, Wolf and Muhlenburg, are his friends. Also claims it is his policy not to involve himself in local matters of this kind. Written as President, to the twelve members of the Democratic Committee. Signed by Jackson with the date, place, names of recipients, also written in his own hand. Written from Fort Wool, also known as Fort Calhoun, in Hampton, Virginia, which served as Jackson's summer home for a time, and was nicknamed Rip Raps, spelled Rip Rapps in this letter.
Subjects President  Government and Civics  Politics  Election  Friendship  Democratic Party  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Place written Hampton, Virginia
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859