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Collection Reference Number GLC03317
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1838 
Title Andrew Jackson to unknown regarding the movements of some former slaves
Date 25 January 1838
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Encloses a letter (not included) from "an old woman, who with the rest of his negroes, was liberated by Mr. Alexander Donelson." Notes that the entire family, with the exception of the woman and her husband, left for Liberia. Her son and daughter, John and Celia, have lost their children since their arrival at Liberia, and the woman has not heard from any of her other relatives. Requests the recipient to give the enclosed letter to the Secretary of the Colonization Society in Washington, D.C. for delivery to the old woman's family.
Subjects African American History  Women's History  Colonization  Emancipation  Slavery  Africa  Children and Family  Immigration and Migration  Global History and Civics  President  Manumission  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  Lewis, William Berkeley (1784-1866)  Donelson, Alexander (fl. 1838)  
Place written Hermitage, Tennessee
Theme Slavery & Abolition; Children & Family; African Americans; Foreign Affairs; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Previous documentation and research concluded this may have been written to William B. Lewis. There is a letter from Jackson to Lewis 23 January 1838 (Morgan Library) with nearly the same content; this may be a misdated copy of that letter, or a similar letter to another major.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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