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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1856
|Andrew Johnson to William M. Lawery about his political career
|24 November 1856
|Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)
|Lawery, William M.
|Noted as private. Discusses the future path of his political career. Comments on his misgivings about running for office in the spring and summer. States that he has "all to lose and nothing to make by another canvass of the state," and if he were to "continue in public life...would prefer going to the Senate than to remain where [he is] (Governor of Tennessee)." Believes that the Democrats can carry the state and legislature. Mentions the opposition, Andrew Ewing, among them. Expresses his wish to consult Lawery and other friends about his course [of action?]. Discusses the failure of a bank and comments on how this will cause a run which would not be a good thing. Mentions that his son Robert left this morning.
|Finance Economics Banking President Politics Election Democratic Party Congress
|Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875) Lawery, William M. (fl. 1856)
|Government & Politics; The Presidency; Banking & Economics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859