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Collection Reference Number GLC00075
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1856 
Title Andrew Johnson to William M. Lawery about his political career
Date 24 November 1856
Author Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)  
Recipient Lawery, William M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Finance  Economics  Banking  President  Politics  Election  Democratic Party  Congress  
People Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)  Lawery, William M. (fl. 1856)  
Place written Nashville, Tennessee
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859