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Collection Reference Number GLC01516
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1850 
Title Andrew Johnson to William M. Lowry apologizing for not being able to help him keep his job
Date 12 August 1850
Author Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)  
Recipient Lowry, William M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written as Congressman. Marked "Private" at the top of first page. Johnson relates that he is powerless to stop Lowry from being removed from his position as postmaster in Greeneville, Tennessee: "So you may consider the die as being cast." Mentions that an article will be released to the Nashville newspapers, such as the (Greeneville, Tennessee) Spy, regarding Lowry's removal. Counsels, "Do as Caesar did in the Roman Senate: adjust your robe and fall as decent as possible."
Subjects President  Congress  Post Office  Government and Civics  Journalism  Classical World and Ancient Civilization  
People Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875)  Lowry, William M. (1813-1887)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Likely refers to Johnson's friend and political mentor, Greeneville, Tennessee, merchant William M. Lowry (1813-1887).
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859