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Collection Reference Number GLC01118
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1832 
Title John C. Calhoun to S.L. Gouverneur, discussing President Andrew Jackson and his potential activities since the Seminole Affair and War
Date 10 June 1832
Author Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850)  
Recipient Gouverneur, S.L.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Vice President Calhoun wrote this letter after his falling out with President Andrew Jackson over Jackson's pursuit of the Seminole Indians into Florida during the first Seminole War. Discusses the Seminole Affair and questions a recently published article that claims Jackson had invaded Florida on secret orders from President Monroe. Calhoun had disapproved of Jackson's actions and considers this a "wicked attempt top transfer the odium from where it ought to rest & to place it on the memory of Mr. Monroe."
Subjects American Indian History  President  Military History  Journalism  
People Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850)  Gouverneur, S.L. (fl. 1832)  Monroe, James (1758-1831)  Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; Native Americans; French & Indian Wars; Government & Politics; African Americans; Arts & Literature
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859