Lot 146 of 438:
Rare Andrew Jackson broadside 1828  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$420
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Printed broadside relating to the relationship between Andrew Jackson and Stephen Decatur, quoting Decatur's widow and brother

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Place:
No place

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Date:
1828

Description:

One page, on 4-page conjugate sheet. 24.3x20.3 cm (9½x8").

Rare broadside (perhaps to serve as a lettersheet?), beginning with statement signed in print "Ken. Argus," defending Jackson for purportedly profane speech during proceedings of the Senate in relation to the Seminole War, following which are the printed text of a letter from the widow of Naval hero Stephen Decatur stating that the late commodore regarded Jackson with high esteem, despite reports to the contrary, and concluding with a statement by John P. Decatur, reinforcing his lamented brother's opinion of the general, who was at that time a candidate for U.S. President. No copies are listed in OCLC/WorldCat, and none are to be found at the American Antiquarian Society.


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Condition:
Fine condition.


 
Item number:
291208
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