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JACKSON, Andrew. (1767-1845) Seventh President of the United States 1829-37, unsuccessful candidate in 1824 winning a plurality of votes but losing to John Quincy Adams by House decision, Major General and hero of War of 1812. "Old Hickory" was the first President to ride on a train in 1833, and survived the first attempted assassination of a President in 1835 Autograph letter Signed,1 page. 7 ¾” x 9 ¾”. June 1, 1839. To Messrs. Nichols, Merchants, Nashville. “Will please send to me by the bearer, George, one pair of shoes, for Negro Man, one cap, for Negro man & one for negro boy of the qualety heretofore sent me. George will select, having the measure for the pair of shoes & for the caps. Also, a tooth brush, and charge the same to the account of your humble servant, Andrew Jackson. June 1, 1839” Jackson’s wealth was primarily derived from slave labor at his Hermitage plantation near Nashville, Tennessee. It is estimated he may have owned as many as 300 slaves in his lifetime. An incredible reference of an Ex-President of the United States owning slaves. A couple of early glassine repairs at folds on verso. Fine.
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Andrew Jackson Buys Shoes and Caps for His Negro Slaves

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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,327.50
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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