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Book, 5-3/4” x 9", “Addresses of the Presentation of the Sword of Gen. Andrew Jackson, To The Congress of the United States, Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives”, February 26th, 1855. Printed by Beverly Tucker, Washington, 1855. Hardcover with brown cloth, gilt type and embossed detailed design into cover, 40pp. Bookplate and manuscript notes of owner on purchase on inside cover. Nicely bound with typical rubbing and aging to outer cloth, minor foxing throughout, good condition.In part: "... Mr. Cass, of Michigan, then addressed the Senate as follows... I hold in my hand the sword of General Andrew Jackson which he wore in all his expeditions while in the military service of the country, and which was his faithful companion in his last and crowning victory, when New Orleans was saved from the grasp of a rapacious and powerful enemy, and our nation from the disgrace and disaster which defeat would have brought in its train. When the hand of death was upon him, General Jackson presented this sword to his friend, the late General Armstrong, as a testimonial of his high appreciation of the services, worth and courage of that most estimable citizen and distinguished soldier, whose desperate valor on one occasion stayed the tide of Indian success and saved the army from destruction. The family of the lamented depository, now that death has released him from the guardianship of this treasure of patriotism, are desirous it should be surrendered to the custody of the national legislature believing that to be the proper disposition of a memorial which, in all time to come, will be a cherished one for the American people. To carry that purpose into effect I now offer it in their name to Congress..."
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General Andrew Jackson: Addresses on Presentation of his Sword 1855

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