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W. B. Lewis Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0857

In this letter, W. B. Lewis relates news about several friends and family members, mentions that cholera is still afflicting Nashville and the surrounding areas, asks Jackson to pass some news to Ralph E. W. Earl, and complains that [t]imes in Nashville are exceedingly dull and hard. He closes by asking after General Eaton (who he thinks should come to Nashville because the Foster and Grundy parties are waxing very hot) and sending his respects to Jackson's family.

Dates

  • 1833 May 1

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this letter, W. B. Lewis relates news about several friends and family members, mentions that cholera is still afflicting Nashville and the surrounding areas, asks Jackson to pass some news to Ralph E. W. Earl, and complains that [t]imes in Nashville are exceedingly dull and hard. He closes by asking after General Eaton (who he thinks should come to Nashville because the Foster and Grundy parties are waxing very hot) and sending his respects to Jackson's family.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Berkeley Lewis was born in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1784. He moved to Tennessee as a young man and began operating a plantation near Nashville in 1806. He served as Andrew Jackson's Quartermaster during the Natchez (1812) and Creek (1813) Campaigns, during which time he became a personal friend of Jackson's. He went on to promote Jackson's presidential candidacy during the 1820s, to work as the second Auditor of the U. S. Treasury (1829-1837), and to serve on Jackson's Kitchen Cabinet. Lewis retired to his plantation in 1845 and died there on November 12, 1866.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in 1976.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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