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Montgomery Blair Letter Signed by Andrew Jackson

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3942

This collection contains one letter written by Montgomery Blair on January 26, 1836, with a note at the bottom from General Alexander Macomb. President Andrew Jackson approved and signed the letter. Blair penned this letter to the Secretary of War asking to be reinstated in the Army after hearing of the violence in Florida caused by the Seminole War. General Macomb confirmed this request and sent the letter to Jackson for approval, who then signed it.

Dates

  • 1836 January 26

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Overview

This collection contains one letter written by Montgomery Blair on January 26, 1836, with a note at the bottom from General Alexander Macomb. President Andrew Jackson approved and signed the letter.

Biographical / Historical

Montgomery Blair (1813-1883) was a politician, soldier, and lawyer. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1835 and served with the U.S. Army in the Seminole War. In addition to praciting law, Blair served under Abraham Lincoln's administration as Postmaster General from 1861-1864.

Alexander Macomb (1782-1841) was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army from 1828 to 1841.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480