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James Monroe Letter to Andrew Jackson

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3957

This collection is a single handwritten letter from James Monroe, writing from Washington D.C., to Andrew Jackson on January 1, 1823. President of the United States at the time of writing, Monroe offers Jackson a position as the First Envoy Extraordinary & Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico. The letter is two pages. A typed transcription of the letter is included.

Dates

  • 1823 January 1

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 small flat box)

Overview

This collection is a single handwritten letter from James Monroe, writing from Washington D.C., to Andrew Jackson on January 1, 1823. President of the United States at the time of writing, Monroe offers Jackson a position as the First Envoy Extraordinary & Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico. The letter is two pages. A typed transcription of the letter is included.

Biographical / Historical

Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States, serving from 1829 to 1837. Born in 1767 in the frontier settlement of the Waxhaws in South Carolina, Jackson moved to Salisbury, NC in 1784 and received his license to practice law in 1787, beginning his practice in North Carolina's Western District in Washington County (now a part of Tennessee). In October 1788, he moved to Nashville where he met his wife Rachel. After serving as the major general of the Tennessee militia for twenty years and earning recognition as a military leader in the War of 1812, Jackson was elected to the U. S. Senate in 1823 and to the presidency in 1828. After serving two terms as president, Jackson returned to the Hermitage, his Nashville home, in early 1837. Eight years later, in 1845, Jackson died at his home at the age of 78.

James Monroe (1758-1831) was the fifth President of the United States, serving from 1817-1825.

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