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Andrew Jackson Letter

Identifier: MS-2230

In a November 16, 1844 letter to Elizabeth Donelson, former President Andrew Jackson writes that Major A. J. Donelson's bill has been paid and cancelled. The address panel of the letter indicates that it was delivered by a slave, or by boy.


  • 1844 November 16

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In a November 16, 1844 letter to Elizabeth Donelson, former President Andrew Jackson writes that the bill of Major Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jackson's adopted nephew and private secretary, has been paid and cancelled.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Elizabeth Martin Randolph Donelson was the second wife of Andrew Jackson Donelson, nephew of Jackson's wife Rachel and Jackson's private secretary. Donelson's first wife, Emily Tennessee Donelson, had served as mistress of the White House during the Jackson administration.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in August 2001.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA