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Democratic Committee Leaflet

Identifier: MS-3597

This four-page leaflet, addressed to Pennsylvania Democrats, explains and defends Andrew Jackson's decision to not send the militia to Georgia in order to free two jailed missionaries. It defends his record on Indian rights and on religious matters, gives an account of the missionaries' case, and provides an extensive survey of pertinent cases to show that calling in the militia would be unconstitutional.

Dates: 1832 October 29

J. A. Blackburn Letter

Identifier: MS-0180
Abstract J. A. Blackburn wrote this letter to the editor of the Campaigner in July 1856. He encloses a letter from Charles L. Dawson, who has recently but painfully reversed his political history. According to Blackburn, Dawson now supports "that imbecile party [Democratic], so regardless of the welfare of our glorious Country, ... which ... has been the sole Cause of all the excitement and troubles of the present day." Blackburn holds that Dawson has changed his views in order to gain a seat in the...
Dates: 1856 July

S. H. Laughlin Letter to W. I. Whitthorne

Identifier: MS-1205

In this letter (marked Private) to W. I. Whitthorne, S. H. Laughlin discusses local and national politics. He touches on the possible adjournment of the U. S. House of Representatives, the state of the Native American Democratic ticket and the Whig Party, and his own efforts to promote the Democratic Party and fight the Whigs in Tennessee. He ends with a plea for funds to support his work.

Dates: 1844 April 20