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United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Jackson Letter of Recommendation for Robert Beale

Identifier: MS-0929

Andrew Jackson wrote this letter to Secretary of State Edward Livingston to recommend Robert Beale for a clerk position in the U. S. Patent Office. Beale delivered the letter to Livingston in person.

Dates: 1832 March 5

Andrew Jackson Note

Identifier: MS-1086

This collection is a brief note written by Andrew Jackson in pencil circa 1829 regarding the U.S. Constitution.

Dates: circa 1829

Felix Grundy Letter

Identifier: MS-1039

One side of this item bears a letter from Felix Grundy to Andrew Jackson asking about Grundy's conduct over the issues of nullification and secession during the last session of Congress. On the opposite side of the item, Jackson replies that he approves of Grundy's conduct but has nothing to do with the choice the legislature will make.

Dates: 1833 May 6-19

Hugh Lawson White Letter

Identifier: MS-2413

In a December 13, 1835 letter to his wife, Hugh Lawson White writes of his frustrations with Washington politics, saying "this is the only place I ever saw where a man can be always busy and yet do nothing." He tells of his encounters with a group of Anti-Masons as well as his reflections on other political matters.

Dates: 1835 December 13

Pryor Lea Papers

Identifier: MS-1053

This collection houses three letters written by U.S. Congressman Pryor Lea (1794–1879) from Washington, D.C. to his brother H. G. Lea in Grainger County, Tennessee. It also contains two newspaper clippings published following Pryor Lea’s death in 1879, a transcript of the eulogy read at his funeral, a postcard depicting the fort in Texas where he lived for a brief period, and a biographical article published in The Junior Historian (1958).

Dates: 1829 February 21-1830 March 17, 1958 November, undated

William Carroll Broadside

Identifier: MS-3611
Abstract This speech by Governor William Carroll was an extra printed by the Murfreesborough Courier [sic]. Carroll introduces this session of the 15th General Assembly by noting an error in the law regarding presidential electors, progress toward a stable state currency, a request to construct turnpikes, the upcoming need for elections to replace temporary office holders, and General La Fayette’s [sic] upcoming visit. It is signed in type by William Carroll, executive office,...
Dates: 1824 September 20