United States -- Politics and government -- 1829-1837.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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.
This collection is a brief note written by Andrew Jackson in pencil circa 1829 regarding the U.S. Constitution.
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.
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.
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).