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    Andrew Jackson Autograph Letter Signed " Andrew Jackson" as President. Two pages (of a bifolium) with an integral address leaf with a free frank signed by Jackson, 8" x 10", Washington; October 8, 1833. An autograph letter signed from President Jackson to Henry Toland (1785-1863), a wealthy Philadelphia merchant and a director of the Bank of the United States, who was a close personal friend of Jackson's, often acting as his business agent, especially in purchasing furniture for Jackson's Nashville plantation, the Hermitage. The letter to Toland concerning boxes and trunks that Jackson wants shipped to his adopted son Andrew Jackson, Jr. In part: " Inclosed I send a receipt for the shipment of five Boxes and Trunks on board the Sloop [unintelligible] to be delivered to you in Philadelphia, marked A. Jackson junr. Which I request you to receive & ship to Nashville Tennessee via Neworleans with the other articles, ordered by me Andrew & Sarah [Sarah Yorke Jackson, wife of Andrew Jr.] -all to be shipped to the care of Col. M. White Neworleans & by him to...Nashville Tennessee.... I requested our mutual friend...to write you & request from me that you would send me the amount of the goods & furniture bought & ordered in Philadelphia that I might remit you the amount. Money is of no use in my hands but to be held up to meet my debts. It may be of some use in yours for the benefit of your amiable family. Please forward the amount that I may remit it to you & be clear of debt."

    Writing at the end of his first year of his second term as president, Jackson had put the responsibility of maintaining the Hermitage on Andrew Jackson, Jr. and his wife Sarah Yorke Jackson. The Hermitage was severely damaged by a fire about a year after this letter was written. Jackson would use Toland's services in refurnishing the restored Hermitage.

    Condition: Letter has the usual folds, tears along the outer edges of two horizontal folds, three holes along center crease where letter was once attached to another surface, tears at the edges of folds at the edge of the blank sheet repaired by tissue; otherwise good.


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    April, 2020
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