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    Andrew Jackson Autograph Endorsement Signed with Rank. One page, 7.75" x 13", circa 1814. An agreement, dated February 28, 1814, to pay $442.50 to William Derrick for the service of cutting a road from Flint Mills to Fort Deposit, by order of General John Coffee. At bottom, dated September 2, 1814, Mobile Headquarters, Jackson has written, "William B. Seers aptd. Q.Master will pay the above amount / Andrew Jackson / Major Genl. Comdg." Jackson had established Fort Deposit as a supply base during the Creek Indian War of 1813-1814. The roads that Jackson had constructed in Alabama would later be used during the Civil War, and the fort would ultimately expand into a small town that still exists today. At the time of this document, Jackson was in Mobile, Alabama, which had just been taken from the Spanish. Aware that the British could launch an attack on Mobile as a way to reach New Orleans, Jackson called upon the Tennessee soldiers from the Creek Indian War to defend the port city. The British did attack on September 12, and Jackson's forces were able to repulse the assaults and push the British to Pensacola.

    Condition: Foxing and toned throughout, slightly darker at mail folds. Minimal paper loss and separation at folds where material was weakened.


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