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    Andrew Jackson Autograph Letter Signed Twice ("Andrew Jackson" and "A. J.") as president. One page, 8" x 10", "Washington City," October 26 [1832]. President Jackson had only recently arrived back to Washington when he wrote this letter to Dr. Philip Lindsley, a Presbyterian minister and classical scholar who served as the president of Princeton University from 1822 until 1824. Lindsley then settled in Nashville, Tennessee, and founded the University of Nashville in 1826. The president, well into the third year of his first term, writes regarding a "Cadets warrant" for Lindsley's son. As written in part:

    "I . . . have the pleasure to inclose you a Cadets warrant for your son, for next June, in the mean time your son can be preparing himself for his academic studies, and the examination for admission. Our city is healthy at present and the Colera has passed away & is visiting with its scourge various places on the Ohio, & Atlantic. I hope Nashville may escape the ravages."

    In a postscript, Jackson reports that the "appointment of Surgeon for the penitentiary was made before my arrival here, & the partner of Dr. Sims selected who had charge of it at his death. [Signed] A. J."

    Dr. Lindsley's precocious son, John Berrien Lindsley, graduated from medical school in 1843 at the age of twenty-one. Like his father, he became a Presbyterian minister and educator at the University of Nashville. President Jackson writes this letter in a large hand with bold ink. Docketed on the verso.


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    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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