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    Andrew Jackson Franking Signature on the address sheet of an ALS by Sarah Yorke Jackson, 3 pages, 7.75" x 9.75", Washington, D.C., February 16, 1837. The daughter-in-law of Seventh President Andrew Jackson, Sarah Yorke Jackson (1803-1887) served as unofficial First Lady of the United States from November 26, 1834, until March 4, 1837. (Jackson's wife, Rachel, died two weeks after his election to the Presidency in 1828.) In this letter, mailed to her sister, Emma Donelson of Philadelphia, just two weeks before the end of Jackson's second term, she refers to her sibling's ill health and her desire "to alleviate your stress in any way that may lay in my power." The letter, signed "Sarah", is in good condition with several folds, stains, tears and small holes (though they do not affect the legibility of the text). Some cellophane tape was used to repair some tears to the verso (envelope side), which includes the mailing address of Emma Donelson and the remnants of the original wax seal.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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