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    Andrew Jackson and Texas

    Robert Mayo: Political Sketches of Eight Years in Washington; in Four Parts, With Annotations to each... by Robert Mayo, M.D., (Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jr. and others 1839). viii and (v)-216 pages, tall 8vo. , 2 folding leaves of facsimile between p. 124 and 125. Cloth, with printed paper label on spine: "Eight Years in Washington Part I." Half-title on page 51: Part the First. Sketches of the Duplicity of the Jacksonian Diplomacy. A bitter attack on Andrew Jackson with information about "the conspiracy of General Houston to dismember the Mexican dominions, and the connivance of President Jackson to give it effect." With Fragments of Jacksonism Alias Clandestine Van Burenism as Comprised in Supplementary Notes to the Third Edition by Jackson's Affidavit, signed on top of the cover page "Wm. Winton Seaton," co-owner of one of Washington's leading newspapers, the National Intelligencer, from 1812-1860, and Whig Mayor of Washington, D.C. 1840-1850. Title page: "The Affidavit of Andrew Jackson Taken by the Defendants on the Suit of Robert Mayo vs. Blair & Rives for a Libel, Analysed and Refuted..." by Robert Mayo, M.D., 23 pages, tall 8vo. (Washington, D.C.: Printed for the Plaintiff, 1840). "Mayo became acquainted with Houston in 1830, wormed from him and others the plans of the contemplated invasion of the Mexican province of Texas, the secret crypto graphical correspondence, etc., and then sent all his information to President Andrew Jackson. The burden of the work goes to prove that the President was in collusion with Houston and the other conspirators in the scheme to wrest Texas from the Mexicans" - Eberstadt. Mayo goes to some length to defend himself against charges that appeared in "The Globe" of Washington (published by Blair & Rives), and an affidavit by ex-President Jackson which stated that Mayo stole a letter relating to Houston's Texas schemes. Streeter states that "though Dr. Mayo was undoubtedly an officious busybody, he proves pretty well that the letter was given to him by the White House staff and not purloined." From the collection of Darrel Brown.

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