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    Andrew Jackson: A Historic & Prohibitively Rare Large Silk Ribbon. The rallying cry of the Civil War, "The Union must and shall be preserved", had its origins in a famous toast by Andrew Jackson, rebuking John C. Calhoun at an 1830 dinner; "Our Federal Union! It must be preserved!" With these simple words the president warned the powerful South Carolina senator that he would stand opposed to nullification - the notion that individual states could override Federal mandates. We know of but a single other example of this important ribbon. With its historic association, distinctive portrait, and rarity, it is perhaps the premier political ribbon in the Houston collection. Selections from the Collection of Tom Charles Huston.

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    May, 2021
    15th Saturday
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