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President Andrew Jackson Signed 1836 Letter with Full JSA

Lot Number 623

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7th U.S. President Andrew Jackson earned a reputation for toughness as an aggressive military commander. Presented is a Jackson signed letter suitably featuring military related content. Dated 1836 this two page letter was written by Edward W. Robinson who cites himself as a member of the “Manchester Virginians”. The letter’s contents detail Robinson’s request for an appointment to the position of “sutler” to the 2nd Dragoons, a cavalry regiment established by President Jackson on 5/23/1836 to combat Seminoles in Florida. Jackson’s (“8-9”) strength endorsement appears over two postal stamps on the letter’s cover as initials “A.J.” along with a notation in his hand which reads as “Referred to the Secretary of War”. Addressed to “Excellency, The President of the United States, Hermitage, Near Nashville, Tennessee”, the letter’s cover bears a chain of re-directions including a 9/8 Winchester, VA stamp, a 9/21 Nashville, T. stamp, an undated forward to Washington City, a 10/3/1836 Adjutant General written notation and an 10/3/1836 written notation presumably by a member of Jackson’s staff. Overall this historic document presents in excellent condition with typical compacting folds, a small stain and a bit of paper loss due to contact with a wax seal. Full photo LOA from JSA.

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