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Item 35 - Andrew Johnson Catalog 541 (Dec 2018)

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Handwritten manuscript in pencil by Andrew Johnson, unsigned, one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, no date but circa 1874. The manuscript, likely written as a speech draft, is headed "Debt of the State," and reads, in part: "Agriculturalists and mechanics are somewhat interested in high taxes…Debt of the U. S…ample for the purposes of the people. President to be elected by the people and the election of Senators to be taken from the Legislature. Reference to myself I hope will not be indelicate. Betrayed by the Legislature and defeated. Washington had his Arnold, Jefferson, Burr, Caesar his Brutus &c. (The ladies God bless them &c). I am ambitious and would not be worthy of myself. Granges, Registration of Commerce between the states &c. Agriculture, Mechanics and labor constitute the foundation rock upon which the whole structure of Government rests. Distinguished men who have been farmers and mechanics & Adam and the great father…I would rather…upon governments the dust of the field &c…I had hoped that the baneful planet of fire and blood have been chased away &c Glory to God in the highest." In very good condition, with staining and toning, not affecting readability.

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