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Andrew Jackson: Levi Woodbury Autograph Letter Signed

Sen. Woodbury writes to "Gen. A. Jackson" upon his arrival in Washington for his inauguration

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Sen. Woodbury writes to "Gen. A. Jackson" upon his arrival in Washington for his inauguration

American attorney, jurist, and Democratic politician (1789-1851) who served as Secretary of the Navy under President Jackson, Secretary of the Treasury under Jackson and Van Buren, and as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1845 until his death. Third-person ALS, one page, 7.75 x 9.75, February 17, 1829. Handwritten letter addressed to "Gen. A. Jackson at Gadsby's," in full: "Mr. Woodbury's respets to Gen. Jackson and asks leave to suggest, that Mr. Wells & Mr. Ellis, the bearers of this, are gentlemen from the State of Connecticutt and by their intelligence and integrity & patriotism are very competent to give accurate information on the political affairs of this their quarter of the Country." In fine condition.

President-elect Andrew Jackson arrived in Washington, D.C., on February 12, 1829, taking up a suite of rooms at John Gadsby's National Hotel where he prepared for the presidential transition and inauguration. Newspapers referred to the suite as the 'Wigwam,' and Jackson spent his time consulting with advisers, having conversations about the makeup of his cabinet, and meeting with federal office seekers. He would be inaugurated on March 4th. Two years later, President Jackson would appoint Woodbury to be his second Secretary of the Navy.

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  • Auction Title: U.S. Presidents
  • Dates: #630 - Ended February 17, 2022

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