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Quotation by Andrew Jackson
Attorney General Benjamin Butler to his wife Harriet, June 29, 1836 challenging Waightstill Avery to a duel, August 12, 1788, Jackson Papers, Library of Congress Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents ed. J.D. Richardson, Washington (1908) Correspondence, challenging Governor John Sevier to a duel, October 2, 1803 Correspondence, endorsing a letter from Reverend A.D. Campbell, March 15, 1837
His [the President's] earnest desire is, that you may perpetuated and preserved as a nation; and this he believes can only be done and secured by your consent to remove to a country beyond the Mississippi.... Where you are, it is not possible you can live contented and happy.
Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), U.S. president. Statement, August 30, 1830, to the Choctaw chiefs, Record Group 46, E 326, National Archives.
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