Quotation by Andrew Jackson

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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