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Quotation by Andrew Jackson
Attorney General Benjamin Butler to his wife Harriet, June 29, 1836challenging Waightstill Avery to a duel, August 12, 1788, Jackson Papers, Library of CongressCompilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents ed. J.D. Richardson, Washington (1908)Correspondence, challenging Governor John Sevier to a duel, October 2, 1803Correspondence, endorsing a letter from Reverend A.D. Campbell, March 15, 1837
I feel in the depths of my soul that it is the highest, most sacred, and most irreversible part of my obligation to preserve the union of these states, although it may cost me my life.
Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), U.S. president. Second inaugural address, March 4, 1833.
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