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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
If they [Mexicans] touch the hair of the head of one of our citizens, tell him [Commodore Dallas] to batter down and destroy their town and exterminate the inhabitants from the face of the earth!
Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), U.S. president. Attorney General Benjamin Butler to his wife Harriet, June 29, 1836.
Related by Attorney General Benjamin Butler to his wife when Jackson heard that Mexican authorities had inflicted "indignities" on the American consul and residents of Tampico.
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