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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
In England the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. Here the judges should not be independent of the people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people would always re-elect the good judges.
Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), U.S. president. In conversation with George Bancroft, manuscript ledger, George Bancroft Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.
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