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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
The ungentlemanly expressions and gasconading conduct of yours relative to me yesterday was in true character of yourself and unmask you to the world and plainly show that they were ebullitions of a base mind ... and flow from a source devoid of every refined sentiment or delicate sensations.
Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, challenging Governor John Sevier to a duel, October 2, 1803, I, 71.
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