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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
This spirit of mob-law is becoming as great an evil as a servile war.
Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), U.S. president. Correspondence, letter, August 9, 1835, to Amos Kendall, V, 360.
The Charleston post office had been attacked by a mob protesting the delivery there of abolitionist literature.
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