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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
We do not wish to injure you.... But if you again plunge your knives into the breasts of our people, I shall send a force which will severely punish you for your cruelties.
Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), U.S. president. Letter, June 15, 1833, to Black Hawk, Niles Weekly Register.
Open letter to Black Hawk after Black Hawk had been captured at the end of the war that bears his name.
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