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Andrew Jackson to MVB, 6 June 1833


My Dr. Sir,

I leave this at 9 oclock this morning, intend to reach Philadelphia on Saturday evening, tarry there until Tuesday morning, and if possible reach N.york on Tuesday evening. I will be accompanied by Mr. McLane, Governor Cass, Donelson & Earle, Govr. Cass leaves me there, goes on to Detroit, and Mr. McLane will return to this place, after going with us to New-Haven. Woodbury will join us at Newyork & go with us to New Hampshire. I hope your health is good and I will find you prepared to proceed on with me as far as I may be able to travel.

My own health is not good, I want relaxation from business and rest, but where can I get rest. I fear not on this earth. When I see you I have much to say to you. The Bank and change of deposits, have engrossed my mind very much, is a perplexing subject, and I wish your opinion before I finally act. This is the only difficulty I see now in our way. I must meet it fearlessly, as soon as I can digest a system that will ensure a solvant currency, and a sure System for the fiscal operations of the Government. Reflect upon it, and be prepared to give me your views upon it.

My household salute you kindly. I write this in great haste just as I am stepping into the stage.

yr friend

Andrew Jackson

Printed in CAJ, 5:106-107.

Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 7 (4 March 1833-3 March 1837)