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Andrew Jackson to MVB, 31 July 1840

My dr Sir,

Yours of the 16th. instant is just recd and I hasten to thank you for the enclosures, which I retain to refute the vagrant falshoods of our noisy worshipers of Hard Cider, logg Cabins & Coons, who have been exulting much that Newyork, South Carolina & Alabama &c &c were horse foot & dragoons going for them. I have all along assured them that the Federalists hard cider drinkers & Coon worshiperers would not carry a State in the union South or West of the potomac but one & that doubtfull—Kentucky. I am now persuaded my prediction will be realised.

I am proud that Col Johnson takes so well in the north & west. I hope the exertions of Polk will bear him up in Tennessee, but it is an up hill work here. Still I am sure of Tennessee for you. The Logg Cabin hard cider & Coon ^humbugery^ is doing us a great service every where and none more than in Tennessee.

I seize this opportunity to do you that Justice that I have, from the moment I heard that Mr Calhoun had approved of your leading measures and visitted you, intended to forward you. Indeed I intended for your justification to have done it long since, but bad health and other business has posponed it to this time. I now enclose it to you.

Andrew Jackson jnr has been ill for some time, is still low and feeble but I hope with care out of danger.

My Houshold all join me in kind regards to you & yours, & to all the heads of Departments. How does my friend Woodbury bear the slang wang of the opposition! I hope as well as I do. I am proud of their abuse. It is an unerring proof that I am right, as the pigeons flutter.

Please give my kind regards to Mr Kendall. I think Botts & Standly wish ^him^ still in the postoffice. He will be a host in our cause

yr friend

Andrew Jackson

P.S. With my kind regards to Blair & his family. Say to him I have recd his letter & I will answer it fully soon. A.J.

July 31 '40

Genl. Jackson

Hard Cider falsehood

Col Johnson &


Printed in CAJ, 6:68 (excerpt). Additional copy in hand of Andrew Jackson Donelson, with Andrew Jackson's signature, MVB Papers, DLC (r. 36).

Andrew Jackson to MVB, 31 July 1840Andrew Jackson to MVB, 31 July 1840Andrew Jackson to MVB, 31 July 1840Andrew Jackson to MVB, 31 July 1840Andrew Jackson to MVB, 31 July 1840
Source: DLC Library of Congress
Collection: MVB Papers (DLC)
Series: Series 11 (1 January 1840-4 March 1841)