Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 242

Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(PRESIDENTS--1837.) "Farewell Address of General Andrew Jackson to the People of the United States," printed on silk. Broadside on silk, 22½ x 17½ inches; small areas of loss, skillfully conserved and backed. Philadelphia: P. Augustus sage, circa 1837

Additional Details

The text of President Jackson's 4 March 1837 address upon completion of his final term. Near the top of the second column is one of his most famous utterances, a foreshadowing of the sectional conflict to come: "At every hazard, and by every sacrifice, this Union must be preserved."

Jackson also discusses the Indian removal: "The states which had so long been retarded in their improvement by the Indian tribes residing in the midst of them, are at length relieved from the evil; and this unhappy race (the original dwellers in our land) are now placed in a situation where we may well hope that they will share in the blessings of civilization."

Not in Collins, Threads of History (see 89 and 90 for similar productions); not in OCLC. None sold at auction since another example at Swann, 4 December 2003, lot 218.