Mar 19, 2015 - Sale 2376

Sale 2376 - Lot 94

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
"THE 8TH OF JANUARY, A DAY EVER MEMORABLE IN . . . HISTORY" JACKSON, ANDREW. Autograph Letter Signed, to Edward G.W. Butler, acknowledging receipt of a letter and gift, noting that the date of receipt coincides with that of an important day in his own history, conveying regards and news of friends and relatives. 1 1/2 pages, 4to, with detached address leaf; ink blots along vertical folds with some loss to text from ink burn affecting all pages, horizontal fold through signature (without loss), few small holes at scattered fold intersections. Hermitage, 2 February 1826

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"I have just rec'd your . . . letter of the 8th of January last, with the estimable present from Mrs. Lewis . . . . be pleased to present her with . . . acknowledgement of the precious relic.
"On the 8th of January, a day, ever memorable in the history of my life, to receive the greeting of my friends is certainly most acceptable to me; . . ."
The gift of a lock of George Washington's hair was sent to Jackson by Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, the step-granddaughter of George Washington and Edward G.W. Butler's mother-in-law (Papers of Andrew Jackson, ed. Moser and Clifft, vol. 6, p. 136, n. 1, 2002).
On January 8, 1815, General Andrew Jackson won a decisive victory against the invading British Army in the Battle of New Orleans.