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    Sale 2492 | Lot 240
    Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
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    • Sale 2492 Lot 240

      MEETING WITH TREASURY AUDITOR IN ADVANCE OF NULLIFICATION CRISIS ANDREW JACKSON. Autograph Note Signed, in the third person within the text ("The president"), to his Treasury Auditor Amos Kendall, agreeing to meet, suggesting that they dine together, reporting that he has written for answers to his questions, requesting that he complete his project so that Jackson might submit it to friends, and noting that [Stephen Decatur] Miller is to give a speech in the senate. Additionally inscribed with an attestation and signed by Amos Kendall in the upper margin: "I certify that the following note is in the handwriting of General Andrew Jackson. / May 6th 1864." 1 page, 8vo, with integral address leaf; folds. Np, 26 January 1832

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

      "The president with his respects to Mr. A. Kendall will be happy to see him tomorrow at 12, and if convenient to take a family dinner with him at 4 p.m.--he has seen Judge B[errien?]. & the Judge has written to obtain explicit answers to the points submitted, & a copy of the letter written to C[alhoun?]. If you can have it finished by Saturday night I would like to have it to submit to one or two confidential friends, & then determine the time & the manner. The speech of Miller in the senate when seen will afford, perhaps, a fit time."

      In February of 1832, U.S. Senator from SC Stephen Decatur Miller delivered to the Senate speeches arguing that the U.S. tariff unfairly disadvantaged his state, and over the subsequent months, attempts to find a mutually satisfactory compromise failed. In November, the SC legislature passed the Ordinance of Nullification, declaring the federal tariff laws unconstitutional, thereby bringing about the Nullification Crisis.

      From the Collection of William Wheeler III.


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