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OF

ANDREW JACKSON,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,

FORMERLY

MAJOR GENERAL

IN THE

ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES.

BY PHILO A. GOODWIN, ESQ.

Hartford :
PUBLISHED BY CLAPP AND BENTON.

PUBLIC LIBRARY
166622
ASTOR; LENOX AND

TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

1900.

Entered according to act of Congress, in ine year 1832, by Clapp and Benton, in the Clerk's office of the District of Connecticut.

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PREFACE.

This volume is not presented to the public in ignorance of the fact, that at a period of high political excitement like the present, its reception by many will be rather ungracious. Of this, we are not disposed to complain, although it has been our studious endeavor in the preparation of this work to avoid every thing obnoxious to the political opponents of Andrew Jackson; unless, indeed, the defence of his public acts, interwoven with the detail of them, should produce this effect.

It may be a matter of inquiry, why another volume, detailing the leading incidents in the life of an indidual so favorably and universally known as that of Andrew Jackson, should be added to the multiplicity of works that have already appeared upon the same subject. Under circumstances differing from those in which it appears before the public, an answer to the inquiry could not perhaps be satisfactorily made. But it will be recollected that the biographical details of his public life, of any note, heretofore published, appeared immediately after the termination of his brilliant military career. The important advantages which the exercise of his talents and courage had achieved for

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