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(1767-1845) Seventh President of the United States, "Old Hickory" became a national hero in his defense of New Orleans and as president encouraged Western expansion and paid off the national debt. Partial manuscript D.S. "Andrew Jackson" (but complete in itself), 2pp. legal folio, Davidson County, Tenn., May 10, 1825 being part of a deposition given by Jackson to Justice of the Peace Absalom Gleaves of Davidson County, Tenn. It reads, in part: "...This deponent answereth that Mr Fulton... of the Bank was before the arbitrators, & believe brought with the Bank Book: but of this he is not positive, but the arbitrator had all the information that they and the parties thought necessary for them to come to a just conclusion.... it was admitted by the parties that the Bank stock of S K Blythe & Co was transferred in the usual form to the name of the firm of Gwin Wiedburn [?] Co by S K Blythe, but his power to create a new firm without the knowledge or consent of the two defendants, J Gwin & H M Cryer, and to transfer their stock in Bank was denied by them...." Jackson also writes-out the justice of the peace's certification below: "I Abssolom Gleaves a justice of the peace for and in the county of Davidson State of Tennessee do hereby certify that the foregoing deposition of Andrew Jackson was taken, sworn to, and subscribed by Andrew Jackson... and that the whole matters therein contained were reduced to writing by deponent himself, and then and there transcribed by Andrew J. Donelson Esq. with the consent of the complaintent... I also certify that the transcript as it now sealed by myself..." Marginal wear including a few minor chips, weak horizontal fold reinforced with archival mending tape, light toning, else very good condition.

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