Ten (10) American 19th century Newspapers, all related to President Andrew Jackson, including an 1836 Nashville Tennessee Banner / Whig. 1st Item: SCHOHARIE REPUBLICAN EXTRA, Oct. 17, 1828, 4 pages endorsing Andrew Jackson for President, John C. Calhoun for Vice President, and Martin Van Buren for Governor. The paper is effusive in its praise of Jackson, saying "Andrew Jackson is the most extraordinary man now living on the continent of America." 2nd item: THE WEEKLY UNION, published by Ritchie and Heiss, Washington City, June 14, 1845 with black presidential mourning border, gives accounts of the death and funeral of Andrew Jackson. Includes text of Sam Houston's letter to President James K. Polk with details of Jackson's final hours. Also references reaction to Jackson's death in Tennessee and other matters including the Tennessee Election, the Mexican War, and events in Texas. 3rd item: Fragment of newpaper THE WESTERN WEEKLY REVIEW, 1843, carrying election returns district by district for Williamson County, with Joel Walker and Abram P. Maury elected to the Legislature. Includes eagle illustration and the headline "Old Williamson / Stronger than ever / The Proud Bird of Liberty screams through the air." 13" x 6 1/2". 4th-7th items: THE NATIONAL GAZETTE, published Philadelphia, July 7, 17, and 28, 1827, each with an article (reprinted from other papers) concerning the circumstances of the 1806 duel between General Andrew Jackson and Mr. Charles Dickinson, and a May 24, 1831 edition referencing a Nashville Banner article reporting support for removing the Second and Fourth auditors, likely a reference to Jackson's so-called Kitchen Cabinet, his friend William Lewis, and the Peggy Eaton scandal. Each paper 19 5/8" x 12 5/8". 8th item: THE DOVER GAZETTE AND STRAFFORD ADVERTISER, Oct. 9, 1832, enthusiastically endorsing Andrew Jackson for president and Martin Van Buren for Vice President, with accolades for Jackson from previous presidents James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison and a long and glowing review of his first term in office. 19 3/4" x 14 1/4". 9th item: THE NATIONAL BANNER AND NASHVILLE WHIG, October 19, 1836, expressing (on page 2) criticism of Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren but support for Judge White of Knoxville. Also mentions state legistative proceedings regarding state boundary lines and numerous ads for Nashville merchants. 10th item: THE WAR, published New York, December 7, 1813, reporting from Nashville on the Battle of Talladega, Nov. 9, which occurred when Gen. Jackson received word that "a large body of Indians [the Red Sticks] were besieging a fort of friendly [Creek] Indians, situated about 30 miles below Ten Islands of Coosee river…the action was brought on by capt. Deaderick's, Caperton's, and Bledsoe's companies. The advance was led on by col. Carroll, in handsome style. The Indians were totally routed in half an hour…Gen. Jackson commanded in person." Sizes range from 9 3/8" x 11 3/8" and 13" x 6 1/2" to 20 1/2" x 13 1/2" . Provenance: the collection of Ross Webb, Brentwood, TN. CONDITION: Papers in overall good condition with toning; some with previous owner ink and pencil inscriptions. National Gazette 1831 edition with chipping left edge; Dover Gazette and Nashville Banner/Whig have been professionally cleaned, deacidified and encapsulated (not sealed) but still exhibit significant toning and foxing; Nashville paper also has chipping at top left edges.
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