President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845, in office 1829-1837) autograph letter, unsigned, regarding a special presentation cane sent via General John Moore McCalla to Gov. George Breathitt of Kentucky. Jackson presented these special "Old Hickory" canes to certain allies who supported him during the Nullification Crisis of 1832. The letter is dated January 18th, 1833 to General McCalla: "The President with his respects, to Genl. McCalla, Marshall of KY and, not having the pleasure of seeing him as he expected before he left the city, asks the Genl to have the goodness to forward the enclosed to Gov. Breathitt, with the cane and proclamation, he was good enough to take charge of, for him." Single page, front only. 10" H x 7 3/4" W. Note: The cane referenced in this note was sold at Wickliff Auction in 2015. Provenance: Private Nashville collection, ex-Early American History Auctions. CONDITION: Overall good condition with light toning and foxing. Small separations at fold lines. Small loss upper left corner.
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