SOLD! for $960.00.
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Archive of seven (7) paper ephemera items related to the finances of General Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837, including four (4) bills, lists, and receipts, and three (3) Bank of the State of Tennessee checks signed by Andrew Jackson Donelson (1799-1871) on behalf of Andrew Jackson, 8 items. 1st item: Inventory list of items purchased for Andrew Jackson as the President of the United States from retailer Templeton and Denham, Washington, D.C., dated March 8, 1834. Items purchased during the period of December 14, 1833 to February 18, 1834, include a bottle of ink, wafers, reams of paper, and two pounds of black sand, for a total of $13.31. Notation indicating that the bill had been received, below. Later ink inscriptions, en verso. 2nd item: Inventory list of items purchased by General Andrew Jackson from Nashville merchant Josiah Nichol, dated December 29, 1828. Items purchased during the period of December 5, 1827 to December 29, 1828, include calico and other kinds of cloth, shoes, thread, knives, a barrel of whiskey, and other household and food items, with a running total factoring in some partial payments. Inscription summarizing the balance due for a total of $3,707.16 3/4, en verso. (Includes a Manilla folder from dealer Forest H. Sweet, Battle Creek, Michigan, with a handwritten inscription indicating that the 2nd item was purchased from a sale of items belonging to Andrew Jackson IV (1834-1906), who was a son of President Andrew Jackson's adopted son and Colonel of the First Tennessee Heavy Artillery in the Confederate Army.) 3rd item: Inventory list of items purchased by General Andrew Jackson, Nashville, TN, from James Stewart and Company, dated July 22, 1822. Items purchased in nails and salt for a total of $61.50. Ink inscription, en verso. 4th item: Receipt from General Andrew Jackson to Gordon and Burnet, stating that payments of $2.50 and $10.00 had been received, dated December 30, 1839. Late pencil inscription, en verso. 5th-7th items: Three (3) Bank of the State of Tennessee, Cashier of the Branch checks issued to and signed by Andrew Jackson Donelson on behalf of Andrew Jackson, including one (1) for $12.93, dated April 15, 1824; one (1) for $30, dated June 11, 1824; and one (1) for $300, dated June 14, 1824. Note: Andrew Jackson Donelson was the nephew and private secretary to Andrew Jackson after he won the 1828 presidential election. His wife Emily Donelson (1807-1836) was the niece of Rachel Donelson Jackson, Jackson's wife, and served as White House hostess and first lady of the United States until the events of the Petticoat Affair in the early 1840's put a strain on her relationship with Jackson. She died of tuberculosis in 1836.
PROVENANCE: By descent from the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition with general handling wear, toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears and minor holes, primarly to fold lines, areas of loss, pencil inscriptions from previous owners to be expected from age and manner of use. Items are not signed by Andrew Jackson. 4th item: Separation at right fold line with two pieces of old scotch tape repair. 8th item: Folder with toning, light handling wear including some creases. Inscription is in good, legible condition.