- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
- [Letter] 1819 Jan. 23, Washington City, [D.C. to] E. Jackson, Jr. / James Wilson
- Wilson, James, fl. 1819
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- United States. House of Representatives
Seminole War, 1st, 1817-1818
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
- United States, 39.76, -98.5
- letters (correspondence)
- This document is a letter from James Wilson in Washington, D.C. to E. Jackson, Jr. dated January 23, 1819. Wilson reports on the proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and remarks specifically on current deliberations regarding the behavior of General Andrew Jackson in the late Seminole War (First Seminole War, 1817-1818). Wilson conjectures that Jackson's popularity will prevail.
Digital image and encoded transcription of an original manuscript, scanned, transcribed and encoded by the Digital Library of Georgia in 2001, as part of GALILEO, funded in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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- Cite as: [title of item], James Wilson, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia
- 2 pages/leaves
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- Manuscript held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries, James Wilson, box N/A, folder N/A, document 01.
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- Hargrett Library
Jan. 23, 1819.
I thank you, my dear Sir, for the many agreeable things, so agreeably said, in your last letter.
You have enquired who composed our [unclear text: mess ] . I answer, Gens. [Generals] Heister, Wallace, [added text: Paterson, ] and Ogle -- Col.Whitesides, Major Rogers, Judges Ellicott and Hoestetter, Dr Moore, and Mr Boden. Mrs Ogle, is also one of our mess, a pious, sensible, and pleasant lady. On the whole, a sociable and friendly company - and Dr Moore particularly of a turn very congenial with mine.
The House of Reps. [Representatives] have been the whole of this week exclusively occupied in a discussion of the merits and demerits of Gen. Jackson's conduct in the Seminole War. This discussion will probably continue through the whole of next week. The final vote will probably exhibit a large majority in his favor. The General and suite arrived here last evening.
We have a great mass of business before us; much of which, I fear, will have to lie over until another session, owing
to too prevalant [prevalent] a disposition in some of the Members to speake [speak] often and long, even on the most trivial subjects.
The family and [unclear text: mess ] are all well- and I am myself in the enjoyment of usual health.
[Signed] James Wilson
Mr E. Jackson, jr. }