Andrew Jackson to J. G. Harris

My dear sir,

The within letter was recd, with the paper I now enclose you, from my friend Trist—It is his desire that the short piece marked, might appear in the Nashville Union—he is a man of sterling worth—a pure Democrat, who by a combination of Whiggs, has been cruelly traduced, & persecuted, to have him removed. If you can find room, please give it a place in your paper—it is headed, “Our consul at Havana.” please preserve1 this letter for me. Your friend

Andrew Jackson
RC (DLC: Andrew Jackson Papers); undated; at head of text: “J. G. Harris Esqr Editor of the Nashville Union”; on address cover of enclosed letter, Nicholas P. Trist to Jackson, 15 June 1840. Trist’s enclosure is not found.
1Manuscript: “presere.”
Andrew Jackson
J. G. Harris
Date Range
June 15, 1840