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Jackson's famous toast: "Our federal union, it must be preserved."



Item # 649035

April 24, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  April 24, 1830  The front page has a report about the dinner in Washington to celebrate the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. Among the various toasts that were offered is a now famous one by President Andrew Jackson: "Our federal union: it must be preserved. " And an equally famous reply by the Vice President, John C. Calhoun: "The union; next to our liberty the most dear; may we all remember that it can only be preserved by respecting the rights of the states...". Great to have these famous quotes on the front page!

Among other reports in this issue are:

* "General Bolivar and Mr. Clay" which includes letters signed by both: Bolivar, and H. Clay
* two letters signed by Andrew Jackson

This issue is complete in 24 pages, measures about 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches with minor foxing, otherwise in nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia: "Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into one of the most influential journalists of his day. Devoted primarily to politics, Niles' Weekly Register is considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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