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Jackson's state-of-the-union address & the Indian Removal Act... The "Trail of Tears"...



Item # 662625

December 15, 1830

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Massachusetts, Dec. 15, 1830

* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
* Indian Removal Act


Over half of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Present State of the Indian Question" which is the controversial "Trail of Tears".
Inside has the: "President's Message" being Jackson's state-of-the-union address. Actually about half of it due to the extreme length. Signed in type: Andrew Jackson.
In it he announces his controversial plan concerning the Native Americans which would be spelled out in the Indian Removal Act of 1830: “...I suggest...the propriety of setting apart an ample district west of the Mississippi, & without the limits of any state...to be guaranteed to the Indian tribes as long as they shall occupy it...This emigration should be voluntary; for it would be as cruel as unjust to compel the aborigines to abandon the graves of their fathers...” and much more. This would initiate what would be known as the Trail of Tears.
Four pages, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War