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LIFE

AND

PUBLIC SERVICES

or

GEN. ANDREW JACKSON

SEVENTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES J
INCLUDING

THE MOST IMPORTANT OF HIS STATE PAPERS

EDITED BY JOHN S. JENKINS, A. M. L_

WITH

THE EULOGY,

DELIVERED AT WASHINGTON CITY, JUNE 21, 1845.

BY HON. GEORGE BANCROFT.

BUFFALO:
OEO. H. DERBY AND CO

1850. V

THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

736677 A

1 ASTOR. LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS,
g 1934 L

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by

GEO. H. DERBY & CO., In the Clerk's Office for the Northern District of New Yoik.

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AMERICAN PEOPLE,

THIS MEMOIR OF ONE,
WHO SO OFTEN SIGNALIZED HIS DEVOTION TO THEM

AND THEIR WELFARE

ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE AND IN THE CABINET,
IN BOYHOOD AND IN AGE

IS RESPIXTFULLY DEDICATED

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PREFACE.

The following Memoirs* hardly require an introduction to the American reader. The life of Andrew Jackson is so intimately connected with the history of the country, that the careful student of the one, will not rest satisfied, until he is able fully to understand and appreciate the other. Whatever may be the views entertained in regard to his merits as a warrior, or his abilities as a statesman, his conduct in both capacities was such as must necessarily command attention. His admirers will always be eager to discover some new object for their remembrance and regard; while those who are unwilling to approve his course, either in the camp or the cabinet, will feel impelled, from curiosity, if from no other motive, to examine the incidents of his memorable life. There are many features in his character, and those by no means of the least inv

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