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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: N2001- 3
Creator: Call, R.K. (Richard Keith), 1791-1862
Title, Dates: Letter regarding Andrew Jackson, 1824.
Amount: 1.00 item
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Biographical/Historical:     Richard Keith Call served twice as Florida's territorial governor between 1835 and 1844.  Years before that, after he began his military service in 1813 in the Creek War, Call met General Andrew Jackson, and he later served as Jackson's aide-de-camp, where they began a lifelong friendship.  Call visited Florida with Jackson in 1814 and again in 1821 when Jackson established the new American territorial government there.  Call later served as a member of the Legislative Council, delegate to Congress, brigadier general of the West Florida militia, and of course territorial governor.
Summary:     Richard Keith Call wrote this letter to an unknown recipient on May 9, 1824 to defend his friend Andrew Jackson against allegations relating to Jackson's controversial marriage to Rachel Donelson.  In the letter, Call provides a lengthy explanation of his understanding of the circumstances surrounding the marriage, clearly demonstrating his close relationship with Jackson.
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Ownership/Custodial History: This letter was in the possession of the Halifax Historical Society for over 40 years and may have been given to the Society as part of their Ianthe Bond Hebel Papers collection.
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Subject Access Fields: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Florida History
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