Jackson and Decatur Broadside with Printed Letters from John P. Decatur and Susan Decatur, 1828
Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845). President of the United States (1829-1837). 8 x 9.5 in. broadside, 1828.
The broadside is a counter-response to the Adams administration's inflammatory claims that, during a Senate meeting in 1819, Gen. Jackson threatened to "cut off the ears" of the senator of Virginia, John W. Eppes. The tale was garnished off with all the profanity which it suits the knaves of the day to put into the mouths of the General, says the broadside. The print includes copies of letters from Sara Decatur, widow of Commodore Stephen Decatur, and his brother, John P. Decatur. The "voluntarily" written letters meant not so much to prove the falsehood of the oft forgery, as to prove the estimation...and shew the abandoned villainy of the miscreants who call up the ghosts of the illustrious dead...
Typical folds and browning of the paper; some minor cases of foxing on the lower portion of the broadside.