AN IMPARTIAL AND TRUE HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF MAJOR-GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON. Andrew Jackson.

AN IMPARTIAL AND TRUE HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND SERVICES OF MAJOR-GENERAL ANDREW JACKSON.

[np: 1828]. 36pp, disbound and lightly worn. Else Very Good, with caption title as issued.

A scarce and bitter attack on Jackson's career as a duelist and street fighter. After a cursory review of his youth and early manhood, the anonymous author examines in detail the 1806 Dickinson duel, resulting from a quarrel "on the race ground; the scene of General Jackson's favorite pursuit and pleasure." Contemporary accounts record the death of Dickinson, who had shot first, and Jackson's "deliberate aim thus taken at the life of a man who had no longer a shot to return."
The 1813 tavern fight with the Bentons is accorded similar attention. Jackson is further criticized for his cruelty in the "massacre of unresisting fugitives" in the Creek Indian War, and his execution of the soldiers who left their posts because their term of service had expired. The author explores other examples of Jackson's unfitness for high office.
Miles 23. Wise & Cronin 312. AI 33648 [2]. Sabin 35367. Item #34345

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