EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, TUSCALOOSA, 1830. SIR- I FORWARD TO YOU THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT, IN PURSUANCE OF THE RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ALABAMA. I HAVE THE HONOR TO BE, WITH HIGH REGARD, MOST RESPECTFULLY, SIR, YOU OB'T SERVANT, GABRIEL MOORE.

[Tuscaloosa: December 1830]. Printed broadside, 8-1/4" x 9-3/4". Signed in manuscript, 'Gabriel Moore.' One short, closed margin tear [no loss]. Very Good.

Governor Moore, whose name is also printed at the bottom along with the names of James Penn [Speaker of the House of Representatives] and Samuel B. Moore [President of the Senate], conveys to an unknown recipient State resolutions, approved 11 December 1830, expressing "increased and strengthened confidence in the fitness of Andrew Jackson for the office of President," and urging his re-election.
Especially pleasing to Alabama is Jackson's recent veto of the Maysville Road Bill, on the ground that the Constitution did not authorize federal spending on internal improvements within a State [in this case Kentucky]. The veto was a victory for "strict constructionists," i.e., those who believed that the powers of the federal government ought to be confined within strict limits; and certainly ought never be permitted to overshadow the reserved rights of the States. Item #34388

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