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HISTORY

OF

ANDREW JACKSON,

LATE MAJOR-GENERAL IN THE ARMY OF THE
UNITED STATES,

AND

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE SOUTHERN DIVISION.

A Chief in all the ways of battle skill'd,
Great in the council- mighty.the field :

By whom the flow's of Britain, in full martial bloom,
In battle's rage sent headlong to the tomb.

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THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY

163938

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1899.

Southern District of New-York, ss.

Be it remembERED, That on the 10th day of June, A.D. 1825, in the 49th year of the Independence of the United States L. S. of America, P. M. DAVIS, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

"Civil and Military History of Andrew Jackson, Jate Major-General in the Army of the United States, and Commander-in-Chief of the Southern Division.

A Chief in all the ways of battle skill'd,

Great in the council, mighty in the field :

By whom the flow'r of Britain, in fall martial bloom,
In battle's rage sent headlong to the tora.

By an American Officer."

In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled "An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an Act, entitled "An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

JAMES DILL,

Clerk of the Southern District of New-York,

TO THE READER.

THE high estimation in which General ANDREW JACKSON is held by his countrymen, was the inducement to present them with this volume. Since his name became conspicuous in the service of his country, the author and publisher has carefully sought for the most authentic information relative to his origin, and progress from humble life to his exalted station.

The facts relative to his parentage, his birth, education, and early pursuits, were derived from a source the most correct, and of absolute veracity. And one thing is most certain, that when time shall have defaced monuments of brass and marble, his name will be handed down to posterity, and an admiring world will say, he was a successful defender

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