9.22.2014

Letter to Rachel Jackson from Andrew Jackson

Head quarters 7th. M. District Mobile
Sept. 22nd. 1814

My Love--

   I have the pleasure to inform you, that since the bone came out of my arm which I sent you, it is healling and strengthening verry fast, I hope all the loose pieces of bone is out, and I will not be longer pained with it--
   I hope you will reconcile yourself to our separation as well as possible-- the very moment that the situation of this lower country, would make it Prudent I shall direct you to Join me--untill this happens & I have a sufficient force to gurantee its security & defence-- it would be imprudent for you to descend the river--since the severe drubbing the British and their allies recd on the 15th instant at Fort Bowyer Mobile Point, they have precipitately disappeared, and we have heard nothing of them since--Being masters of the waters and we having no look out vessels here they can return at pleasure and the only information we can obtain is from shore--I am verry affectionately yr Husband

                                                                                                 Andrew Jackson

P.S. say to my sweet little andrew, that his papa want to see him & his suit verry much--that he must ride the cosee to see me--

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