10.17.2014

Letter to Rachel Jackson from Andrew Jackson

Headquarters 7th. M. District Mobile
Octr 17th. 1814

My Love

         I wrote you by last mail, a short letter and promised you a long one this--The arival of an express from Genl Coffee, which I had to answer with various communications, from other quarters all of which I was obliged to attend to, prevents it--I have the pleasure to inform you, that my health is restored--and I will be able to take the field as soon as Genl Coffee arives--and hope with the smiles of heaven, shortly to be able to place this section of the union in perfect security--and be able to visit Neworleans, at which period, I will ask you to vissit me--that you may be comfortable and not disappointed, I have wrote Capt R Rapier to know whether you and your female acquaintances who may accompany you can get a passage in his fine new Boat I am told she has an elegant cabbin--and whether he can freight such articles as you may order--he will answer me by return mail--
        I have the pleasure to say to you that Jackey & William Donelson reached me last evening--be pleased to give this information to Genl Daniel Smith & Captain John Donelson--they are fine boys, and will make good soldiers--
        The patriotism of the volunteers of Tennessee--headed by Genl Coffee, has immortalized the state in which they live, and has given a fit example to [her sister states, if followed, will make the Tyrant of England shudder, and shortly sue for peace--She will soon see that Canady will fall, and she will be expelled from the continant of america
         I have directed the quarter master to purchase a large quantity if corn--should my crop be as large as represented, please to say to Mr John Hutchings to sell him what he thinks can be spared from the farm--advise me whether the Bills of sale of Sampson & his family & the other negroes Bought has reached you--
        Say to Colo. Hays I had the pleasure of receiving his letter from Fayetteville--but have not time to write him, my respects to the family--& say all friends are well--say to Mrs. Caffery I heard from Jackey last evening he enjoys good health present me affectionately to her and family--Having a pleasing hope that I shall see you and & my little son shortly--I shall bid you adieu, imploring heavens kindest blessing for you--your affectionate Husband

                                                                                                         Andrew Jackson
P.S. give my compliments to Mr Fields, say to him to have the cotton secured and Bailed as soon as possible, and advise me, of the quantity of cotton & corn raised--and the situation of the stock--]

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