Letter to Andrew Jackson from James Jackson

Nashville Jany. 26th. [27] 1815

Dear Genl.
     Last tuesdays mail brought us the glorious news of the defeat of the British on the 8th. Inst. a victory un[e]qualed since the war commenced--
     Mrs. Jackson on wednesday (day before yesterday) with Mrs. Colonel Butler & Mrs. Major Overton in comapny, under special care of Doctor William Butler, took their departure for Orleans & am in hopes they will have a speedy & safe passage. The man who owns the Boat & takes the Ladies down, Mr. Green, is a worthy man, has been very accomodating & no doubt will continue to be so & is worthy of a recommendation to any person who may have freight to send up the River--
     The Ladies were on the point of setting out when the first News of the aproach of British to New Orleans reached us, but, thoWe had ever confidance in the result, Colonel Hays myself & other friends advised them to defer to setting out untill something decissive occured being in our opinon a necessary prudence, the have now gon with the consent & good wishes of all their friends--
     I have not heard from Mr. Sims since my last relative to your Land nor has any thing occured in your business necessary to write about-- I have never seen such general joi here as was created by the defeat of British, the most sanguine expectations were exceeded--
     Tell Washington [Jackson] (when you see him) that I have nothing worth communicating to him at Orleans & that I wish him to aid Mr. Green who takes Mrs. Jackson down, in procureing a freight --all friends well sincerely yours

James Jackson

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