In 1806, long before he was President, Andrew Jackson fought a duel –one of 13 during his lifetime–in which he killed Nashville Attorney Charles Dickenson. On February 6, 1806 Jackson wrote a statement for the Nashville paper offering his side of the story. The signed document will go on sale at Swann’s (est. $10-$$15,000) on November 4, along with an eclectic mix of Americana.
Other highlights of the sale include five autographed letters by Zachary Taylor, in which he expresses ambivalence about seeking the presidency, and as well as letters by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mark Twain, and J.D. Salinger. In another offering, inventor Thomas Edison expresses his admiration for Abraham Lincoln, calling him “the clearest cut American yet born.”
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