Quotations From ANDREW JACKSON

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  • 31.
    We do not wish to injure you.... But if you again plunge your knives into the breasts of our people, I shall send a force which will severely punish you for your cruelties.
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Letter, June 15, 1833, to Black Hawk, Niles Weekly Register. Open letter to Black Hawk after Black Hawk had been captured at the end of the war that bears his name.

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  • 32.
    "Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you—but my friends never leave me."
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Letter, May 1, 1834, from R.H. Wilde to Gulian C. Verplanck, Verplanck Papers, New York Historical Society.

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  • 33.
    My political enemies I can freely forgive; but as for who abused me when I was serving my country in the field, and those who attacked me for serving my country—Doctor, that is a different case.
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Letter to the Reverend Dr. John Todd Edgar. Life of Andrew Jackson, vol. III, p. 647, Parton.
  • 34.
    Our Union, it must be preserved.
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. The Autobiography of Martin Van Buren, ch. 28.
  • 35.
    If [government] would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing.
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Veto of the Second National Bank, July 10, 1832. Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. II, ed. J.D. Richardson, Washington (1908).

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  • 36.
    Disunion by force is treason.
    Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), U.S. president. Proclamation, December 10, 1832. Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. II, ed. J.D. Richardson, Washington (1908).
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