William Carroll 1828 Hand Written Regarding General Andrew Jackson's Actions in the Battle of Horses

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William Carroll 1828 Hand Written Regarding General Andrew Jackson's Actions in the Battle of Horses
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Nashville, Tennessee. February 8, 1828. Handwritten letter from William Carroll, an American politician, to Captain Andrew J. Donnalson (likely a misspelling of Donelson), in which Carroll describes in great detail the actions of Andrew Jackson during the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. He writes that the Anti-Jackson convention of Virginia charged General Jackson "with the cold blooded massacre of the Indians at the horse shoe." Carroll states that he was present during the battle, and that the charges are "wholly destitute of foundation." He continues that an interpreter, George Mayfield, was sent to assure the Native Americans that "if they would surrender, they should be treated with the greatest humanity. They answered the proposition by firing upon, and wounding Mayfield severely in the shoulder." William Carroll, who served as Governor of Tennessee twice, from 1821 to 1827 and again from 1829 to 1835, was present at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, as well as George Mayfield (1779_1848), who was indeed wounded at the battle. Mayfield served as an interpreter and spy for General Andrew Jackson during the Creek War of 1813 _ 1814, and is most notable for his dual existence between the white and Native American peoples of North America at a pivotal moment in the history of the United States. This battle was fought during the War of 1812 in Mississippi Territory, what is now central Alabama. On March 27, 1814, United States forces and Indian allies under Major General Andrew Jackson defeated the Red Sticks, a part of the Creek Indian tribe who opposed American expansion, effectively ending the Creek War. Jackson went on to run for president in 1828, which is why anti-Jackson sentiments arose to protest his campaign. Despite the opposition, Jackson served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. In 1830, Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, which forcibly removed most members of the major tribes of the Southeast to Indian Territory; these removals were subsequently known as the Trail of Tears. The relocation process dispossessed these nations of their land and resulted in widespread death and disease. Jackson opposed the abolitionist movement, which grew stronger in his second term. Though fearful of its effects on the slavery debate, Jackson advocated the annexation of Texas, which was accomplished shortly before his death. Many of his actions proved divisive, garnering both fervent support and strong opposition from many in the country. His reputation has suffered since the 1970s, largely due to his pivotal role in the forcible removal of Native Americans from their ancestral homelands. Fine-VF condition, especially for its age. A fascinating first-hand account of a battle in the early United States, as well as directly related to a contentious President with a difficult legacy. From the 1941, Hammer Galleries, New York, of the William Randolph Hearst Collection of works of art and furnishings. Lot also includes a handwritten letter on 1877 Crane's Distaff Linen paper.