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Andrew Jackson signed check

19th Mar. 1836.

A check signed as president to the niece who served as his first lady. Partly printed check signed as President, Washington, DC, 19 March 1836, exactly nine months prior to her death. 1 p., 2” x 6 ½”. This check for $66.30, drawn on the Bank of the Metropolis in Washington, was completed and signed by Jackson in the last year of his Presidency. The sum is payable to “Mrs. E. Donelson.” Emily Donelson was the wife of Andrew Jackson Donelson, both of whom were niece and nephew to the President. AJ Donelson later moved to live with his aunt and uncle at the Hermitage following his father's death and his mother's remarriage. While he was serving as private secretary to the President, Emily served as First Lady for the widowed Jackson until her death later in 1836. Jackson has signed in full. A cut cancellation touches the “w” in his first name, but with not serious loss. Overall, the check is in very good condition and has an excellent association. Presented with the check is a print of President Jackson from and etching by one of America's first great engravers, Peter Maverick. Maverick's (1780-1831) well known engravings also include Bishop Benjamin Moore and Henry Clay. The engraving measures 11 1/4" x 13" and is in very good condition with only some edgewear and soiling to margins, not effecting the plate.

ISBN: none

[Item #ATG00004]

Price: $3,500.00
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