JOHNSON, ANDREW. 1808-1875. Autograph Letter Signed ("Andrew Johnson") to his political confidant Samuel Milligan, discussing Tennessee politics and the circumstances of the congressional race of 1849, marked "Private,"

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JOHNSON, ANDREW. 1808-1875.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Andrew Johnson") to his political confidant Samuel Milligan, discussing Tennessee politics and the circumstances of the congressional race of 1849, marked "Private,"

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JOHNSON, ANDREW. 1808-1875.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Andrew Johnson") to his political confidant Samuel Milligan, discussing Tennessee politics and the circumstances of the congressional race of 1849, marked "Private," 8 pp, 247 x 198 mm, closely written on four sheets bound with a strip of tape at spine, Washington City, Feb 15th, 1851, a few tears repaired with tape strips, a few clean closed tears in margins.

A REMARKABLE POLITICAL LETTER DETAILING POLITICAL MACHINATIONS IN TENNESSEE IN 1849. Referencing an article that had recently appeared in the Greeneville Spy, attributed to "Justice" but closely associated with Landon Carter Haynes, Johnson writes a dense account to his confidant Sam Milligan detailing the circumstances of Landon Haynes and the Tennessee Democratic convention of 1849. Johnson and Milligan attended Greenville College together and served together in the legislature in the 1840s. The latter was the editor of the Spy, which Johnson founded in 1849. Milligan served on the Tennessee Supreme Court and was appointed to the U.S. Court of Claims under President Johnson.
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JOHNSON, ANDREW. 1808-1875. Autograph Letter Signed ("Andrew Johnson") to his political confidant Samuel Milligan, discussing Tennessee politics and the circumstances of the congressional race of 1849, marked "Private,"
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