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Andrew Jackson's 1831 State of the Union, Incl. the Indian Removal Policy, Printed in Washington's Daily National Intelligencer

Daily National Intelligencer. Washington, DC: December 8, 1831. Vol. XXXII. No. 4690. 4pp, 18.25 x 21.75 in. Page one features a headline at top, which reads: "Message/ From the President of the United States to Both Houses of Congress..." Columns two through six on the front page contain President Andrew Jackson's entire State of the Union Address for 1831, which is signed in type by Jackson. Approximately one half of column five explains Jackson's Indian Removal Policy, which was aimed at the American Indians in general, and more specifically, the Cherokee Indians. This policy was characterized as the forced Indian Removal from the Southeast United States to lands West of the Mississippi River and would be the proximate cause of the Cherokee Indians' Trail of Tears in the 1830s. 

This is the first newspaper printing of Jackson's State of the Union Address. 


Light folds, with some toning/light soiling near some folds. Wear along perimeter, including some small tears/holes along central fold. Some short tears/chips along edges. Some scattered spots/light stains. Original owner ink identified on front page. 

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