Washington [DC]: [National Intelligencer], December 2, 1834. Printed newspaper extra, 20 1/2 x 19 in. Single sheet, printed on both sides, in 5 columns of dense text, and employing large display type at the head. Signed in type at the end by Andrew Jackson, December 1, 1834. Old fold lines, some browning along folds, old tears neatly repaired (affecting a few words), a few small holes. President Jackson's State of the Union message to both Houses of Congress at the opening of their session. He reports on the success of U.S. diplomatic relations with various countries of Europe and Latin America, aside from some difficulties over a treaty with France. He reports a positive balance in the Treasury. "Free from public debt, at peace with all the world, and with no complicated interests to consult in our intercourse with foreign Powers, the present may be hailed as that epoch in our history the most favorable for the settlement of those principles in our domestic policy, which shall be best calculated to give stability to our republic." He mentions the Bank of the United States, originally created for the convenience of the Government and now a "scourge of the people," and asserts his opposition to it. Jackson also discusses dealing with Native American tribes in the West. Regarding the predatory tribes inhabiting the Mexican borderlands: "Colonel Dodge, and the troops under his command, have acted with equal firmness and humanity, and an arrangement has been made with those Indians, which it is hoped will secure their permanent pacific arrangements with the United States and the other tribes of Indians upon that border." In reference to relocation of eastern tribes: "Arrangements are in progress for the removal of the Creeks, and will soon be for the removal of the Seminoles. I regret that the Cherokees east of the Mississippi have not yet determined to remove."
Not recorded separately on OCLC. (Inventory #: 61200)
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