Andrew Jackson: Report to John C. Calhoun on the Seminole Campaign


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Head-Quarters, Division of the South,

Fort Gadsden, May 5, 1818.


I returned to this post with my army on the evening of the 2d instant, and embrace an early opportunity of furnishing you a detailed report of my operations to the east of the Appalachicola [sic] river.

In the several communications addressed to you from Hartford, Fort Scott, and this place, I have stated the condition of the army, on my assuming the immediate command. The embarrassments occasioned from the want of provisions; the privations of my troops on their march from the frontiers of Georgia; and...

Source: Walter Lowrie and Matthew St. Clair Clarke, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative...

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