The Reign of Andrew Jackson: A Chronicle of the Frontier in Politics

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ILLUSTRATIONS
ANDREW JACKSON
Engraving by J. B. Longacre, after a drawing
by himself from life, 1829. In the National
Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans.
Charles Henry Hart says: "Its fine character
ization has made it the standard portrait of
Jackson."Frontispiece
THE HERMITAGE, HOME OF ANDREW
JACKSON
Drawing from a photograph.Facing page20
MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE
Painting by S. F. B. Morse. In the Mayor's
office, owned by the Corporation of the City. of
New York. Reproduced by courtesy of the
Municipal Art Commission of the City of New
York.
"While Morse was painting the portrait of
Lafayette in Washington, in 1825, he received
news of the death of his wife. He sent a message
to Lafayette saying that it would be impossible
for him to go on with the work at present and
received the following note of sympathy:
"'I have feared to intrude upon you, my dear
sir, but want to tell you how deeply I sym
pathise in your grief -- a grief of which nobody
can better than me appreciate the cruel feel
ings. You will hear from me, as soon as I
find myself again near you, to finish the work
you have so well begun. Accept my affection
ate and mournful sentiment. -- LAFAYETTE.
"' February 11, 1825'

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