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Rachel Donaldson Jackson
(1767-1828) born on
Jun 15
US first lady. She caused a scandal when she married Andrew Jackson before divorcing her first husband, Lewis Robards.
         
   
F
Believe me, this country [Florida] has been greatly overrated. One acre of our fine Tennessee land is worth a thousand here.

R
I must say they regard the Sabbath and attend preaching, for there are churches of every denomination and able ministers of the gospel.
A
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of God than live in that palace at Washington.
N
To tell you of this city, I would not do justice to the subject. The extravagance is in dressing and running to parties. . .
K
"A being so gentle and so virtuous slander might wound, but could not dishonor."
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter to friend; in "Dames and Daughters of the Young Republic," by Geraldine Brooks, 1901.
R: Describing Washington, DC in a letter to friend; in "Dames and Daughters of the Young Republic," by Geraldine Brooks, 1901.
A: In "The President's House," by William Seale, 1986.
N: Describing Washington, DC in a letter to friend; in "Dames and Daughters of the Young Republic," by Geraldine Brooks, 1901.
K: Lines from her epitaph when she was buried 24 Dec 1828 at "The Hermitage," her home near Nashville, Tennessee.
   


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