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The Adventures of Samuel Swartwout in the Age of Jefferson and Jackson

Studies in American History Vol 2

By (author) B. R. Brunson
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Sep 1989
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0889460973
ISBN-13: 9780889460973
Barcode No: 9780889460973
Synopsis
This is a study of one of the most influential and controversial men in the United States at the time of Jefferson and Jackson. It discusses various episodes in Swartwout's career, including his first appearance on the national stage as a participant in Aaron Burr's "Western Conspiracy," his support of Andrew Jackson for the presidency and the position as customs collector of New York City to which the successful candidate appointed him after the election, the accusation that he stole a million dollars and his reputation as the "Prince of Thieves," and the legal proceedings against him.

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