Letter, September 30, 1826, Andrew Jackson, Hermitage, to Richard K. Call, 4 pp., regarding continuing efforts to resolve Mr. Kirkman's will. Relates events regarding General Samuel Houston, who ''. . . since his return has had some difficulty with the faction Erwin and Co. at the head . . . '' After a friend of Houston's refused a note carried by General White from Erwin to Houston, White challenged Houston to a duel: ''White fell badly wounded, Houston untouched, to the great gratification of all the good and moral part of society.'' Regarding the upcoming presidential election: ''You will see from the papers that the presidential campaign has been opened and is waxing warm . . . Adams has no chance unless through his friends he can bring out Mr. Clinton. Their plan is, divide and conquer.''
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