Andrew Jackson                                                                                                              
Signed Postal Cover        


Postal cover addressed and signed by Jackson as president to Politician and War of 1812 officer Francis Preston " Col. Francis Preston Abington, Virginia   Mr. A. Jackson Jnr."

The cover is docketed by Preston as being from Genl. Jackson 1830. The enclosed letter was most likely hand delivered to Preston by Jackson's son Andrew Jackson Junior, his signature "Mr. A. Jackson, Jnr." denoting that this letter is being delivered via his son which of course incorporates his own signature.

PRESTON, Francis, (father of William Campbell Preston and uncle of William Ballard Preston and William Preston), a Representative from Virginia; born in Greenfield, Botetourt County, Va., August 2, 1765; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1783; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Montgomery and Washington Counties; member of the state house of delegates in 1788 and 1789; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Fourth Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1797); declined to be a candidate for renomination; settled in Abingdon, Va., and resumed the practice of law; again a member of the state house of delegates 1812-1814; colonel of Volunteers in the War of 1812; served in the state senate 1816-1820; died at the home of his brother, William C. Preston, in Columbia, S.C., May 26, 1836; interment in Aspinvale Cemetery, near Seven Mile Ford, Va.

Conservation framed with portrait


Andrew Jackson

Document Type:

Signed Postal Cover

Framed Dimensions:

19 1/2" L x 17" H



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