June 20, 1845
“General Jackson expired at the Hermitage on Sunday, the 8th inst. It is said he retained to the last his senses and intellect unclouded; and in the language of pious cant it is added, that ‘he expired with the utmost calmness, expressing the highest confidence in a happy immortality through a Redeemer’. He has been an awful curse and scourge to the country, and his death, therefore, will be any thing but a public calamity. But, as bad as he was, there will be no lack of panegyrists to try make his career appear illustrious. But in vain … in vain!”
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