Rebellion May 1845     
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Andrew Jackson, daguerreotype
Andrew Jackson in his final year of life. Daguerreotype created by Matthew Brady's studio between 1844 and 1845. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZC4-1807.
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As Jesup and John Horse lobbied "Little Hickory," "Old Hickory," the Black Seminoles' historic nemesis, was dying. Wracked by edema and lifelong gunshot wounds, slowly poisoned by daily doses of calomel and mercury, Andrew Jackson was becoming a shadow of his former self. He continued to accept visitors. Gen. Jesup himself had made a pilgrimage to the Hermitage earlier that spring. When he asked Old Hickory what the future might hold, Jackson told him:

"Sir, I am in the hands of a merciful God. I have full confidence in his goodness and mercy . The Bible is true. I have tried to conform to its spirit as near as possible. Upon that sacred volume I rest my hope for eternal salvation, through the merits and blood of our blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."

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Sources: Remini 3: 519.
Part 3, Exile: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 - Exile: 1838-1850
+ Shifting Alliances
+ American Justice
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"The Hero"
Federal Allies
Southern Enemies
Marcellus Duval
Frontier Justice
American Justice
+ A New Frontier
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion