Rebellion June 8, 1845     
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The Death of Andrew Jackson, by Currier and Ives
"Death of Genl. Andrew Jackson," hand-colored lithograph published by N. Currier (Currier and Ives) in 1845. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZC2-2239.
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On June 8, Jackson's family gathered around his deathbed. His favorite slaves stood at the door. Jackson asked for his glasses. When he saw everyone assembled, he said, in a widely reported scene:

"I am my God's. I belong to him. I go but a short time before you, and I want to meet you all in heaven, both white & black."

When everyone burst into tears, including -- most famously -- the slaves, Jackson asked:

"What is the matter with my Dear Children? Have I alarmed you? Oh, do not cry -- be good children & we will all meet in heaven."

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Sources: Karsner 395, Remini 3: 524, Davis 385.
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