WASHINGTON, D. C., December 11, 1823.
One portion of the American community has long
attributed to you the most distinguished magnanimity,
and the other portion the greatest desperation, in your
resentments. Am I to conclude that both are in error?
I allude to circumstances which have transpired be
tween us, and which need not here be recapitulated,
and to the fact that I have now been six days in your
immediate vicinity without having attracted your notice.
As this is the first time in my life that I have
been within a hundred miles of you, and as it is barely
possible that you may be ignorant of my presence, I
beg leave to state that I shall not leave the District
before the morning of the 14th inst.
I have the honor to be, sir,
Your most obedient servant,
The HON. GENERAL A. JACKSON
, Senator, etc.