Campbell's in Andrew Jackson
Campbell, Dr. A. D. 399 - Preformed a marriage between Jackson aide,
Congressman Richard K Call & Mary Kirkman, after Mrs. Kirkman refused to
consent to the union. This was done at Jackson's request.
Campbell, David - 499, 510-511, 515, 595 - David Campbell, one day to become
an anti-Jackson Governor of Virginia, viewed things more sanely. Though his
brother had obtained the important post of Treasurer of the United States,
Mr. Campbell was no spoilsman.
" On Monday last," he wrote his wife, " John entered upon the duties of
office. The opposition prints.stated that Gen'l Clarks first notice of his
removal was Johns walking into the Treasury office with his commission in
his pocket. So far from this being the case Gen'l Clark some days before he
went out of office called on John & myself and invited John to the office &
sat nearly all day shewing John how the business was done. On Tuesday when
he was about to leave the City he called.[and].wished [John] good success. I
mention these circumstances to shew you how little credit ought to be given
to the statements in the National Intelligencer.
Pg 510-511 - David Campbell gives his thoughts on the wife of Mr Eaton.
Pg 515 - David gives another impression of court life to his wife in a
letter (this guy was a big gossip!).
Pg 595- "You wish to know, you say, precisely how the old Genl stands the
wars," wrote John Campbell of the Treasury Department to his brother David
in VA. " The evening before last I spent with him. [speaks of Andrew
Campbell, George Washington - 118, 132, 338-340, 345, 556
Pg 118: Andrew Jackson had kept his friend, George W. Campbell, in Congress,
but he could make little headway with Siever, fortified in the governorship
and licking his lips in anticipation of the fight for a fifth term against
an opposition whose leader had too many irons in the fire....
Pg 132: . Such were the occupations of Andrew Jackson when in 1811 George
Washington Campbell rode to the Hermitage to see his friend alone. Mr.
Campbell had resigned from Congress for a place on the State Supreme Court
of Errors and Appeals, in consequence of which he had privately discovered
NOTE from Marge Campbell.the error was that Jackson sold land that he did
not have any clear title to.Campbell found the error & told Jackson the
titles he sold were not valid. Jackson found a way around this.
Pg 338-340: . Jackson's wife wrote "Through all such trials I have not said
aye, yes or no. It was his work to do, he seemed called to it and I
watched, waited and prayed most of the time alone. Now I hope this is at an
end. They talk of his being President. Major Eaton, General Carroll, Mr.
Campbell, the Doctor and even the Parson. come here to talk, talk
everlastingly about his being President.."
.. General Jackson's caller was a friend whose fealty had withstood the
changing fortunes of a quarter of a century. Moreover George Washington
Campbell's name, like his present errand, bore the stamp of patriotic
initiative. He was born in Scotland plain George Campbell, and while
attending the College of New Jersey at Princeton he had interpolated the
"Washington." Then coming to Tennessee to practice law, he presently found
himself in Congress largely through the instrumentality of Judge Andrew
Jackson. Those were the days when Judge Jackson, of the mabob wing of the
Republican Party, was disputing for control of the state with the
leathershirt wing captained by John Sevier. Through all that followed, G.
W. Campbell had served the cause of his patron, and served it well, rising
to become Secretary of the Treasury. Able, conciliatory, persuasive in
debate and in negotiation, he yielded one point only to gain two in the
end.. So General Jackson was wheedled into accepting the governorship of
Florida, where there was a quarrel in less than a month, but helpless Spain
was not the empire of the Romanovs.
Thus nit was a tactful George Washington Campbell, rather than the
forthright frontier soldier, had journeyed to the banks of the Neva, there
for three winters to endure the cold green fogs and the interminable state
dinners, and to see three of his children die in one week of typhus. After
this Campbell had fled to Tennessee, arriving in the autumn of 1821 when
General Jackson was on his way home from Pensacola.
Before a cheerful fire the two friends lighted their pipes and found a great
deal to say. Old Hickory was firm as ever in his decision to be done with
the public life. He spoke of his health which was bad when he left Florida
and had mended slowly. A Distressing cough and inflammation of the lungs
had added themselves to the dysentery contracted in the Creek campaign.
"I am no longer a young man. I can't stand the fatigues and privations I
used to. George, do you realize we are getting old? I'm fifty-five!"
The returned diplomat ventured that the General was merely tired. The
mission to Florida had been too much. But a few months' relaxation would
restore him. Adroitly Campbell built up the concept of his friend again in
the throbbing prime of his powers with new vistas of glory unfolding before
him. A fact; did not Jackson comprehend that he was "by no means safe from
the presidency in 1824-"
With an arresting sweep the fingers of Old Hickory plowed his unruly gray
hair.. "I really hope you don't think, George, that I'm damned fool enough
to believe that!", "No, Sir; I may be pretty well satisfied with myself in
some things, but I'm not vain enough for that."
Pg 345, much the same as above.
Pg 556: George W. Campbell is put in charge, along with W. B Lewis as
directors of the branch of the Bank of the United States.. This was in
Campbell, John - 429, 534, 595-596, 637 -
Pg 429- The names coined by John Campbell, an intelligent young Virginian,
not at this time a partisan of Jackson, were uncomplimentary.
Pg 534 - more gossip from John Campbell of the Treasury "How will Old
Hickory get out of this scrape?".
Pg 595 & 596..see David above.
Pg 637- John Campbell of the Treasury mentions how well Jackson looks.
Campbell, Rev. John N. - 517-519, 532-
Pg 517-519 -Rev John N Campbell tells Jackson that he was the one that
started the story of an alleged miscarriage by Mr Eatons wife while Eaton
was at sea. Jackson confronts him in public.shows proof that the allegation
is false (she was elsewhere).
Pg 532- President Jackson withdraws from church of the Rev J. N. Campbell.
There is a bit more on the Campbell's in this book, but mostly about
politics (like that info given). This does tell us that a George Campbell
was born in Scotland, and that we added the middle name of Washington
himself. He was in FL & TN with Jackson. He also was in VA at some point
in time. Were David & John related to him? Not positive.the book seems to
think so.but I am not sure. Hope it helps someone.
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