Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jackson Letter Recovered

An Andrew Jackson letter stolen from the New York State Library has been recovered after a University of Tennessee historian noticed it on the auction site Profiles in History, according to media reports. The letter, written by Jackson to Samuel Swartout on 24 March 1824, was being offered for sale at $35,000. Timothy Coens saw the letter and informed New York authorities, who were able to arrange for its return.

Investigators discovered the letter was missing from the State Library during the investigation into the thefts of Daniel Lorello, a former State Archives employee now serving a prison sentence. WTEN's report says that the theft of this letter has now been "tied" to Lorello's spree as well.

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