Andrew Jackson to Moses Dawson
Washington, D.C., 4 March 1834.
Autograph letter signed, 1 page.
private & for your own eye
Washington March 4
I hasten to enclose you Genl Voness' note this moment received it will I trust, shield
you from the fangs of the monster.
The panic is fast subsiding and like other panics must end in leaving society in a more
pure state, the cowards fly, and the corrupt & infected portion of our country will foil, and leave
our country in a more healthy condition, by giving us, in time, a metalic currency to meet the
wants of the labouring class of the community by putting down the circulation of notes under
[inserted: five dollars] and in time, under twenty dollars fear or faint not in welldoing, the
tyrant is chained & must expire at the end of its charter.