Newspaper Articles by & about Thomas Jackson
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Letter #14 FEBRUARY 22,
1859

1859-02-22

A fiery letter, among other things, supporting stopping possible slaving ships, even if they are flying the stars and stripes. Also claiming that the war of 1812 "taught America a lesson"

Letter #14 FEBRUARY 25,
1859

1859-02-25

And Thomas Jackson's vigorous defense of his opinions.

Letter #14 MARCH 01,
1859

1859-03-01

TJ's father imprisoned for a year. Also, no surprise that Britain damaged the white house.

1859-03-02

Briefer communications requested

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Documents from Relatives and Others
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Letter #14 The Confession

1865

A letter from Booth explaining his mindset prior to Lincoln's assassination.

Letter #14 From Caleb
Slater

1789 - 1877  

Caleb Slater was Thomas Jackson's first cousin. Most of Thomas' letters in this collection were sent first to Caleb.

Letter #14 From William
Slater

1829-1876

William Slater was the son of Caleb Slater, the direct first cousin of Thomas Jackson. As a young man he went over to America to stay with Thomas Jackson and his family for about two years. After he returned to England TJ sent a number of his letters directly to William.

Letter #14 From John
Watson

1820-1878

John Watson was Thomas Jackson's cousin (His mother was one of the sisters of Thomas Jackson's father.) The Watson family were farmers and had moved from England to live close by Reading and kept in fairly close contact with Thomas Jackson and his family.

Letter #14 From Matilda
Jackson

1838-1877

Thomas Jackson's Daughter