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American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House - John Meacham, Jon Meacham

In a private letter in the winter of 1833, Richard Wellesley, the Marquis Wellesley and elder brother of the Duke of Wellington, hoped for "the dissolution of the American confederacy, which I think would be a great benefit to the civilized world."

 

I feel ya, Marquis.