Andrew Jackson - June 8
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On JUNE 8, 1845, "Old Hickory" died. Wounded by a sword during the Revolutionary War, he later fought the Seminole Indians and in the War of 1812 defeated the British at New Orleans. He was governor of the Florida Territory, and is credited with proposing the name "Tennessee" at that State's first convention. His wife Rachel died just three months before he took office as the 7th U.S. President. His name was Andrew Jackson. In his 2nd Inaugural, he said: "It is my fervent prayer to that Almighty Being before whom I now stand, and who has kept us in His hands from the infancy of our Republic to the present day...that He will...inspire the hearts of my fellow-citizens that we may be preserved from danger." On December 30, 1836, to Mr. Donelson whose wife died, Andrew Jackson wrote: "We cannot recall her, we are commanded by our dear Saviour, not to mourn for the dead, but for the living...She has changed a world of woe for a world of eternal happiness, and we ought to prepare as we too must follow...'The Lord's will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'" Of the Bible, President Jackson stated: "That book, Sir, is the Rock upon which our republic rests."