The true story of the great stateman's matrimonial venture. A
bit of history that has been generally suppressed or destroyed.
The wrong light in which Mrs. Jackson's first husband has been
put by biographers of General Jackson. What the court records
of Virginia show with regard to the Robards divorce and Jackson's
marriage and great love for his wife.
whole public life, like his private life, was marked by a strong
purpose to follow his own bent, regardless of the consequences,
and he carried his points by the sheer force of his character.
It was in the same spirit that he invaded another man's home and
carried away his wife, paying no heed then to how the world might
look upon it. He fell in love with her. He wanted her for himself.
She reciprocated and he took her boldly away.
the Jackson presidential campaign the true history of this affair
has never been published; it was hushed up on the election of
Jackson to fill the chief office of the nation, but now that more
than a century has passed and the affair can be talked of dispassionately,
there seems to be no reason why the true facts of the case can
not be published, and justice done to the man who was wronged.