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ÔÇťAmong others who called this morning was rather an elderly woman who said she lived in Alexandria. She wanted money to pay her rents and for other purposes. She brought no letters. I did not learn her name. She said she had lived in Alexandria many years. She had a genteel appearance. “I endeavored to […]

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“On the same day the U.S. Treasury announced Andrew Jackson’s image would be removed from the front of the $20 bill, Congress moved a step closer toward declaring [James K.] Polk‘s Tennessee home a national treasure. “A bill that passed the U.S. Senate contains a provision directing the Interior Secretary to study the feasibility of […]

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The first president to have his picture taken in the White House was Mecklenburg native James K. Polk. The photographer could have caught him on a better day. In his diary for February 14, 1849, Polk complained about having to deal with office-seekers all morning: “I have great contempt for such persons and dispose of […]

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