5. Andrew Jackson to Colonel Anthony Butler, 6 March 1832
. . . [If anything?] can paralize the course of the executive, it will be done - they have become envious of its success, both at home and abroad, and Clay, Calhoun, and Webster have [never?] ceased to endeavor to put me down and the supreme court in a late decision declaring the Cherokees an independent nation, have united, to embarrass me. It all will not do. I have always relied on the good intelligence and virtue of the people. They will decide . . .
Very respectfully your friend,
5. Andrew Jackson to Colonel Anthony Butler, 6 March 1832, in John S. Bassett, ed., Correspondence of Andrew Jackson vol. 4 (Washington: Carnegie Institute, 1929), 415.