January 5, 2014 by Lorene
After Martin Van Buren was inaugurated, he invited Jackson to stay in the White House for a few days to rest. He declined the offer because he wanted to get back to The Hermitage as soon as possible. Before he left, he met with some of his political allies. They asked if he had any regrets. His response: He was sorry for not having shot Henry Clay and hanged John C. Calhoun.