This week’s installment of the National Review’s Editorial Section examines the value of email, and how to best use it.
The question of whether email should be mandatory, or whether it should be used only when it makes sense, has been around since the 1970s.
The concept of “essential” email, which would require the use of all email to do any particular task, gained momentum as email began to gain a foothold in the workplace.
In recent years, email has gained traction in a variety of ways.
The rise of apps like Outlook.com and Google Hangouts, and the ease of managing your emails with Outlook.org have brought email into the 21st century.
But while email has made itself into an essential part of modern life, it has also been an important part of history.
If you haven’t yet, we encourage you to take a look at our email history chart and take a minute to find out why.
The first email to be sent, March 1, 1843: The first of several emails sent to President Andrew Jackson.
It took several years for the first email from Jackson to be written.
“It was not until June 30, 1845, that I received an answer to my letter, which was delivered to me by a gentleman named William Clark, of Wilmington, New Jersey,” Jackson wrote in his autobiography, The Story of My Life.
“It was then that I first began to consider the use and utility of my email.
My reply, dated June 3, was in the form of a letter from the Governor of Delaware, which I had received the previous day.”
Jackson’s initial response to his letter was a long, detailed letter, but he later sent out more than a hundred more emails in a short period of time.
According to Jackson’s autobiography, his letter to Clark included this comment: “I am pleased to receive your kind acknowledgment of my favor.
I hope your advice will assist me in obtaining my desired relief from the many difficulties I am still in, but the time has come to give my attention to the business of the government, and that of the people.
Your letter of July 1 was an earnest one, and was, as I believe, written to encourage and entreat the people to be patient, to be ready to receive whatever aid they may receive, and to give an assurance of the sincerity of their intentions.”
The letter was not, in fact, intended to encourage or entreat people to do anything, but it was a clear message that there was work to be done.
The First email to send, July 1, 1901: The second email sent to Jackson.
In this instance, Jackson’s response to Clark’s letter was brief.
Jackson continued to receive more emails, and eventually received a reply from Clark.
“(I)n 1853, I sent to the Governor in writing a reply to the letter of June 3,” Jackson told the Washington Post in 2010.
“The Governor was in answer, and, I believe in reply, sent me the enclosed letter, on July 1.”
This letter, in particular, is a great example of how Jackson’s initial letter was written in a way that was intended to inform the people of the time period in which it was written.
Jackson’s reply, however, was also written in such a way as to be read by the people at large.
The Declaration of Independence, June 14, 1776: The signature of George Washington, on the Declaration of Independency.
After Jackson’s first email, he began to receive emails from Clark, as well as from several other people.
(The Washington Post published an article on the “first email” in 2017, which we have included in this article, but there are plenty of other examples of other emails that were sent to George Washington.)
In this instance from July 1 of that year, Jackson received a letter about a bill he had been looking into, and a letter that was sent from Clark to the President asking him to consider signing a bill that would fund the United States treasury.
This is one of the most well-known emails in American history, but if you haven, take a moment to read it for yourself.
The Second email to sent, July 10, 1788: This email was sent to Washington by George Washington.
Washington sent this email to a number of people in this instance.
“[The] letter was delivered in reply to an answer, which came to me from the Commissioner of Taxes,” Washington wrote.
“On the day on which this reply was received, I received a note from the Chief Commissioner of the Revenue, requesting a time for receiving his reply, and directing me to receive it, as soon as possible.”
“I could not possibly express the astonishment with which I received this answer, or the pleasure I took in the reply, as it was an answer of