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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1814
|Abigail Adams to Richard Rush enclosing a letter from her son John Quincy Adams to
|29 November 1814
|Adams, Abigail (1744-1818)
|Addressed to Rush as Attorney General in Washington, D.C. Encloses a letter received from her son, John Quincy Adams, to the President, James Madison, and states that he may read the political parts to the President if he desires. States that the letter is John Q. Adams opinions on the "farce" of the peace negotiations with Britain during the War of 1812, and should not be made public. Comments upon the fate of Alexandria, Virginia. Finishes by saying, "I have not a word to say, in vindication of the conduct of my own native State, but much to deplore." Free frank of John Adams.
|First Lady Women's History War of 1812 Military History President Politics Treaty Diplomacy Global History and Civics
|Adams, Abigail (1744-1818) Rush, Richard (1780-1859) Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Madison, James (1751-1836)
|The Presidency; Government & Politics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|This letter was written at the height of the War of 1812, three months after the British burned Washington and sacked Alexandria.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859