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Collection Reference Number GLC02291
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title Abigail Adams to Richard Rush enclosing a letter from her son John Quincy Adams to
Date 29 November 1814
Author Adams, Abigail (1744-1818)  
Recipient Bush, Richard  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects First Lady  Women's History  War of 1812  Military History  President  Politics  Treaty  Diplomacy  Global History and Civics  
People Adams, Abigail (1744-1818)  Rush, Richard (1780-1859)  Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)  Madison, James (1751-1836)  
Place written Quincy, Massachusetts
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information This letter was written at the height of the War of 1812, three months after the British burned Washington and sacked Alexandria.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859