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Collection Reference Number GLC01481
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1813 
Title John Adams to James Monroe thanking him for news of John Q. Adams' diplomatic service
Date 20 April 1813
Author Adams, John (1735-1826)  
Recipient Monroe, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written in his neatest hand. Adams thanks Secretary of State Monroe for a favorable report concerning his son's diplomatic service, at St. Petersburg, and alluding to the appointment of his son to peace commissioner. John Quincy had been appointed peace commissioner on 17 April, with Russia as mediator between the U.S. and Britain, but the attempt proved abortive. However, young Adams remained and was eventually part of the peace commission that negotiated at Ghent. John Adams seems to be recalling his own diplomatic service during the Revolution as a peace commissioner and how it caused troubles for him (reference to "scabreux" or risque).
Subjects President  Diplomacy  Global History and Civics  Treaty  Revolutionary War  Military History  War of 1812  
People Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)  Adams, John (1735-1826)  Monroe, James (1758-1831)  
Place written Quincy, Massachusetts
Theme The American Revolution; War of 1812; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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