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Collection Reference Number GLC06312
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1832 
Title John Quincy Adams to Joseph Blunt discussing a British sailor executed for serving on an American ship during the war of 1812
Date 27 November 1832
Author Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)  
Recipient Blunt, Joseph  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses an example of a British sailor executed for serving on an American ship during the war of 1812. Also discusses Andrew Jackson's election, de-emphasizing its importance, and comments that "the real difficulties of the Country are in another quarter," referring to slavery and the nullification crisis. Closes by quipping: "Van Buren seems to have got the start of Mr. Calhoun, but the whirligig of Time brings about its revenges."
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Navy  Death Penalty  Treason  Military Law  Election  Government and Civics  President  Nullification  Slavery  African American History  Politics  
People Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)  Blunt, Joseph (1792-1860)  Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme War of 1812; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime; Law; The Presidency; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
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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