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Adams, John (1735-1826) to James Ronaldson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.002 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Montezillo [i.e. Quincy] Type: Letter signed Date: 23 February 1820 Pagination: 1 p. : free frank : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Character of General Jackson.

Background Information:

Full Transcript: Montezillo Febuary 23d.-1820
Sir
I have received your favour of the 16th and loose (struck: no time) not a moment to acknowledge my obligation for it - I have ...been attentive to the Actions and Character of General Jacksen [sic] and have read the volume of his Geography - and have no hesitation in giving my opinion - that he is one of the greatest Military Characters that North America has produced - no present of (inserted: the) kind could have been more acceptable to me - than a Bust of this great Man - to whom we are all so deeply indebted - it is the more pleasing as it is the works of Mr. Rush - a Native American - and a Name very dear to me - I have not had time as yet, to send an Order for the precious Monument - which I shall preserve with great Care, for the Contemplation of my Posterity -

I am Sir with many thanks for
your kindness, and politeness,
your obliged friend and humble Servant
John Adams
James Ronaldson Esqr
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People: Ronaldson, James, 1768-1842
Adams, John, 1735-1826
Jackson, General

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryWar of 1812Art, Music, Theater, and FilmPresident

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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