Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to Susan Decatur
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00105
Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)
Place Written: Washington, D.C.
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 10 January 1832
Pagination: 1 p.
Summary of Content: Responding to Decatur’s letter, Adams will find it ”highly gratifying” if he is able to aid Decatur in advancing her claim currently before Congress. Decatur was attempting to secure a pension for service rendered by her husband, Commodore Stephen Decatur, who died in a duel in 1820.
Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860
Full Transcript: Mrs. Susan Decatur. Georgetown, Washington 10. Jan 1832, Dear Mrs. Decatur., I received your Letter of 2d inst. together with the Documents relating to your claim now before Congress. It will be highly gratifying to me, if in the discharge of my duties it may be in my power to render you any acceptable service., Being with the most respectful regard, dear Mrs. Decatur, your obedt ServtJ.Q. Adams
Keywords/Subjects: President;, Duel;, Pension, Marriage;, Women’s History;, Navy;, Congress;, Finance;, Soldier’s Pay;
Sub Era: Age of JacksonOrder Image