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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to Aaron Hobart

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06314 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 May 1836 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes that Daniel Webster, in his attempt to gain control of the Senate, has destroyed his own ambitions to be President and any Senate opposition to Jackson. Has "no confidence in the present administration" regarding the national bank crisis and currency. Also discusses confirmation of Roger B. Taney as Chief Justice, and Henry Clay's continuing opposition to Jackson.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Hobart, Aaron, 1787-1858.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.
Taney, Roger Brooke, 1772-1864.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: American Statesmen, Politics, Government and Civics, Congress, Election, President, Coins and Currency, Economics, Finance, Banking, Bank of the US, Supreme Court

Sub Era: Age of Jackson