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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Benjamin Rush

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04879 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 September 1807 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: With separate (disconjugate) address leaf. Also discusses Jefferson Administration as "Monarchical, anti-Republican government;" the debates in 1776; the possibility of war, and his interest in the outcome of Burr's treason trial.

People: Burr
Rush, Benjamin
Adams, John, 1735-1826.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President Government and Civics, Politics, Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Law, Treason, Vice President

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison