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Adams, John (1735-1826) to Benjamin Rush re: Jefferson and Madison's Presidential terms, War of 1812

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07492 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1812/09/18 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: "Those who brought us into this confusion are the best qualified to bring us out of it" (War of 1812).

People: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President, War of 1812, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Military History, Presidents Discussing Presidents, Vice President

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison