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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to editor of Quincy Patriot

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03707 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 September 1838 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written as Member of Congress. A report to his constituents regarding petitions made concerning the right to petition and its suppression through the Gag Rule, abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia and the slave trade in the US, his opposition to the admission of Texas, a condemnation of the "fraudulent" Treaty of New Echota which removed the Cherokee Indians and a bill for suppressing duelling between representatives. Pages are stained.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, Congress, Government and Civics, Petition, Slavery, African American History, Abolition, Slave Trade, Washington, D.C., Texas, Statehood, American West, Treaty, Forgery and Fraud, American Indian History, Law, Duel, Westward Expansion, Land Transaction, Refugees, Immigration and Migration

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery The First Age of Reform