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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to Edward C. Delavan

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01409 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 July 1832 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Adams thanks Delavan for the 5th number of the Temperance Recorder, a publication of the New York State Temperance Society of which Delavan was chairman. Assures Delavan that he will distribute copies of the issue as "may fulfill the humane and benevolent purposes of the New York State Temperance Society, and their Executive Committee."

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Delavan, Edward Cornelius, 1793-1871.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, Temperance and Prohibition, Alcohol, Journalism, Reform Movement

Sub Era: Age of Jackson