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Adams, Charles Francis (1807-1886) to George Jay

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02505.01 Author/Creator: Adams, Charles Francis (1807-1886) Place Written: Quincy, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 May 1848 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Calls Jay's attention to eulogies written on the death of Adams' father, John Quincy Adams. Notes that Americans are closely watching Europe, where "Change is now the rule and stability the exception." Jay was in London.

People: Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886.
Jay, George, fl. 1848.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President Death, American Statesmen, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Government and Civics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson