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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to George Joy

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01540 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: St. Petersburg, Russia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 August 1812 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses some political pamphlets that dealt with the 1807 British naval attack by the ship Leopold against the Chesapeake, an American ship, and its consequences for the War of 1812. Adams was then the United States Ambassador to Russia. Joy, who lived in London, was an advocate for the Americans during the War of 1812.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Joy, George, fl. 1812-1815.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Navy, President, War of 1812, Journalism, Politics, Diplomacy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Military History, Maritime

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison War of 1812