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Adams, John (1735-1826) to James Monroe re: thanks for news of John Q. Adams diplomatic service

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01481 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 April 1813 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written in his neatest hand. Adams thanks Secretary of State Monroe for a favorable report concerning his son's diplomatic service, at St. Petersburg, and alluding to the appointment of his son to peace commissioner. John Quincy had been appointed peace commissioner on 17 April, with Russia as mediator between the U.S. and Britain, but the attempt proved abortive. However, young Adams remained and was eventually part of the peace commission the negotiated at Ghent. John Adams seems to be recalling his own diplomatic service during the Revolution as a peace commissioner and how it caused troubles for him (reference to "scabreux" or risque).

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Monroe, James, 1758-1831.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President Diplomacy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Treaty, Revolutionary War, Military History, War of 1812

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison