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Adams, John (1735-1826) to James Ronaldson

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.002 Author/Creator: Adams, John (1735-1826) Place Written: Montezillo [i.e. Quincy] Type: Letter signed Date: 23 February 1820 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Character of General Jackson.

People: Ronaldson, James, 1768-1842.
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Jackson, General

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Military History, War of 1812, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, President

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform