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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to John Adams Green and Edward Butler Osborne

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07693.01 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Washington, D.C Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 March 1837 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Abolition of slavery and the right to petition

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, Abolition, African American History, Petition, Slavery, Congress, Government and Civics, Bill of Rights

Sub Era: Age of Jackson