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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to Joseph Blunt

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06312 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 November 1832 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses an example of a British sailor executed for serving on an American ship during the war of 1812. Also discusses Andrew Jackson's election, de-emphasizing its importance, and comments that "the real difficulties of the Country are in another quarter," referring to slavery and the nullification crisis. Closes by quipping: "Van Buren seems to have got the start of Mr. Calhoun, but the whirligig of Time brings about its revenges."

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Blunt, Joseph, 1792-1860.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: War of 1812, Military History, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Navy, Death Penalty, Treason, Military Law, Election, Government and Civics, President, Nullification, Slavery, African American History, Politics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson