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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) An oration delivered before the inhabitants of the town of Newburyport, at their request, on the sixty-first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1837.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00506 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Newburyport, Massachusetts Type: Pamphlet signed Date: 1837 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Inscribed on front cover: "John Connell Esq. from John Quincy Adams" Discusses the history of the independence movement; finding support from the Declaration of Independence; attacking nullification and states rights; condemning slavery; supporting free speech, etc. Pale blue paper cover. Printed by Morss and Brewster.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, President, Declaration of Independence, Fourth of July, Nullification, Slavery, Civil Rights

Sub Era: Age of Jackson