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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to Richard Rush

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04899 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 August 1828 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Comments on "An Act for the relief of surviving officers and soldiers of the Army of the Revolution," Secretary of Treasury Rush's health, and the difficulty of his position. Anticipates Rush's resignation and thanks him for his service. Also discusses a classical essay by Rush's son, commenting on ancient Rome and the superiority of the statesman over the warrior. Docketed by Rush.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Rush, Richard, 1780-1859.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, Government and Civics, Congress, Law, Pension Soldier's Pay, Military History, Revolutionary War, Health and Medical, Children and Family, Classical World and Ancient Civilization, American Statesmen, Education

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform