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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08082 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter signed Date: 16 October 1845 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Predicting Civil War in wake of slavery's expansion. .

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

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, Slavery, African American History, Civil War

Sub Era: Age of Jackson