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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to Uriah Tracy

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04754 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Quincy Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 April 1812 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Adams writes about the possibility of an amendment against slavery, the fact that the House of Representatives represents freemen, and discusses the New York elections.

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: President, War of 1812, Politics, Government and Civics, Election, Freemen, Congress, Slavery, Abolition, Emancipation, US Constitution, US Constitutional Amendment

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison