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Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) to William Eustis re: treaty of Ghent, Napoleonic wars, and threat of Barbery

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03626 Author/Creator: Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848) Place Written: Ealing, England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 August 1815 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses the Treaty of Ghent, Napoleonic Wars, threat of Barbary pirates, and the new Netherlands consititution. Re: the Napoleonic Wars, Adams writes: "France is a conquest, and as a conquest will be treated."

People: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Eustis, William, 1753-1825.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Piracy, Netherlands Constitution, President, War of 1812, Military History, France, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Napoleonic Wars, Treaty, Diplomacy, Barbary Wars, Barbary Coast, Barbary Pirates, Africa Government and Civics

Sub Era: War of 1812 The Age of Jefferson & Madison