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                 Adams Family Papers Project
                Morristown NHP Summer 2006



Document #: 1
Date: 10 March 1797
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 508-513
LWS #: 3360
To: Cotton Tufts esq.
From: Abigail Adams
Location: London
Number of Pages: 5
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - Abigail looks to visit Tufts soon, as Mr. Adams is too engaged in
          public affairs to be concerned with accounts due, etc. therefore she
          takes care of them
      - Will take care of Mr. Eanttany’s bill immediately
      - Has confidence in the system of the country
      - Signed “loving niece”


Document #: 2
Date: 3 December 1816
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 514-515
LWS #: 4370
To: Henry Ward
From: Asher Adams
Location: Boston
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - most is too light to read
      - mention of a bill of 100$ to Jacob Manning


Document #: 3
Date: 19 March 1884
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 516-519
LWS #: 2
To: Mr. Mason
From: Charles Adams Jr.
Location: North Brookfield
Number of Pages: 4
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content: [Document # 3 cont.]
      - conflict in the birth and marriage of Daniel Shays.
      - Daniel’s parents were married in 1744, Daniel’s birth was 1740,
          making him 4 years old before his parents were married
      - Adams has recorded that no birth date could be found
      - Lincoln’s History and Drake’s Dictionary of American Biography gives
          birth as 1767 and death in 29 September 1825
      - Drake says he died September of 1825 at age 84, therefore would
          have been born in 1741
      - If Drake’s time is accurate, Daniel is the child of his father and 1st
          wife
      - Requests the name of his 1st wife along with the date of marriage


Document #: 4
Date: 5 February 1854
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #:
LWS #:
To: Mr. John J. French
From: Charles F. Adams
Location: Boston
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - sending an autograph as French requested


Document #: 5
Date: 1 January 1858
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 521-523
LWS #: 3347
To: F. H Underwood
From: Charles F. Adams
Location: 54 West Benon Street
Number of Pages: 3
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - wants to help editors/publishers of the Atlantic Monthly
      - does not want to write the book proposed by Underwood
      - can attest to the difference between Hamilton and Adams
      - will attest to his statements until he is proven wrong


Document #: 6
Date: 2 June 1870
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 524-525
LWS #:
To: L. C. Randall, esq.
From: Charles F. Adams
Location: London
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
       - Bound in Edward Waldo Emerson, The Early Years of the Saturday
          Club, 1885-1870 – Vol. II
       [Document # 6 cont.]
       - Did not have Randall’s address to respond sooner
       - Comments traveling in a foreign country puts you at the mercy of
          someone else’s directions, recommends Murray’s guide book for
          historical sights
       - Mentions House of Parliament is a common locations for US visitors
       - experience abroad taught him a great deal
       - Liked the public gardens/grounds, galleries, art, ancient Cathedral’s


Document #: 7
Date: 12 April 1800
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 526- 527
LWS #: 2113
To:
From: Francis Adams
Location:
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - Payment of debt, $192.64 from W. James Aderson
Document #: 8
Date: 3 December 1900
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 528-531
LWS #: 4987
To: Mr. James H. Manning
From: George M. Adams
Location:
Number of Pages: 4
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - received favor, requests notification when Emay’s Biblical Museum is
          published – (revised edition)
      - McCarthy visited the publication house to see if it would be complete
          by the Spring, not sure if there are any other plans for a publication
      - has index for 4th Volume (Chronicles to Proverbs) for the publication
          and manuscripts for final volume (Ecclesiastes to Malachai)


Document #: 9
Date: 7 June 1902
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 532-533
LWS #: 4987
To: Mr. James H. Manning
From: George M. Adams
Location:
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - J. T. Jay asked Adams to help complete “Biblical Museum” – work is
          continuing
      - Because of delay, Adams assumed it was not being completed

      [Document # 9 cont.]
      - Adams wrote receiving a reply they were not ready
      - Has manuscripts for final volume and would be happy to see them
         completed


Document #: 10
Date: 24 August 1771
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 535-536
LWS #:
To: G. Haly esq.
From: John Adams
Location: Boston
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - autograph inserted
      - Bound in Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution,
          Volume IV
      - Writing in regard to the favor of 25 May
      - Clarifies misunderstanding of last letter, where Haly thought Adams
          said the shipment was of less value, more to the letter which had been
          lost
      - Created power of attorney for Haly to prepare for Captain Freeman,
          asks Haley to have certified by Justice of the Peace and the bank
      - advises getting the document recognized before the mayor


 Document #: 11
Date: 22 August 1780
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 536-537
LWS #: 3328
To: Mr. Laurae
From: John Adams
Location: Amsterdam
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - states England is filling Europe with ideas of destroying the
          Americans
      - people of Philadelphia/Boston are trying to secure Art of Peace, and
          laying foundations for future improvement in Science and Literature –
          first attempt at “tranquility of mind,” in the middle of the war
      - asks Laurae if the available proceedings should be published
      - new Constitution of Massachusetts Bay is available for
          translation/publication
      - copy of publication of Proceedings of the Maps for the Academy of Arts
          and Sciences is available, requests the copies back, as Adams has
          only one copy


Document #: 12
Date: 26 May 1789
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 539-541
LWS #:
To: Benjamin Lincoln esq.
From: John Adams

[Document # 12 cont.]
Location: New York
Number of Pages: 3
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - in response to Lincoln’s questions – Adams asks:
             o if the sovereignty of the nation rests in national/state
                government
             o Is there more than one sovereignty, if so there are 11, no
                general government with 11 sovereignties to 1
             o Asks if Constitution and Laws of US are Supreme in the land
             o Supreme Magistrate of US is the Supreme Magistrate of the
                land – therefore this info should answer Lincoln’s question
      - States the clergy prays for all government officials
      - governor of Pennsylvania has yielded to Senator, unless every
          governor yields to the president and vice president, Congress should
          go home
      - it seems if governors rank with the president and vice president
      - if people are ignorant and mistake one for the other, they will remain
          that way
      - government has instituted 2 offices equal in rank, a head of Executive
          and head of Legislature, if a governor ranks with 1 then ranks with
          both


Document #: 13
Date: 2 March 1789
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 542-545
LWS #: 3327
To: Eliphalet Fitch esq.
From: John Adams
Location: Philadelphia
Number of Pages: 4
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
       - apologizes for late response to 24 May 1797 letter
       - Fitch’s last letter, style, matter, handwriting, show good health
       - was busy w/publication officers and does not have time to enjoy
          books, etc., only time for his family and farm
      -   calls Fitch lucky for tending his farm and making a fortune for his
          family
      -   Adams says he can not be in law w/o expressing loss
      -   calls Fitch “witty among his friends, changing their bigotry to candor”
      -   Says Thomas Paine and Will Goodwin have made their statement but
          made it dangerous for any followers
      -   Thanks Fitch for his presents of wine sent


Document #: 14
Date: 26 November 1812
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 546-552
LWS #: 3329
To: John Binns
From: John Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 7
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - received a letter signed “a friend” w/package of valuable seeds and
          political pamphlet attached – gave seeds to May’s Academy for
          Botanical Gardens

[Document # 14 cont.]
     - pamphlet was the “address to the people of England” by William
        Cobbet
     - Adams is sure it is from someone w/in the Pale of British Board of
        Commissions in Philadelphia
     - Said foreigners such as this are not uncommon in England and
        Cobbet would be a fool to make himself known publicly for “most
        atrocious crimes”
     - Questions if Cobbet thinks English would believe his publications
     - Does not believe it to be a forgery of the French
     - Comments the references in the book
     - Book says ½ of colonists were Loyalists, Adams corrects it to be 1/3
     - 9th pg states Adams and George III were trying to bind America and
        England @ all costs – calls Cobbet an idiot for such a thing
     - says comment of Cobbet about Secret Service and Jefferson is
        character of a corrupt Englishman
     - Cobbet claims Congress was presided over with few oppositions,
        Adams states under he and Jefferson, the House and Senate were
        very divided
     - Cobbet lists associates of Adams who states it would be up to those
        men to refute claims made against them
      -   Comments how Cobbet’s claim of being able to get along w/king is
          impossible to keep between the Americans/monarchy
      -   Cobbet calls Franklin “odious” – Adams says this is
          malicious/conceited b/c w/all Franklin’s faults, he is virtuous and
          talented
      -   Continues refuting Cobbet’s criticisms/attacks on Washington,
          Jefferson and Adams
      -   Adams never called for the alleged Council of Trenton Cobbet wrote
          about
      -   Author of pamphlet is irrelevant but Adams never had any connection
          with Cobbet


Document #: 15
Date: 7 September 1813
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 553-554
LWS #: Bound in Collection of H.G Spafford, 1813-1817
To: H. G. Spafford
From: John Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - received letter and Gazetteer from Spafford
      - compliments Spafford's research on State of New York
      - war will aggrandize in New York and other states around Great Lakes
      - Adams hopes himself to be disciplinarian enough to obey the
          president’s orders
      - Calls Jefferson/Madison “respectable” in US history and their letters
          are worth preserving
      - Wishes Spafford good health and well being


Document #: 16
Date: 10 October 1813
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 555-556
LWS #: Spafford Collection
To: H. G. Spafford
From: John Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
[Document # 16 cont.]
     - commends Spafford’s ambition to spread information
     - safest conveyance of information to France is through US presidential
        Ambassadors
     - mentions his correspondences w/his son were interrupted under
        British orders or French edicts, and have now stopped altogether
     - uncertain if his son is in Europe, therefore does not have advice
     - will send a copy of Spafford’s proposal w/letter to son, if it is to be
        presented to the Emperor, it should be secured tightly


Document #: 17
Date: 22 November 1813
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 557-558
LWS #: Spafford Collection
To: Benjamin Lincoln esq.
From: John Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - read Gazetteer of NY designed for emperor and will send it with Mr.
          Ingraham to Russia, (knows the minister there)
      - not sure if they should inform Europe of increasing strength/numbers
          of American States
      - calls Europe jealous of America, and would be more so
      - showed Spafford’s book to neighbor Mr. Quincy, the Secretary of the
          American Academy of Arts and Science
      - wishes Massachusetts had a Spafford to produce writing – people
          have forgotten principal of “know thyself”
      - wished for letters of Canada as well
      - says the title “Gazette” is too modest for work he is producing


Document #: 18
Date: 29 December 1813
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 559-560
LWS #: Spafford Collection
To: H. G. Spafford
From: John Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - has given 50 pg of Gazetteer and a volume for the Emperor of Russia
         to Josiah Quincy to give Ingraham to take to St. Petersburg
      - is sending his own letters w/Spafford’s things; therefore they all have
         the same fate
      - comments how quickly Spafford’s state is growing


Document #: 19
Date: 2 January 1814
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 561-562
LWS #: Spafford Collection
To: H. G. Spafford
From: John Adams

[Document # 19 cont.]
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - resigned as President of the Academy before Spafford’s nomination
          and has not attended a meeting since
      - looks forward to seeing his son, but is not sure when that will be
      - asks if Spafford saw Jefferson on his tour and inquires how he is
          doing


Document #: 20
Date: 23 August 1814
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 563-566
LWS #: 3359
To: John Tyler and Hazel Wood of Virginia
From: John Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 4
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - opens w/quote, “you are unable to discover in our form of government
          any resemblance of aristocracy”
      - says any government with power vested in the Executive branch
          resembles aristocracy
      -   US government entrusts power in to very few; 34 Senators are the
          Representative Sovereignty of 7 or 8 million
      -   they oversee laws, treaties etc., have power of impeachment and over
          the judges
      -   Senators are appointed by Legislative who are elected by the
          population; therefore the Senate more than House of Representatives
          represents an aristocracy
      -   systems of checks and balances was put into place to help alleviate
          resemblance of aristocracy, not sure of the balance has been found
          yet
      -   Adams says that in his # 13 he will comment where Taylor/Wood’s
          mistake is


Document #: 21
Date: 4 June 1815
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 567
LWS #: Spafford Collection
To: H. G. Spafford
From: John Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - Adams says his son is most likely in England, but has no letter
          stating so, last heard from him 21 March when he was in Paris, in the
          center of a “curious revolution”
      - Charles VII of Sweden had a confrontation with the Turks
      - An officer complimented Charles on a recount he heard of a battle,
          Charles said the story was an exaggeration of the truth
      - Adam’s states that George III has not fulfilled his promises to the US
          or to him as England’s representative
      - Can not subscribe to Spafford’s publications any more


Document #: 22
Date: 24 December 1814

[Document # 22 cont.]
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 568
LWS #: Spafford Collection
To:
From: John Adams
Location:
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: printed
Content:
      - Anecdote of His Present Majesty
      - Said when Adams came to the court and gave his speech – he was
          thoroughly confused
      - King said he was the last who consented to “dismemberment” of the
          Empire by US independence


Document #: 23
Date: 1815
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 568-571
LWS #: Spafford Collection
To: sent to H.G. Spafford, printed in the “New York American”
From: John Adams
Location:
Number of Pages: 4
Type of Manuscript: printed
Content:
      - letter from Adams (as ambassador of England) to Mr. Jay
      - Adams refutes criticism of the claim that there is a repulsion between
          independence and good breeding
      - told that the 1st time an ambassador comes to court they should do so
          w/compliments to the king
      - when presented to the king, he wanted relations to be the best they
          can among US and Britain; wished the royal family well
      - king says having a US ambassador to England will form an “epoch” in
          history
      - says that exchanges between the king and Adams should remain
          private unless the king or his secretary decide to publish it
      - king commented that French did not find Adams in the best of
          manners of what they are used to


Document #: 24
Date: 26 July
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 572-573
LWS #: Spafford Collection
To: H. G. Spafford
From: John Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - looks forward to son’s return though not sure when it will be, says
         son will probably not know what to do with himself when he returns,
         as John Adams felt the same when he would return from long travels
      - congratulates Spafford on being nominated into the American
         Academy
      - says that no work of Spafford’s will disturb him
      - he likes the style and humor of Spafford’s – therefore has adopted
         them both

[Document # 24 cont.]
     - bottom has attached listing of remaining survivors who signed
        Declaration of Independence


Document #: 25
Date: 20 September 1816
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 574
LWS #: 3358
To:
From: John Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - received request from Dr. Mase for letters of recipient’s father for
          publication
      - Adams has some but it is difficult to find letters from Philadelphia,
          NY, Holland, England, etc.
      - Letters contain truths that were never communicated to his
          mother/brother/sisters, info will be valuable to history and traditions
          - won’t release them w/o recipient’s and recipient’s mother’s
          permission
      - Also wants promise of the return of the letters, they are of
          “immeasurable” value
      - Says the world is calm but Europe and Asia may be at war within a
          year, hopes the US does not “engage in a Crusade”


Document #: 26
Date: 31 January 1817
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 575
LWS #: H. G. Spafford
To: H. G. Spafford
From: John Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - thanks Spafford for magazines containing “useful matter”
      - Spafford asks for Adams’s opinion regarding essays of Franklin.
          Spafford gave his displeased opinion; therefore Adams thinks his
          opinion won’t make a difference
      - Says Spafford does not have a clear grasp of The Majesty of Religion
          and recommends some readings
      - Tells him not to take anything “on trust” and separate the truth to
          find divinity of religion


Document #: 27
Date: 30 July 1780
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 577-578
LWS #: 3332
To: “My Dear Cooper”
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Brussels
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:

[Document # 27 cont.]
     - account of journey from journal
     - 25 July – intended to set out for Holland
     - those who traveled with him went to Franklin and the lieutenant for
        passports
     - (next several lines are too light to read)
     - signed the letter “Polydone”


Document #: 28
Date: 25 June 1797
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 579
LWS #: 4708
To: W. J. Luzac
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: The Hague
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - received speech from president of the United States
      - sending it to Luzac for Europe, hopes he sees it as a pledge for the US
          to keep the peace in their own country
      - wanted to see Luzac one more time before he departed – Mr. Murray
          wanted to meet with Luzac
      - said happily his words can assure Luzac how much he is revered by
          Adams


Document #: 29
Date: 4 July 1797
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 580-581
LWS #: 3344
To: W. J. Luzac
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: (? Maasshiys?)
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - Adams is leaving the Hague and did not introduce Luzac to Murray;
          therefore will send Murray a letter so they can meet
      - Murray is member of the House of Representatives from Maryland,
          maintaining virtue that some states have been unable to do
      - Thanks Luzac for his intervention with affairs, especially France
      - Mentions the cruel treatment of General Pickney by France, though
          the US wants to pursue peace, will defend their honor


Document #: 30
Date: 6 and 18 December 1810
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 582-585
LWS #: 3343
To: Hon. Samuel L. Mitchell
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: St. Petersburg
Number of Pages: 4
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
[Document # 30 cont.]
Content:
     - Mr. W. B. Adams has been in Russia for about 2 weeks and plans to
         go to Gothenburg, then America
     - He and many others missed the ship he came in on, those who did
         make it took to the sea at a very dangerous time
     - The elements are only a small part of the dangers of the journey –
         refers to the British as “good friends” who left only the very north
         passage open – while the French have been doing what they can to
         exclude the US
     - Over 200 vessels have been received in ports of Russia but unsure if
         ports of Sweden and Denmark will open
     - British blocked the seas so US ships have to go through the British to
         sail through the Baltic
     - Thought that England will block the Baltic eventually so no vessels
         can pass, leaving the White Sea which British can eventually block as
         well
     - If British and France break their agreement with each other, that will
         injure the US
     - Congress is discussing the above matters
     - Britain cutting off the US makes the US independent of the mercy of
         British, whereas Europe is under the British thumb
     - Suggests giving commerce all the protection US laws will allow but US
         can’t protect from foreign aggression
     - Europe is @ peace but wars still ring in France where the rulers have
         not yet been “dilated”
     - England will remain unconquered but will be lying in a state of
         extremes
     - Because of the nature of US commerce, England can ruin trade
         depending on their interests
     - Britain attacking on the Sea, French on land will make the US unable
         to defend themselves
     - Suggests arming US shores to match Europe’s #s, perhaps they won’t
         be so quick to attack


Document #: 31
Date: 31 December 1811, 31 March 1812
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 586
LWS #: 3342
To: John Quincy Adams
From: United States of America
Location: St. Petersburg
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - Budget to pay salaries of Secretary etc.


Document #: 32
Date: 28 August 1814
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 587-588
LWS #: H. G. Spafford collection
To: H. G. Spafford
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Albany
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - received 2 copies of Spafford’s Gazetteer, keeping one and sending one
          to Emperor of Russia – has not been to Russia in 2 years, intends on
          going but is not sure if Emperor will even be there
      - wants to get Spafford’s work to Emperor’s public library to extend
          knowledge to all
      - book contains a great deal of useful information
      - research sent shows want for continuation, perhaps will publish a
          history of the state of New York where the current one (Smith) ends
      - Patriots and philanthropists will want to read it, if no one else does it
          the history will be lost

[Document # 32 cont.]
     - Thanks Spafford for kind wishes, Adams only wished for his country’s
        peace
     - Hopes the Hand that guided them through the Revolution does so
        now


Document #: 33
Date: 1 February 1815
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 589-590
LWS #: 362
To: W. L. Smith esq.
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Brussels
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      -   sending back 1st volume of Madame de Stael’s Book, sent by mistake –
          also enclosing a French book Smith requested
      -   upon leaving, forgot to make 2 payments, one for a Latin treatise
      -   asks Smith to pay and Adams will pay Smith when he sees him, 2nd
          payment is 5 Francs going to Victorie
      -   received a letter from Mrs. Adams saying she will write Mrs. Smith
      -   Adams will be leaving his location in a few days


Document #: 34
Date: 30 November 1815
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 591-592
LWS #: H.G. Spafford Collection
To: H. G. Spafford
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: London
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - received letter and pamphlets
      - happy to hear of the peace between the US and Britain is satisfactory
      - Gazetteer will be sent to St. Petersburg for the Conqueror of Russia as
          soon as a ship is sailing there
      - says affairs in Europe are affecting world affairs and have given the
          world lessons of all human history


Document #: 35
Date: 18 October 1819
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 593
LWS #: 3341
To: President of the United States
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Washington
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - upon arriving, received dispatcher from Spain and letter from the
          French Minister – the latter is enclosed

[Document # 35 cont.]
     - says French Minister W. de Neville has shown he is anxious in
        knowing the state of US and Spain relations
      -   Adams if he should postpone his visit to France until next spring?


Document #: 36
Date: 10 July 1820
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 595
LWS #: 3345
To: G. A. Otis Esq.
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Washington to Philadelphia
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - received letter along with 1st volume of translation of Botta’s History of
          the American Revolution
      - very valuable to US literature, though Adams does not have anything
          to compare it to
      - says if there are any challenges to it, they would be with “scrupulous
          fidelity”
      - says Dr. Johnson usually “infects” one language with another’s idioms
          when he translates
      - tells Otis that translation will get easier, but US will be pleased to
          have a history in their own language


Document #: 37
Date: 11 May 1824
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 596-597
LWS #: 3340
To: General H. A. S. Dearborn
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Washington to Boston
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - returning enclosed letter, should have been sooner but went to the
          president before returned
      - British/Continental European policy towards South America has not
          been fully disclosed
      - job is to watch them with a close eye to see how their intentions
          develop; duty is preserve peace /Union of US
      - says Britain has violated, going beyond her ¼ of the globe, which she
          has tendency to do
      -   calls the Spanish Revolutionary Constitution defective
      -   a Constitution should be able to perform the basic functions of a
          government, Spain’s does not
      -   there was treachery among the generals because of general distrust of
          the overall cause
      -   Civil War erupted putting a double government in place before France
          or the “Holy Alliance” could interfere
      -   Received a letter from Mr. Childs, his opinions are doubtful and need
          to “modified with authentic information”
      -   Document and debates regarding Marquis of Lansdown and Sir James
          Macintosh have given British/French policy of South America, these
          were presented to Parliament
      -   certain Britain will not favor revolution – US must be careful not to be
          dragged into issues with the Holy Alliance and can’t live in fear of
          being attacked by them
      -   References Dearborn’s father’s wishes to be dispatched to return to
          the US


Document #: 38
Date: 25 June 1825
Reel #: 1

[Document # 38 cont.]
Film Counter #: 598
LWS #: 3339
To: J. Meredith Esq.
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Washington to Boston
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
       - Letter discusses negotiation of Ghent
       - British committed acts against citizens of the US without a
          Declaration of War
       - Britain said they would stop negotiation with America if she continues
          demands of the present time, US therefore stopped making said
          demands


Document #: 39
Date: 9 October 1825
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 599-600
LWS #: 1003
To: Levi Lincoln, governor of Massachusetts
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Quincy to Worcester
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - Family circumstances caused him to postpone his visit; therefore
          can’t attend the cattle show or dinner
      - Intends to go Saturday and spend next day with Mr. Boylsten, a friend
          of his
      - Requests a breakfast meeting when he arrives
      - says he will be traveling as a private citizen


Document #: 40
Date: 15 July 1826
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 601
LWS #: 3346
To: Philip Hone esq., Mayor of the City of New York
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - received letter and copy of “Resolution of Common Council” remarking
          of the passing of Adams and Jefferson dying on the 50th Anniversary
          of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence
      - thanks Hone for his sympathy towards the family


Document #: 41
Date: 13 February 1828
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 602

[Document # 41 cont.]
LWS #: 3338
To: Secretary of” War
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Washington
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      -   looked over letters of Thomas L. McKinley regarding the war
          department’s negotiation of various Indian tribes
      -   requests compensation be made by McKinley, giving a specific amount
          and reasons, what has been given thus far is fair and adequate


Document #: 42
Date: 31 December 1828
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 603-606
LWS #: 3349
To: William Plummer esq.
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Washington
Number of Pages: 4
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - just received letters of 20th, delay was not because of the
          mismanagement of mail
      - would send a copy of letters from self-appointed leader the Federal
          party, but will be printed along with responses
      - letters sent by Plumar are most important
      - doubtful if living witnesses remain from Northern Confederacy at
          Washington in the winter 1803-1804
      - received most information from Mr. Tracy – Connecticut Senator


Document #: 43
Date: 30 September 1830
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 607-610
LWS #: 3348
To: William Plumer esq.
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Quincy to Epping
Number of Pages: 4
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - talks about “Jackalls” who are trying to discredit Adams, Walsh in the
          “National Gazette” and Charles King in the “New York American”
      - In 1812 King claimed he traveled from Boston to North Hampton with
          Chief Justine Parsons where the leading Federalists were going to
          separate from the Union and “shake off the negro states”
      - Later King wrote Adams saying no one used the phrase “shaking off
          the negro states” and the Federalists were opposed to separation
     -   Mr. Parsons claimed the Madison administration would adopt policies
         to lead to the dissolution of the Union
     -   “New York American” wrote an article saying Adams made charges
         against the Hartford Convention
     -   Adams wrote King asking the author of the article and the author’s
         view of the Hartford Convention
     -   King said he was the author and won’t answer 2nd question
     -   Said to Plummer this example shows the credibility of the accusations
         made

[Document # 43 cont.]
     - Suspended publication of his pamphlet for reasons other than the
        slander from King


Document #: 44
Date: 15 November 1831
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 611
LWS #: 3334
To: Mr. John H. Easthawn
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Washington to Boston
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - enclosing a letter received from Tennessee – has no professional
          acquaintances there but in past years received several letters
      - sent a copy of the “Eulogy of Monroe” when it was published
      - asks Easthawn answers expressing his interests, not Adams’
      - states that Easthawn can take the profit from the correspondence of
          he sees fit and to make any agreement he wishes with Mr. Martin
      - also requests returns of Martin’s letter


Document #: 45
Date: 1832
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 612-616
LWS #: Bound collection
To:
From: John Quincy Adams
Location:
Number of Pages: 5
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
     “Bill of the Prevention of Frauds”
     - states when one quality of wool or cotton in a container is mixed with
         a lesser quality, causing the devaluation of the overall product, the
         new value should be set at the quality of the lesser material, not the
         two averaged together
     - if there is question regarding quality and the containers examined,
         minimum value will be assigned
     - violators will be charged with high misdemeanor in front of the US
         Circuit Court and charged a fine
     - packages found to be less quality then expected will be confiscated
     - Along with original invoice, there should be a 2nd invoice if the
         container has to be examined. The 2nd invoice will be certified and
         sent to the recipient, not the first invoice
     - fines will be placed on the supplier, not those shipping the
         merchandise


Document #: 46
Date: 21 March 1833
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 617 - 618
LWS #: 3336
To: General William Donnison
From: John Quincy Adams

[Document # 46 cont.]
Location: Washington to Boston
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - Letter from Donnison took a month to arrive. Adams would have
          attended to it right away but was at the closing meeting of Congress
          when he received it
      - twice applied to the War Department regarding letter
      - War Department is very busy during a session of Congress where
          there are many new clerks and such
      - Requests a list to be given to Adams’ secretary, she will search and
          send what is found


Document #: 47
Date: 26 March 1833
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 619
LWS #: 3337
To: General William Donnison
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Washington to Boston
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - enclosed a warrant of $216.66, one year from 4 March 1831
      - requests a letter of receipt, will stay at present location until he
          receives it


Document #: 48
Date: 25 April 1839
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 620-621
LWS #: 464
To: Mr. George Washington Lafayette
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Washington to Paris
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - before he left for Congressional session last year received letters from
          Lafayette’s father and surviving family members along with memories
          which are being sent to Library of Congress
      - at the meeting he presented to both sides of the House the packet
          forwarded by Lafayette, sending an “authenticated copy” of the
          revolution as thanks From the House
      - presented by Mr. Burch who will be going to France for health reasons
          until the next session of Congress
      - work of Lafayette’s father has left him fond in Adams’ mind – honored
          that Congress selected him to preside over the memorial tribute –
          hopes that when he passes, his name will be remembered along side
          of Lafayette


Document #: 49
Date: 12 June 1839
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 622
LWS #: 3337
To: B. F. Presbury, C. P. Alwood and W. Crocher, Committee of the Whig Young
Men of Taunton Vicinity
[Document # 49 cont.]
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Quincy
Number of Pages: 1
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - desires to join group celebration of the National Anniversary, flattered
          they asked him to address the meeting
      - can not and turned down other requests as well
      - wishes luck for the day and future days with the spirit which their
          fathers fought


Document #: 50
Date: 17 March 1841
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 623-626
LWS #: 3335
To: Mr. T. Jocelyn, Joshua Leavitt, and Lewis Tappan
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Washington to New York
Number of Pages: 4
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - agrees with happiness of recipients regarding the decision of Supreme
          Court where Africans captured by Lieutenant Gidney were considered
          free and not slaves
      - questions authority of lower courts regarding human liberty, they
          often contradict what the Supreme Court rules
      - Questions the right to visitation and leisure over foreign ships in time
          of peace. Why was Gidney able to board the ship and take her by
          force to London Harbor?
      - Seized 20 freeman without a warrant and transported them by sea
          from New York to Connecticut
      - Property seized from the ship was rightfully the Africans’ and should
          have been considered necessary in order for them to return home
      - Said since Antonio was property of the Africans, we had no right to
          take them or property on board


Document #: 51
Date: 19 September 1842
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 627-628
LWS #: 3331
To: William B. Reed esq.
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Quincy to Philadelphia
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - Ruben H. Whitney was 1st examined by House of Representatives
          regarding Bank of US on 9 April 1832, Mr. Biddle was not present but
          Whitney recorded his statement. It was read to Mr. Biddle who said
          there was no truth to any of it
      - Whitney desired to be present for a cross-examination of Biddle


Document #: 52
Date: 24 June 1845
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 629 – 630

[Document # 52 cont.]
LWS #: 3333
To: Hon. Jesse Perkins
From: John Quincy Adams
Location: Quincy to North Bridgewater
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - enclosed a letter received by Mr. Dave Johnson, requests it back when
          Perkins is finished
      - says if there is any more application needed for postmaster general
          than he can give some assistance


Document #: 53
Date: 12 April 1836
Reel #: 1
Film Counter #: 631-632
LWS #: 3343
To: Colonel Aspen Wall
From: L. C. Adams
Location: Washington
Number of Pages: 2
Type of Manuscript: handwritten
Content:
      - introduces brother, who will visit London due to health reasons
      - would be grateful if Wall would escort him around London

				
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