Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams: Sixth President of the United States: with the Eulogy Delivered before the Legislature of New York

Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams: Sixth President of the United States: with the Eulogy Delivered before the Legislature of New York

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Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams: Sixth President of the United States: with the Eulogy Delivered before the Legislature of New York

Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams: Sixth President of the United States: with the Eulogy Delivered before the Legislature of New York

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The claims of this volume are humble. For more than half a century JOHN QUINCY ADAMS had occupied a prominent position before the American people, and filled a large space in his country's history. His career was protracted to extreme old age. He outlived political enmity and party rancor. His purity of life -- his elevated and patriotic principles of action -- his love of country, and devotion to its interests -- his advocacy of human freedom, and the rights of man -- brought all to honor and love him. Admiring legislators hung with rapture on the lips of "the Old Man Eloquent," and millions eagerly perused the sentiments he uttered, as they were scattered by the press in every town and hamlet of the Western Continent. At his decease, there was a general desire expressed for a history of his life and times. A work of this description was understood to be in preparation by his family. It was not probable, however, that this could appear under several years, and when published, would undoubtedly be placed, by its size and cost, be-

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