Writings of John Quincy Adams - Vol. 7

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TO THE EDITORS OF THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER

GENTLEMEN:

In your paper of yesterday I have observed a note from Mr. Henry Clay which requires some notice from me.

After expressing the regret of the writer at the unhappy controversy which has arisen between two of his late colleagues at Ghent, it proceeds to say that in the course of the several publications of which it has been the occasion, and particularly in the appendix to the pamphlet recently published by me, "he thinks there are some errors (no doubt unintentional) both as to matters of fact and matters of opinion, in regard to the transactions at Ghent relating to the navigation of the Mississippi and certain liberties claimed by the United States in the fisheries, and to the part which he bore in these transactions."

Concurring with Mr. Clay in the regret that the controversy should ever have arisen, I have only to find consolation in the reflection that from the seed time of 1814 to the harvest of 1822 the contest was never of my seeking, and that since I have been drawn into it, whatever I have said, written, or done in it has been in the face of day and under the responsibility of my name.

Had Mr. Clay thought it advisable now to specify any error of fact or of imputed opinion which he thinks is contained in the appendix to my pamphlet, or in any other part of my share in the publication, it would have given me great pleasure to rectify by candid acknowledgment any such error, of which, by the light that he would have shed on the subject, I should have been convinced. At whatever period hereafter he shall deem the accepted time has come

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • To the President 1
  • Paper Submitted to the President 2
  • Paper Submitted to the President 5
  • Paper Submitted to the President 8
  • To Don Francisco Dionisio Vivés1 15
  • To Don Francisco Dionisio Vivés 28
  • To John Forsyth 29
  • To John Howard March 32
  • To Albert Gallatin 33
  • To Albert Gallatin 34
  • To Josiah Quincy 36
  • To Henry Middleton 37
  • To Don Francisco Dionisio Vivés 40
  • To the President [james Monroe] 43
  • To Henry Middleton 46
  • To Jonathan Jennings 52
  • To Jonathan Jennings 54
  • To Jonathan Jennings 56
  • To Jonathan Jennings 57
  • To the President 59
  • To the President [james Monroe] 61
  • To Albert Gallatin 64
  • To Albert Gallatin 66
  • To Albert Gallatin 68
  • To Albert Gallatin 71
  • To Albert Gallatin 73
  • To Albert Gallatin 75
  • To Henry Middleton 82
  • To Stratford Canning 84
  • To George Sullivan 88
  • To Richard Rush 92
  • To Don Francisco Dionisio Vives 94
  • To Albert Gallatin 97
  • To Richard Peters 100
  • To Richard Peters 101
  • To the Earl of Carysfoot 105
  • To Hyde De Neuville 107
  • To the President 111
  • To Robert Walsh, Jr. 113
  • To the President 118
  • To the President 119
  • To the President 123
  • To the President 126
  • To the President 127
  • To the President 160
  • To the President 164
  • To the President 165
  • To Louisa Catherine Adams 170
  • To Stratford Canning 171
  • To Stratford Canning 176
  • To, Daniel Brent 178
  • To Daniel Brent 179
  • To Don Francisco Dionisio Vivés 180
  • To Robert Walsh, Jr. 182
  • To Robert Walsh, Jr. 183
  • To Robert Walsh, Jr. 189
  • To Robert Walsh, Jr. 190
  • To Robert Walsh, Jr. 191
  • To Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn 196
  • To Edward Everett 197
  • To Joel Lewis 208
  • To Baron Hyde De Neuville 210
  • To Baron Hyde De Neuville 212
  • To Pierre De Poletica 214
  • To Don Joaquin De Anduaga 216
  • To Don Joaquin De Anduaga 245
  • To the Chevalier Amado Grehon 247
  • To Robert Walsh 250
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  • To Joseph Hopkinson 255
  • To Robert Walsh 256
  • To Charles Jared Ingersoll 261
  • To Robert Walsh 266
  • To Robert Walsh 270
  • To Robert Walsh 281
  • To Robert Walsh 283
  • To Louisa Catherine Adams 285
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  • To Albert Gallatin 303
  • To Louisa Catherine Adams 304
  • To Louisa Catherine Adams 305
  • To John Adams 307
  • To Louisa Catherine Adams 308
  • To James Lloyd 310
  • To James Lloyd 313
  • To James Lloyd 314
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  • To George Mifflin Dallas 319
  • To Robert Walsh 320
  • To Stratford Canning 323
  • To Robert Walsh 330
  • To the Editors of the National Intelligencer 334
  • To the Freeholders of Washington, Wythe, Grayson, Russell, Tazewell, Lee and Scott Counties, Virginia 335
  • To the Freeholders of Washington, Wythe, Grayson, Russell, Tazewell, Lee and Scott Counties, Virginia 354
  • To the Freeholders of Washington, Wythe, Grayson, Russell, Tazewell, Lee and Scott Counties, Virginia 356
  • To Stephen Row Bradley 363
  • To Rufus King 366
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  • To Rufus King 367
  • To Rufus King 421
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  • To Rufus King 423
  • To Rufus King 441
  • To Charles Jared Ingersoll 487
  • To Richard Rush 498
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