Writings of John Quincy Adams - Vol. 4

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If you have not read that book I beg you to procure it, and cast your eye upon it with the recollection of the time when it was given to the public, the manner in which it was published, and the tendencies of its doctrines, to the state of popular sentiments to which the object of Henry's mission was adapted. The present time is less favorable for the British intrigue to dismember our Union than that was, but whenever we have a war with England, we shall have to contend against an internal struggle of the same spirit. God grant that it may be suppressed without blood. I trust in God it will be suppressed.1

Ever faithfully yours.


TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE

No. 91. [ JAMES MONROE]

ST. PETERSBURG, 11 July, 1812.

SIR:

There was an inaccuracy in the statement of circumstances immediately preceding the rupture between France and Russia contained in my No. 88 which in a more recent

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opinions, as that of his accomplices in the sameness of sentiment and of language with Henry, and subsequently by the fluttering of the wounded pigeons." Jefferson to John Adams, April 20, 1812, Writings of Jefferson ( Ford), VIII. 347.
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War with Great Britain was declared by act of Congress June 18, 1812.

"In resorting to war against Great Britain as the United States has done by inevitable necessity, it is their desire and hope that it may be confined to her.

"It is seen with much regret that the Emperor of Russia is also likely to be reduced to the necessity of becoming a party to the war, if he has not already done it. Should that event take place there is no reason why it should affect in the slightest degree the very friendly relations which now exist between the United States and Russia. It is the serious desire of this government to preserve to their utmost extent those relations with that power."Secretary of State to John Quincy Adams, July 1, 1812. Ms. Italics represent cypher.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • To the Secretary of State 1
  • To the Secretary of State 12
  • To the Secretary of State 17
  • To Joseph Pitcairn 20
  • To Abigail Adamso 22
  • To the Secretary of State 27
  • To the Secretary of State 34
  • To Thomas Boylston Adams 39
  • To the Secretary of State 43
  • To the Secretary of State 59
  • To Thomas Boylston Adams 63
  • To the Secretary of State 72
  • To the Secretary of State 81
  • To the Secretary of State 89
  • To John Adams 93
  • To the Secretary of State 98
  • To the Secretary of State 102
  • To George William Erving 111
  • To John Adams 117
  • To Abigail Adams 122
  • To William Jones 129
  • To the Secretary of State 153
  • To Thomas Boylston Adams 160
  • To George William Erving 170
  • To the Secretary of State 177
  • To John Adams 181
  • To William Eustis 187
  • To George William Erving 192
  • To the Secretary of State 195
  • To John Adams 204
  • To George Washington Adams 210
  • To John Adams 218
  • To Abigail Adams 224
  • To the Secretary of State 226
  • To John Adams 236
  • To the Secretary of State 245
  • To the Secretary of State 249
  • To the Secretary of State 275
  • To the Secretary of State 277
  • To the Secretary of State 287
  • To the Secretary of State 292
  • To Abigail Adams 302
  • To Alexander Hill Everett 310
  • To the Secretary of State 314
  • To William Plumer 323
  • To William Gray 330
  • To the Secretary of State 334
  • To Abigail Adams 340
  • To the Crew of the "Monticello" at Cronstadt 343
  • To Levett Harris 344
  • To John Adams 352
  • To the Secretary of State 355
  • To John Adams 358
  • To Abigail Adams 362
  • To John Adams 366
  • To Thomas Boylston Adams 373
  • To Benjamin Waterhouse 379
  • To the Secretary of State 382
  • To Abigail Adams 388
  • To the Secretary of State 392
  • To John Adams 393
  • To the Secretary of State 396
  • To the Comte De Romanzoff 401
  • To Robert Fulton 402
  • To Thomas Boylston Adams 405
  • To Robert Fulton 406
  • To Abigail Adams 411
  • To the Secretary of State 418
  • To John Adams 419
  • To Thomas Boylston Adams 427
  • To the Secretary of State 437
  • To Abigail Adams 445
  • To John Adams 450
  • To Abigail Adams 460
  • James Monroe to John Adams 468
  • To John Adams 468
  • To John Speyer 474
  • James Monroe to John Quincy Adams 475
  • To R. G. Beasley 476
  • To Abigail Adams 478
  • To Abigail Adams 483
  • To John Speyer 487
  • To the Secretary of State 490
  • To the Secretary of State 492
  • To the Secretary of State 498
  • To Benjamin Waterhouse 502
  • To the Comte De Romanzoff 508
  • To the Secretary of State 510
  • To the Secretary of State 512
  • To R. G. Beasley 518
  • To Abigail Adams 520
  • To Benjamin Waterhouse 525
  • To Abigail Adams 528
  • To Abigail Adams 532
  • To the Secretary of State 533
  • To Robert Fulton 540
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