Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams

Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams
Sixth President of the Unied States

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Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams by William Henry Seward

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1849

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Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams
Sixth President of the Unied States

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5
(1 Review)

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takes his seat in Congress--His Position and Habits as a Member-- His Independence of Party--His Eulogy on the Death of ex-President James Madison--His advocacy of the Right of Petition, and Opposition to Slavery-- Insurrection in Texas--Mr. Adams makes known its ulterior object.

CHAPTER XIII.

Mr. Adams presents Petitions for the Abolishment of Slavery--Opposition of Southern Members--Exciting Scenes in the House of Representatives--Marks of confidence in Mr. Adams.

CHAPTER XIV.

Mr. Adams' firmness in discharge of duty--His exertions in behalf of the Amistad Slaves--His connection with the Smithsonian Bequest--Tour through Canada and New York--His reception at Buffalo--Visits Niagara Falls--Attends worship with the Tuscarora Indians--His reception at Rochester--at Auburn--at Albany--at Pittsfield--Visits Cincinnati-- Assists in laying the Corner Stone of an Observatory.