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Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.   By: (1772-1864)

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[Illustration: Engraved by H. Wright Smith from a Painting by A. B. Durand

I live in the Faith and Hope of the progressive advancement of Christian Liberty, and expect to abide by the same in death.

J. Q. Adams.]

MEMOIR

OF

THE LIFE OF

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.

BY

JOSIAH QUINCY, LL. D.

Justum et tenacem propositi virum, Non civium ardor prava jubentium, Non vultus instantis tyranni, Mente quatit solida.

BOSTON: CROSBY, NICHOLS, LEE AND COMPANY. 1860.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by PHILLIPS, SAMPSON & CO., In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Stereotyped by HOBART & ROBBINS, New England Type and Stereotype Foundery, BOSTON.

THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY,

This Work,

PREPARED AT THEIR REQUEST, IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED, BY THEIR ASSOCIATE,

JOSIAH QUINCY.

BOSTON, June 1, 1858 .

PREFATORY NOTE.

The ensuing Memoir comprises the most important events in the life of a statesman second to none of his contemporaries in laborious and faithful devotion to the service of his country.

The light attempted to be thrown on his course has been derived from personal acquaintance, from his public works, and from authentic unpublished materials.

The chief endeavor has been to render him the expositor of his own motives, principles, and character, without fear or favor, in the spirit neither of criticism or eulogy.

JOSIAH QUINCY.

BOSTON, June 1, 1858 .

CONTENTS.

PAGE CHAPTER I.

BIRTH. EDUCATION. RESIDENCE IN EUROPE. AT COLLEGE. AT THE BAR. POLITICAL ESSAYS. MINISTER AT THE HAGUE. AT BERLIN. RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES, 1

CHAPTER II.

RESIDENCE IN BOSTON. RETURNS TO THE BAR. ELECTED TO THE SENATE OF MASSACHUSETTS. TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. HIS COURSE RELATIVE TO THE ATTACK OF THE LEOPARD ON THE CHESAPEAKE. RESIGNS HIS SEAT AS SENATOR OF THE UNITED STATES. APPOINTED MINISTER TO RUSSIA. FINAL SEPARATION FROM THE FEDERAL PARTY, 25

CHAPTER III.

VOYAGE. ARRIVAL AT ST. PETERSBURG. PRESENTATION TO THE EMPEROR. RESIDENCE AT THE IMPERIAL COURT. DIPLOMATIC INTERVIEWS. PRIVATE STUDIES. APPOINTED ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS TO TREAT FOR PEACE WITH GREAT BRITAIN. LEAVES RUSSIA, 44

CHAPTER IV.

RESIDENCE AT GHENT. AT PARIS. IN LONDON. PRESENTATION TO THE PRINCE REGENT. NEGOTIATION WITH LORD CASTLEREAGH. APPOINTED SECRETARY OF STATE. LEAVES ENGLAND, 59

CHAPTER V.

FIRST TERM OF MR. MONROE'S ADMINISTRATION. STATE OF PARTIES. SEMINOLE WAR. TAKING OF PENSACOLA. NEGOTIATION WITH SPAIN. PURCHASE OF THE FLORIDAS. COLONIZATION SOCIETY. THE ADMISSION OF MISSOURI INTO THE UNION, 77

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