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[Letter] 1823 March 2, Washington [D.C.], [to] Benjamin Abbot, Esqr., Exeter N.H. / John Quincy Adams.

Title: [Letter] 1823 March 2, Washington [D.C.], [to] Benjamin Abbot, Esqr., Exeter N.H. / John Quincy Adams.
Personal Author: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Date: 1823 March 2.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 24 x 38 cm. folded to 24 x 19 cm.
General Note: See also Adams' official White House biography (http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/ja6.html) and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=A000041). See also a letter in the collection from his father, John Adams. Visit the official Exeter Academy website for a more detailed history of the school (http://www.exeter.edu/).
Abstract: Adams writes to the Exeter school of which Abbot was Principal (1788-1838) regarding the acceptance of his "young relative" Thomas Johnson Hellen. He states that Mr. Plumer will bring Thomas to the school and oversee his bills. Adams is particular about the matter of clothing allowance and specifies amounts for washing and mending expenses. As Adams plans to send Thomas on to Cambridge, he requests aid in ascertaining "his proficiency hitherto, and how long it will yet take to prepare him for the university." At the time this letter was written, Adams was serving as Secretary of State under President Monroe (1817-1825); he was elected the sixth President of the United States and served 1825-1829, after which he served in the House of Representatives (1831-1848). Before assuming these duties, Adams was appointed to diplomatic roles, as minister to the Netherlands, Russia, England, and Prussia; he also served as a Senator (1803-1808).
Personal Subject: Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848 -- Correspondence.
Abbot, Benjamin, 1762-1849-- Correspondence
Hellen, Thomas John.
Subject: Phillips Exeter Academy
Recipient: Abbot, Benjamin, 1762-1849.

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