ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY, President. Autograph letter signed ("J.Q.Adams") to Aaron Hobart, Washington D.C., 15 March 1836. 1 full page, 4to. ATTACKS BY HIS OPPONENTS: Adams has heard of attacks on him circulated "by the Senatorial frank into my district," in "Revenge for my Resolutions." It was unfortunate for Mr. Webster that...he hurried the Senate...into a desparate quarrel with the House...upon principles utterly untenable, and so unpatriotic that they are sinking him and the Senate...They must fall. They do their worst to demolish me...I stand beyond their reach as far as the principles upon which I have acted..." -- ADAMS. Letter signed ("John Quincy Adams") as Sec. of State to Hobart, 20 January 1821. 1 page, 4to. Forwarding "the Journal of the Federal Convention."
HOBART, AARON (1787-1858). His personal archive of incoming correspondence, 1805-1839, COMPRISING SOME 675 LETTERS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS, with a few printed broadsides. Together 675 items, totalling over 2500 pages, 108 unbound, the remainder bound in three thick volumes, 4to, half calf, spines defective. ARCHIVE OF AN ANTE-BELLUM MASSACHUSETTS CONGRESSMAN. An extensive archive of personal correspondence from a wide range of correspondents, Cabinet members, fellow legislators and state officials, many on matters of politics (national and local), issues of foreign policy, the election of John Quincy Adams as President, Monroe's December 1823 Message to Congress of President (statement of Monroe Doctrine), issues of war reparations in the wake of the War of 1812, debates on tariffs and taxation, legal and financial affairs etc., including: JOHN C. CALHOUN (ALS, 18 January 1825), DANIEL WEBSTER (ALS. 20 April 1850: "If we cannot subdue or restrain this fanatical abolition spirit. I know not how we shall get along...") Congressman Zabdiel Sampson (several ALS, one announcing the Missouri Compromise: "a bill which excludes slavery forever, from the whole of the American Continent"); Return J. Meigs, Joseph Nourse (Asst. U.S. Treasurer), Attorney General William Wirt, Levi Lincoln, Secy of War William Eustis (several ALSs), Secy of War George Graham, William Ritchie (on visit of Lafayette), Henry P. Oliver (invitation to J.Q. Adams' eulogy on President Monroe, 1831), Josiah Quincy (pamphlet, inscribed), Secy. of Navy Samuel Southard, and others. Hobart, a graduate of Brown University, practiced law, served in the state legislature (1814-1818), and in Congress from 1820-1827, and was later a judge of probate.