The Presidents of the United States, 1789-1914/Volume I

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From the painting by Gilbert Stuart in the Boston Athenæum





LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS


GEORGE WASHINGTON
 From the painting by Gilbert Stuart in the Boston Athenæum

Frontispiece
Facing Page
FAC-SIMILE OF THE LAST PAGE OF LETTER FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON TO JAMES MADISON 30

GEORGE WASHINGTON
 From the painting, 1790, by John Trumbull, in the City Hall, New York

38

GEORGE WASHINGTON
 Bust of the Statue by Houdon in the Capitol, Richmond, Va.

48
WASHINGTON'S HOME AT MOUNT VERNON 58

JOHN ADAMS
 From the painting by Gilbert Stuart, now in the possession of his great-grandson

64
HOUSES AT BRAINTREE, MASS., IN WHICH JOHN ADAMS AND HIS SON WERE BORN 74
FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM JOHN ADAMS TO JUDGE WILLIAM CRANCH 96

THOMAS JEFFERSON
 From the painting by Mather Brown. Owned by Henry Adams, Washington, D. C.

112

MONTICELLO, NEAR CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.; THE HOME OF THOMAS JEFFERSON
 Now owned by Hon. Jefferson M. Levy, New York

128
FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON TO MRS. MARGARET HARRISON SMITH 144

JAMES MADISON
 From the painting by Gilbert Stuart. Owned by T. Jefferson Coolidge

 160

|- |FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM JAMES MADISON TO MRS. MARGARET HARRISON SMITH |align="right" valign="bottom"| 178 |- |colspan="2"|

MONTPELIER, PIEDMONT, VA., THE HOME OF JAMES MADISON
 Now owned by Col. William Dupont

182

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JAMES MONROE
 From the painting by John Vanderlyn in the City Hall, New York

196

|- |FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM JAMES MONROE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF VIRGINIA |align="right" valign="bottom"|206 |- |colspan="2"|

OAK HILL, NEAR LEESBURG, VA., THE HOME OF JAMES MONROE
 Now owned by Mr. Henry Fairfax

210

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
 From the painting by Edward Dalton Marchant in the N. Y. Historical Society

220

|- |FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM JOHN QUINCY ADAMS TO CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS |align="right" valign="bottom"|226 |- |HOUSE AT QUINCY, MASS., IN WHICH THE TWO PRESIDENTS, JOHN ADAMS AND JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, LIVED |align="right" valign="bottom"|242 |- |colspan="2"|

ANDREW JACKSON
 From the painting by Thomas Ball

254

|- |FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM ANDREW JACKSON TO JAMES KNOX POLK |align="right" valign="bottom"|274 |- |THE HERMITAGE, NEAR NASHVILLE, TENN., THE HOME OF ANDREW JACKSON |align="right" valign="bottom"|304 |- |colspan="2"|

PORTRAITS OF THE LADIES OF THE WHITE HOUSE FROM 1789 TO 1837 End of Volume

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THE PRESIDENTS
OF THE UNITED STATES

1789-1914


BY

JOHN FISKE, CARL SCHURZ, ROBERT C. WINTHROP, GEORGE TICKNOR CURTIS, GEORGE BANCROFT, JOHN HAY, AND MANY OTHERS


EDITED BY

JAMES GRANT WILSON


ILLUSTRATED


Volume I




NEW YORK
CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1914