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

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From the painting by Gilbert Stuart in the Boston Athenæum




CONTENTS

PAGE
George Washington
By Robert C. Winthrop 1
John Adams
By John Fiske 61
Thomas Jefferson
By James Parton 109
James Madison
By John Fiske 157
James Monroe
By Daniel C. Gilman 193
John Quincy Adams
By John Fiske 217
Andrew Jackson
By John Fiske 251




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

 178

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

182

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 206

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

210

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 226
HOUSE AT QUINCY, MASS., IN WHICH THE TWO PRESIDENTS, JOHN ADAMS AND JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, LIVED 242

ANDREW JACKSON
 From the painting by Thomas Ball

254
FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM ANDREW JACKSON TO JAMES KNOX POLK 274
THE HERMITAGE, NEAR NASHVILLE, TENN., THE HOME OF ANDREW JACKSON 304
PORTRAITS OF THE LADIES OF THE WHITE HOUSE FROM 1789 TO 1837 End of Volume


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