National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Letters and Papers of Richard Rush

(Microfilm Edition)

Nassau Community College

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Richard Rush (1780 –1859) was U.S. Attorney General under James Madison and Secretary of the Treasury under John Quincy Adams, as well as John Quincy Adams's running mate when he ran for re-election on the National Republican ticket in 1828. Rush also served as United States minister to England and France at various times. Rush also served as minister to Great Britain and France, Federal agent for numerous treaty negotiations, and member of the first Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. This edition is drawn from 35,000 items from 130 locations in the United States and Europe.

29 reels, 223-page guide/index


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Richard Rush, painting by Thomas Sully, copied from one by Chester Harding in 1858. Courtesy Department of Justice


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