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John Adams

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. John Adams Marker
Inscription.
In this House Lived
John Adams
First American Minister to GREAT BRITAIN, May 1785 to
March 1788 afterwards Second President of the UNITED STATES

From here his Daughter ABIGAIL was married to
COLONEL WILLIAM STEPHENS SMITH, First Secretary
of the Legation and an Officer in the Revolutionary Army
on WASHINGTON'S Staff.

JOHN ADAMS and ABIGAIL his wife through Character
and Personality did much to Create Understanding between the Two
English-Speaking Countries.

In their Memory this Tablet is Placed by the
Colonial Dames of America 1933.

 
Erected 1933 by Colonial Dames of America.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 51° 30.747′ N, 0° 9.024′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Grosvenor Square and Brook Street on Grosvenor Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Grosvenor Square, City of Westminster, England, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colen Campbell (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Bee Gees
John Adams Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. John Adams Marker - Wide View
(about 90 meters away); Sir Frederick Handley Page (about 120 meters away); Ernest Bevin (about 210 meters away); Sir Alexander Korda (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Ann Oldfield (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); George Seferis (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); George Frideric Handel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Adams (Wikipedia). Adams had his first audience with King George III on June 1, and recorded the event as he saw it in great detail in a letter to Foreign Minister John Jay on June 2. Adams approached the King, telling him that he felt greatly honored by his appointment, and promised to do all that he could to restore friendship and cordiality "between People who, tho Seperated by an Ocean and under different Governments have the Same Language, a Similar Religion and kindred Blood." After hearing this, King George, promised to "receive with Pleasure, the Assurances of the friendly Dispositions of the United States." He added that "while he had
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H.B. Hall and Sons (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress), circa 1880
3. John Adams
been the last to consent" to American independence, he wished Adams to know that he had always done what he thought right and proper. Towards the end of the interview, the King said, which to Adams appeared very sudden, "There is an Opinion, among Some People, that you are not the most attached of all Your Countrymen, to the manners of France." Adams replied, "That Opinion sir, is not mistaken, I must avow to your Majesty, I have no Attachments but to my own Country." To this King George responded, "An honest Man will never have any other."
(Submitted on October 27, 2017.) 

2. The American Embassy London Chancery Building (US Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom). The United States has been associated with Grosvenor Square in Londonís Mayfair since the late eighteenth century when John Adams, the first United States Minister to the Court of St. Jamesís, lived from 1785 to 1788 in the house which still stands in Grosvenor Square on the corner of Brook and Duke Streets. John Adams later became President of the United States, as did four other Ministers who served here: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, and James Buchanan. From the ranks of Ministers and Ambassadors who have served in London have also come four Vice Presidents and ten Secretaries of State. (Submitted on October 27, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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